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Kingfisher 2 School of Swimming is a friendly swimming school established in 1990, providing swimming lessons and essential life skills to children of all ages and abilities at swimming pools in Poole and Wareham.

We are committed to the highest standards of safety and swimming teaching and are pleased to offer the internationally recognised STA Learn to Swim programme. This fun and comprehensive approach to teaching swimming means that children learn to swim safely and effectively, earning awards to mark their progress and maintain motivation.

From babies and beginners to advanced swimmers looking to improve their techniques, we have dedicated, experienced and qualified swimming teachers to help your children develop the confidence and skills to last a lifetime.

Call us on 07566 869479 for further information and booking enquiries.

Sophie Conway
Kingfisher 2 School of Swimming
STA and RLSS qualified swimming instructor

What Our Parents Say:

Lessons Available

Parent & Baby

Covering the important first steps for a young child, building up confidence and teaching basic skills as part of the STA programme.

Beginners & Improvers

Developing skills and all the swimming strokes, children learn how to swim increasing distances on the Stanley, Octopus and Goldfish programmes.

Intermediate & Advanced

Taking water skills and techniques to a higher level to improve on your child's swimming abilities with the Angelfish, Shark and Advanced programme.

Why Choose Us?


Smaller Classes

To make sure that your child is safe and progresses we maintain some of the lowest pupil:staff ratios around.


Progress Certificates

Unlike so many swim schools we actually include progress certificates free of charge when your child meets the required standard.


Great Learning Programme

The internationally recognised STA Learn to Swim Programme is fun as well as making sure your child learns the key techniques and skills needed to stay safe.


Choice of Locations and Times

We operate out of three local swimming pools so that you can find a convenient location and time for your child's lessons.


Qualified, Experienced Staff

All our staff are experienced STA or ASA Qualified swimming instructors. They have additional training on child protection and first aid to ensure your child's safety.


Proven Track Record

We have a proven track record in teaching children to swim, from basic to advanced, with many previous customers happy to sing our praises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your prices competitive?
Absolutely! We have very competitive prices combined with some of the lowest pupil:teacher ratios in the area to make sure we can provide your child with the highest quality teaching. Call us on 01202 721051 for more details.
Will my child be safe?
All our teachers are STA or ASA qualified and have additional training in first aid and child protection to keep your child safe. We also have public liability insurance cover.
How do we book lessons for our child?
Use our contact page to get in touch or call us on 01202 721051
What if my child has been ill?
If your child has been unwell, particularly with sickness or stomach complaints, a minimum of 48 hours is required before returning to swimming. Please contact us if your child is ill for further guidance.
What ages do you teach?
We teach from 8 week old babies, at the Purbeck Sports Centre, up to teenagers.
Where can my child learn?
What do I need to bring?
The right swim wear, something close fitting preferably, a swimming hat or hair band if needed to control long hair and swimming goggles.
Where can I park?
All our swimming lesson venues have free parking available.
Do we have to pay extra for progress certificates?
Unlike many schools we do not charge extra for progress certificates!
Is there a waiting list?
There may be a small wait at times to book your child in for lessons - this is so we can ensure we maintain our low pupil to teacher ratios to maximise the quality of the teaching for all children. Call us on 01202 721051 for more details.


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