Beginners & Improvers Swimming Lessons

STAnley First Steps

A child’s first learn to swim experience is one of the most important in terms of capturing and retaining their interest. We believe the best way to achieve this is to create safe environments in which children can be introduced to the water whilst having fun and by providing a progressive learn to swim programme that is both challenging and rewarding.

Using our extensive experience of developing young learners swimming and water safety programmes and understanding the importance of these first introductions to the water, we have developed the STAnley – First Steps Series.

Octopus Series

Designed for children aged 5 to 8 years old, this enables a route into ‘Learn to Swim’ for older children building and developing their confidence, knowledge and skills. On completion of the Octopus Series, learners progress through to Goldfish series, Angelfish Series and Shark Series.

Goldfish Series

This programme is designed for swimmers who have progressed through the STAnley First Steps Series or Octopus Series. On completion of this series, swimmers will be able to swim 15 metres without any aid as well as perform basic floats.

STA Learn to Swim Progress Chart

What our Customers Say

We've always been so impressed with the quality of lessons our daughters received and the teaching methods used, we will never go elsewhere!


We have used Kingfisher 2 for several years with both our children and have been very impressed. They have developed from non swimmers into very confident swimmers.

My son and daughter have been swimming with Kingfisher 2 swimming school for the past few years. They are extremely water confident and love their weekly classes where all of the staff offer a very professional, personal and friendly service. Thank you for all your dedicated teaching!

Ailsa and Phil
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