Swimming is a key skill for life and we deliver a quality swimming programme that your child will enjoy whilst learning the necessary skills to aid their swimming development.

Your Swim Academy has many years of teaching local children to swim and work closely with Swim England. The programme runs the nationally recognised Swim England Learn to Swim Framework. The Framework is an all-inclusive programme, which takes non-swimmers from their first splash to developing an all-round aquatic performer. The Framework is one of the most successful sports programmes of its kind used in over 1,000 swimming pools in England alone.

The framework has a clear structured swimmer journey from Stage 1 to Stage 10 including a wide range of aquatic skills as well as Parent and Child lesson from 4 months old. These skills are pieces of a jigsaw that when put together, will result in a competent, confident and safe swimmer who has the foundations needed to help them reach their potential in swimming.

All our children in our your swim academy programme also benefits from free swimming access at all our swimming pools including Calypso Cove Waterpark at Barnsley Metrodome.


Our swim academy follows the national recognised Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, which is about developing confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment, and stages 1-10 are at the heart of the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway. This part of the Pathway not only teaches a child to swim using the four strokes. It also gives them a number of other skills, which when put together; give children the ability to do a range of other water-based sports.

The Swim England Learn to Swim Framework gives children confidence in their ability to swim. From this comes more enjoyment of swimming, a love for swimming and being in the water and the skills and motivation required to lead a healthy and active lifestyle through regular swimming through to their adult life.

The Swim England Learn to Swim Awards 1-10 are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for children. The awards are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water. Each of the Swim England Learn to Swim Awards stages has a clear list of outcomes that need to be completed to gain each award. Click on each of the below stages for more information and individual outcomes:

As part of the syllabus, each of the 10 stages has a specific skill that, when completed, will see your child awarded their progress badge for that specific stage. This special skill is outlined clearly on each of the stages lists of individual outcomes.