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Welcome To The Multi Award Winning Star Swimming Academy

The No 1 Learn To Swim School For Children And Adults Of Any Age And Ability across Merseyside, Manchester, and Cheshire!

Our Reputation Is Built On Our Success And Not On The Reputation And Success Of Others!


Learning To Swim With The Best

We are glad you decided to drop by and visit our site, please take your time and review all the information contained here.

Whether you are a parent of a child or an adult looking for swimming lessons, you have to come to the right place.

We promise friendly and educational instruction and you can choose to have either one-to-one lessons, two-to-one lessons or join one of our group sessions.

It is the Star Swimming Academy’s mission to make each and everyone of you, adult or child feel special and enjoy your experience with us. Whether you’re wanting to learn to swim or looking to improve your skills and confidence in the water.

The Star Swimming Academy provides learn to swim and swimming lessons throughout Liverpool, Sefton, Manchester, Leigh and Cheshire weekly. Please visit our ‘Classes and Venues pages for more information.

We Are A Children’s University Learning Destination

The Star Swimming Academy is also an official Children’s University Learning Destination Centre for Learn to Swim Classes. The Children’s University encourages children across the UK to participate in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school.

It gives over 100,000 children aged 5+ the opportunity to experience a range of activities whilst logging each new adventure and even attending their own graduation ceremony!

If your child is a member of the Children’s University, simply bring their CU Passport to their next lesson at any of our Learn to Swim venues and one our instructor’s will stamp your child’s passport for them!

What We Have To Offer!

All Ages & Abilities Welcome

We welcome children and adults of any age and ability wanting to learn to swim.

Friendly & Qualified Instructors

All our friendly instructors are fully qualified and have Enhanced DBS Checks in place.

10 Venues Across Merseyside, Manchester & Cheshire

You can be sure to find learn to swim lessons near your home with 11 venues across Liverpool, Sefton, Manchester and Cheshire to choose from.

Recognised Learn To Swim Framework

All students will learn to swim via the Swim England learn to swim framework.

Competitive Learn To Swim Lesson Costs

Our learn to swim lesson prices are some of the most competitive across Liverpool, Sefton, Manchester and Cheshire.

Happy Learn to Swim Students

We'll guarantee that our students will enjoy their swimming lessons and have loads of fun!

Learn to Swim Home Visits

Do you have a pool at home or another private location? A member of our team can visit you in person.

Learn to Swim Crash Courses

We hold full day  learn to swim crash courses throughout half terms.

PPA After School Clubs

We don't just specialise in Learn to Swim lessons! We are a proivder of breakfast clubs, after school clubs and half term sports clubs,

Read What Some People Have To Say About Us On Our Facebook Page!

  • positive review  My son was nervous around water and we’d had to give up on other lessons. Then I found Will and the team and he never looked back! They know exactly how to reassure and encourage kids in the pool. My son is now a happy, confident swimmer. Can’t recommend Star Swimming highly enough.

    Jackie West Avatar Jackie West
    11th February 2020

    positive review  My eldest learnt to swim with Star Swimming and loved it, one to one first then moved to a group, he still likes to pop in when he can to see Will when my 3 year old has her lesson now, could not be happier, the progress made each lesson amazes me, the technique used is by far the best and so much fun, Ava laughs her way through the whole lesson and just loves it. One to one lessons highly recommended for young ones then the groups which are small and just so much fun, just simply the best Swimming instructors and brilliantly managed 10/10 🌟

    Charlotte Skinner Avatar Charlotte Skinner
    11th February 2020

    positive review  My 5 year old attends star swimming, it amazes me how much she has progressed in a short time, both in confidence and ability. Small groups mean she spends most of the lesson in the water, and not sat on the side waiting her turn. Thank you Millie for being a great teacher 🤽‍♀️

    Clare Dandy Avatar Clare Dandy
    11th February 2020
  • positive review  I have gone from having a 3 year old who would scream & cry sitting on the edge of the pool whilst you took most of the time you were there trying to coax her into the water to a child that Pre Christmas threw herself down the kids water slides at centre parcs, splashing and kicking the water, running into the pool...and that’s after just one term of swimming with Julie, she has worked wonders and I can’t thank Star Swimming enough ♥️

    Rosie Lodge Avatar Rosie Lodge
    8th January 2020

    positive review  Can not thank Owen and Euan enough for the confidence they have given Isabella! Prior to Star Swimming we swam with another swim school and I just didn’t see much progression. We’ve had 6 weeks with Star Swimming and Isabella has come on so much - she is confident, enjoys her lesson and is making progress. I’m a qualified swim instructor and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Star! Thank You 😊

    Liza Jane Avatar Liza Jane
    29th November 2019

    positive review  My grand children love going to there lessons on a Sunday, will has taught them to have confidence and swim well.

    Paul Connolly Avatar Paul Connolly
    16th November 2019
  • positive review  My daughter Amelia started her swimming lessons in January this year. She was not very confident in the water and is shy around people she doesn't know. But from the first day of her lessons with Peter she just loved him. She has come on so well and looks forward to every Friday for Peter to teach her something new. She is now confident in putting her head under water and jumping into the pool. Thank you Peter for always taking great care of Amelia when she is in your care. As a mum that means a lot x

    Anne-Marie R Avatar Anne-Marie R
    4th October 2019

    positive review  Both my daughters have been swimming since 3 months old in mother and baby this is the 3rd swimming class we have joined due to moving houses and by far the best, the improvement and enjoyment they both get is incredible, there constantly swimming and really enjoy their lessons, as well as a great teaching method the children enjoy the great banter too making it a fabulous experience for them! Whilst my eldest got a place quite quickly there was a wait for my youngest but I was kept informed and in no time thanks to peter much to her excitement she got a place and on her first lesson got star ⭐️ of the week 😊 we can’t recommend them more highly thank u to Tracey, Julie, Peter and everyone else xx

    X Heather Benson X Avatar X Heather Benson X
    27th June 2019

    positive review  My 2 children started swimming with Mike a year ago and are now being taught by Alex, there was a massive improvement in their swimming from the very first lesson and this has continued week after week, they love their lessons and genuinely don't realise how hard they are working during them as the teachers make everything so much fun. Each lesson is a great mix, of genuine instruction, swimming, playing and giggling! Both Alex and Mike have always had the kids laughing, but just as importantly maintain the authority and respect necessary to learn such an important skill. We had used other swim schools before and this school stands head and shoulders above the rest, not just in terms of the excellent lessons and outstanding staff, but with regards to ongoing communication and the portal to be able to review the children's progress. We have felt that other schools haven't wanted the children to progress in order to keep them in the system and keep you paying more money. Star swimming do not feel like this, their priority is to make sure that their pupils are confident and safe in the water and they progress through their certificates at a steady pace. My only regret about using them is that we didn't start with them earlier! Highly recommended, do not hesitate to book with them.

    Laura Drinkwater Avatar Laura Drinkwater
    15th June 2019
  • positive review  Hi everyone in England I am from Egypt really I want to say something about will the head coach of star swimming really he is amazing and very good swimming teacher and about star swimming u. K I think that all people will have golden swimmers if they take the decision to let them children swim in star swimming where best coaches in England Star swimming 5 star

    C Eslam Ahmed Avatar C Eslam Ahmed
    22nd April 2019

    positive review  My son has just achieved his 5m swim certificate and I can’t thank Will and the team at star swimming enough for their patience and dedication they have shown teaching Hugo to swim. Hugo was very scared initially at learning to swim and wouldn’t even get in the pool. This changed immediately on meeting Will who was so funny even I couldn’t help but laugh. Will is 100% focused and in the moment with every child I have seen him teach. I watched my sons confidence grow as he played with Will in the water. He was having so much fun I don’t think he even realised he was learning to swim. I can’t believe how quickly Hugo has gone from being scared of putting his face in the water to actually swimming unaided. Now there’s no stopping him. I can highly recommend Will and the team at star swimming.

    Carole Atherton Avatar Carole Atherton
    13th April 2019

    positive review  They are brilliant at what they do. They are kind friendly caring and very good with the children. My daurghter has been with star swimming for a number of years and I wòuldnt go with anyone else. x

    Sharon McElroy Avatar Sharon McElroy
    6th September 2018
  • 5 star review  Nice

    Nathan Gaskell Avatar Nathan Gaskell
    18th July 2018

    5 star review  My Ivy loves her swimming lessons at De La Salle so much; she idolises Julie who I must say has the patience of a saint with her when she's wanting to cuddle her all the time! Would recommend this company to everyone!

    Danielle Tomkins Avatar Danielle Tomkins
    4th June 2018

    5 star review  My 6 year old daughter has just finished a weeks crash course with Julie & Tracy. Before starting here she’d had 18 months worth of lessons with a different swimming business but she wasn’t enjoying them and didn’t feel confident in the water so we decided to give star swimming a try! The progress Amelie has made in such a short space of time is unbelievable! she is now full of confidence and has really enjoyed this week, I am so proud of her!! Thank you so much Julie & Tracy for helping Amelie realise she can do it! I am so grateful to you both!! �����xx

    Laura Heneghan Avatar Laura Heneghan
    1st June 2018
  • 5 star review  Absolutely first rate swimming tuition, Will and his team did an amazing job teaching my two daughters how to swim at Formby Hall, Will made it so much fun and his passion is out of this world.... Highly recommended.

    John Georgeson Avatar John Georgeson
    26th May 2018

    5 star review  Best swimming school around it’s fun and they learn a lot 5 star

    Scott Mcwha Avatar Scott Mcwha
    22nd April 2018

    5 star review  I can't recommend these guys highly enough. Over the period of time my son has been with them he's moved on from actually being scared of water to a very confident swimmer who enjoys being in the water whenever he can. Fantatsic!.

    Stuart Bold Avatar Stuart Bold
    22nd April 2018
  • 5 star review  STAR SWIMMING ACADEMY - Voted Best Inclusive Sports Group at the 3rd annual Liverpool Fitness Professional Awards!

    Jase Porter Avatar Jase Porter
    12th December 2017

    5 star review  Great people. Taught both my boys how to swim and came highly recommended from family members. Very professional and caring attitudes make lessons funfilled for kids.

    Julie Caton Avatar Julie Caton
    24th November 2017

    5 star review  Would recommend Star swimming to anyone and have already done so to my friends! My little boy started 3 weeks ago and absolutely loves it and Is already becoming so confident in the water while learning so much ! The people are amazing! We'll miss it next week �� xx

    Katie McEvilly Avatar Katie McEvilly
    19th October 2017
  • 5 star review  Lacey loves her swimming lessons!! She's come on leaps absolutely loves the water!! Instructors are fantastic she has a very big soft spot for the Julie's boys!! X

    Lisa Matthews Avatar Lisa Matthews
    2nd July 2017

    5 star review  A great team of staff who teach swinming with a very child centred approach. My son was taught by Will and his team when he was terrified of water and really small. My baby is now 12, we live in Australia and my son rides the waves at his local surf club. Thank you Will and team for giving my son the skills and confidence to be a great swimmer!

    Lyndsey Jane Avatar Lyndsey Jane
    2nd July 2017

    5 star review  Absolutely first rate swimming tuition. Fun, friendly and encouraging but with real technique taught by excellent teachers. Highly recommended.

    John Harding Avatar John Harding
    1st July 2017
  • 5 star review  Fantastic people taught all three of my grand children they make swimming fun not like in my day I was terrified of swimming the answer in them days was just push you in and see if you can swim I did thankfully but not with the fun that star swimming make it thanks guys your all ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Susan Geddes Avatar Susan Geddes
    1st July 2017

    5 star review  These guys taught my son to swim from when he was 3 years old - yes 3 years old, it was the only place in Knowsley at the time that were teaching children under 5. Nowhere else was teaching under 5's. Their lessons are fun, friendly and professional. They're very approachable and they are so passionate about teaching children a life saving skill that is swimming. These guys are the best out there at what they do- first class. �

    Berny Thorb Avatar Berny Thorb
    1st July 2017

    5 star review  Star Swimming are a really good team. My little girl has been with them for 2years & absolutely loves it. She's got loads of confidence in the water & is doing really well. Thanks guys. �

    Emma Louise Avatar Emma Louise
    30th June 2017
  • 5 star review  Star Swimming are absolutely amazing. They make learning swimming so much fun. All of the kids love Will and the team. I would recommend them to everyone!

    Matthew Ryan Avatar Matthew Ryan
    14th May 2017

    5 star review  The guys here are great with the kids, Louie took to Will, the personal time commitment and effort he gave Louie built his confidence where he is now made up an awesome in the water. The same commitment was given to Olivia and Lilly-May. Thanks guys we now know and have confidence the kids are able to enjoy swimming most importantly they are very confident in the water. �

    Michael Griffiths Avatar Michael Griffiths
    11th May 2017

    5 star review  Star swimming have had a long association with the charity I work with. The whole team are excellent with the people they work with and teach. I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone.

    Andrew Marsh Avatar Andrew Marsh
    11th May 2017

We are so proud of the feedback we receive, as the comments empathises what we do on a daily basis, as Walt Disney once quoted:


Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.

'Walt Disney'

Learning To Swim Has Never Been So Much Fun!

Come and Join us Now!

We hold Swimming Lessons in 10 locations across Merseyside, Manchester and Cheshire.

Our Learn to Swim classes are held in venues in Liverpool, Sefton, Didsbury and Wilmslow.

Our Values

The Star Swimming Academy's core values are crucial to the success of our staff, students and pool proving partners, as well as the Academy itself.

Our staff go through extensive training before participating in lessons; and implementing the following five core values is part of the success that makes the Academy, the best Learn to Swim School in Meseryside:

1: Bring value to our students, partners and community work

2: Bring energy and passion to the work we do.

3: Be professional but fun and a little crazy.

4: Promote and provide Child Protection at all times.

5: Have the highest integrity in all that we do.

Our Philosophy

We are born in water, we drink water, we wash in water, water is all around around but sadly water can be life threatening also!

Our philosphy is that if you give an individual, whether that individual is a child or adult a sound and fun based foundation in teaching them to swim, they will live long lasting lives filled with enjoyment and adventure!

Alexander Popov a former Olympic Gold Medalist from Russia said:

“The water is your friend… don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.”

Here at the Star Swimming Academy, we'll ensure that water becomes your friend and you will share it's spirit, which we believe is fun, exciting and has progessive freedom!

Our Mission

Our mission is to do our utmost best to ensure that every student who comes through the Star Swimming Academy doors leaves us as a competent swimmer and a person who loves life and lives life to the full.

We do this by creating an exciting fun based and memorable learn to swim experience for individuals of all ages

We will teach our students to be safe in the water and instill a life long love of water and swimming.

Our students will grow in stature, confidence and develop an atttitude to suceed in all they do in and out of the water!

This is the path we took as children and look at us now!

Venue/Pool Partners

We are proud and honoured to be working in a successfull partnership with the following organisations, where our fun based swimming lessons and classes are provided.

Do You Want To Work With Us?

Are you a School, College, University or Leisure Centre that has a swimming pool? Would you like to earn extra income? The Star Swimming Academy has a successful business model which ensures that we will help you bring in extra income from your swimming pool. If you would like to work with us to maximise your revenue and to help with your pool operational costs, get in touch with us now via our on-line form here.

Food for Thought

John Lennon quoted:

“If the Beatles or the Sixties had a message, it was learn to swim. Period. And once you learn to swim, swim. You make your own dream. That’s the Beatles’ story, isn’t it?”

We love this saying, however we decided to create our own one:

“We cannot make you into the Beatles but we will teach you to swim and have fun at the same time, that is not our dream, that is reality. Period!”.

‘Will Kildare – Star Swimming Academy’

Food for Thought

John Lennon quoted:

“If the Beatles or the Sixties had a message, it was learn to swim. Period. And once you learn to swim, swim. You make your own dream. That’s the Beatles’ story, isn’t it?”

We love this saying, however we decided to create our own one:

“We cannot make you into the Beatles but we will teach you to swim and have fun at the same time, that is not our dream, that is reality. Period!”.

‘Will Kildare – Star Swimming Academy’