STAR SWIMMING ACADEMY

A Multi Award Winning Learn To Swim School

Why Learn To Swim

Learning To Swim With The Best

Knowing how to swim is a must – it is a skill that could ultimately save your or your child’s life. But if you’re not confident in the pool, never learnt to swim or don’t know how to get your children started you might need some more advice.

Find out more about how to get you or your loved ones swimming by using visiting the following links:

Babies learning to swim | Children learning to swim | Adults learning to swim

8 Reasons Why Swimming Is So Good For You!

It’s great for shaping up.
Even a gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in half an hour and a fast front crawl can burn as many calories as an 8mph run.
It’s great for mental health.
Studies have shown swimming improves psychological well being. Female swimmers in particular have been shown to experience significantly less tension, depression and anger after exercising than before.
It’s a fun activity.
Leisure centres offer all types of sessions such as aqua aerobics or gym-style pool based programmes.
It’s the only sport that can save your life.
Over 400 people drown in the UK every year and it is the third most common cause of accidental death in children.
Swimming is for all.
No matter what your age, weight and physical ability, swimming and water-based activities can provide you with a workout.
Swimming is great for people with medical conditions.
Swimming is particularly good for pregnant women or those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis because swimming can support up to 90% of the body’s weight in the water. Don’t forget always consult with a medical practioner before going swimming or doing any water based activity.
Swimming can offer the ultimate challenge.
No matter what level you are at, swimming can allow you to achive many goals or dreams! Whether that’s swimming the length of the channel in your local pool, taking the plunge at an open water even like a triathlon, or even be the next olympic gold medalist, if you learn to swim your on the right track, or should we say, in the right lane!
Swimming is a sport people can start at any age, and can do for life!
Swimming has no barrers when it comes to age restriction! There is even a category for people who want to race in events over the age of 100! So if you want to learn an activity that’s with you for life then Swimming is is the one for you!
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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  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

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    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.

    thumb 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

    thumb 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.

    thumb 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

    thumb Sharon McElroy
    6th September 2018

    5 star review  Nice

    thumb 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!

    thumb 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

    thumb 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.

    thumb John Georgeson
    26th May 2018
  • 5 star review  Best swimming school around it’s fun and they learn a lot 5 star

    thumb 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!.

    thumb Stuart Bold
    22nd April 2018

    5 star review  STAR SWIMMING ACADEMY - Voted Best Inclusive Sports Group at the 3rd annual Liverpool Fitness Professional Awards!

    thumb 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.

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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!

    thumb 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.

    thumb 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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    thumb 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. �

    thumb 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. �

    thumb 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!

    thumb 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. �

    thumb 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.

    thumb Andrew Marsh
    11th May 2017

    5 star review  I've had the pleasure to work with Will, Tracy and the instructors of the Star Swimming Academy for over 6 years as their Web/Graphic designer and it’s been so rewarding for me to see how hard they work to teach and encourage children to swim! It's a testimony to their hard work that the Star Swimming Academy has been recognised by many as one if not the best Learn to Swim Organisations in Merseyside! Keep up the wonderful work, 2017 is your year to gain more well deserved acknowledgements/awards for what you all do!

    thumb John Connerty
    11th May 2017
  • 5 star review  A wonderful swim school, the teachers genuinely care about their swimmers, ensuring that you get excellent value for money. Your kids will love the class and will learn very quickly. Will, Tracy and the team are superb. Professional, caring and conscientious. I was lucky enough to teach alongside the team for a few years and learnt a lot about what makes a good swimming lesson from Will and the other teachers at Star Swimming Academy.

    thumb Michael James
    15th March 2017

    5 star review  Will and his team of coaches at star swimming are great at what they do for the children of all ages, they keep them relaxed and happy in the lesson which makes it so enjoyable to watch your child gain confidence in learning to swim and it's something they will always need. A happy child is a happy mummy and daddy. Well done Will and your Team you are a credit to helping kids learn to swim.

    thumb Helen Hall Cameron
    15th March 2017

    5 star review  The best learn to swim school by far! Will has a great team in Star Swimming & all the children are so happy in their lessons - brilliant x

    thumb Netty Styche
    14th March 2017
  • 5 star review  Fantastic will is so wonderful teaching the children to swim he has a magical way with childrennervous of the water. I work at one of the pools & observe this

    thumb Wendy Marland
    14th March 2017

    5 star review  My little man was terrible with water until I took him to star-swimming he came on so much there all brill not just Will

    thumb Tony Stapleton
    14th March 2017

    5 star review  Brilliant team of instructors, best in the business

    thumb Claire Kildare
    13th March 2017

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…..you 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’

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Will Kildare
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