Although we’re not so close to the beach, Birmingham is home to a whole heap of lakes and bodies of water that make fantastic family outings. Likewise, heading off on holidays usually means a beachside resort or somewhere sunny to spend our days relaxing by the pool. And that means children need to be able to swim and be comfortable around water. While some schools offer swimming lessons for children, you can enrol them into a swimming class before school age. Here’s where to find swimming lessons in Birmingham.
S4Swim School Locations: Throughout Birmingham including Castle Vale, Central Birmingham, Edgbaston, Erdlington, Harborne, Hodge Hill, Smith’s Wood, Solihull, Streetly and Sutton Coldfield
Swimming lessons for children aged 4 and over.
Small groups with a maximum of 7 children per class.
Member of Swim School England.
School holiday programs available.
Lessons for adults available too.
Birmingham Community Leisure Trust
Has swimming lessons throughout the city – the stages are as follows:
Duckings Stages 1-2 - for children aged 6 months to 18 months
Ducklings Stages 3-4 - for children aged 18 months to 3 years
Ducklings Stage 5 - for children aged 3 years and above
Stages 1 – 10 - for children aged 4 and over, plus teens and adults
Note - Some centres also run the Strokes for Life programme, which is a 12-week swim course. Read here for more details.
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