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  • Small Class Sizes (max 6 children in beginners classes)

  • Professional ASA and STA Qualified Swimming Teacher

  • Swimming Lessons Taught in Quiet, Peaceful Pools

  • Unique Teaching Style with Excellent Success rate

  • Full Liability Cover

  • Qualified First Aider ALWAYS on-site

  • ​Clean, Safe Teaching Environment

Contact us to have a chat with one of our experienced swimming teachers who will be more than happy to answer any queries and getting booked in.

If you have any doubts on your child's ability we can also arrange a free trial lesson in order for our teacher to assess and place your child in the most suitable class.





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Swordfish Swim School and all of our teachers are passionate about swimming and ensuring that all children and adults have access to high quality swim lessons to improve water confidence and a life skill.

We run from various locations within Berkshire and Oxfordshire borders, all venues have changing and shower facilities. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes and costs from £10.00 - £12.00 per lesson. Payment is made for the term before your first lesson.

Swordfish also provide 1:1 and 2:1 lessons that are set within fantastic, quiet health club locations. These lessons ensure that each child has the maximum amount of teacher contact time to allow for faster progression. These lessons start from £22.50 per lesson and is booked by term

Our group classes run between 10 and 14 weeks depending on the term.  Badges and certificates awarded are an extra £5 each to cover handling costs.

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Do you have access to a pool?

We are able to provide qualified and experienced swim teachers to teach your school children within the Swim England School Swimming Framework to enable your pupils to swim 25 metres by the time they are leave Year 6 and to have basic Water Safety Skills.
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The Forest School, Wokingham - Sunday 
Polehampton Jr School, Twyford - Summer
Kendrick School, Reading - Wednesday & Thursday
Le Club, Voco Hotel, Reading
Oratory School, Reading - Wednesday
Oratory School, Reading - Friday (Baby & Toddler)

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Baby Swimming Class


The Discovery Duckling Awards are the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. These awards are perfect for babies and toddlers and pre-school children who are new to swimming lessons.
Ideal for gaining water confidence while staying close to adult support, these awards are followed by the existing Duckling Awards.
The Discovery Duckling Awards 1-4 each have their own certificate and badge.

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For babies and toddlers from 6 months up to 3.5 years old.


Beginners classes aimed at improving water confidence. From 4 years +. This is the stage most children will begin their swim journey.

STAGES 1 & 2

Introducing front and back crawl and basic techniques whilst having fun. Children will be able to swim 10 metres consistently. Children must have completed the Ducklings 4 stage and are comfortable to swim on their front and back using floats and comfortable getting their face and heads wet.

STAGES 3 & 4

Introducing and improving breaststroke and butterfly. Children will be able to consistently demonstrate breaststroke technique and dolphin kick.
It is important that your child is able to swim at least 10 metres unaided in deep water.

STAGE 5 & 6

Starting to swim lengths and improving technique on all 4 strokes


Swimming lengths consistently and introducing different ASA Swim Challenges

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Le Club

Mon 11th Sept - Fri 8th Dec

Kendrick School

Weds 6th Sept - Weds 6th Dec

Thurs 7th Sept - Thurs 7th Dec

Oratory Sports Centre

Weds 13th Sept - Weds 6th Dec 

The Forest School

Sun 10th Dec - Sun 10th Dec

Half Term 

Mon 23rd Oct - Sun 29th Oct

Spare week for cancelled lessons

Week commencing 11th Dec

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Swordfish is proud that we have now been accredited with the STA’s Swim Star Swim School programme. The programme is designed to support independent swim schools within the UK and across the globe, to showcase their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety, business procedures, teaching and customer service.

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Unfortunately we are unable to give refunds for non-attendance including sickness (except in extreme circumstances) or holidays taken during the course. For any classes that are missed, we will endeavour to try and arrange a catch up lesson should the class have spaces.


Once you child is enrolled onto a course, he/she will receive priority booking for the next course.You will be automatically renewed for the following terms lessons, unless you inform us that you will not be attending. If you wish to move classes, please speak to us and we will do our best to accommodate your request.


Parents are not permitted on poolside during their child’s lesson to avoid disruption and any distractions to the teacher and/or pupils. We believe this allows us to maintain our highest standards of teaching.  You are welcome to wait 5 minutes before your lesson starts and 5 minutes from the end  of your lesson to collect your child. Once the registers have been taken and your child is safely sat down ready to participate in their lesson, parents should leave the poolside area. On the first and last week of each term, we invite you to check that you and your child are happy with their class and to view their progress.


Parking varies at different sites. However each site has ample parking and have over flow car parking areas. Please be mindful that some venues are based within a school grounds.

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