Junior Swim School


Guildford Spectrum's Swim School follows the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) which takes swimmers on a journey, from their first splash at 6 months old to developing confidence and competence in the water.

The Spectrum Swim School aims to:

• Offer classes to a wide range of abilities and ages
• Offer high standards of tuition in water confidence, swimming techniques and aquatic skills
• Maintain an educational, fun and safe swimming environment

All our teaching staff are Swim England Qualified and have a wealth of experience in the provision of swimming teaching. Lessons at each stage are supported by an assistant teacher to aid progression.

Swim School Programme

Lessons are programmed after school every weekday and weekend mornings. 


Free Leisure Pool Swimming

Swimmers paying for their lessons by monthly direct debit will gain Swim School Membership. A benefit of this membership includes FREE* Swimming - more details can be found here

*Terms and Conditions apply. Includes use of all pools within Swim for All sessions Monday to Friday (term time only) and includes Surrey state school inset days.

Swim England Learn To Swim Outcomes

Swimmers develop the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in the water through stages 1-7. These sessions do not require an adult to accompany the child. For full details of the skills required to achieve the award at each stage, please click here

Stages held in the Teaching Pool: 30 minute classes

Stage 1)
For non swimmers confident in the water without an adult. Develop basic safety awareness the 'class' scenario, basic movement and water confidence skills. Swimming aids such as arm bands and floats may be used.

Stage 2)
Also for non-swimmers, the aim is to develop safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travelling front & back up to a distance of 5 metres, plus rotation to regain upright positions. 

Stage 3)
Aims to progress safe water entry and rotation skills, develop swimming up to 10 metres on front and back and introduce submersion and the Water Safety Code.

Stages held in the 25 Metre Pool: 30 minute classes

Stage 4)
Suitable for improving swimmers who are confident in a larger pool. Aims to develop an understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking techniques for all strokes and swimming 10 metres to the required Swim England standard.

Stage 5)
Introduces more technical skills such as sculling, treading water and complete rotation. Swimmers will perform all strokes for a distance of 10 metres to the required Swim England standard.

Stage 6)
Suitable for stronger swimmers confident in deep water, this stage continues to develop strokes to the required Swim England standard focusing particulary on breathing techniques and taking one stroke to a distance of 25 metres.

Stage 7)
For advanced swimmers, this stage focuses on developing quality stroke techniques up to 100 metres and aims to successfully complete an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplished throughout stages 1-6.

Advanced Development Junior Swim Squad

These 45 minute sessions allow children to build upon the core range of skills developed through Stages 1-7 in a wide range of aquatic disciplines. The Swim School currently offers Stages 8, 9 & 10 in Competitive Swimming though our Junior Swim Squad sessions. View our swim development programme.

For more information on junior swimming courses, please click the button below and fill in an enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch 

Please make us aware of any medical information your child may have at the time of booking.

Please can we remind all customers that children must have their hair tied back for all lessons.

Children should not go into the water until the teacher allows them to. Parents are responsible for their children before and after their lesson. All children must leave the pools after their lessons.