Swimming is not only a great way to exercise, but it is also a vital life skill. 

Our swim school at Nuffield Health in Catterick is run by dedicated Swim England-qualified instructors. Whether you are an absolute beginner with no pool experience, or have some ability but want to improve, we can help you reach your goals.

Things you need to know about our Catterick swim school:

  • Our swimming lessons run Monday – Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 and Saturday Mornings 8:30 - 13:00 and are sold in blocks of 10 weeks
  • Max 8 children per lesson
  • From £5.40 per lesson

Children's swimming lessons class levels:

We offer Swim England levels:

Discovering Ducklings

The Discovering Ducklings awards are the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. Ideal for gaining water confidence while staying close to adult support. Delivered in the Learner Pool 0.8m depth, adult and child class.

Ducklings

The next step on from Discovering Ducklings. They are designed to help toddlers enjoy learning to swim with help from their parents or guardians. Delivered in the Learner Pool 0.8m depth, adult and child class.

Stage 1

Developing basic safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use floatation equipment e.g. arm bands, floats etc.

Delivered in the Leaner Pool 0.8m depth.

Stage 2

Developing safe entries into the water, including jumping in, basic floating, rotation to regain an upright position without support. Travel must be without floatation equipment. Swimmers may use floatation equipment when not travelling.

Delivered in the Learner Pool 0.8m depth.

Stage 3

Developing safe entries into the water, including submersion, travelling up to 10 metres on the front and back, progressing rotation skills and water safety knowledge.

Delivered in the Main Pool shallow end 1.0m depth.

Stage 4

Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes, and swimming 10 metres to a given standard as directed by Swim England (Swim England Expected Standards)

Delivered in the Training Pool 1.2m Depth.

Stage 5

Developing technique through sculling and treading water skills, completing rotation and also performing all strokes to the Swim England Expected Standards.

Delivered in the Training Pool 1.5m Depth.

Stage 6

Developing effective swimming skills including coordinating breathing, understanding of water safety and preparation for exercise.

Delivered in the Main Pool up to 2.5m Depth.

Stage 7

Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 metres, incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills learned through stages 1-7.

Delivered in the Main Pool up to 2.5m Depth.

RLSS Rookie Lifeguard

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you. With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.

Delivered in the Main Pool up to 2.5m Depth.

Adult Swimming Lessons

With four progressive stages and Awards to choose from, the Swim England Adult Swimming Framework is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced swimmers who would just like some additional coaching to improve their technique.

  • Be Water Confident
  • Be a Swimmer
  • Be a Better Swimmer
  • Be a Master Swimmer

1-2-1 Swimming Lessons

Sessions available for both Children and Adults.