The Kingfishers Swim School

What can we offer you?

Adult and Child Lessons


A fun filled sensory session for you to enjoy with your baby/toddler. Up to 2 caregivers in the water with your child. Learn the fundamental skills of water safety and the skills which underpin the ability to swim independently.

Opportunities to complete certified awards.

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Swimming Lessons


Friendly and fun lessons. Small class sizes for children aged 3 years plus. Sticker charts for all young children so you and them can track their progress. Highly qualified staff and specific learning goals for each level. 

Opportunities to complete certified skill and distance awards.

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Rookie Lifeguard Courses


For children looking to expand their water safety skills. Children will learn the basics of life saving and first aid while playing games, completing team building challenges and having lots of fun along the way.

Opportunities to completed Bronze, Silver and Gold level Rookie Lifeguard awards.

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Transition classes


 For 3-6yr olds who are nervous or just not ready to go into a class without their adult. We run transition classes where the aim is to build confidence in the water. 

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1:1 or 2:1 classes


 We offer 1:1 or 2:1 lessons with one of our highly trained staff. There are lots of reasons why people choose 1:1 lessons and we would be happy to discuss these with you. 

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FREE Disabled swim session


 We run a free session for disabled adults and their families. Contact us for more information. 

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Founded in 1994 by Denise Kemp, the Kingfishers Swim School offers swimming tuition to children aged 4m+, beginners to advanced. Lessons have been run at the King Edmund School by Denise Kemp since 1990.  The swim school is a family run business with Denise, Sophie, Jordan and Hazel (ASA Level 2) running the majority of the lessons. The younger groups also have helpers in the water, namely young adults who have lessons through the swim school and are invaluable members of our team. 

Recently, Sophie began running the lessons on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Whereas Denise still runs the Tuesday and Wednesday Classes. The swim schools work very closely together and follow the same curriculum. 

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