When teaching in our Octokidz classes we use the Swim Teacher Association’s International Learn To Swim Programme.

This is a great programme which allows us to ensure the swimmers are progressing each term and also helps us produce their termly reports. As well as our lessons each week, we also like to work on safety skills such as rescues, floating and safe entries.

Octokidz Beginners Classes

These classes are for children age 6 and above with no swimming experience. As we do not use armbands in our lessons, a good degree of listening skills would be expected for safety reasons.

Our classes have 8 swimmers split into two groups of 4 with 2 instructors in the pool. As the groups are small we find that the children progress a little quicker. This is also due to the fact that our instructors know what stage each of their swimmers are at and what they need to work on.

Our main focus in beginners classes is confidence in the water, as well as beginner style strokes. Once the swimmers have mastered this, we can then move on to more intermediate activities. We also have a small number of classes available for older children who are at beginner level.

Beginners classes can be booked online from the options below:


We will be closed over the Christmas holiday period: 18th December - 7th January 2024.

Octokidz Intermediate Classes

These classes are for children who can do basic swimming. They are confident swimming on their own in the pool and are needing to work on stroke technique. In these classes we work on strokes, breathing and timing as well as stamina. Again having the instructors in the pool instead of poolside makes it easier to pick up on both corrections and when a swimmer is improving with their technique. This can be a lengthy process depending on the swimmer and we also make classes fun by incorporating games and races etc.

Once we feel like the swimmer is ready, we would then recommend they move onto club swimming, if this is something they would like to try.

In order to make sure your child is placed into the correct class for their level please complete the contact form below detailing your child’s swim experience to date and a member of the team will contact you to discuss the most suitable class.


We will be closed over the Christmas holiday period: 18th December - 7th January 2024.

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