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Childrens Swimming Academy

University of Wolverhampton Swim Academy

The University are delighted to bring you the University of Wolverhampton Swim Academy, an innovative partnership between the University of Wolverhampton and Swimming Teacher's Association (STA) which will have many exciting benefits for our current and prospective pupils and their families.

Saturday Lessons

First WeekFinalising AssesmentsPayment WeekFinal Payment & Fun Week
24th March 2018 26th May 2018 2nd June 2018 9th June 2018


Dates 24/3/18 31/3/18 7/4/18 14/4/18 21/4/18 28/4/18 5/5/18 12/5/18 19/5/18 26/5/18 2/6/18 9/6/18

 Lessons are £48 for this block of twelve. 

Monday Lessons

First WeekFinalising AssesmentsPayment WeekFinal Payment & Fun Week
19th March 2018 21st May 2018 4th June 2018 11th June 2018


Dates 19/03/18 26/03/18 09/04/18 16/04/18 23/04/18 30/04/18 14/05/18 21/05/18 04/06/18 11/06/18

 Lessons are £40 for this block of ten. 

To gather more information please contact sportenquiries@wlv.ac.uk or call 01902 518900

Saturday Lessons

TimeShallow EndMiddleDeep End
9.00 - 9.30am Stanley 3-5 yrs Octopus 1 Octopus 3
9.30 - 10am Octopus 1 Goldfish 1 Goldfish 1+
10 - 10.30am Octopus 2 Octopus 1&2 (8+ yrs only) Goldfish 2
10.30 - 11am Stanley 3-5 yrs Octopus 3 Goldfish 3
11 - 11.30am Octopus 2 Goldfish 1 Angelfish 2&3
11.30 - 12 noon Shark 1,2 & 3 Angelfish 2 & 3 Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum


Monday Lessons

4 - 4.30pm Octopus 1
4.30 - 5pm Octopus 2
5-5.30pm Octopus 3 
5.30-6pm Goldfish 1&2
6-6.30pm Octopus 1&2 (8+ yrs only)




Current students can be enrolled one week before new students are accepted, any current students who do not enrol for the next block on their given enrolment date may lose their place to a new student. After the new student enrollment date has passed places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

For parents wanting information or to enrol new students in the Swimming Academy please contact (Swimming lesson Co-ordinator) on sportenquiries@wlv.ac.uk or 01902 518900


‌Why Choose the University of Wolverhampton Children's Swim Academy?


High Quality Tuition

The University of Wolverhampton is proud to provide swimming tuition of the highest quality. The University of Wolverhampton has implemented the International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) drawing on the STA’s wealth of experience to provide exemplary standards of swimming tuition.

The Swim Academy ensures maximum progression for your child by providing 50 weeks of teaching per year, as well as the opportunity to further develop skills in one to one swimming lessons and an exciting array of additional aquatic courses such as lifesaving and synchronised swimming.

Success Tracker

As part of the academy each child receives a colourful 16 page success tracker completely free of charge. The success tracker gives parents and children the opportunity to record progress through the many exciting awards children will receive whilst on their aquatic journey. The tracker provides a fantastic a keepsake for years to come.

Increased Motivation

The Academy is a highly structured progressive programme, with a range of exciting, colourful awards and stickers, they help to celebrate your child’s success as they take the next step to becoming a safe and proficient swimmer. Certificates will be available at reception one week after assessments ready for children collect.

Learning Resources and Lesson Plans

There is a wealth of material available to download from http://www.sta.co.uk/ so parents are able to find out exactly what their child will be doing in their lessons, and the skills they need to master to achieve their next award.

Free Swimming

Each child registered at the Academy can swim free of charge in public swimming sessions, this allows children to practise their skills in between lessons and show their family and friends just how much they have learned at the Swim Academy.