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Aqua Academy


Our Aqua Academy follows the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming for both adults and children.

You can join our Aqua Academy at any point throughout the year, subject to availability.

From the complete beginner to experienced swimmers who want to diversify into other water based sports (competitive swimming, Rookie Lifeguards) our Aqua Academy programme can help you to make the very most of this important life skill. Our programme includes the following stages:

Discovery Ducklings 1-4
I CAN Awards (9 awards)
Stages 1 - 7
Stages 8 - 10 Competitive Swimming
Stages 8 - 10 (Bronze, Silver & Gold)
Private Swimming Lessons
Distance Awards

In addition we offer 1:1 Private Swimming Lessons at Meadway Sports Centre.  For lesson availability and to pre-book your lesson please call Meadway Sports Centre Tel: 0118 937 5060.

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Aqua Academy Enrolment

You can enrol on the Aqua Academy throughout the year.

Selecting a Course

We recommend that you look at the Class Descriptions to identify which class is most suitable. Our Quick Search facility will allow you to view class days and times.

If you are unsure of your child's ability level then contact Meadway Sports Centre and book an Aqua Academy Assessment. There is a £5 charge for this assessment which will be refunded when you book onto an Aqua Academy Course.

Then simply contact Meadway Sports Centre to check availability on your chosen course. If possible, it is best to have options for course days and times, so we can place you on a course as soon as possible.

We regularly review our course programme and adjust it to accommodate changing demands and requirements.

A £5.00 admin charge will be made for all new Aqua Academy customers.

Course Duration

All classes are 30 minutes in duration.

Course Programme

The programme operates on a 50 week basis, with course payments being made by monthly Direct Debit. You remain on the programme for as long as you wish. Please note: There will be no course refunds for the Christmas break, as your Direct Debit payments allow for this period.

Course Progression

Our swimming coaches continually assess pupil's progress. Once a pupil has successfully completed their stage, the coach will issue you with a Course Transfer slip. This slip will recommend the next stage for class progression. Take your slip to reception, our receptionists will be able to offer you your new class option, and book you onto your chosen class* (*Subject to availability).