With 35 years experience in the swimming industry, AST Swimschool has many years of swimming knowledge. Our classes have been developed to ensure that your child is being taught all 4 strokes with safety skills and other skills included.

Each level meets both the STA’s and Swim England’s criteria and we pride ourselves on being fully inclusive and can cater for all needs, whether a 1:1 or group lesson is the best fit for your family.

Group swimming

Group lessons are run at all of our locations. Our class sizes are small and dependent on the pool size, which will dictate numbers per class. We are very proud to have our instructors in the water, with assistants in the pool as well to support our instructors. 

This means our teacher to child ratios are very low.

AST group swimming classes

One-to-one swimming

Across all of our locations, subject to availability, we can offer more bespoke 1:1 lessons. Each session is 30 minutes in length and can be geared to the learner.

Our instructors are highly experienced in working with all abilities, so don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help.

AST one-to-one swimming classes

About our swim school

Debbie, our owner, has been involved within the watery world of swimming for over 35 years.

Ast came out of her passion to deliver the best standards of swimming tuition she possibly could. Over many years, she has seen the growth and development of swimming and is proud to be involved in giving everyone the confidence and ability to love the water.

AST is very very proud to say all of their staff have joined the team, after experiencing AST lessons, first as either participants or being parents of participants. We support, nurture and train all of our team to be the best they can be.

All staff:

  • Undergo regular training
  • Have current Safeguarding qualifications and DBS checks
  • Are required to complete extra learning yearly
  • Have the love and passion to deliver the best swimming lessons

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Customer reviews


AST Swimschool has helped and is helping both of my children to learn how to swim at the pace that is right for them. It’s great to see their confidence growing! Special thanks to Debbie.



Always a joy to see my little one swimming with AST on a Saturday. You will be greeted with a smile and the swimming instructors are lovely, I’ve seen such an improvement in my little one’s confidence in the water and it’s all down to how much fun he has with AST.



The AST team are absolutely brilliant. All 3 of my boys have grown in confidence and love coming every week. I really can’t recommend them enough.



AST have been fantastic at supporting my son to find his confidence in the water again and to start his journey to learn to swim. They have used his interests to make the lessons even more fun for him. I would highly recommend AST for swimming lessons!



Debbie and her team are amazing at what they do, my daughter loves swimming with them, they have taught her everything she needs to get in the water with confidence and is always at ease. Such an amazing Swimschool I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.