About Us

The Otter Swim School can turn a shy paddler into an advanced swimmer with its friendly and modern teaching techniques.

Our approach is to make swimming a happy and fun learning experience.

The Swim School works in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association.

We have an excellent team of experienced instructors at The Otter Swim School. All teachers are DBS checked, first aid trained and qualified to ASA and STA standard Levels 1 and 2, in teaching swimming.

Our lessons are grouped by ability as below:

Tadpoles:
Puffin, Water Skills 1 and 5m distance on front (without armbands)
Minnows:
10m distance on front and back
Sardines:
25m distance on front and back
Salmon:
Water Skills 2
Herring:
50m distance on front
Shark:
Water Skills 3
Dolphin:
100m distance on front
Whales:
Otter Swim School Certificate of Acheivement
Whale Lengths:
Water Skills 4
Bronze:
400m and Bronze Challenge Award
Silver:
800m and Silver Challenge Award
Gold:
Gold Challenge Award
Rookie Lifeguard:
Bronze, Silver and Gold Rookie Lifeguard Awards