Academy of Swimming LTD

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Academy of Swimming LTD

Academy of Swimming LTD is Bradford's leading Private swim school, offering swimming lessons for toddlers from 2 years of age as well as ladies only swimming lessons and exceptional children's lessons as standard. Our aim as a swim school is to provide fun and progressive swimming lessons in a safe and enjoyable setting. 

Our team of instructors are the most experienced instructors in the area, Kevin Firth & Kath Sharp have over 40 years teaching experience each! Hayley Morrell is our specialist instructor with the 2 year olds and has over 12 years teaching experience.

Academy of Swimming at Rhodesway Pool prides itself on the results they achieve, children as young as 3 years of age can swim unaided in deep water, so whether is getting a basic life skill or going for the Olympics Academy of Swimming are with you every step of the way.

Water confidence 

Build confidence and introduce children as young as 2 to the learning environment.

Learn to swim

for children 4 years - 16 years of age

Ladies Learn to swim

Beginner to Advanced swimmers for stroke technique as well as basics

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Crash Courses

5 days 5 lessons - get the children off quickly with our summer intensive program!


Danielle Delaney-Anderson reviewed Academy Of Swimming Ltd - With Kevin Firth. – 5 star

· 27 May ·

Wow, wow and wow! My little girl has attended lessons for a year at a different swim school however due to constant change of instructors and little progression we decided to travel further to here. Our little girl has delayed development, we prepared Jasmine for the change showing her a photo of Hayley for a week, we decided on water confidence as she had become scared of lessons at her old school. She confidently entered the water and swam like I have never seen her swim before. I have left in shock and the difference brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Jasmine has left on a complete high and I can't wait for her to join the beginners on her next lesson. Amazing service both in and out of the water!

Elisia Whitaker reviewed Academy Of Swimming Ltd - With Kevin Firth. – 5 star

· 7 August 

Well what can I say, what a massive thanks to Kevin and all the team at academy of swimming!!!!
My little boy Elliot Whitaker was absolutely scared to death of water 2 weeks ago, we still had few tears, but after all the hard work the academy put in with Elliot, to re-gain his confidence in the water it's amazing to say 'Elliot has passed his 5m and 10m badge in just 2 weeks .

I would definitely recommend these swimming lessons, you guys do a fab job!!! Elliot cant wait to his swimming lesson in September now!!!!!! x

Thank you soo much Xx



Telephone - 01274 200687

Email -



Term time only

Tuesdays - 4pm - 6pm

Fridays 4pm - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 12




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How to Book

Ladies only swimming lessons can be booked online! Just create and account, fill in the details and pay online! click here to book:

General ladies swim sessions are cash on arrival - no need to book.

Childrens lessons need to be booked and paid for in cash in person at the moment - call into Rhodesway pool 

on Friday evenings - 4 - 7 pm and Saturday 9.30am - 12 (Term time only)

Spaces are only reserved when payment is received.

Call us on 01274 200687 or email us at