The Teaching Programme

At Suffolk Swimming we have a strong ethos and a comprehensive teaching programmme for all ages. Our aims are to…

Produce strong, competent and confident swimmers who can display good stroke technique
Develop watermanship skills – enabling our students to experience a broad range of water activities
Recognise and encourage achievement by following both the ASA and STA progressive award schemes
Provide expertise and enjoyment that will be with you or your child for life
Allow a more individually focused approach with tuition in small groups
Encourage steady improvement with lessons on a weekly basis during term time
Maximise achievement through intensive courses held during shool holidays

Baby Swimming

Suffolk Swimming is an STA Starfish recognised baby swimschool.

Fully qualified baby swimming instructor, with 30 years baby teaching experience.

Tuition is available for children from 12 weeks to 3 years with parent in a happy relaxed atmosphere designed to get baby used to the swimming pool environment. Baby learns about floatation, propulsion and submersion through a gradual process of water familiarisation with each stage being carefully monitored. Submersion only occurs when you and your baby are ready.

Classes are fun and there is no pressure to perform in small groups of 6 – 8 babies with parent or carer and reature age group structured classes appropriate to your baby’s development.


Lessons are tailored for 3 and 4 year olds. The child’s first lessons without mum or carer build confidence and promote independence with a fully qualified instructor in the water at all times. There is an individual focus with only 4 or 5 pupils per teacher.

Floatation aids are used to promote confidence an the water is very warm water ensuring relaxed and happy children.



In the early stage the emphasis is on correct body position, which is essential to the development of basic strokes


As your child works through our programme they will be taught front and back crawl, breaststroke and diving


As stamina and confidence grow, advanced techniques such as the butterfly are introduced


For competent swimmers wishing to broaden their aquatic skills, we offer Snorkelling, Lifesaving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming classes

Phone us on 01394 387810 or use our contact page