Affiliated Swim Schools

If you are looking for learn to swim the schools below can help you out. All these schools are feeders into the Swim Bournemouth competitive programme. They are the best place to get started for new swimmers of any age.

Est. 1985. Safe and happy swimmers for over 30 years!

A Personal Service

We are a small school of fully qualified and experienced swimming teachers with a flexible approach to meet your needs. Lessons sizes are kept small to enable a good teacher/pupil ratio.

Private Pool

Moordown St Johns C of E primary school pool, Vicarage rd, Winton, is a shallow water pool, heated to 32*. Our swimmers can concentrate in a relaxed, private atmosphere; we have sole use of the pool during lessons.


You will see progress with good water skills and sound swimming technique. Competent, safe swimmers reap the health benefits for life long enjoyment in the water.

Childrens Lessons

We cater for beginners through to those children needing stroke development, and pre competitive club swimmers, from ages 3 years upwards. Lessons are run on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school in 30 minute sessions, during term time. Intensive holiday lessons are also available.

Please call or email for any queries, advice and availability
07580 270774
[email protected]
or find us on Facebook under Bournemouthswimschool


Southern Cygnet Swim School is based in Wimborne, Dorset at St Michael’s Middle School and offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Our aim is to teach safe and happy swimming whilst encouraging progress with confidence.

Lessons and Sessions

We offer swimming lessons at all levels for all ages. Lessons are age appropriate and our experienced team of teachers are excellent at instilling confidence as well as giving instruction.

sessions offer an alternative to swimming lessons for advanced swimmers and aqua exercise for adults who want to get fit whilst having fun!

What makes us different?

Our classes are small with a maximum of 6 pupils. The pupils progress at their own pace and so develop a confident and happy attitude to swimming. There is always a responsible adult or lifeguard supervising the lessons so safety is ensured at all times.

Please call or email for any queries, advice and availability
See our website
07951 214296
[email protected]
or find us on Facebook under southerncygnetswimschool

Swimming Academy

Learn to swim with the BH Live Swimming Academy and gain a skill for life!

We aim to provide swimmers with a high level of water confidence, swimming techniques and general water skills. All lessons are designed to mix education and safety with the fun side of swimming and work towards the Swim England National Plan.

The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway is the national syllabus used to help teachers deliver swimming lessons. It ensures swimming lessons for all ages are delivered to a high and consistent standard.

What do we offer?

High quality teaching from fully qualified DBS-checked staff

Easy start up and enrolment, join any time (subject to availability)

Continuous assessment and movement to the next stage

Check your child’s swimming progress online and move up to the next stage when prompted by the swimming team at Home Portal


We offer lessons in Bournemouth and Poole at Littledown, Stokewood, Pelhams and Corfe Mullen leisure centres.

To find out more see our website