Shrewsbury School

About Shrewsbury Swimming Academy

The Shrewsbury School Swimming Academy strives to deliver the highest possible standards in the teaching of swimming to children aged 4 upwards through the internationally recognised Amateur Swimming Association's national teaching plan.

All lessons are delivered by fully qualified and DBS checked teachers, at ratios designed to provide the most effective progression through the different awards.

For details of what is required in order to complete each of the ASA national stages, please see: ASA National Stage Completion Requirements

Class Structure

Our group classes are graded by ability and our lessons follow the ASA national plan. For beginners and up to stage 3 the maximum class size is 6 children. For stage 4 the maximum class size is 7 children; and for higher levels the maximum class size increases progressively to 10 children. We also offer one-to-one instruction, Rookie Lifeguard and a Development Squad session. For more details on these, please download pdf files Shrewsbury School Swimming Academy Rookie Lifeguard and Shrewsbury School Swimming Academy Development Squad.

All of our swimming classes are 30 minutes long, with the exception of the Development Squad which is 1 hour long.


£6.00 per 30-minute group lesson
£18.00 per 30-minute one-to-one lesson
£29.00 per 30-minute one-to-two lessson
£7.40 per 1-hour Development Squad session

Payment is required in advance for each block booking of lessons.

Days and times

We offer instruction on the following days and times:
Tuesdays 5pm – 8.00pm, Wednesdays 4pm – 6.30pm, Fridays 4pm – 7.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am – 2pm and Sundays 10am – 2pm

Please see the list of dates for 2016/17: Shrewsbury Swimming Academy Dates of Instruction

How do I register my child/ren with Shrewsbury School Swimming Academy?

Registrations may now be done online. Please see our Swimming Registration Form page.

Alternatively, please click here to download a Registration Form and return it via email to or by post to: Shrewsbury School Swimming Pool, Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA.

Please note that due to the popularity of our Academy we are currently operating a waiting list for our Swimming Academy. Early registration is advised, with new members generally waiting two to three terms to enrol.


Home Portal

To maintain excellent standards and delivery for members of the Shrewsbury School Swimming Academy, we offer a weekly update on the progress of the ASA programme for your child/ren. Please follow the link below and complete the necessary registration and information. For further advice please contact a member of the sports facilities team on 01743 280625.

Information Pack and Frequently Asked Quesions

For further details about the Shrewsbury School Swimming Academy, please download a copy of our Information Pack and our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions that are not answered within our information pack or FAQs, please feel free to contact Brooke Morgan-Brown, 01743 280625 or email

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