General Information

At WLD Swim School we offer fun and active swimming lessons in small groups for children age 3 upwards. Our lessons follow the Swim England ‘Learn to Swim’ framework which aims to develop children into confident and competent swimmers.

Children are regularly assessed and certificates are presented to children when they pass Learn to Swim Stages or achieve distance awards.

Our lesson timetable is published on our website along with the entry requirements and course aims for each class so that parents can select the class, day and time best suited to their child. All bookings are made online through our website, and a booking is for one block of 8 lessons. Each block costs £56 and payment must be made in full online to secure the booking. Refunds are not offered for missed lessons. If a booking is made part way through a block of lessons a reduced amount will be charged.

The Swim School is open term-time only so lessons are not taught during the holidays. The dates for each block of 8 lessons are clear on the online booking system.

If there is no availability in the class you would like your child to join, please email us to be added to the waiting list at and we will contact you if a place becomes available or when bookings open for a new block of lessons.

General information

Swimwear: All swimmers must wear a swimming cap. This keeps the pool filter system working effectively. Parents can either source their own cap or purchase a WLD Swim School cap for £4 at the main school office (open 8.30am – 4pm; cash only please)
Location: The swimming pool is located in its own building at the rear of Walton-le-Dale Primary School. The pool has its own parking area; please drive through the main school gate and continue down the drive between the school buildings.