Millfield Swim School

Millfield Swim School offers a variety of swimming lessons for children, each tailored to build confidence in the water. Learning to swim is important for several reasons and mastering this skill at a young age will be beneficial throughout life.

If you're enquiring about a booking or would like any further information about our classes, please contact Millfield Swimming Pool on 01458 444 519 or at

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Class Structure

The lesson plans are full of fun activities, some done individually and some as a group.

How Long Are Lessons?

Our classes are 25 minutes long, the optimum amount of time that children of all ages are able to concentrate and can handle the physical workout. These classes take place on weekday evenings between 15.45 and 21:00 (Term time only).

How Big Are The Classes?

Our Duckling lessons have a maximum of 4 children per class and our Stage 1 to 7 classes have a maximum of 6 children per class to ensure each child gets quality contact time with our qualified teachers.


From 3 years old

A fantastic experience that fast-tracks your progress, and provides further support to build confidence while learning water safety and most importantly having fun.


From 3 years old (Ducklings to Stage 7)

Part of the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway, for preschool (3-4 year olds not yet in school) and school aged children this popular course helps children develop their confidence in the water while progressing their swimming skills in weekly lessons.


From 3 years old (Ducklings to Stage 7)

Staged crash courses are an excellent way for children to build their confidence in the water while get extra help to  improve stroke technique and progress more quickly.


 1-2 years old

As a parent, grandparent or guardian, you can join your little one (1-2 year olds) in the pool and have fun sharing their first splashes while helping them gain confidence in the water


Rookie Lifeguard Session


The Rookie Lifeguard Session runs in line with the Royal Life Saving Society and the sessions will follow the teaching plans provided from this company.

  • Are you aged 8 years or older and can already swim?
  • Do you want to improve your swimming whilst learning how to keep yourself and others safe near and in the water?
  • Do you think it would be cool to be a lifeguard one day?

If so, then ask us about Rookie Lifeguard training available at Millfield School from September!


Tel: 01458 444 519

The Royal Life Saving Society UK


Build their confidences

Success is determined by confidence, which is why it's important to encourage every little achievement in the development of your child's confidence in the water. Whether it be being able to dip one's head underwater without assistance or swimming independently.

Every success is through fun and informative lessons that build up your child's overall confidence in the water.

Teach them water safety

There's nothing more important than your child's safety.

Teaching children vital safety skills on how to swim as soon as possible prevents them from developing a fear of the water and gives them the knowledge necessary to keep themselves safe whenever they are in the water.


Build their strength quicker

Swimming strengthens your little one's heart and lungs, as well as their arm, leg and neck muscles. All this helps with their coordination and balance. It even aids a healthy appetite and improves their sleeping pattern.

Develop their social skills

The pool is the ideal place for your little one to develop their social interaction as they play with other babies in the class. It's also a brilliant way for you to meet other like-minded parents too!



Our Swimming Pools

Our Swimming Pool Complex comprises of an eight lane 50m swimming pool (which can also be set to two sets of 25m), a small pool, a large balcony with fitness equipment for land based training, tiered seating for approximately 600 people and changing rooms.

The main pool has competition diving blocks, anti-wave lane ropes, an electronic timing system (Quantum) and deck level to sides with raised bulk heads on both ends. The temperature is maintained at around 28.5°C

The small pool is 13.1m x 8.0m x 1.0m in size and can be made into 3 lanes for swim down or used for rehab or swimming lessons. 

Swimming lessons for lower stages will be predominantly held in the small pool and when children are confident and capable, can move into the main pool all with guidance and support of our qualified swimming teachers.

Changing Facilities

There are male and female changing rooms for under 18s, male and female changing rooms for over 18s and an accessible changing room. The changing rooms comprise of toilets and showers.

Our Team

At Millfield Swimming Pool, our team of highly qualified & passionate swim instructors are experts at providing lessons for children with no upper age limit and identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.


If you're enquiring about a booking or would like any further information about our classes, please contact Millfield Swimming Pool on 01458 444 519 or at

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Frequently Asked Questions

Swim England strongly recommend, where possible, that parents and carers keep their children in swimming lessons until they have completed Learn to Swim Stages 2 to 7, which ensures they are water competent, rather than just water confident.”
– Swim England

Looking for a swimming camp?

Discover the fantastic Millfield Swim Camps with Olympian Jazz Carlin available during the Easter, Summer and Autumn Half-Term school holidays

Learn More Here

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