Why Learn to Swim with Afan Valley Swim Academy?

Why learn to swim? The reasons why your child should learn to swim are many and varied. At Afan Valley Swim Academy we believe all children should have the chance to learn to swim.

Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-preserving skill.

Swimming Lessons at Afan Valley Swimming Pool

We provide a selection of opportunites to learn to swim at Afan Valley Swimming Pool. Our range of swimming lessons are designed for all ages young or old. Our Swim Academy provide swimming lessons by qualified instructors and come under ASA standards following a structured development pathway. We are committed to providing swimming lessons to everyone because we feel learning to swim is a skill that once learnt, is rarely forgotten and it is open to children of all ages.

Other Reasons To Learn To Swim

Swimming is lots of fun and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. But it is not just fun, swimming also provides fantastic health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time.

Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport. But health, fun, and confidence are not the only reasons why your child should learn to swim. Learning to swim also opens up the door to a range of other activities.


Introduction to the Development Pathway

Afan Valley Swim Academy are committed to the development of children learning to swim. Our structured development pathway provides:

  • A structured and progressive learning framwork
  • A modern, quality environment designed to aid learning
  • Qualified instructors providing the highest standard of teaching

Our Pathway programme is designed to be fun and stimulating ensuring swimming at all levels is enjoyable and more importantly is a skill that is an essential part of life.

The Development Pathway

The Development Pathway is designed in conjunction with the National Framework and provides children with the opportunity to learn to swim with Afan Valley Swim Academy and the option to continue on to either competitive or non-competitive swimming.

Water Babies (0-3yrs)

Ducklings 1 & 2

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Swimming Club

Non-Competitive Swimming

Competitive Swimming





Swimming Lessons only £18 per month*

Lessons to be conducted via the ASA standards.
One to one swimming tuition also available on request

Swimming Lessons


Sunday 9am – 12pm & Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Swimming Lessons - 1-2-1


Please call for available times

Swimming Club


Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Rookie Lifeguard Club


Every Thursday 4pm - 5pm

Ages 8-12 years old

Our lessons are extremely popular with limited spaces available. Please call today to book your child’s place.

*Monthly payment by direct debit