How old does my child have to be to start swimming?

It is best to start your child swimming as soon as you can from birth. Check out our friends over at Piranha babies for all lessons for children under the age of 3. Our programmes are suitable for children over the age of 3 years old.

Am I too old to learn to swim?

You are never too old to be a Piranha!-  whether you’ve never swam before and want to learn, or want to improve your stroke technique, we can help no matter what age or ability! We have many adults learning to swim with us too

Do I need to be in the water with my child?

No, we recommend that you do not get in the water unless taking part in the parent and child classes. We recommend children go into lessons around age 3 independently. This is the best way to build water confidence and gain progression.

Will there be an instructor in the water with my child?

Yes, we pride ourselves on having instructors in the water who are there to support your children and encourage them to really push the boundaries with their confidence.

What happens if we miss a session?

Unfortunately as you commit to a block all classes missed will still be charged for. We do however, make allowances for serious illness or extreme circumstances. We can also keep credit on an account if a child is injured or cannot attend for a while. We aim to be as flexible as possible.

How do you record achievements?

At Piranha’s we have introduced the My Piranha Journey Booklet which records all the children’s milestones and achievements.  The children receive a sticker to place on their latest achievement.  You will be able to see at a glance what your child has achieved and what they are working towards.  We can also include homework – so that instructor can advise you what your child needs to work on when you take your child swimming yourself.

We find the booklet is a great way to motivate the children and engages them in their learning.

How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?

We cannot put a time scale on this as every child is so different and we aim to cater for your child’s individual needs. We do however have a 100% pass rate and 98% renewal rate!

How much are the lessons?

The lesson prices vary for the type of lesson and can be seen with and are included in our individual site information.

How long is a term?

The terms vary dependant on the length of the school terms. They tend to be between 10 and 12 weeks in length.

What experience/ qualifications do the teachers have?

All of our instructors are handpicked specialist Piranha trainers. The best of the bunch! They all are ASA qualified in teaching swimming and are CRB checked.

What insurance do you have?

All of our instructors are fully insured personally as ASA qualified teachers and are covered by Piranha’s public liability insurance.