Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

Would you like to learn to swim? Banbury Swimming Club run swimming lessons for juniors. Held on Tuesday evening the club offer lessons to non swimmers. Once you have learnt how to swim you can then develop your stroke and skills by training with the full club on club nights.

All training and coaching is by ASA qualified coaches and teachers.

Places on the courses are very popular and new swimmers are asked to contact the club as soon as possible to book a place.


Banbury Swimming Club implements the National Plan for Teaching Swimming within the club Learn to Swim programme. The Club implements the National Plan to teach swimming to provide logic and structure to the teaching process through a clearly defined development pathway. Allowing the child to develop a wide range of skills to become a competent, confident and safe swimmer.

The Club’s Learn to Swim programme is presented in two parts:

  • Stages 1 – 5 take place on a Tuesday evening at Bloxham School Pool. They take non swimmers to the point at which they can comfortably swim 10m of a pool unaided and have confidence in the water. Swimmers can start on this programme from a very early age. So if you have tried to book onto one of the Local Authority courses run at Spiceball and have had to join the waiting list for several months then try Banbury Swimming Club.
  • Once the swimmer has progressed to Stage 6 of the Learn to Swim programme they can develop their swimming skills with the Club on a Thursday night and Sunday morning. At these sessions the swimmers are taught how to progress from swimming 10m of the pool to the point where they are comfortably swimming 100m of the pool using a variety of competitive strokes, have learnt how to dive properly and have learnt how to perform proper tumble turns.

Swimmers can also join the Learn to Swim programme from the Local Authority lessons. Where lessons run by the Local Authority at Spiceball are fully booked then swimmers are often referred to the Club to develop their skills. The Learn to Swim progammes are completely integrated to each other so its easy to move to the Club.


Fees for learn to swim are as follows:
Annual Fees:

  • Club annual membership fee – complimentary
  • ASA annual membership fee, category 1 – £9.20
  • ASA regional membership fee, category 1 – £5.00

Lesson fees (due in full at the start of the term):

  • Per 30 minute session – £4.50
  • Per 45 minutes session – £5.50

Teaching Programme

The syllabus for the club’s Learn to Swim programme is available to download:

Teaching Programme

For more information about our Learn to Swim programme, contact us.

I’ve learnt to swim with swimming lessons run through my primary school how will I fit into the Learn to Swim progamme?

You will fit in just fine and may even find that you recognize the teachers. You will have been following the National Learn to Swim programme in the lessons you had at school and this is the same programme that we follow. The Coaches and Teachers will assess which level you have achieved and will start you at the level appropriate to suit your confidence and ability.

At what age can my son or daughter start to learn to swim?

The Club has swimmers at the start of the Learn to Swim programme from the ages of 5 or 6.

We have moved to the area and I had lessons at my last local pool. Can I join as well?

Yes definitely. You may know which level you had already achieved and because the National Learn to Swim programme is universal you can simply slot straight into our programme.