Stingrays 3-1-5 Swim School

/ All you need to know about Stingrays!

To wriggle and giggle is great when you’re small, it brings water confidence and fun for all. Little Rays love to learn how to move, push and glide with our Chief Stingers close by their side. They’ll soon want to be free, swimming on their own, to fly through the water to ventures unknown.

Stingrays has over 1500 swimmers and runs 7 days a week. We boast the best lessons and best teachers in the area!

Thinking about starting your Stingrays Journey but don’t know how to go about it? First, check out the information below, and if you like the look of it, contact us, and we can discuss options together.

We can now check that you’re booking your little one onto the correct stage.

/ All ages, all abilities

Mini Mantas

Ages 0 - 2.5 years

Otherwise known as the adult and Child programme, the Mini Mantas sessions are the first steps in the Stingray journey. Your child can begin swimming lessons at nine weeks, although the NHS suggests babies can enter the water sooner. During this time, your child will gain water confidence and develop water safety skills that will become invaluable in later life.

Lessons include:

  • Breath control
  • Drowning prevention
  • Building confidence
  • Achieving independence
  • Developing buoyancy
  • Improving movement and coordination
  • Building strength and stamina

You must accompany your child in the water during our Mini Manta sessions. If you have had a C-section, you should wait until after your six-week postnatal check before swimming.


Little Rays

Ages 2.5 years - 4 years

Our pre-school swimming programme, Little Rays, is based on the ethos of learning through play. Little Rays are split into three stages:

Beginners (Up to 3 children per class)

Your child will develop essential water safety awareness, drowning prevention skills, and water confidence and independence. Your child will learn to use a float and swim on a woggle to complete their first steps towards swimming with aids.

Improvers (Up to 5 children per class)

Your child can float on a woggle independently and swim a distance between 1 metre and 5 metres. This programme section addresses swimmers’ independence in learning to sail and swimming alone without aids.

Improvers (Up to 5 children per class)

Your child can swim on both their front and back. They’re starting to enhance their swimming skills learned in previous classes and will continue to build their stamina in the pool.



Ages 4+

Stage 1 (up to 6 children per class)

Specifically for non-swimmers, this class develops essential water safety awareness and drowning prevention skills. Your child will develop skills such as learning to float on a woggle, entering and exiting the pool safely, floating, and independently swimming and rotating.

Stage 2 (up to 7 children per class)

Swimmers are starting to swim independently from 5 metres on their front and back and can float independently on their back. This swimming group will focus on regaining an upright position in the water and then working towards basic swim strokes.

Stage 3 (up to 7 children per class)

This stage is broken up into two halves: Stage 3 Learner and Stage 3 Main because it’s such a vast stage. Swimmers starting in this stage can swim 10 metres on both their front and back, and to move into the ‘Main’ location, they must be comfortable swimming in the main pool without an instructor in the water. We’re looking at basic technique, stamina and submersion in this stage.

Stage 4 (up to 8 children per class)

Swimmers can swim a length on their front and back with good technique and have a basic understanding of Butterfly and Breaststroke. Swimmers will develop an understanding of buoyancy through various skills and refining kicking techniques for all strokes.

Stage 5 (up to 8 children per class)

The main focus for this stage is water skills, sculling, treading water and rotations. This stage develops all four strokes, so it is a pre-request that swimmers can swim 25 metres of each stroke and a minimum of 100 metres of front crawl and backstroke.

Stage 6 (up to 8 children per class)

Swimmers should have a comprehensive knowledge of all four strokes and have a basic understanding of the importance of preparation for exercise. Swimmers will work towards an awareness of water safety and competitive principles.

Stage 7 (up to 8 children per class)

This is the final stage of developing quality stroke techniques, working on stamina and fitness, and expanding on competitive swimming principles.

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Take your chance to become a confident swimmer with Stingrays Swim School. We have the right programme if you’re seeking beginner swimming lessons, water safety skills, or advanced training. Join our swim school and discover the joy of gliding through the water with skill and confidence.

Ready to take the plunge? Enrol now and embark on your swimming journey with Stingrays!

/ Why Choose Stingrays Swimming Lessons?

Expert Instructors:

Our team of experienced and certified swimming instructors is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. They combine their expertise with a passion for teaching, ensuring a positive and practical learning experience.

Convenient Location:

We're committed to being accessible to our community and making swimming lessons convenient.

Proven Success:

Over time, countless individuals have learned to swim and built water confidence through Stingrays. Join our swim academy and become part of our success stories.

Welcoming Environment:

Stingrays Swim School is more than just lessons; it's a welcoming community of swimmers and families who share a common love for the water. Our supportive environment makes learning to swim an enjoyable journey.