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KAL Swim Academy

Learn to Swim with the National Award Winning KAL Swim Academy.

KAL Swim Academy provides swimming lessons for all….. from a baby’s first pool visit to becoming a National Performance swimmer…….join the KAL Swim Academy and be the swimmers you want to be. Start your ASA Swimmer's Journey Pathway . (Also bottom right).

KAL Swim Academy only employ fully qualified instructors and maintain all instructors quality delivery through observations and regular training. KAL Swim Academy also has class maximum number to ensure that every class is delivered to the highest quality standard.

Members of the academy pay though direct debit £22.50 a month and each swimmer receives a FREE junior membership to enjoy swimming in any of the 9 KAL sites for FREE!

We have spaces available so sign your child up today! Call 01484 766131 for more inforamtion. 

-0 - 36 months
These swimming lessons are designed to develop basic water skills such as movement, water confidence and the awareness of safety around water.

-3 - 5 Years
Slightly more structured swimming lessons which are designed to help children explore and enjoy learning to swim through fun and play with the help of a parent/carer, whilst achieving ducklings awards 1 – 5.

KAL Swim Academy
-Stages 1-7

The KAL Swim Academy follows the Amateur Swimming Associations (ASA) National Plan for Teaching Swimming which is a game’s led approach ensuring fun and varied swimming lessons.

Descriptions of criteria

Stage 1 

Stage 2 

Stage 3 

Stage 4 

Stage 5 

Stage 6 

Stage 7

Stages 1 -7 allow the swimmers to progress at their own pace developing confidence, skills and technique. Completing their Swimmers Journey Award Card along the way! We also have the Alpha stages which are designed to offer extra support and smaller steps for swimmers with additional needs.

One to One Swimming Lessons
Our one to one swimming lessons are tailored specifically to the individual swimmer to improve skills, ability and confidence. They are perfect for those with additional needs. Limited places available contact individual centres to enquire.
Available at: Batley Baths & Recreation Centre, Dewsbury Sports Centre & Stadium Health & Fitness Club.

KAL Training Academy
The KAL Training Academy sessions are delivered throughout KAL and support swimmers through their development in the pool. Find out more about the KAL Training Academy

NEW! KAL Teen Swim Academy
The KAL Training Academy have introduced a new session exclusive to those aged 11 – 15 years to learn to swim. This session will ensure that Teens gain the confidence and knowledge of learning to swim in a safe, fun environment with other swimmers their age.

This session is available to book onto today as part of a Silver Junior Membership at Spenborough Pool & Fitness Complex, Thursdays, 6:45pm – 7.30pm. For more information please contact Reception or our Contact Centre: 01274 891767

Across the Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) centres we now have Homeportal which allows you to log on at home and track your children’s progress on the KAL Swim Academy. After a quick and easy registration online you will receive notifications of any awards achieved and stages completed. On completion of a stage you can select the next stage for your child from the list of available lessons at all KAL centres ensuring you are in the most convenient class for you.

Swimmers Journey Card
The Swimmers Journey Card is an award scheme running alongside the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway. The card enables swimmers to collect 25 Awards from Stage 1 to Stage 7 of the KAL Swim Academy. When your journey card is complete you can then send off for your Complete Swimmer Award.

Book yourself in or your child for an initial assessment