SLT Swim Academy for ages 8 years and over

The three Octopus awards provide an alternative starting point for older age learners, once again water safety is an integral part of the scheme. By the end of the Octopus series learners will be able to swim 5 metres unaided (without armbands) both on front and back and be able to tread water for 10 seconds.

These lessons are aimed at the older age bracket of beginners to help boost their motivation by been placed with similar age and of the same ability. A child’s first learn to swim experience is one of the most important in terms of capturing and retaining their interest. On completion of the Octopus series the learner can progress on to the Goldfish series.

These classes only run at selected centres. Please contact us to find out more.



Please speak to a member of the team at reception who can help advise on availability and book your place on the programme available at: Langley Swimming Centre or Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury, Haden Hill Leisure Centre in Cradley Heath, Smethwick Swimming Centre, Tipton Leisure Centre or Wednesbury Leisure Centre.


SLT Swim Academy monthly direct debit payments are based on 50 weeks to take into account the Christmas closure period each year. The price also takes into account sickness and holiday absences as credits are not issued.


If you or your child have already registered and you have provided an email address as part of your registration you can also view SLT Swim Academy progress reports online with the Home Portal. This also enables you to move on through the programme including the ability to select available days and times once competencies are complete.

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