About Us...

Jorvik Swim Academy is a local teaching scheme run under the Swim England "Learn-to-Swim" programme.

The academy has drawn many customers through it's exceptional ratios during classes and friendly atmosphere which combines experienced teachers and in-water assistants.

Class hours and times

The swim academy runs between 12.20 and 14.00 on Sundays. Terms are normally 7 weeks long and we try to line these up with school half terms as much as possible.

The swimmers are divided into Stages 1 to 7 and upon completion of Stage 7 will move to the Viking Awards.

Stages 1 - 6 have 45 minute lessons and Stage 7 have a one hour lesson.

If you are unsure which stage your child will swim at we would be very pleased to offer a free, no obligation assessment.  Please email enquiries@jorvikswimacademy.co.uk.

Current Class Times


CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Lee, who was the winner of our latest competition to win Children's Swimming Lessons for a Term.

#Freebie Friday Giveaway - Coming Soon
  • Freebie Friday competitions will be posted on a Friday and drawn the following Tuesday
  • UK entries only
  • Entry is strictly via Twitter and entrants must follow the instructions on the competition post
  • There will be one prize winner drawn from all entries posted on Twitter
  • Entrants will be entered once into the prize draw but may retweet or share daily
*Coming soon*

Learn to Swim

Registration for Term 4 (Feb 18) is now open!

Get in touch with us by email at enquiries@jorvikswimacademy.co.uk.


Term Dates 2018

Winter 2018: Term 3 & 4 dates
2 x 6 week terms
PLEASE NOTE:  Terms 3 & 4 will run consecutively for 12 weeks
  • Term 3:     7th January - 11h February (6 Weeks)
    • Friday night sessions for the Academy swimmers resume on Friday 5th January to Friday 9th February
  • Term 4:     18th February -  25th March (6 Weeks)
    • Friday night sessions for the Academy swimmers continue on from Friday 16th February to Friday 23rd March

2018 Planned Dates
  • 8th April - 13th May inclusive 
  • 3rd June - 15th July Inclusive

Jorvik Swim Academy Mission Statement

As children grow, the experiences they have shape their characteristics and embody who they are. At Team Jorvik we work with children from learning to swim all the way to when they go off to university. Working with your children in this timeline has developed our philosophy to swimming: it is more than a life skill or a competitive sport but an addition to your lifestyle.  It teaches values that can’t be learnt in a classroom like perseverance, self-discipline and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

As past swimmers we all fell in love with swimming because of inspirational teachers and coaches who had the belief in us to succeed, and that is what we look for in our staff.  We have the expertise and knowledge to educate your children but we want to go the step further and to create a home for them in the water. Your children should love swimming and understand that as well as being a life skill it can be something that can become part of your daily life: so they can fall in love with the water and be confident and comfortable in this environment. Team Jorvik is about promoting the value 'swim for life' because swimming is so much more than a sport. 

As mentioned above we see learning to swim as a venture into so many other aquatic based disciplines.  These can include lifesaving, water polo, diving, scuba, teaching, coaching and more...this is how investing in learning to swim adds so much value to our lives compared to some other sports. 

At Team Jorvik we are excited to welcome every member to our club.  We hope to meet you soon and begin your child's venture with us into the world of aquatics.