Harrogate Swimming Lessons | The Swim Team

Harrogate Swimming School – The Swim Team

Henshaw’s Specialist College

Our family-run swimming school, The Swim Team, offers swimming lessons for children over the age of 3 in Harrogate. For over 20 years, we’ve been dedicated to teaching children the essential life skills of swimming, and we bring our passion and wealth of expertise to our location in Henshaw’s Specialist College. Our highly-trained and DBS-qualified tutors provide fun, engaging and essential swimming lessons to all experience levels. Whether you’re new to the water or advancing your skills, each class is tailored to help improve water safety, techniques, stroke development and overall confidence in the pool.


Why Choose The Swim Team?

  • Family-Run: We understand the importance of family and create a warm, welcoming environment for your child to learn and grow without pressure.
  • Experienced Instructors: Our dedicated team of swim teachers, personally trained by our owner, boasts decades of experience and a passion for nurturing young swimmers.
  • In-Water Teachers: Unlike many schools, our swimming instructors are right there in the water with your child, providing hands-on guidance and support.
  • Small Class Sizes: With a maximum 5:1 child-to-instructor ratio, your child receives the personalised attention they need to thrive.
  • Swim England Affiliated: We follow the renowned Swim England Learn to Swim programme, ensuring a structured and comprehensive learning experience.
  • Certificate & Badge Scheme: Your child’s progress is celebrated with Swim England certificates and badges, motivating them to achieve their goals.
  • Open Lessons: We believe in transparency so that you can watch your child’s progress from the poolside.
  • Safety First: All our teachers are DBS checked, and we prioritise creating a safe and fun learning environment.


Henshaws Specialist College, Bogs Lane, Harrogate HG1 4ED

Session Times ​

4:30pm – 7:00pm
4:30pm – 7:00pm
4:30pm – 7:00pm
4:00pm – 6:30pm
Pool Size 15m x 7m​
Parking Yes
Changing facilities​ Yes
Viewing on Poolside Yes


*Parents are asked to wait on the premises while their child’s lesson is in progress this is a requirement from the school.​


Our Approach to Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons should be both enjoyable and educational. Our programme focuses on building confidence, developing technique, and instilling a lifelong love of swimming.

  • Step 1: Confidence
    We understand that the foundation of a confident swimmer is trust and comfort in the water. Our instructors build a strong rapport with each child, creating a positive learning experience that encourages a love of swimming.
  • Step 2: Technique
    Once a child feels confident, we introduce various strokes and techniques, ensuring they develop proper form and efficiency in the water. Our goal is to equip your child with the skills to swim safely and enjoyably, whether at the pool or on holiday.


Swimming Lessons at Henshaw’s Specialist College

We are proud to offer our swimming lessons at the excellent facilities of Henshaws Specialist College. Our pool provides a warm, inviting atmosphere for your child to learn and grow as a swimmer.


Ready to Dive In?

If you’re looking for swimming lessons in Harrogate, contact The Swim Team. We offer swimming classes for all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced swimmers, so contact us today to learn more about our swimming school and how we can help your child become a confident, competent swimmer.
Get your child ready for summer holidays and beyond with The Swim Team – your trusted partner for swimming in Harrogate.