Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

South Staffordshire Swimming Academy follows the STA Learn to Swim programme.

  • High quality swimming tuition
  • Full qualified and experienced instructors
  • Lessons for adults and children of all abilities
  • Good teacher/child ratios
  • Swimming lessons run all year round to ensure continuous progression
  • Swimming lessons are 30 minutes in duration
  • Awards at every level

Badges & Progress

We are experiencing issues with an upgrade to the system that we use to record badge progress hence the Home Portals have not been updated in most cases. We are working with the supplier on this and hope to have this resolved shortly. In the mean time teachers have been asked to assess children as normal and issue badge slips so that the children can still be awarded badges (the slips must be handed into reception. Badges will not be issued without a slip). As soon as the Home Portal is back in action, progress will be updated.

The Home Portal can be accessedhere

For guidance on how to use this platform,click here.

New joiners

We no longer operate waiting lists for our swimming lessons. Available spaces will be advertised on our leisure centres Facebook pages.

Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Facebook

Codsall Leisure Centre Facebook

Penkridge Leisure Centre Facebook

Wombourne Leisure Centre Facebook

To enquire about available spaces, contact your nearest leisure centre for details:


Cheslyn Hay Swimming Pool and Changing Rooms Temporarily Closed from Monday, September 19th 2022

South Staffordshire Council are investing £3.4m into a refurbishment programme to upgrade areas of the leisure centres. The refurbishment works will commence at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre on Monday, September 19th 2022 and will include improvements to the swimming pool, changing rooms, reception area and gym facility. During the refurbishment period the swimming pool and swimming pool changing rooms will be closed. The swimming pool is scheduled to reopen January 2023 subject to successful completion of refurbishment work. The changing rooms are not planned to reopen until February 2023.

All activities in the pool will be suspended until January 2023. Swim Academy direct debits will be suspended until the pool re-opens. September's payment will be adjusted to reflect just 2.5 weeks of lessons and then no further direct debits will be collected until we have a confirmed opening date in January 2023. To ensure your child's swimming lesson place remains secure, please do not cancel your direct debit payment. No payments will be taken during the period of closure. We apologise for any inconvenience and we look forward to welcoming swimmers back to the newly upgraded facilities in the New year.

Wombourne Leisure Centre Swimming Pool Changing Rooms Temporarily Unavailable

Due to on-going refurbishment work, the swimming pool changing rooms at Wombourne are currently unavailable. Swimmers should arrive swim-ready and be prepared to 'Robe and Go' at the end of the lesson. (Robe and Go means that swimmers should keep swimwear on, then dry-off as much as possible and place loose clothing over the top of swimwear. Under no circumstances should swimmers attempt to undress on poolside).

South Staffordshire Training Academy

South Staffordshire Council also offers a Training Academy providing courses for Safety Awards, Pool Lifeguards, Student Teachers, STA Awards and more.