Coronavirus (Covid-19): Restrictions Easing

From Monday 19th July members no longer need to book Gym, Swimming and Sauna & Steam sessions. Non-members can still use the online booking system and Castle Point Leisure App to book. All Group Exercise Classes and Sports Hall activities will still need to be booked as normal. 

Face coverings are no longer essential. However, we strongly recommend customers to continue to wear face coverings in our centres. All staff members will continue to wear a face covering around the centre where appropriate. 

Although restrictions are now easing we must stress that not all will feel comfortable with this change and will need time to adapt. Please respect others during the time that we acclimatise to our new normal. If others wish to distance, please give them the space where possible to do so.

See full updates and details regarding restrictions easing and your membership.

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For all STA Swim Academy enquiries please complete the enquiry form below.

STA Swim Academy



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STA Swim Academy

STA Swim Academy

Come and learn to swim with us in a safe and fun environment.

With our fantastic team of teachers, we have a class for everyone. From 6 months old all the way up to our adult swimmers.

Whether you are a complete beginner, a swimmer who needs to improve or a parent bringing their child swimming for the first time, we will ensure that you get a lesson that is catered to your needs.
Swimmers will progress through the levels when they are ready and will gain badges and certificates as they go.
We offer two payment options for our swimming lessons. Either payment via monthly direct debit or payment via 15 week block and you can join our lessons at any time (subject to lesson availability).


Adult & Child Lessons

Adult & Child Lessons

Enjoy the water with your little one whilst they learn the fundamentals of swimming.

Using songs and games your child will develop specific motor skills required for swimming.

Unlimited FREE public swimming or FREE softplay in all public sessions for your child.


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Children's Swimming Lessons

Children from 4 years old will be grouped into lessons via ability:

Beginners First Steps :

  • Never had swimming lessons before
  • Unconfident in the water
  • Unable to float on front or back
  • Unable travel 5m on front or back

Beginners Plus :

  • Able to travel 5m on front or back
  • Submerge completely under the water
  • Jump from poolside safely

Swimmers :

  • Able to swim 5m front and back unaided
  • Tread water for 5 seconds
  • Demonstrate breast stroke kick



  • Demonstrate butterfly kick
  • Swim 10m on front
  • Swim breast stroke 5m


  • Swim 15m front and back
  • Demonstrate 10m butterfly leg kick
  • Scull 5m


  • Swim 25m front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke
  • Scull 10m front and back
  • Perform a sitting dive


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Adult Swimming Lessons

If you are an adult looking for lesson, we can also help you.

From a new beginner who has never swum before, to those who swam as a child but want to regain their skills or to those who want some help with further technique and stamina, we have classes for you.

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1-2-1 Swimming Lessons

If you or your child are looking for a more personal approach to swimming, then we do offer 1-2-1 swimming lessons.

These are undertaken by our swimming instructors privately and we can direct your enquiry to them if this is something that would suit you.


STA Swim Academy Terms & Conditions.pdf

Swimming Lesson Timetable - Runnymede.pdf

Swimming Lesson Timetable - Waterside.pdf

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