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Bears Swim School

Inspired Learning

We believe every child should learn to swim in a safe and friendly environment with the emphasis on good technique taught in a friendly and fun way. 
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Fun in the Pool


Bears Swim School provides a structured course program, following the Swim England learn to swim award scheme. For more information contact us either by phone or email.



We offer Pre-School classes from 3-5yrs

10-11am at Castleton on Saturdays

12-2pm at Oulder Hill on Saturdays

12pm only at Oulder Hill on Sundays

Beginner classes from 5yrs onwards

10-11am at Castleton on Saturdays

12.30-2pm at Oulder Hill on Sundays

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Improver courses

These classes range from level 3 to level 8 of the Swim England Awards scheme
The classes take place at the following venues and times:
Castleton-Saturday 10-11am
Oulder Hill-Saturday  12-2pm

Older Hill-Sunday 12-1.30pm

The New Swimming Club Awards Have been added to our program

The six progressive Swimming Club Awards help children make the transition from the Swim England Learn To Swim Programme to a club level swimmer. This session will be an option following on from the Challenge awards.

All the awards have to be delivered and assessed by a qualified level 2 swim coach. Level 3 Coach Mark Crouch will deliver this session. Swimmers achieving Level 2 of this award can then be recommended to a competitive club.

About Bears Swim School

Our Story

Since the beginning, Bears Swim School has had the opportunity to help countless children acquire foundational skills, develop their swimming techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey. The Bears Swim School have been teaching children to swim for over 30 years since 1979.


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Christmas Closures 2019 are as follows;

Saturdays; Last lesson is 14th December 2019 and will recommence on 4th January 2020

Sundays; Last lesson is 15th December 2019 and will recommence on 5th January 2020 

NB; Due to the Oulder Hill Staff Christmas party our lessons on the 15th December will be starting at 12.30pm!!

“Please remember that you must sign your child in at the desk every week!”

Bears Swim School will be closed on 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th December 2019 and will resume on Saturday January 4th 2020

Please feel free to contact Bears Swim School at or if you require any further information.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Christmas Closure and New Year Re-start

Also Alterations to Times on the 15th December


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The new swimming club awards

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Bears Swim School Terms and conditions

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

07802768329 or 07795421118