Children’s Classes Wharfedale & Craven

Swimming Lessons: Wharfedale

Swimming Lessons

Wharfedale & Craven and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place for bringing up children and there is plenty of choices when it comes to swimming lessons!

Below is a list of all the lessons available across our area. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

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Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Children’s Swimming Lessons – Swim England Ducklings, Stage 1-7, Challenge Award & Honors

At InGear, we pride ourselves on high quality teaching and follow the Swim England “Learn to Swim” Programme which helps children develop the skills they need to become confident swimmers. We also focus on distance awards to increase strength and stamina.

Our teachers are in the pool with the children until Stage 4 (so no need for parents to get in the pool) with a maximum of 5 children per lesson.  We keep our class sizes small to ensure complete engagement and help aid quicker progression.

Our Venues and class information:

Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley (Ideal if you’re from Harrogate, Huby, Pool In Wharfedale Bramhope, Menston, Ilkley, Guiseley)

Monday and Tuesday after school 4-7pm – Pre-school (duckling) classes up to challenge award From 2.5 years upwards

Saturday and Sunday morning & late afternoon/early evening 3:30-6:30 – Pre-school (duckling) classes up to challenge award From 2.5 years upwards

Ilkley Grammar School (Ideal for Addingham, Otley, Skipton residents)

Monday, Tuesday and Friday after school 4-7pm – Stage 1 (complete beginner) classes up to challenge award From 4 years upwards

The Highfield Hotel, Idle (Ideal for Yeadon, Rawdon, Guiseley, Menston, Thacklay, Baildon, Apperley Bridge residents)

Monday & Friday 10-12pm – Pre-school (duckling) classes from 2.5 years upwards

Monday, Wednesday & Friday after school 3:30-6:30pm – Stage 1 (complete beginner) classes up to challenge award From 4 years upwards to stage 7

The Mercure Parkway Hotel Bramhope (pre-school only)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning 9:30 onwards – pre-school (duckling) classes from 2.5 years upwards

Upper Wharfedale School, Threshfield (next to Grassington, Skipton, Barnoldswick, Settle, Earby)

Saturday’s 2-5pm Pre-school (duckling) classes up to challenge award From 2.5 years upwards

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Swimming with your baby is one of the most wonderful experiences you can share together. It offers your little one a unique sensory experience and helps them develop confidence in water that will last them a lifetime.

During our Baby & Pre-school programme, you will have time to really focus on your baby or young child one-to-one. It’s a great way to bond with and an enjoyable way for you both to relax together.

We have spent many years developing progressive lesson plans that help develop children into swimmers from an early age. Our approach to swimming ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled and will nurture their confidence in the water.

During Puddle Duck’s Baby & Pre-school programmes, our teachers adapt the activities to suit each child’s individual needs. Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of ten children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. We’ve even had professional musicians help to write our unique class songs.

Bookings being taken now.

YEADON: Baby & Pre-school swimming classes are held on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons and must be pre-booked.

Swim Academy classes for children aged 4+ are held on Thursdays after school.

ILKLEY: Baby & Pre-school swimming classes are held on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday mornings and must be pre-booked.


Ilkley Grammar School
Saturday at 08:30 – 11am
Swim Academy: 4 – 10 years

Please call the office on 0113 8267253, e-mail [email protected] or visit for further information.


Ilkley Grammar School, Ilkley Grammar School, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, LS29 8TR

DW Fitness Yeadon, Haworth Lane, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7EN


A swimming lesson provider that is passionate about ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn to swim and is safe in the water. Providing group and private lessons for children (6 months+) to adults; all abilities including specialist sessions for disability swimming.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays at Upper Wharfedale School, Threshfield, Skipton BD23 5BS

Wednesdays, Fridays at DW Yeadon

Call Debbie Adams on 07714 917531.

Aqua Academy Swim School

Aqua Academy Aim to provide top quality private swimming lessons at our very own swimming pool New Laithe Farm Crosshills. Lessons are either 2-1 or 3-1. Children learn to swim safely and quickly as all of our swimming teachers are in the water.

Call 07970 359781

Best Stroke School Of Swimming

It is well known that children pick up new skills and retain the most information when they’re having fun. All instructors strive to create an engaging and relaxed environment during lessons. Confidence & enjoyment are more important than speed of advancement. The correct basic skills acquired early will lead to a highly competent swimmer.

Woodhouse Grove School

07805 860509

Ducklings & Dolphins Swim School

Ducklings and Dolphins is a new swim school set up as part of the Swim England programme to help children become great swimmers but most importantly have fun whilst learning.

Lessons at

Prince Henrys Grammar School

Woodhouse Grove

Upper Wharfedale School

Phone: 07738 657064

Nemo Swim Leeds

No more than 4 in a class ensuring that more progress is achieved with the pupils. It also gives a sense of comfort to the nervous ones. In the water the teachers can communicate directly with the children and can demonstrate easily the practices that need to be mastered. 3years +

Britannia Hotel, Bramhope


Swim Gold

We offer swimming lessons to beginners and higher for children aged 4+.
Each lesson will last half an hour with the possibility of extending to a full hour based on availability.
We offer small class sizes with a teacher-to-child ratio of 1:4.

Swimming Lessons Available in Bramhope:
Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Please get in touch for more information!


Swimbrite Swimming School

Age: 1 – 18
Catering for babies, children and adults from 6 months up to 100 years! All staff have a wealth of experience in teaching and coaching. They are ASA/STA qualified and CRB checked.

Phone: 0844 815 9020

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel Otley Rd, Leeds LS16 8AG

Swimstart Silsden

SwimstartSilsden are a Registered Charity aiming to provide affordable, quality swimming lessons for young children aged from birth – 9 years.

If you would like to enquire about lessons or have any other queries, please tel/text 07972241511

Toddler Splash at Ilkley Pool

This is a weekly session aimed at children 0 – 5 years old. Join us for a fun session filled with toys, floats and upbeat music

Tuesday’s 9.30 am – 10.30 am

£3.50 per adult (includes toddler)

Turtle Tots Baby Swimming

Ilkley Grammar School, Ilkley.
Baby Level 1 – Sunday 4.30pm.

You will learn to swim with your baby both above and below the water. Your little one will develop water confidence, key lifesaving skills and most importantly will have fun! A great bonding experience for you and your baby and a fantastic opportunity to meet other families.

Tamsin 07891500149.