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Welcome to Learn To Swim with Blythe Barracudas


Blythe Barracudas follows the National Teaching Plan for stages 1 to 7.

Each stage has a series of outcomes that a swimmer that must consistently achieve in order to pass the stage and be promoted to the next one.

Lessons run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Small Heath Leisure Centre and Saturdays at St Martins School. 

The current cost of lessons is ? per lesson payable termly in advance.


We invite all children (except beginners) to attend an assessment prior to being offered a place. This ensures swimmers are placed in the correct stage as per our criteria.

Swimmers are asked to swim short distances in each stroke that they can perform, in order that their technique can be assessed. We do not assess speed or the distance a child can swim.

Moving On From Lessons

All swimmers who complete stage 7 can then move on to the Club's development programme, which offers a number of opportunities to swim across the week.


Sandra Smith is our lead coach for lessons and if you would like any further information about our learn to swim programme or if you would like to arrange an assessment please click here to make and enquiry.