Classes & Playgroups (0-5 years) Norwich


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Little Bobbers

Little Bobbers offers swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. So, what are we all about…?
• We want to give children a positive introduction to the water and our lessons are structured to develop their awareness of and confidence in the water
• As children progress, we move towards introducing the skills that will help them as they take those early steps towards independent swimming
• Little Bobbers looks at each child as an individual and we work at your child’s pace
• But above all, the time you and your child spend in the pool should be as enjoyable as possible – the happiness of your child is paramount.

We work in Cromer (Mon, Wed, Thurs) and in Norwich (Tues & Fri)

Contact 07823 888294 for more information.


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Puddle Ducks

We want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully. That’s why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.

Our classes are designed to promote water confidence and water safety whilst also providing you with precious time to bond with your baby or child. All of this is delivered in a fun environment with the aim of developing their natural affinity with the water and encouraging them to learn to swim independently.

Our expert teachers are highly trained to individually tailor every activity to the needs of your child. Your child truly is at the centre of everything we do!

Our baby and pre-school programme is offered through five levels starting at newborn all the way though to five years of age.

Here at Puddle Ducks we also offer courtesy classes as a goodwill gesture if you are unable to make your class due to holiday, sickness etc. That’s the Puddle Ducks Difference!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or check out our website to see the latest list of classes near you.

We really are the Perfect IntroDUCKtion to swimming!

Telephone: 01603 733591



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Water Babies

Your Water Babies adventure starts here! Swimming is a vital life-saving skill. It helps babies’ development, gives special bonding-time and builds healthy exercise habits for your whole family.

Why Water Babies? Our Water Babies magic has been shared by families and friends in Norwich for twelve years. Our classes are innovative, gentle, dynamic, flexible, full of bonding opportunitiesand most of all fun!

  • Water Safety
  • Water confidence
  • Sensitive breath controlling techniques
  • Gently progressive from birth to school age
  • Experience expert teachers
  • Keepsake book, stickers and bespoke award scheme incorporating the National plan for teaching swimming
  • Exclusive underwater photo shootTuesday –
    Dunston Hall (NR14 8RQ)
    Everlast (PE30 2ND)
    John Grant School (NR30 5QW)
    Woodrising (NR9 4PJ)

    Wednesday –
    The Anchorage (NR14 8PQ)

    Thursday –
    Cranmer Cottages (NR21 9HY)
    Merryhill Country Park (NR9 5AT)
    Warren School (NR33 8HT)

    Friday –
    Harford Manor School (NR2 2LN)
    Jacks Pool (NR31 9DN)
    John Grant School (NR30 5QW)
    Merryhill Country Park (NR9 5AT)
    St James Pool (PE30 1NN)
    Waterlane (NR32 2NH) 

    Saturday –
    Everlast (PR30 2ND)
    Harford Manor School (NR2 2LN)
    Holiday Inn (NR4 6EP)
    John Grant School (NR30 5QW)
    Recreation Rd School (NR2 3PA)
    Sprowston High School (NR7 8NE)
    Hall School (NR6 7AD)

    Sunday –
    Harford Manor School (NR2 2LN)
    Hellesdon High School (NR6 5SB)
    Sprowston High School (NR7 8NE)
    Hall School (NR6 7AD)

Drop us a line to start your little ones Water Babies journey today at 01603 263227, email

Gems AquaStars

Gems AquaStars
I am a Level 2 Qualified Swimming Teacher with over 6 years experience.I am offering small group lessons from ASA stage 1 to Stage 5+. Fully insured.

Beginner Sessions stage 1 to 4 at Colman School on Fridays,  Stage 4/5 at Wentworth pool, Newmarket Road on Mondays 4.00pm 40 min session.

Contact 07814 264611 for prices and more information.


Norfolk Ducklings

Norfolk Ducklings was set up by Michelle Busuttil in 2011, and specialises in running swimming classes suitable for newborn babies.

Passionate about getting babies into the water at an early age, Michelle explains why: ‘the earlier a baby experiences the joys of buoyancy and underwater swimming, the greater their confidence and happiness in the water will be, which can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment and love of swimming.’

More details on FB.

Norwich Penguins

More than 70 years’ experience teaching swimming to the highest standard. Ensuring water safety 4 all and lots of fun!

Contact 01603 984949

Pollywiggle Swim School

Our swimming lessons start from birth and carry on until your little Pollywiggle is ready to start school.

Tuesdays – The Hall School, Old Catton, NR6 7AD
4pm babies from birth up to 12months
4.30pm babies from birth up to 12months

Thursday – Horsham St Faiths
9.30am 0-12 months
10am 0-12 months
10.30am 0-12 months
11am 0-12 months
11.30 1-2 years

Friday – Drayton Junior School
1.30pm 1-2 years
2pm 2-3 years
2.30pm 3-4+
3pm 0-12months
3.30pm 4+ years Confident swimmer
4pm 4+ years Mixed ability

Saturday – Colman Junior School, NR4 7AU
1pm babies weighing over 12lbs to 12 months
1.30pm 1-2 years
2pm 2-3years
2.30pm 3-4+ Years mixed ability
3pm 4+ Years confident swimmer

Contact 07917697723

Ready, Steady, Splash

Lesson locations:

Mermaid River Pool, Warren House, Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6UN (Tuesday/Thursday)

St Faith’s Centre Horsham & Newton Manor Road, Norwich, NR10 3LF (Wednesday/Friday)

Drayton Junior School, School Road, Drayton, Norwich, NR8 6EF (Saturday)

Sprowston High School, Cannery Lane, Norwich, NR78NE (Saturday)

Welcome to my swim school Ready Steady Splash. I am a qualified ASA Teacher (level 1 and 2) hold a current up to date Rescue Award Certification, Institute of Swimming membership (IOS) and business insurance. I also hold a current DBS certificate.

Contact Hannah on 07557 982406 for more information.

Riverside Swimming Lessons

Riverside Leisure Centre, Wherry Rd, Norwich NR1 1WX

If you can swim you can enjoy all of the exciting activities that the water has to offer.  We offer lessons for all ages and all of our lessons are taught by qualified teachers.  We work to the National Governing Body for Swimming’s (ASA) Learn to Swim Pathway in all of our sessions.

Pre-school lessons
Sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers aged between 0-5 years old and aim to build the foundation for a lifelong love of water.

Swimming Lessons for School Age Children
Seven stages of fun and exciting lessons developing all of the skills needed for children to be competent, confident and safe in the water.

Contact 01603 671390 for more information.

Seachelles Swim School

Swimming lessons for all ages and abilities at various venues in and around Norwich. Private lessons available.

Contact Michelle Foyster on 07867361135 for more information.

Smart Swim School

SMART SWIM SCHOOL baby, toddler and after school lessons in Reepham. We also offer one to one swimming lessons for adults and children and we specialise in helping people overcome their fears and build confidence in the water. Smart Swim lessons are fun and gentle and focus on water safety skills, balance, buoyancy, breath control and swimming skills. Teachers are in the water with the children. Small classes. We cater for all children with special needs. Personal, professional service. Smart Swim also runs STA Baby and Pre-school courses in the UK.

Contact 07795 109 291

UEA Sportspark Swimming Lessons

Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

We’re very proud to release Sportspark’s new term of SPLASH Learn to Swim Lessons.

The Swimming Programme follows the ASA Foundation Learn to Swim, Aquatic Skills and Adult Swimming Framework, providing a full aquatic pathway for the swimmer.

All swimmers within the SPLASH Learn to Swim Programme will be encouraged to:

  • reach their potential
  • have fun throughout the journey
  • maintain great skills and fitness
  • learn to stay safe in and around the water.

Contact 01603 592398 for more information.