Message about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated on 9th June 2020

Coopers School have temporarily closed the pool to external lettings, so there will be no lessons for the remainder of this term.

Lessons at St Edwards School on a Saturday have also been cancelled for the remainder of this term.

We will inform you when swimming lessons can resume at both schools.
Please check our website for updates.

You can still add your child's name to our waiting list for a place on one of our courses.

Thank you

Paddlers Swim School

Paddlers Swim School has been providing swimming lessons for over 20 years. Many of the children that started as nervous non swimmers and progressed through our learn to swim scheme now swim competitively for local swimming clubs.

Our teachers are all qualified and teach in the water with the non swimmer classes which gives the children more confidence and enables the teachers to demonstrate and guide the children more easily.

Paddlers works in association with Coopers Coborn School, a Specialist Sports College, benefiting from their wealth of experience and sports knowledge. A number of our swimming teachers also teach swimming for Coopers during the school day.

Many of our teachers have been involved in swimming all their lives having swum competitively in their youth and still swim in the masters sections of local swimming clubs. The children in our classes gain from this experience and enjoy varied, well structured lessons.

Days & Times

Coopers Co. & Coborn School

Monday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm

St. Edwards Primary School

Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 am

All lessons are for a duration of 30 minutes

Term Dates


6th January - 30th March
No swimming on 17th February


8th January - 1st April
No swimming on 19th February


10th January - 3rd April
No swimming on 21st February


11th January - 28th March
No swimming on 15th February & 22nd February

Booking & Prices

Please do not pay for a course of lessons without receiving confirmation from Paddlers that a space is available.

When your place has been offered you will receive a digital booking form by text message. Please complete your booking form and make the payment by cheque or bank transfer using the details provided to confirm your space.

When you pay by bank transfer, please use your child's name, swimming day and time as the reference.

(E.g. Michael Phelps-Monday-6:00)

12 Week Course - £78.00

12 Week Course - £78.00

12 Week Course - £78.00

10 Week Course - £80.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get in the water with my child?

No, our teachers are in the water with the non swimmer classes.

Do I need to bring armbands?

No, we have all the equipment for the children to use. You need to bring your child's swimwear and towel.

Do I need to bring a hat?

Your child's first latex or polyester swimming hat will be given to you free of charge when you arrive. Subsequent hats can be purchased for £3.