Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment whilst gaining water confidence and developing great stroke technique

infant swimming classes
Linzi from Swimming with Linzi
lots of fun

Swimming with Linzi is all about having fun in a safe environment whilst gaining water confidence and developing great stroke technique.

Mumand baby learning to swim
Small classes

Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class, only 1 lesson running at a time and the whole pool to ourselves, so we have lots of space. In this environment I find my swimmers really enjoy their lessons and thrive.

safe environment

At Swimming With Linzi we follow the progressive STA guidelines with Starfish Awards for babies.  Stanley Awards for 2-5 year, Octopus for 5-7 years and Distance Awards for 5m and more!

Child in red cap enjoying swimming
From Nurturing Baby classes to Improving stroke technique

We host sessions for
Under 6 months,
6-18 months

18 month plus
Parent & Child
Improvers 1-3

Lessons held at Carr Junior School in Acomb and Robert Wilkinson School in York.
All classes taught by Linzi.

Get to know Linzi

Hi, thank you for your interest in my small, independent STA swim school.

I live in Sheriff Hutton and I set up my swim school after training and teaching my own children to swim many years ago. I realised then, that the goal to swimming success is fun!

I like to get to know all the children I teach individually, and adapt my teaching to suit every child. This philosophy enables your child to happily progress at their own pace.

I have over 16 years experience of swimming teaching and I am a fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher. I hold a Level 3 STA Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school, STA lifeguard certificate and have DBS clearance.

Do have a look at my facebook page for more info or get in touch, I’d love to chat to you.

Linzi from Swimming with Linzi

Why choose swimming lessons with Linzi

Swimming with your baby is a fantastic bonding experience with rewards for both parents and babies! A great way to interact whilst teaching children confidence in the water and some great skills along the way! Starfish is the official water safety programme for babies and children through the STA (Swimming Teachers Association) progressing to Stanley Awards for older children.
Join my classes and your child can learn to swim, in a no pressure environment and know how to be safe around water…. and have fun too!
You will see from the testimonials below that I love teaching swimming; seeing babies and children progress whilst having fun is very fulfilling.
STA Qualification

A Cost-Effective and Engaging Learn-to-Swim Programme

Linzi is a member of STA and follows The International Learn to Swim Programme designed to provide a complete progressive aquatic pathway for learners of all ages to progress from their first aquatic experiences through to becoming safe proficient swimmers.

The scheme aims to build on knowledge and skill development at each level and reward achievement through a range of exciting awards and certificates.

Child in red cap enjoying swimming

Class Schedule

Terms run from between 10 to 14 weeks

Classes are currently £14.80  (£41.93 per month) for a 30 minute lesson. Only 7 children in the pool and only one class running at a time. All the children are treated individually, we have great fun, develop water confidence and learn to swim.

Terms vary from 10-14 weeks, totalling 34 weeks a year

We run monthly subscriptions which I hope will help both your budgeting and my cashflow. It will also mean that if lessons are cancelled we have more flexibility.

Every term an an STA Certificate and woven badge is available for £3.50.

Cost breakdown:  £14.80 x 34 weeks (total of weeks over 3 terms) divided by 12 months = £ 41.93 per month.

Lessons Price £14.80

payable by subscription

Lesson are £14.80. Once a lesson has been booked, your first monthly payment of £41.93 will be taken on the 1st of the following month.  If you book this week, your first monthly payment will be taken on 1st of the following month.  

Around half term, you will be invited to re-join the following term or to give at least 4 weeks notice so your last payment ties up with the last month of the current term.

Once you have started a term, you are committed to pay for the whole term.

Attending your first class and What to Expect

Please watch this video before attending your first class.

Please wear face masks/shields when entering the school premises, in the pool area, poolside and changing rooms.

Customers reviews

What people say?

"it’s been a pleasure to watch the children's progress and their enjoyment"
Mr & Mrs B
“…Linzi the reason why we keep renewing our lessons."
Mrs D
“…Linzi has a very warm and friendly approach making everyone feel instantly at ease.”
Mrs B
"...one of the most appealing aspects of the lessons is Linzi’s infectious enthusiasm"
Mr H
“…Linzi is a friendly instructor who loves teaching swimming, and can bring out the best in babies and children with her infectious smile and warm friendly approach.”
Mr K
“…My child had had some dreadful experiences in previous classes and was like a little koala bear when he first met Linzi…six months later, thanks to Linzi’s chilled out approach, he’s happy to put his head under the water and just swam his first 10M… thank you Linzi”
Mrs K

We are a Loved Locally Winner on York Mumbler.