About us

Due to COVID-19, lesson delivery may have to be altered. Find out more on our COVID-19 page.

We are a small swimming school for children aged 3 upwards, based on the Wirral, where we’ve built reputations for really caring about how children progress in swimming. Our small class sizes of 3-4 children and in water teaching, means we can give every child the attention they deserve to become a confident swimmer.

Our swim school started in 2014, and we now have three main venues in the West Kirby and Woodchurch vicinity. This means we can provide swimming lessons in smaller pools, with room for your child to progress, to swimming 25 metre lengths at Calday Grange pool.

Our swimming lessons are adapted to each child to ensure progress to the best of their ability, while having fun.  We believe that every child matters.

What people say

Would highly recommend to all. Highly professional in teaching methods but the most important thing to me is that Hayley makes swimming really fun to learn for the children. My daughter used to see swimming lessons as a chore but now loves them. Thank you!

Parent review Mumsnet

Amazing staff who really helped my son enjoy the water and feel safe and confident with just armbands, something I struggled with. Cannot thank them enough xx

Hayley Don

My daughter has improved immensely during her time with Hayley’s swimming. Her instructor Ellie is amazing with children.

Nicole Mitchell

My sons loves coming to his swimming lessons here. He started a complete beginner and the progress he’s made is unbelievable. All the swimming teachers are great with him. Love how they are in the pool next to him, showing and teaching him what to do. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Claire Perry

Hayley is a wonderful and caring teacher who makes swimming fun! She taught my 4 year old who loves swimming and his weekly lessons.

Parent review Mumsnet

Start your child swimming with us today!


Why we love swimming

  • Safety.  Swimming is the only sport that can be potentially lifesaving.
  • Health and Fitness.  Swimming lessons are a great way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Social skills.  Swimming lessons are a fantastic way to make new friends and build social confidence.
  • Motor skills.  Regular swimming lessons assist the development of motor skills and co-ordination.
  • Life skills.  Swimming is an important life skill that brings a lifetime of pleasure.  Swimming is also the platform to many other water sports.

About Hayley

Hi, I’m Hayley, owner of Hayley’s Swimming School.

Having swum for Hoylake Swimming Club and City of Liverpool Swimming Club when I was younger, I have always been involved in swimming either doing it, coaching it or teaching it. I have taught swimming for over 25 years on the Wirral to all ages. I am qualified as a Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher and Coach, I have tutored the STA swim teacher qualification and I am a qualified primary school teacher. I pride myself on going the extra mile for the children who attend my swimming school and want to make sure you and your child get the most out of their swimming lessons.

Hayley after finishing her channel swim, August 2019

Outside of the swim school, I swim mostly in open water, having completed a Solo English Channel in August 2019. My next challenge is swimming from Mallorca to Menorca, hopefully in the next year or two.


Let our teachers inspire your child

Our lesson times

Monday
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday
3:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Friday
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm