For Safe, Confident & Independent Swimmers

A quick hi!

We are Miguel and Silvia, founders of International Swimming Academy. Stablished in 2014, we are a swimming school primarily based in West London and the surrounding areas. Our lessons in London run throughout the week, including weekends and follow the school calendar. We're available to run any child's course or swimming instructor course worldwide. Get in touch to know more!

"We will teach your child to be independent in the water without relying on armbands or buoyancy aids"

How can we help?

We have developed our own methodology based on our experience and training. Using a hands-on approach we have babies as young as 3 months floating on their backs and children between 3.5 and 5 years old swimming 25 meters in our gala. At our London school we offer two pathways to learn with us: the Water Safety Programme for babies and children aged +3 months old, and the Ready to Swim Programme for children aged + 3.5 years old to learn the principles of the traditional swimming strokes.

Why is our programme so unique?

Water safety

We teach water safety and swimming skills from the very first lesson through repetition, reward and encouragement.


All lessons are tailor-made for the individual according to the swimmer’s age, level or development.


Any child, regardless of developmental age or ability can start ISA’s Beginner Level.

We teach Kick-Float-Kick for Water Safety

The benefits:


Your child will learn to be in control of their own rest and breathing after mastering how to rollback-and-float on their back, even fully clothed.


Your child will learn to swim longer distances and to reach the safety of the steps or the side of a pool if there was an accidental fall.


Kick-Float-Kick will equip your child with the best skills possible to learn how to swim traditional strokes when they progress to the Advanced Level.

Looking for something specific?

Water Safety is the core of our programme

Watch these parents talking about us

Read what our families think

Silvia & Miguel,

Words cannot express my gratitude to the both of you for the excellent work you have done for Noah.
He changed from a boy who hated water on his face and eyes to one who can swim powerfully across the pool, with different techniques in his repertoire and with confidence too.

Thank you so much for your patience and firmness.

Rose and son Noah



This programme is a very valuable service to have, especially for children of special needs that can not take part in mainstream swimming classes. The level of immersion works really well in combination with the care and sensitivity they have for all the children. This method of teaching shows that anyone can learn to swim, no matter what age or ability!


Tracey and son Isaiah


We are absolutely thrilled with JJ's progress with ISA!

JJ had done a lot of the programme while in Australia but we couldn't find a good swimming school in the UK. So it had been 2 years since his last lesson when he started with ISA. He was very scared of water at the beginning and he used to cling to his instructor... Seeing him, after just one term, floating, swimming and looking forwards to coming to swimming lessons is remarkable! Thank you!

Danielle and son Jeffrey


To the ISA team,

William and Finn were camping with their dad in Cornwall last weekend. Chris just texted to say that William was climbing on some rocks by the water, slipped and accidentally, he fell into the water. Immediately rolled onto his back, starfish! then, onto his front and kicked to the shore. He is ok.


What would we do without ISA?

Caroline and son William


We have been with ISA over a year now and cannot praise the teachers enough! 

Our 2 boys have had lessons with all four different teachers who have all been equally caring and firm when required. The technique itself is also very unique with the emphasis on floating early on which gives parents the peace of mind around pools on holidays. The boys now love coming back for lessons and are very comfortable in the water.


Anis and sons Selim & Sami


We are very happy!

It is always easy to speak to the team with questions, concerns or suggestions and we always get a quick and suitable response...! I was very impressed watching the instructor in-house training to understand more details about your approach.



Linda and daughter Sofia


Watch our Stars in action!

Online learning

Ready to learn more about ISA?

The Water Safety programme

The Ready to Swim programme