Where your journey begins

"We have developed our own methodology based on our experience and training. We teach water safety and swimming skills from the very first lesson, regardless of the swimmer's developmental age or ability because we truly believe that every child has the right to learn how to be safe in the water".

Programme overview

ISA Beginner lessons are always 1:1 (1 instructor / 1 swimmer), initially focusing on water safety and learning to move through the water in the Intermediate level. On our Advanced level, swimmers progress onto learning and improving traditional swimming strokes. 

See the table below for an overview of our programme.

*Please note: 2:1 lessons are only offered from the Intermediate level as an option where a child is completely safe and self-reliant in the water, and where there is another swimmer of a similar swimming ability and stage of emotional development who can match lesson days and times. Visit our “help centre” section for more information.

How do I know what level my child is at?

All new swimmers who join us not yet able to "Rollback and Float" fully clothed will begin at the Beginner Level and work their way up through the other levels, regardless of their age.

Programme levels

The ISA programme has 4 levels: Beginners, Intermediate 01 and 02, Advanced 1 to 5 and Squads.

Beginner float like a starfish


"Float like a Starfish"

Intermediate 01 swim like a dolphin

Intermediate 01

“Swim like a Dolphin”

Intermediate 02 swim like a shark

Intermediate 02

“Swim like a Shark”

Advanced swim like a champion 1 to 5


“Swim like a Champion 1 to 5”

Squad Learn to swim like a pro


"Learning to Swim like a Pro"

Special and aditional needs

Special & Additional Needs

“We don’t leave anyone behind”

Other programmes

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ISA Friendly Swimming Gala

"Develop confidence, show off and shine!"

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Crash Course

"Step-up your swimming skills in an intensive course"

Spain Summer intensive

Spain Summer Intensive

"Swimming in sunny Spain"

Meet our Stars

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


Our locations

Public Pools

Maida pool

Private Pools

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