​​​Welcome to  

Little Dolphins Swimming School ​


We are an independent local swimming school, which has been running for over 16 years, who offer lessons at Brookfields School in Tilehurst, Reading for children from the age of 3.1/2 years upwards in group lessons with 1 instructor and 2 water helpers (water helpers are used where necessary in beginner stages) following the Swim England Award ProgrammeWe have a maximum of 8 to 9 pupils in each class and run 2 classes simultaneously for the majority of our classes.  We are affiliated to Swim England

Our instructors are qualified and dedicated to teaching lessons in a professional, safe manner.  All instructors are DBS checked, have completed Safeguarding in Children and Young People and Lifeguarding.

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Safe, fun and supportive learning at the pool

Safe, fun AND SUPPORTIVE LEARNING at the pool.


PRIORITY BOOKING FOR THE SPRING (JANUARY) 2020 TERM IS NOW OPEN.  This is for current swimmers only.

To complete priority booking please visit our website here:


Badge Testing will take place on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019

Spring 2020 January to April term dates (12 weeks):

Term Starts:  ​Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2020
NO LESSONS (half term):  
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2020
Term Resumes: 
Friday 28th, Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March 2020
Term Ends:  
Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April 2020

Autumn 2019 September to December term dates (14 weeks):

Term Starts:  ​Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019
NO LESSONS (half term):  ​Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019

Term Resumes:  Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2019
Term Ends:  Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2019

As our term has now started we will not be taking on any new swimmers for this term. 

Our next intake for new swimmers for the Spring (January) 2020 term will begin after the current September to December term has ended. 

You can join our wait list here:   Wait List