Welcome to Swim Stars

15 Victoria Mews, Cottingley Business Park, / Cottingley / Bingley, YORKSHIRE BD16 1PY / 01274 560570

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Keeping safe in the sea

Keeping safe in the sea

Fantastic idea to help show children how to keep safe in the sea. To take part, children must be aged between 7 and 14 and able to swim 25 metres unaided. Sessions are run by ...

We're back poolside!

We're back poolside!

We're taking business back to the poolside! Due to the unprecedented amount of maintenance related cancellations over the last few months we‘d started to disengage with ...

Bradford-based same-sex Adult Swim Classes

Bradford-based same-sex Adult Swim Classes

Do you want to learn to swim? Interested in talking about our Bradford based same-sex adult swimming classes? With increasing popularity and demand across the UK message us vi...

Announcement for Cragg Vale Customers

Announcement for Cragg Vale Customers

Re-arranged Holiday Closure Dates Our Cragg Vale Pool will be closed from Good Friday (19/04/19) for three weeks, instead of the scheduled one week, and re-op...

Just in case you didn't already know...

Just in case you didn't already know...

Swimming is good for your health, fitness and general well-being It's not new news but its still good news!  Exercise is as effective as prescription drugs at lowering bl...

20 great UK cottages with pools

20 great UK cottages with pools

Holiday homes with swimming pools sell out fast in peak periods, so get in early this year at some of the best around the country. Check out this article and make sure you boo...

Book on our half term crash course...

Book on our half term crash course...

We're running a crash course of swim lessons at Bingley Grammar School this half-term. Call the office, ask to speak to Wendy and check availability on 01274560570

Change of career?

Change of career?

Looking for a full-time change in career or a supplementary part-time income? Have you thought about training to become a swimming teacher with us? STA Launches Two Ne...

Badges Explained: Advanced Gold

Badges Explained: Advanced Gold

Advanced Gold Explained: The Advanced Swimmer Series consists of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold; each award has a badge and certificate. This series de...

Check your emails...

Check your emails...

We've emailed all our swimmers a fab little christmas comp #checkyourinboxes #swimstars

Badges Explained: Octopus 1

Badges Explained: Octopus 1

Badges Explained: Octopus 1 The Octopus series is an exciting series of 3 progressive awards specifically designed for child aged between 5 t...

Lifeguards become lifesavers at Hull pool

Lifeguards become lifesavers at Hull pool

A *good-news* story showing the importance of competent and trained swimming pool staff. Well done to all involved :) https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/82-year-old-thanks-l...

Meet the Team: Rob

Meet the Team: Rob

Today's #meettheteam swim teacher profile post is our brilliant #swimstars iron man swimming teacher Rob Where: Cragg Vale and Southfield When: Quite...

Badges Explained: Angelfish 1

Badges Explained: Angelfish 1

Angelfish 1 Explained: Once swimmers have completed the Goldfish Series they progress to the Angelfish Series. On completion of the 3 progres...

Meet the Team: Becky

Meet the Team: Becky

Today's #meettheteam swim teacher profile post is our totally fab and long serving #swimstars swim teacher, Becky Where: Bingley  When: Monday a...

Badges Explained: Advanced Bronze

Badges Explained: Advanced Bronze

Advanced Bronze Explained: The Advanced Swimmer Series consists of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold; each award has a badge and certificate. This series ...

Meet The Team: Josh

Meet The Team: Josh

Today's #meettheteam swim teacher profile post is our popular #swimstars swim teacher Josh Where: Bingley When: Friday evenings Leave a mes...

Badges Explained: Shark 3

Badges Explained: Shark 3

Shark 3 explained: On completion of the Angelfish Series, learners progress to the Shark Series. This series educates learners in basic water...

Meet The Team: Rachel

Meet The Team: Rachel

Today's #meettheteam swim teacher profile post is our fab #swimstars swimming teacher Rachel. A huge favourite with our swimmers Rachel is a much loved and respected member of...

Badges Explained: Stanley 4

Badges Explained: Stanley 4

Stanley 4 Explained: The STAnley first steps series is an exciting series of 7 progressive awards specifically designed to teach learners from 2 years basic s...

Reservoir Swimming #coldwaterkills

Reservoir Swimming #coldwaterkills

A short YouTube film published by Yorkshire Water and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service about reservoir swimming and the associated dangers: https://youtu.be/Ile-FwNEafk ...

Meet The Team: Noah

Meet The Team: Noah

We've another #meettheteam #swimstars swim teacher profile for you today and it's one who has taken the full journey with us, from student to teacher. Meet the super skilled a...

Crash Course this October half-term!

Crash Course this October half-term!

WE'RE running our popular crash course at Bingley Grammar swimming pool this coming October half-term and we've spaces every day, on a first come first served basis The cost i...

Badges Explained: Angelfish 2

Badges Explained: Angelfish 2

Angelfish 2 Explained: Once swimmers have completed the Goldfish Series they progress to the Angelfish Series. On completion of the 3 progres...

Hoodies and Bags back in stock

Hoodies and Bags back in stock

Our very own Swim Stars hoodies and swimming bags are back in stock!  Both are available to buy in Pink, Green, Orange and Blue Contact the office for more info #swimstar...

Meet The Team: Ben

Meet The Team: Ben

First up on our #meettheteam we've Ben. Ben's been with us for a number of years and some may remember him from his poolside and life guarding role before progressing to a qua...

Badges Explained: Goldfish 1

Badges Explained: Goldfish 1

Goldfish 1 explained: The Goldfish series is an exciting series of 3 progressive awards expanding on skills in a fun, progressive, challenging and rewarding w...

Swim Englands 'benefits of Swimming' report

Swim Englands 'benefits of Swimming' report

Swimming can reduce the risk of death by 28 per cent, says a new study by Swim England: The full article published on the Sport England website can be read here: https://...

Meet The Team: Karen

Meet The Team: Karen

Here's another #meettheteam #swimstars swim teacher profile post and today we're introducing you to Karen. Who: Karen Where: Bradford Area W...

Badges Explained: Goldfish 3

Badges Explained: Goldfish 3

Goldfish 3 Explained: The Goldfish series is an exciting series of 3 progressive awards expanding on skills in a fun, progressive, challenging and rewarding w...

Happy Birthday to us...

Happy Birthday to us...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US... As we approach our 18th birthday we want, over the coming weeks, to share our success through a series of rewards and offers First up (strictly limited...

Badges Explained: Shark 2

Badges Explained: Shark 2

Shark 2 explained: On completion of the Angelfish Series, learners progress to the Shark Series. This series educates learners in basic water...

A venue to suit...

A venue to suit...

We deliver professional, progressive and fun swimming tuition from five venues in and around the Bradford and Calderdale area. Tuition fees are collected by direct debit on a ...

Meet the Team: Alice

Meet the Team: Alice

Today's #meettheteam swim teacher profile post is our brilliant #swimstars swimming teacher Alice Where: Bingley When: Various Lesson Times ...

Six of the best!

Six of the best!

OUR team just keep movin' on up! Here's six of our existing teaching staff shortly after completing their next level swimming teacher course. Rest assured you're in safe hands...

Bingley Grammar is the place to be!

Bingley Grammar is the place to be!

Its day three of our five day holiday swimming crash course at Bingley Grammar swimming pool and already this week we've welcomed over 100 swimmers. With more of the same happ...

Train as a swimming teacher

Train as a swimming teacher

This week our swim manager is running the new STA level 2 certificate in swimming teaching course from our head office training room in Bingley. The new certificate course rep...

8 benefits of swimming

8 benefits of swimming

No matter what fitness level, age or ability, the benefits of swimming are superb for mind, body and soul:- Full body workout- Great for general wellbeing- Destress and relax-...

Hazelbeck Continued Pool Maintenance

Hazelbeck Continued Pool Maintenance

Site staff at Hazelbeck have today informed us that the pool remains closed for essential maintenance work and will not reopen until Monday 3rd September. We are contacting al...

Holiday Swimming Courses

Holiday Swimming Courses

SUMMER INTENSIVE CRASH COURSE at Bingley Grammar School. Morning sessions for ALL abilities, Monday 20th August to Friday 24th August, open to existing and new customers. &pou...

Hazelbeck Pool Maintenance

Hazelbeck Pool Maintenance

Site staff at Hazelbeck school have informed us the pool will be closed for essential maintenance work with immediate effect for a minimum of a week. We'll be contacting affec...

Badges Explained: Octopus 2

Badges Explained: Octopus 2

Octopus 2 explained:  Demonstrate the ability to - Answer 2 water safety questions - Enter the pool safely with a step or jump -  Swim 2 metres front paddle, and 2 m...

Teacher training day

Teacher training day

Yesterday swim stars ops manager Neil and his swim teacher team spent the day sharing knowledge on first aid, safeguarding and pool procedures at our quarterly training day. W...

Feeling HOT

Feeling HOT

With the heatwave sticking around for another week or so its sooooo important to keep hydrated, even whilst swimming, and we're encouraging you to bring a bottle of water with...

Badges Explained: Angelfish 2

Badges Explained: Angelfish 2

Angelfish 2 explained: Demonstrate the ability to - Be rescued by catching a buoyancy aid - Perform a straddle entry, tread water for 30 seconds, perform a 360 degree turn in ...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen...

It's a sad day in Swim Stars towers today as we say goodbye to one of our long serving and popular swim teachers, Leigh. Good luck in everything you do, we'll all miss you!

Privacy Policy (Revised) May 2018

Privacy Policy (Revised) May 2018

Privacy Policy UK Swim Stars LLP (“Swim Stars”) respect your right to privacy and comply with obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1998 and ...

GDPR - whats your preference?

GDPR - whats your preference?

With the new general data protection regulations (GDPR) fast approaching we need you to choose how you want to us to contact you in the future. We'll email mid-May to explain ...

Yeeaahh! It's badge week

Yeeaahh! It's badge week

It's badge week! Each badge comes complete with a certificate and is priced £3. Remember to liaise with poolside staff when you're at the pool for yours. A massive well ...

Terms, conditions and FAQs

Terms, conditions and FAQs

Terms, Conditions and FAQs The following terms and conditions apply to the parents or guardians of any child or young person attending swimming lessons organi...

Holiday closure dates, 2018

Holiday closure dates, 2018

Swim Stars 2018 holiday shutdown dates: close Friday 30th March - reopen Friday 6th April  close Monday 30th July - reopen Monday 6th August close Monday 22nd October - ...

Take a swim on the wild side

Take a swim on the wild side

An interesting debate. Whichever side you sit with no-one can disagree that swimming is an essential life skill and water safety is paramount: