We’re Splash Stars

An independent, family run business giving swimming lessons to your little stars


Splash Stars is a fun, focused progressive swimming class for children age birth – 11 years across areas such as Bolton, Blackrod/Horwich, Moston and Bromley cross.

As well as teaching your child to swim correct effective strokes, our classes are jam packed with vital life-saving skills from as young as a few week old. Each class lasts half an hour and provides a wonderful bonding opportunity for parents and children, as well as being jam packed with fun activities that promote and develop independent swimming from a very young age!

Quality of teaching is our top priority! Our technical director Nichole has developed a bespoke program that is both fun, focused and progressive after having worked within the swimming industry for many years and has acquired a vast amount of experience and gained numerous STA qualification, Nichole saw a lack of quality swimming lessons; in particular a distinct lack of swim schools teaching children to swim correctly from the start and from that Splash Stars was born!

The Splash Stars program has been specifically written and designed to get the most out of your little one, at their own pace. We never force any activity but promote a love for the water, by nurturing your child. Our methods make sure your children receive the very best swimming lessons out there! We use minimal flotation devices (no armbands/disks) and teach babies and children to swim unaided to build a strong confident and graceful swimmer, who loves the water whilst being safe.

Are you ready to make a splash!

We have been through it! All our teachers are parents with children at various stages throughout the program our technical director Nichole has two small children of her own George and Matilda. George has been swimming since he was weeks old he has never worn armbands or disks and at just 6 is learning and developing correct technique in all strokes! Matilda, who is only 2, you will know if you have seen her at lessons! She can swim good distances independently, she lives to swim and we are almost sure she would sleep in the pool if we let her! Alongside having a real love and respect for the water she can initiate her own swims from the wall by holding on and turning to push off! We’re so proud of all our Splash Stars, but having our own children throughout the program means our teachers can really identify we our parents and the challenges and joys learning to swim can bring.

We understand the challenges. The water wobbles, the changing room meltdowns but the joy of seeing your child swimming independently is well worth it – its amazing. We are here to support you and your little star every step of the way!

This is Splash Stars – We do things differently here.

Great teachers

We have some of the best teachers in the business, highly trained and qualified with a strong love of all thing watery and a passion for teaching your children not only that we have years of experience teaching hundreds of babies and children to swim every week!

Helpful pricing

We book in terms of 12/13 weeks with the option of paying up front or splitting payments into 2/3 ,manageable monthly amounts! We offer discounts for siblings 5% off each as we understand that costs quickly mount with two children or more.
Twin options also available contact us to find out more.

Independence and technique

We give the gift of independence, our Splash Stars learn to swim independently without the use of armbands or disks our swimmers build confidence in their own abilities not reliant on floatation aids, in Splash Stars your children will progress and develop the correct technique and alignment without the bad habits, children in our program learn correct effective strokes that are introduced early on and vital lifesaving skills meaning that not only are we nurturing a love and respect for the water we are teaching children how to swim correct and effective strokes through fun and enjoyment.
Whether your child is 8 months or 8 years old we have a program structured to teach them to swim the right way.

Small classes

We keep our classes very small and tailor that number to the space in the pool and the class level meaning that our smaller pools we have less children.
StarAcademy has a maximum of 6 children.
Our Baby and Pre school lesson, If spaces allows we will go to a maximum if 9 children  way below the recommendation of 12.
Our special needs classes have just four children!

We’re small and loving

We are independent meaning our main focus is you and your children, we can deliver an extremely high quality lesson without you having to pay excessive amounts. We can keep our overhead costs low and are not affiliated with a franchise meaning the money goes back to investing in your children!

Health and Safety

All our teachers are fully qualified and we are insured to the highest standard with specialist insurance to cater exactly to our lessons. On top of that our teacher also hold STA insurance of their own. Health and safety is our biggest priority and so undertake full health and safety checks as well as risk assessments to make sure your little stars are safe in their swimming lessons!

Ready to book?

Our methods teach your children not just to swim beautifully, effortlessly and gracefully but to enjoy, respect and love the water.

Show your little stars, not just how to swim, but how to have fun doing so! Lessons are just £9.75, payable in blocks with sibling discounts and split payments available.

Or call our helpful team on 01942 576049