Welcome to the Learn to Swim section of Torquay Leander Swimming Club.

Learn to Swim sessions, provide important life skills for children to stay safe in the water, teaching national swim stages, giving children the skills to be confident swimmers who are able to progress on to our swim squads.

Torquay Leander now work closely with Swim Torquay Instructors who provide the Learn to Swim sessions at our pool. We have a team of qualified swimming teachers and coaches plus a number of poolside assistants who work with the children to provide high quality tuition and support. Many swimmers progress through these stages before beginning their journey with with us.

Find out how to join Torquay Leander here or to ‘Learn to Swim’ visit Swim Torquay’s website.



The Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children.

They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Each of the Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award.