Swim School

We offer a wide and varied range of swimming lessons are offered from Adult lessons, whether you are a beginner to swimming or an improver, Pre-school lessons from 3 years and Junior swim lessons ranging from 4 years upwards.

All our swim teachers are dedicated friendly, experienced ASA Qualified Instructors.

 All participants in swimming lessons get free public swimming. 

Adult Lessons

Whatever your age or ability, its never too late to learn the life skill of swimming. Bungay Pool & Gym provides a comfortable environment within the learner pool with variable depth for beginners through to Masters and Triathlon training.

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Lessons For All

Children’s Lessons

Our youngest classes are aimed at Parent and toddler foundation classes which then moves up to junior coaching which follows levels 1-12 of the Swim England (Formerly ASA) guidelines to guarantee consistency and development.


Duckling 1

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

Make a supervised safe entry with adult support if required, float on back with adult support behind the head without aids, blow bubbles at the water surface, wet the head without submersion, kick five meters on back with adult support, travel without assistance two meters to a floating object, enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with adult support and exit the water safely with minimal adult support.

Duckling 2

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

Make a sitting entry with adult support if required, using a buoyancy aid, rotate through 180 degrees without assistance, submerge the face with confidence under adult supervision and without force, blow an object for a distance of two meters, travel three meters using arms and/or legs without assistance, move five meters along the rail or wall without assistance, enter the pool, rotate and return to the side with minimal adult support and exit the water safely with minimal adult support.

Duckling 3

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

Make a supervised jump to an adult with or without support, float on front or back without adult support, show a streamlined shape on front or back when push off from a supporting adult, blow bubbles with the mouth and nose underwater, travel five meters on front to the side of the pool without assistance, kick five meters on the front holding a float (the adult may hold the other end of the float), enter the pool, rotate and return to the side without adult support and climb out of the water with assistance if required.

Duckling 4

By the end of this stage your child will be able to:

Jump in unaided but supervised into the water, show a mushroom or star float, rotate 360 degrees either horizontally or vertically, push and glide achieving a streamlined position on the front or back, submerge completely, travel without assistance 10 meters on the front or back, show the sequence to jump in the water, turn around, swim back to the point of entry and hold on to the side or rail and climb out of the water with assistance if required.


1. This stage helps develop safety awareness, the ‘class’ scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence skills. Swimmers may use aids, such as armbands and floats.

2. This stage focuses on safe entry to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travel on the front and back up to a distance of 5m, and rotating the body to regain an upright position. Swimmers may use armbands and floats.

3. More on developing safe entries into the water – including submersion – travelling up to 10m on the front and back, and progressing water safety knowledge and body rotation skills from the previous stage.

4. This stage aids the learner in developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills. Also covered is refining kicking techniques for all strokes. The swimmer has to swim 10m to a standard directed by the ASA.

5. During this stage swimmers develop ‘waterman-ship’ through sculling and treading water skills and body complete rotation. They perform all strokes for 10m to a standard provided by the ASA in the Learn to Swim Framework.


6. Developing effective swimming skills – including coordinated breathing – across all strokes is the focus of this stage. Learners also have to swim a distance of 25m using a stroke of their choice. Children learn about aspects of water safety

7. Children develop quality stroke techniques up to 100m incorporating the skills they have learned, and combine them to develop a linked routine. They also complete an obstacle course combining skills accomplished through stages 1-7.


Developing swimmers to reach their maximum potential. Exploring the water to enable movement and independence. An inclusive approach to the FUNdamentals of swimming. 


Once your child has completed all the stages we have good exit routes into a number of different swimming avenues such as Pre Competition, Rookies Lifesaving and our Local Swimming Clubs across all sites.

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Tri - Masters

Tri masters sessions are for the novice to elite class in triathlon and masters swimming. The sessions are delivered from our instructor who is from a competitive background with years of experience in coaching. Training is monitored and personal training plans delivered to enhance the performance of the athlete. Stroke analysis and time trials are recorded and regular testing is carried out.  

FREE Swim Assessment

Sentinel Swim School are offering a FREE SWIM ASSESSMENT to every child in order for parents and children to understand their current swim-ability.

Please complete the electronic form below to redeem your FREE SWIM ASSESSMENT. These assessments are designed to ensure your child starts their swimming journey at the correct level.

Free Swim Assessment
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