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Starfish School of Swimming

Starfish School of Swimming provides professional swimming lessons in the Oldham and Rochdale area of Greater Manchester.

We teach babies, toddlers, children and specialise in teaching disabled children. We offer lessons at Oulder Hill Leisure due to the fantastic cleanliness of the pool and changing rooms and state of the art facilities. There is plenty of free parking too.

What we do

Starfish offers tuition for children from birth upwards. We specialise in water confidence, learning through play and stroke efficiency.

We have small classes and until the children are competent swimmers all teachers are in the water with the children enabling them to trust the teacher and gain confidence. 

All our teachers are passionate, caring, enthusiastic and energetic meaning children are motivated to achieve and given the all important confidence to swim independently.

Local offer

Starfish are proud that they are one of the very few swimming schools in the North West qualified to specialise in children with additional needs and disabilities. Our instructors have also completed a sign along qualification and foundation introduction in British Sign Language. We have also undergone intensive specialised training in how to teach children and young adults with additional needs and disabilities.

We currently teach children with the following disabilities:

  • Autistic Spectrum
  • Aspergers
  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Achondroplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Hydrocheplus
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Heart Conditions
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

If your child has a disability that we haven't mentioned above please do contact us and we will do our utmost to accommodate them at Starfish.

For further information please contact Nichola Smith:

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nichola Smith
0800 996 1760

Where to go

Name of venue
Oulder Hill Leisure Centre
Venue address
Hudsons Walk
OL11 5EF

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Thursday 4pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 9am to 12noon
30 minute lesson per week

Local Offer

Local Offer Ages
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
4-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
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