Welcome to the Aberdeen Learn to Swim

We provide safe, progressive, fun swimming lessons to children of all ages.

We work in partnership with Scottish Swimming and the International School, Aberdeen.

On completion, move to Aberdeen Amateur Swimming Club, Fitness training, Water Polo or Lifesaving.


Aberdeen LTS is delighted to introduce our new Inclusion Champion, Amy Allan. As a Learn to Swim Scheme, we aim to be proactive and ensure we build a friendly and welcoming environment for all children. If you have a child with a physical disability or if you have a child who requires assistance when learning, email us and we will arrange a meeting with Amy, who will explain the pathway available.

Jade's Story

Jade is one of the swimmers in our inclusion programme at LTS. She has been learning to swim with me since December 2018, and is already showing that she has some amazing swimming skills. At just 2 years old, Jade contracted meningitis, which resulted in both of her hands and legs being amputated. Despite this, Jade is an extremely positive girl who is determined not to let anything get in her way. She is fearless and has taken the challenge of learning to swim with ease.
Last week, I was lucky enough to go to Glasgow with Jade and her mum, Lisa, to watch the World Para-Swimming Championships. We were able to watch some incredible races, including Scottish Swimmer Toni Shaw's British Record breaking 100 Fly. We also got to meet Harvey Phillips and Ellie Challis, who are quadruple amputees like Jade. Harvey and Ellie also hold their fair share of records, and it was great for Jade to meet people like herself and to see them compete at such a high level. I am very grateful to have met Harvey and Ellie, as well as their coaches, as they had lots of helpful tips for me to teach Jade. We finished our day with some time in the pool where Jade got to show off her skills and have some fun jumping off the blocks with Ellie.



Your child will receive one to one lessons with their teacher

Disability Specific

Your child will receive lessons which are specific to their disability

Low Ratio

Your child will receive lessons which have a low child to assistant/teacher

Supported Inclusion

Your child will take part in mainstream lessons where extra support can be provided if needed

Full Inclusion

Your child will take part in mainstream swimming lessons


The Process

  1. Your child's swimming ability will be assessed
  2. They will then be allocated to a class of the appropriate level
  3. Finally, their progress will be tracked using Scottish Swimming's progression chart

Supported in Group Environment or Reduced Number Group

1-2-1 or Disability Specific


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