All our instructors are certified and provide the highest level of professional training.
The Swim Academy (TSA) by Fitness First was established in January 2014. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities, with the option to join a group class or have a private lesson. With locations across Damman and Riyadh.
Our varied program consists of:
- Learn to swim
- Stroke development
- Teen and adult swimming classes
At TSA, we start children learning to swim independently in swim lessons once they reach age 3, at this age the children learn about water safety & confidence as well as swimming. Sessions include floating, breathing & kicking to help them gain a better feel for the water. These are the fundamental movements which will be used throughout the swimming program.
STA Training courses
We run a variety of Swimming Teachers Association (STA) training courses:
- STA International Swimming Teacher
- STA International Baby and pre school Teacher
- STA International Lifesaving Course for Swimming Teachers
The Swim Academy by Fitness First strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, comfortable environment that enables each student to realise their potential by testing their limits to encourage continuous progress, achievement and growth.
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The Swim Academy has many locations across the country with various pools shallow enough for teaching & learning as well as fitness swimming. Recreation pools are available in the community clubs creating a very relaxed environment for learning to swim.
Our Swim Programs
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Swim Academy Programs & Fees 2023
Program Dates 2019-2020
9th January 2023 to 26th March 2023 (Spring Term)
10th April 2023 to 9th July 2023 (Summer Term)
4th September 2023 to 10th December 2023 (Winter Term)
Prices please take from leaflet info
*6 and 24 session packages are also available, please speak to your swimming instructor on your assessment for more information.
5 Day Crash Course
Available all year
*Prices inclusive of VAT charges
*2, 4, 6, 8 and 24 session packages are also available, please speak to your swimming instructor on your assessment for more information.
Swimmers are also requested to wear the appropriate swimwear, trunks or costumes - not shorts or bikinis
Yes, a swim cap is required. A cap will be given at the time of the initial booking after the assessment and any replacement caps can be purchased at the club reception.
Payment must be made to confirm your space. This can be done at reception for via payment link.
We offer free assessments in which the swim instructor will see the best suited class for you and discuss your options.
24 hours notice is required if you are unable to attend a session. There is no credit or reimbursement of fees for group sessions unattended. If swimmers do not attend their scheduled session they miss the lesson or they can check the availability for a make-up class with your instructor.
If a swimmer is not able to attend their scheduled session for any reason and they miss the lesson they can check the availability for a make-up class directly with the instructor. There is a maximum of 2 make-up classes permitted within a block of 12 sessions, each class must be made up within 2 weeks of the session missed.
Please note a make-up class is not a credit – all classes must be completed within 12 weeks of the booking.
Please ensure children aged 7 and under are supervised by an adult to the registration table at the lesson time, children at this age often don't know when their lesson is starting and cannot be expected to get themselves there.
Swimmers are requested to be ready for the lesson (with their hat and goggles on) 5 minutes prior to the lesson. If a swimmer is more than 5 minutes late to the session s/he may not be allowed to join the class as it can be disruptive to the other learners.
Late arrival is disruptive and inconsiderate to the rest of the class, and nothing can be more disruptive to a child's development than irregular attendance. Consistency and routine are very important to every child's learning.
Further to recent NSPCC advice we are required to inform parents and guardians that there are aspects of our teaching which require a 'hands on' technique. This type of physical contact between instructors and swimmers will be in full view and will be used for the following reasons:
- Where it is essential to support the swimmer during the early stages of learning a skill for safety reasons.
- To develop the skill and technique (e.g. placing the swimmer in the correct position/posture).
- To prevent an injury
- To administer first aid to an injury.
Please let us know on joining the program if you are uncomfortable with any aspect of this teaching technique
For personal protection photographs are not permitted to be taken of any swimmers in the water without written permission. If any promotional/marketing photos or videos are being taken you will be made aware and asked for your written consent.