COMAST Academy

Academy sessions are equivalent to stage 8 – 10 on the learn to swim pathway and are the first step to becoming a club swimmer. They can be a compliment to swimming lessons (approx. stage 6+) or for swimmers who have completed the first 7 stages and would like to continue learning.

To join, swimmers must be able to do 25m front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and dolphin kick.

Each Academy session lasts 1 hour, in that time we will work to improve stroke techniques, learn competitive skills, as well as increasing stamina and fitness.

We offer three Academies in the City of Manchester. Swimmers can attend a maximum of two sessions per week.

Monday Monday Sunday

17:00 – 18:00

Manchester Aquatic Centre (dive pit)


18:00 – 19:00

Wright Robinson Sports College




15:00 – 16:00

Arcadia Leisure Centre, Levenshulme



1 hour per week = £10 per month

2 hours per week = £15 per month

(registration with the governing body of swimming, Swim England, is obligatory and has a cost of £15 per year).

After graduating the Academy, swimmers will be ready to:

  • Move up to be a club swimmer with one of the COMAST development squads
  • Be invited to join the Performance Pathway
  • Try a different aquatic discipline: water polo, diving or synchronised swimming


For more information: or 07927 299300