Come and be part of the Salamanda Journey

A swimming Academy that is passionate about

Teaching swimming

Believes in the swimmer developing their skills at a pace to suit them through the guidance and knowledge of the Teacher

Cares about individual needs on their swimming pathway to become a safe competent swimmer

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about the academy

Salamanda Swimming Academy was born back in May 2010

Today the Academy is a thriving swimming School, operating out of two local schools, Colton Hills Community School, Wolverhampton and Crestwood High School, Kingswinford near Dudley we have built an excellent reputation for developing young technically good swimmers offering them a swimming pathway into competitive swimming with our partner Wolverhampton Swimming Club

Ex swimmers with children of our own, we appreciate and understand the needs of children entering the water for the first time and learning to swim.  We understand the importance of teaching the correct basics of swimming from day one whilst ensuring it is an enjoyable experience for every child that starts Salamanda. All our teachers are trained in the Salamanda ethos to deliver technically, fun, progressive lessons everyday !’

….. Sally & Amanda

Years Operating
Certificates & Badges Achieved

Meet the Team


Pools Manager


Colton Hills Coordinator


Crestwood Coordinator

Lucy R

Crestwood & Colton Hills Coordinator

Frequently Asked Quections

We take children from the age of 4 years old.

No, our classes are small and our teachers teach in the water.

We recommend a one piece swimsuit for girls, and swimming trunks for boys. Our pools are a nice temperature but some children like to wear an additional layer so we suggest a rash vest.

We prefer children starting lessons for the first time not to wear goggles because it’s an important aquatic skill to learn how to deal with water on their faces. Those children that can swim and are being taught technique we do recommend goggles be worn.

Our courses run in blocks of 9 weeks of lessons, enrolment takes place on week 7.  The office send an email on week 6 of the course and it also posted on Facebook & Instagram.

Yes, we are affiliated to Swim England. We also operate our own badge scheme. 

Every child has their own record card, which is completed by their swimming teacher. Children progress through the stations based on their individual ability.

Our lessons take place during February and October half term holidays. There are no lessons during Christmas, Easter and the main summer holidays.