Make a Splash … SwimNE Crash Courses are back!

It’s the Easter Holidays, which means that our teaching term may have ended… but our crash courses have just begun! SwimNE’s crash courses aim to capture what we believe are the fundamentals of swimming: they are designed to allow your child to improve their water safety,  practice their swimming skills, build their confidence in the water  AND have lots of fun! Each course is one week long, with a thirty minute swimming session that takes place each day. This structure really affords swimmers the opportunity to build on everything they have learnt from the previous day, therefore encouraging learner progression.

If you haven’t booked your place – don’t panic! There’s still a few spaces left on our second week course (10th-13th April). To find out more, contact us here.

Want to stay afloat of exciting news about our future swimming events?  Then simply follow our Facebook page and be the first in the know!

There’s a first…

SwimNE on CBeebies!


Well would you look at that! Earlier this month, our very own director Matt Thompson was featured delivering our award-winning swimming lessons in an episode of  CBeebies’ fantastic ‘My First’ series. In the episode, CBeebies followed Daniella as she enjoyed her first swimming lesson. Check it out here! 

Do you have a child school age 4 or above who would love to learn to swim!? Then why not check out all SwimNE have to offer here. Want to dive in? Then why not drop us a line!

SwimNE want you!

SwimNE want you!


Are you dynamic, self-motivated, and personable? Are you looking for an employer that is friendly, fun and flexible? Then SwimNE want you! We are looking to recruit new members to join our expanding team, delivering our award-winning swimming lessons across Newcastle, North and South Tyneside.

SwimNE are the go to provider of swimming lessons for children and adults across the region; using our comprehensive in-house training programme, we have worked with over 200 swimming instructors to help them learn, develop and improve their teaching skills.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with a Level 2 swimming teacher qualification, hold a safeguarding and protecting children certificate and who will be prepared to undergo a DBS check. Successful candidates will love working with young children and their parents and thrive in a fast-paced and rewarding environment. Further training will be undertaken with SwimNE upon completion of your application.

If this sounds like you, then why not drop us a line at, or call our office on 0191 281 7678 to receive a full application pack.

Happy swimming from SwimNE! 


Swimsafe returns

SwimNE have been delighted to be working with Swim England and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) this Summer to bring the Swim Safe project back to the North East for a third year!


Last year we delivered Swim Safe sessions in Summer 2017 to 1161 children in Tyne & Wear.

This year we will be offering over 2000 spaces to swimmers in the region.


Swim Safe is an open water initiative which offers FREE water safety sessions, in outdoor swimming environments for swimmers aged between 7-14 years of age. Swimmers must be able to swim a pool based, 25 metres to take part. All wetsuits are provided FREE of charge and sessions will last for one hour.


This years locations are;

  • Sandhaven beach, South Shields
  • Longsands beach, Tynemouth


Check back here in April for the full timetable for Summer 2018!!






Our friends at Aquality Training will be running a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course the week of Monday 31st July to Saturday 5th August at Farringdon Community academy in Sunderland. The NPLQ course is suitable for all those who wish to undertake life guarding duties or to start a career in the leisure industry. The course includes CPR, pool work and it is a Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) recognised qualification.

The cost of the course is £300 (including VAT). The course runs on all days from 9am – 5.30pm and includes the assessment on Saturday 5th August.

The National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) will run on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July at Fenham pool in Newcastle. The course cost is £120 (including VAT) and will run from 9am to 6pm on both days.

For further information – please contact Matt Thompson at Aquality Training  – 0191 2817678



Join the team

SwimNE is able to offer the opportunity for one further individual to pursue a career in the leisure industry through a teaching route; it is entirely work based and work related.  This position is newly created and will be an additional teaching position building upon the successful recruitment this past Summer. The swimming programme gives you a wide range of knowledge and experience, and most importantly the qualifications to help you develop a career within the leisure industry. We are looking for a fully qualified swimming teacher, with the ability to teach lessons to groups of swimmers from beginners to experienced, children to adults.



You will undertake the following qualifications as part of your role although candidates holding the listed qualifications will be preferred:

  • ASA UKCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics or STA-C Level 2 award
  • ASA UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics or STA-A Level 2 award
  • National Pool Lifeguard qualification
  • Functional Skills training


 Applicants must:

 Be 18+ on application

Have access to a vehicle as the position involves working between two sites – one in Sunderland and one in Newcastle

Not be in Full-Time education

Have lived in the UK/EU for the previous 3 years

Be able to swim 100m

Have a passion for teaching and working with young people – a must!



Further information / To apply…..


If you would like to apply please send your CV to or



If you have any questions please contact SwimNE on 0191 2817678  


SwimNE is 10!

For those of you who don’t already know, SwimNE turns 10 years old on Saturday 5th November 2016.

In order to celebrate this important milestone, we will be sharing some stories from the last 10 years on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and we want you to join in. We want to hear your swimming stories.

Alongside this, we’re hosting some fantastic events during the October Half Term (Monday 24th October to Sunday 30th October 2016); from free family fun days to a sponsored swim, we have something for everyone.

– Create a birthday card for us and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic goody bag.

The winning card will be printed and framed for us to keep in our office. Post a photo of your card on Facebook or Twitter, and the best entry will win a swimming related goody bag.

– Family Fun Days – when and where;

Monday 24th October – 10am – 12pm Fenham Swimming Pool
Wednesday 26th October 9:30am to 11am – Boldon School
Sunday 30th October 2016 10am to 12pm – Sport Central

Book your space to this FREE swim and help celebrate our birthday.

For more information, or to book your space, contact us on 0191 2817678.

– Sponsored swim – please come along and show your support if you are able to.

Some of our instructors are collaboratively doing a 10 hour Sponsored Swim, in which 10 instructors will be swimming continuously for an hour each. This is taking place on Sunday 30th October 2016 between 7am and 5pm at Sport Central on behalf of a very special charity. We are raising money for CHUF (Children’s Heart Unit Foundation), which is a charity close to our hearts.

– Our next term begins on Monday 31st October 2016, and we’re going to be celebrating in our lessons.

We can’t wait to see you back after half term. If you’re not able to join us during the half term, don’t worry, we’re going to be celebrating during our first week back.

We can’t wait to share this celebration with you!

Sponsored swim

Sponsored swim – please come along and show your support if you are able to.

Some of our instructors are collaboratively doing a 10 hour Sponsored Swim, in which 10 instructors will be swimming continuously for an hour each. This is taking place on Sunday 30th October 2016 between 7am and 5pm at Sport Central on behalf of a very special charity. We are raising money for CHUF (Children’s Heart Unit Foundation), which is a charity close to our hearts.

Please donate by using our Just Giving page below;

Swim For Fitness

SwimNE offers a session on a Monday evening at Fenham pool between 7-8pm.

This session is aimed at those adult swimmers who are looking to get a little bit more from there swim sessions. The emphasis is on technique and efficiency and can be worked at your own pace. It is a stepping stone between adult 1-1 lessons and Masters swimming.

Everyone welcome – £5 per session paid after the session to the instructor. Session cards entitling swimmers to ten sessions can be purchased for £40 also.

Pool closures

Pool closures – Friday 2nd March ’18

Due to the ongoing weather conditions this evening, we have made the decision at SwimNE to cancel all sessions, at all venues for Friday 2nd March 2018.

This means that all sessions at the following pools will be cancelled for the day;



  • Fenham pool, Newcastle
  • Deep Blue Dive centre, Whitley Bay
  • Boldon Dive centre, Boldon

We will credit all lessons back to your Club Booky accounts in due course.

Our office will also remain closed for the day. Please note that this means we will be unable to answer any messages left tomorrow via phone. Please email us at and we will endeavour to respond where possible.


Weekend lessons – Saturday 3rd March ’18

With weather conditions due to start improving tomorrow afternoon, we plan to run a full schedule of lessons on Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March across all venues. Lessons will therefore run at the following venues;

  • Fenham pool, Newcastle
  • Deep Blue Dive centre, Whitley Bay
  • Northumbria University Sport Central pool, Newcastle
  • Benfield school, Newcastle


Our office will also be open as normal on Saturday from 9am-3pm.

Should any unexpected changes occur, we will let you know.

Wrap up warm!

SwimNE management team