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A happy, warm & friendly club, where everyone is welcome!

Tel: 01752 407999

Fort Stamford Health & Fitness
Mount Batten. Plymouth. PL9 9TU



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Learn to swim at Fort Stamford

Your children will appreciate the delightfully warm pool of 31’, 16.6m pool with friendly, experienced instructors and staff.  Swimming lessons resumed at the beginning of September 2020 with the number of lessons now reduced and new procedures in place according to Covid 19 rulings.

Steve Langman runs the Fort Stamford’s swimming lessons, co-ordinating the lessons and the administration side of the operation.  Steve has been competing in the sport of swimming, water polo, and life saving since he was 11 years old, and coaching in swimming and water polo for the last 30 years. Steve has his level 1 and 2 in teaching aquatics (learn to swim), and he heads up the team of qualified coaches.

Your child will have fun and enjoy their lessons while learning to swim and achieve badges, etc. The lessons will take children through the levels of moving freely in water, recognised swimming strokes, coaching and improving swimming, and life saving techniques.

Fort Stamford has plenty of free, onsite parking, lovely big changing rooms for easy  changing facilities, free storage lockers, and is the perfect family friendly place to go for a coffee, or a bite to eat in the restaurant after your swim.

Steve’s website can be accessed by clicking HERE

To enquire/ book your child into swimming lessons for the first time, e-mail Steve on To assist the enquiry, please answer the following questions in your message :

  1. Child’s name?
  2. Age and sex of the child?
  3. Can your child swim without any aids? If so, how far can they swim on their front and their back?
  4. Is your child comfortable putting their face in the water?
  5. Will your child jump into the water without help?
  6. Can your child tread water?
  7. Is your child able to swim correct strokes, i.e. front crawl, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly?
  8. Does your child have a preference towards specific activities, i.e. life-saving, synchronised swimming, water polo, surfing etc?
  9. Has your child had swimming lessons before, if so where and when?
  10. Does your child have any special needs or requirements that a swimming teacher should be aware of?
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