Otter Tots Swim School



"We teach babies and children to swim from 10 weeks to 13 years with safety and fun in mind."



Stop Press! New baby courses at our Bakewell (S Anselms School) and Ecclesall (Mylnhurst School) pools. Please contact us as soon as possible to book a place - courses are 8/9 weeks long and start on 14th/15th October.


"Thank you so much for everything over the last few years with all the kids - they are all fantastic swimmers and that's down to Otter Tots."

- Michael Vaughan (former England Cricket Captain) and family.


Otter Tots Swim School is an independent swimming school teaching babies and children water safety and swimming in and around Derbyshire, Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

We presently have baby swimming sessions and childrens lessons in swimming pools in Bakewell, Derbyshire and Ecclesall and Norton in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

All our baby swimming sessions and childrens swimming lessons are run by our own staff who are all fully qualified, CRB checked and, most importantly, passionate and dedicated to swimming and water safety.


We cater for babies from around 10 weeks old to children 13 years old in small, friendly classes with an emphasis on fun and enjoyment whilst learning.

In addition to our lessons we also have an underwater photography session once a year with Urchin Rock Photography who can produce some truly stunning and memorable pictures of you and your child underwater.

Rather than just taking our word for it, have a look and see what parents say about baby swimming and lessons at Otter Tots.


Take a look at a quick video of the sort of things you can expect you and your child to get up to in one of our lessons. For more videos, take a look at our YouTube channel.

If your child already swims at Otter Tots Swim School then please visit our Facebook page or follow our Twitter feed to keep up to date with our latest news, timetable and lesson updates.