Welcome to the DS Swim Learn to Swim Academy, based on the Derbyshire / South Yorkshire border.

Why choose DS Swim Academy?


We offer high quality lessons taught by experienced ASA Qualified teachers, led by DS Swim’s internationally renowned, ASA Level 4 Qualified founder, Dave Sankey. We operate small class sizes as a rule, with a maximum of 6 swimmers per group.

Lessons currently run Mondays at Barlborough Hall School, and Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at DS Gym and Pool, Mount St Mary’s College, with 1-to-1 Lessons also available. 


How to Find Us



Barlborough Hall School,
Barlborough, Chesterfield,
S43 4ES

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Mount St. Mary’s College,
College Rd, Spinkhill, Sheffield
S21 3YL

 Barlborough Hall School. 

 Mount St. Mary’s College 

If you would like to arrange a visit and a free trial of the Academy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What Our Customers Think

I am very pleased with the quality of swimming instruction my child is receiving and the progress through the various badges and certificates he is making! Thank you.


The standard of the lessons is high and both teachers have always been approachable when I've felt the need to discuss anything at all.


The development in my child is phenomenal. From my child being frightened of the water to loving her lessons and being able to swim in all strokes, is fantastic. Thank you Dave and Paula!


Enquire about DS Swim Academy

Got a question about our Swim Academy or want to try out a lesson? Fill in the form below to contact us, or call us on 07793235321 to find out more.

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