Otters was founded in 2006 when we, Liz and Sonia, recognised the lack of swimming lessons in our area where children are in small classes and in clean facilities. As mothers ourselves we understand the importance of being able to swim and the necessity for value for money tuition. Our partnership offers a friendly flexible approach to swimming lessons which is second to none.


All our instructors are fully qualified and Castle Bromwich Otters is fully insured. All staff are fully vetted and are Enhanced DBS Checked.


Between us we have over 50 years of swim teaching experience and hold all the relevant qualifications to teach a range of different abillities in the water, including:



ASA Level 1 and 2 in teaching swimming


STA Level 1 and 2 in teaching swimming


STA Parent and Baby


ASA Teaching Children with Autism to swim


ASA Teaching children with learning difficulties to swim


RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Teachers Course


NRASTC Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches


Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Certficate


WorkSafe First Aid Trained


Membership of STA and the IoS.




We follow the Career Development Process which ensures that our qualifications are updated every 2 years.







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