Elite sports academy help center

How long will it take my child to Learn to Swim?

Children learn in different ways and at different rates. Swimming is a skill and like learning in school – all children develop at different speeds. As such there is no answer to this question. What we can advise is that consistency is the key. If a child misses a swimming classes for a few weeks or a term – their development will undoubtedly be affected by not practicing. Therefore attending weekly classes or swimming twice per week to practice the skill acquisition will help children to develop swimming at a faster rate.

How do I make a booking?

1. Have a look at our locations and select the most convenient school for you to attend classes.

2. Send an enquiry email to our office

3. Our Swimming Manager will get back to you to organise a free initial assessment.

What does my child need to bring to their swimming class?

  • Appropriate swimwear for learning. For girls – a swimming costume – no bikinis or two-piece suits. For boys – swim shorts. Children are free to wear tight fitting rash vests in cooler weather. Loose fitting clothing is not advised for swimming neither are wetsuits which restrict body movement.
  • Swimming hats are mandatory to keep swimming pools clean and ensure a more focused lesson.
  • Goggles are optional
  • A towel

What are the payment terms?

  • Payments must be made up front on day one for the whole term (Debit / Credit / Online)
  • We do not offer free trial sessions or 'pay weekly' options
  • You can pay on site (at the session) via debit or credit card, or via email link online
  • We offer 'make up' sessions for any cancelled sessions beyond Elite's control, and will also allow swimmers who miss sessions for illness or injury (Doctors note required) to attend make up sessions
  • We do not offer make up sessions for ANY other reason than illness or injury - we expect all swimmers to try to attend every session to ensure development
  • All swimmers must pay AED 50 administration cost per term along with the term fees.