A bespoke learn to swim pathway created by International Athletes

Group Size

In water teaching, groups of 4 with a single teacher or up to 6 swimmers with 2 teachers
(Stages 1-6)


All our lead teachers are fully qualified ASA Level 2 swimming teachers


We are based at Southmoor Academy in Sunderland

Progress Tracker

Track your childs progress using our Online system

Our story

Goldstrokes was founded by Matt Wylie MBE and Matty Davison, both International Athletes who have competed at the highest level.

We believe that learning to swim is an important life-skill for all children.

We take a hands-on approach to deliver the highest quality lessons in a fun and safe environment

Goldstrokes’ unique learn-to-swim pathway has been created to promote athletic development and encourage  continual progress

Coronavirus FAQ's

Yes! Swim England have carried out a study that suggests Coronavirus is very unlikely to be spread in a pool due to the high chlorine content 
Swim England - Covid study

We are asking that any parent or guardian who can remain outside does so for the duration of the lesson. If you do choose to remain, please limit this to one adult per swimmer, social distance and wear mask.

The changing rooms are open for swimmers to get dried and changed in after the session, although if possible just wrap up warm and head out. Before your session please turn up ready to swim as there will be no changing available. 

Yes! Please wait outside of the pool building (or in your car if its raining). A teacher will open the fire doors before the lesson to let all swimmers onto poolside. After the lesson you must leave through the changing rooms.

When a teacher lets you into the building they will provide some hand sanitiser for you. There is antibacterial hand wash in both changing rooms too.

We have all done it! We have spare masks available should you need one.

What we Offer

Learn To Swim

Our learn to swim pathway has been specifically designed for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Private Lessons

For all ages and abilities - for children and adults. These lessons can be tailored to your individual needs.

Disability Swimming

We create bespoke pathways for swimmers with additional needs - including complex physical and cognitive conditions


Contact Us to find out more

Our Teaching Locations

Location Info

  • Pool

    4 lane, 20m Pool. Variable depth 1m - 2m.

  • Changing & Spectating

    Separate Male / Female changing rooms. Limited poolside seating. No outdoor shoes.

  • Parking

    Parking in school yard.

  • Warning

    No access to school yard before 15:40 on school days (term time) only.


Day Time Note
16:00 - 19:00
Learn to Swim
19:00 - 20:00
19:45 - 20:45
16:00 - 19:30
Learn to Swim
19:30 - 20:30
16:00 - 19:30
Learn to Swim
19:30 - 20:30
16:00 - 19:00
Learn to Swim
12:00 - 15:00
Learn to Swim
09:00 - 16:00
Learn to Swim


Our Founders ...

Paralympic Champion


Matt Wylie MBE

Paralympic Champion Rio 2016



Matt Davison

GB International Triathlete

Watch our founder Matt Wylie win GOLD in Rio ...

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