Doha Learn to Swim

Hammy Hammy the Mascot would like to introduce Hammy's Learn to Swim Programme.

Hammy's Learn to Swim Programme offers a safe and fun environment for swimmers to learn, develop and master their swimming skills. Our Learn to Swim programme puts every swimmer at the center of their own learning and practices and skills are tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

In the Aqua Levels of Hammy’s Learn to Swim programme, learning will be focused on developing the 8 core aquatic skills. The core aquatic skills include Entries and Exits, Movement and Propulsion, Co-Ordination and Balance, Floatation, Rotation, Submersion, Aquatic Breathing, Streamlining and Sculling. These skills will be delivered in a fun and exciting way using a proven teaching method called structured play, allowing swimmers to learn certain skills without realising they are learning.

Throughout these levels we will not only be teaching swimmers how to be safe in and around the water, but the development of these skills will form the basic movements needed to effectively swim all four strokes as swimmers progress through the levels.

As swimmers progress through the Swim Levels, focus will be on developing stroke technique over short distances. We believe it is important to get it right over a short distance before swimming further when mistakes may be made, which could be detrimental to progression later on. We will use progressive practices to slowly increase the distance, which means by the time swimmers reach Swim Level 8, they will not only be able to swim lengths of the pool, but they will also swim efficiently.

Hammy's Learn to Swim Programme will allow every swimmer to reach their full potential, whether that’s just for fun or training for the next Olympics, so sign up today. We can’t wait to see you at the pool!

Swimming Locations Map

List of Swimming Locations

Code Title Site Manager Location Map Detail
AJA Al Jazeera Academy  Euan Johnston Doha Details
ACS ACS International School  Rebecca Griffiths Doha Details
DOBS Doha British School  Chris Jones Doha Details
DESS Doha English Speaking School  Giovanni Malatesta Doha Details
At Hamilton Aquatics we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality swimming programme in a safe and fun environment. Our teachers and coaches have a wealth of experience too and receive ongoing training, and because of this, they are the cutting edge of swimming lesson delivery, so you can be sure your child is participating in the most comprehensive and innovative Swimming Development Programme in the Middle East.

Learn to Swim

Hammy’s Learn to Swim programme offers lessons starting from 3 months old and we teach everything from basic water confidence, water safety, the core aquatic skills, the four competitive strokes and competition skills.

Adult Learn to Swim

We offer an extensive Adult Learn to Swim programme across a number of convenient locations designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The programme includes Beginner and Intermediate classes as well as Ladies only classes.

• How do I know if I am a Beginner or an Intermediate swimmer?

If you are able to swim more than 15 metres with your head in the water on your front and back and you feel confident when swimming out of your depth we would class you as an intermediate swimmer. If you are not yet at this stage, we would class you as a beginner swimmer. Our fully qualified teachers work within a structured programme and receive on-going training, so you can be confident that we will provide you with the most comprehensive swimming development programme in the UAE.

Adult and Child – Hammy’s Little Swimmers

We take swimmers from their first splash right through to Hammy’s Learn to Swim programme when they turn three years old. Our classes are a fantastic way to introduce your child to the water and they are not only a great bonding experience between the adult and the child, but for the child, it can help develop social skills, tactile senses, movement and motor skills, body awareness, language development and many more.

These classes are taught by specially trained teachers who receive on-going training to ensure they are delivering the most current Aqua Babies programme in the Middle East.


When can you start?

We are open for bookings now. The current term runs until 1st July 2017.

• How do you become a member?

There are 5 simple steps on how to join us…

1. Sign up to our online booking system Hamilton Bay by clicking here. Hamilton Bay will allow users to schedule an assessment, book swimming lessons, pay online, track swimmer progress and much more.

2. Create your swimmer profiles through the ‘Manage Bookings’ section on your dashboard.

3. Schedule an assessment following successful completion of your swimmer profile. The assessment takes just 5 minutes. Remember to bring your child’s wet kit and ensure they are supervised at all times.

4. After the assessment, click the link ‘book for term 1’ located on the swimmers profile. From here, you will be able to select the most convenient day and time for your swimming lessons.

5. Once a successful booking has been made, you will be able to pay online or you can submit payment of cash or cheque (made payable to Hamilton Aquatics Swimming Training) at the first swimming lesson.

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Hammy's Goal

To create a fun and positive teaching environment that inspires all children to become confident safe swimmers who leave every lesson with a smile on their face having learnt something new.