The Nick Gillingham Swim Academy offers a menu of events throughout the year for swimmers, swim coaches, swim teachers, parents, swimming clubs, schools and physical education teachers. For further information regarding courses near you or bespoke courses as may be required please Contact Us.


Diary of Events

121s with Nick Gillingham MBE

Sessions available:

April 25th 11.00am -1.00pm
April 25th 2.00pm -4.00pm
April 26th 10.00am - 11.30am
April 26th 3.00pm -4.30pm

Location: Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2JH

Sessions can vary in length between 30mins - 120mins depending on the swimmers requirements.For further information or to register your interest for future dates please email

Art of Courses - Details coming soon;
To register your interest for an 'Art of Course' please email highlighting the course you are interested in
Frontcrawl / Backstroke / Breaststroke / Butterfly / Starts & Turns and the area ie: North East, North West, South East, South West etc.

Swim Strokes Master Class with Nick Gillingham MBE

Cost: £80.00

This course will interest swimming teaching assistants and teachers who would like to learn additional skills for faults and corrections and learn new skills for other technical aspects of swimming.  The course will also be of interest to coaches who want to further develop their techniques.

To book  a place on the Swim Strokes Masterclass course please contact the Institute of Swimming (IOS) directly or follow the link below:

There are currently no Swim Stroke Masterclasses scheduled.

For all other NGSA courses please use the 'Contact Us' Link above.

Course Content

Art of Breaststroke

Art of Butterfly

Art of Starts & Turns

Booking Form

Domestic Booking Form

Overseas Booking Form

121 Booking Form


Domestic Events

Art of Swimming – Swim technique courses, breaststroke, butterfly, starts & turns.

Swim Clinics – Front-crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, start turns & finishes.

Master Class – Practical & theory – swim technique, starts turns finishes, stroke analysis, race analysis, mental skills, planning-4-success, preparing for competition.

Themed Presentation Talks – Mental skills, handling pressure, basic sports nutrition, seasonal planning, competition planning, goal setting, motivation, preparing for competition, drugs & fair play.

Swimming INSET – School PE Staff (teaching aquatics, coaching swimming).

One2One – bespoke swim sessions tailored to the individual swimmers requirements. Video diary analysis available as an optional extra.

Overseas Events

The above is also available for overseas Swimming Clubs and International Schools and with over 20 years of experience please do ‘Contact Us’ for further information. For overseas swim camps please see our swim camps page.