Shawlands Academy

Located in the Shawlands Area of South Glasgow, the clean 18m x 10m pool at Shawlands Academy is perfect for all ages and abilities, with particular appeal to those who are of improver and advanced levels due to the size and depth of the pool.

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Shawlands is a great learn to swim venue that puts learning and safety at the very top of the list. The viewing gallery is the ideal place for parents to watch children progress, as well as see hands on how the lesson is delivered.


Total Swimming at this venue offers:

  • Child swimming lessons from the age of 3
All progress from swimming lessons at Shawlands Academy is closely monitored, with reports uploaded to your Total Swimming account by your child’s instructor for you to monitor. The end of term ASA certificate that each child achieves is provided free of charge.

Facilities for parents include:

  • Spectator area
  • Free on street car parking
  • Male, female and family changing facilities


First Session

Walk in through the main doors of the school and go to the Janitors Window directly on the right, they will show you the correct way to go.

Get your child changed (boys changing is passed the pool on the right, girls are the first changing area before the pool on the right) and take them through to get a shower. 

They can then come onto the pool area and make their own way to the shallow area (same side for boys and opposite side of the pool for the girls). The lifeguard will then welcome the swimmers and arrange them into their groups. 

Once the lesson is over the children way their way back into their changing room to meet their parents. 






Total Swimming Academies don’t normally use armbands as they give the swimmer a false body position and you almost need to re-teach them to swim once you have taken the arm bands off. We will use arm disks if we feel the child wouldn’t be safe in the water without them on.


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Venue Details

Shawlands Academy

31 Moss-side Road
G41 3TR