Birkenhead High School

Our Learn to Swim Academy at Birkenhead High School Academy is a fantastic venue, with exclusive use of the 25 metre pool, our swimmers have lots of fun developing their swimming skills.

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All abilities welcome, with non swimmer abilities offered in each 30 minute session. We also accommodate more advanced swimmers, allowing them to integrate competitive skills into their weekly sessions.

Information on the pool:

  • Total Swimming's only swimming venue in Wirral.

  • Great swimming pool, 25 metre length, accommodating all levels

  • Depth 0.9m (shallow)

  • 30-31 degree pool temperate, ideal for young swimmers

  • Teacher in the water for low ability groups

  • On site school car park

Directions to the pool

From Birkenhead town centre, proceed to Balls Road and continue onto Shewsbury Road. Take 3rd right onto Beresford Road. Take left at end of road and left again onto Devonshire place. School entrance directly on the right. Park on school grounds. Walk through pathway between the two buildings and you will find stairs to the entrance of the pool on your right.

Code is required to enter building which will be disclosed upon booking by our customer service team.

First session

Please arrive no more than 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your lesson. Enter the Swim pool enterance and find changing rooms on your left, females on right, males on left. Swimming pool entrance is straight ahead. Please take shoes and socks off before entering poolside.


Swimming hats & goggles are optional but swim caps are recommended for girls (or boys with longer hair). Armbands not required unless child is really unconfident and unable to stand in 0.9m water.


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Venue Details

Birkenhead High School

86 Devonshire Place
CH43 1TY