Swimming With Hamilton Aquatics

We offer fun and competitive opportunities for you to lead a healthier and safer lifestyle. Whether you are starting your journey to learn how to swim or have Olympic aspirations, we offer quality swimming training where age doesn’t matter, in a location convenient to you. Our teachers and coaches assess every swimmer before allotting them a level and a class appropriate to their ability and development. We invite you to join our team and experience the difference we can make in your life through the water.

New Swimmer Registration

If you are a first time swimmer with Hamilton Aquatics, you are required to create an account on www.hamiltonaquatics.ae/hamiltonbay. Once the account has been created, you can book a free assessment at your preferred location. The assessment will allow our team to recommend a swimming level suitable for your development. Once the level has been updated on your account, you can make an online payment for your booking.

Programme Description

Adult and Child Lessons (0 – 3 Years Old)

This programme provides a developmental journey from the first splash right through to a confident swimmer who leaves every lesson with a smile on their face. Classes start as early as 3 months, through popular nursery rhymes and songs, the classes provide a great bonding experience between the adult and the child. Also, they help aid many senses and skills that are key to early child development.

  • Aquababies is for children aged 3 to 9 months
  • Aquatots is for children aged 10 to 20 months
  • Aquasplash is for children aged 21 to 36 months

Hammy’s Skills School (3+ Years Old)

This programme introduces children to the water through fun and engaging lessons. It is a perfect transition for our swimmers that have completed Hammy's Little Swimmers. The Skills School is divided into 4 levels, each progressive and aimed at developing the core aquatic skills and water confidence.

  • Aquafun Levels are for children aged 3 to 5
  • Aquaskills Levels are for children aged 6+

Hamilton Stroke School (5+ Years Old)

This programme is aimed at swimmers that have an understanding of the key FUNdamentals and core aquatic skills. It is the perfect transition from our Skills School and for those swimmers who want to continue to progress and develop their swimming to the next level. Our Stroke School focuses on all 4 competitive strokes and is the stepping stone for swimmers to transition into our award winning Squad Programme.

Squads (7+ Years Old)

The Hamilton Aquatics Squad Programme has grown from 16 in its first week to over 900 swimmers per term in just ten years. The squad structure is designed to be progressive for swimmers to develop through various different pathways in line with the Long-Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD).

Throughout the squad programme, we offer various levels depending on age and ability. Squad criteria is in place to ensure that selections are not only fair on other swimmers but correspond to each individual swimmer’s development. Our squad structure offers three pathways that allow an opportunity for each swimmer to develop and swim in line with their correct age, ability, commitment, goals and potential.

The three pathways identified are Club, Development and Pathway

Club Pathway:

Our Club Pathway allows an opportunity for both late swimming developers and swimmers of less swimming commitment to train as part of a fun and progressive environment. Training is delivered with individual goals in mind, ensuring that each swimmer gets to improve and enjoy their swimming. Coaches work with swimmers who wish to take their swimming further and want to compete or progress into higher squads in the future.

Development Pathway:

Our Development Pathway offers necessary skills, in and out of the pool to enable swimmers of all ages and abilities to fulfil their long-term potential. The training plans and daily focus is delivered with LTAD as the vision to allow swimmers to develop in a fun, safe, team oriented, learning environment.

Performance Pathway:

Our Performance Pathway is aimed at top performing swimmers achieving at a national or international level. We are the only swimming academy in Dubai offering an individual performance pathway with access to a full training plan in line with LTAD that offers world class services such as dedicated full-time coaches, assistant coaches, strength and conditioning, video analysis, sports psychology consultancy and nutrition advice. The above commitment to excellence has given us the reputation of being the only sports academy to consistently develop elite athletes onto national and international teams every year.

View 2018-2019 Squad Handbook

Adult Lessons

We recognise that not everyone had access to swimming lessons as a child, and that learning to swim as an adult can be a daunting experience. Our teachers take on a supportive and encouraging role to give adults the confidence and opportunity to learn an important life skill.