About Us

Speedo SwimSquads Dubai is a private swim club run on the ASA of Great Britain guidelines. We abide by the UK Child Protection policy and the ASA 'Swimmark' standards of excellence. Speedo SwimSquads has a comprehensive swimming programme from teaching through to full training run by qualified teachers and coaches. We are now in our 18th year, and continue to focus on quality of teaching and coaching. We aim to offer each swimmer the chance to reach for excellence within a safe, structured environment.

Speedo SwimSquads are an accredited provider of Amateur Swimming Association of Great Britain Teacher training courses in the UAE. All our lead teachers are licensed with the ASA.

Swim Director Lesley Murray (B.ed. (hons) P. E.) is a qualified A.S.A. Club Coach and A.S.A. Tutor. She has coached National Age-Group Champions, Paralympic medallists and World Masters' medallists in Scotland. All other coaches and teachers hold ASA qualifications at Level 1, 2 or 3 and many are also P.E. or classroom teachers.

Swimmers are actively encouraged to participate in our own Club Competitions as they enter training squads and have the opportunity to compete in inter-club competitions or open events as they gain confidence.

About the team

All teachers on the poolside hold at least an ASA/UKCC Level 1 Teacher of Aquatics. Many are also either PE or Classroom teachers and hold Level 2 or above. All staff in any venue are mentored by the lead teacher and are encouraged to attend professional updates throughout the year. We aim to move staff between venues where possible to get different teaching experiences and give Speedo SwimSquads the best teaching and coaching staff in the UAE.

See our Staff page to meet the team.