Swimming Buddies


“Autism Swim are an international wandering and drowning prevention specialists for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with ASD, and Autism Swim is on a mission to change these statistics. Through wider community education and partnering with amazing services such as Swimming Buddies in certifying their staff, more families can receive the support that they need to keep their little one’s safe and happy”

– Erika Gleeson – Founder Autism Swim

Claire and Carole Johnston-Thompson

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Claire Ratican

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Debbie Smith

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Classes currently run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons at Fleming Fulton School, Malone Road, Belfast.


Swimming Buddies Social Story

Meet Swimming Buddies Sammy the Seahorse!

Sammy will guide you through your Swimming Buddies journey from when you arrive to when you get in the pool.

You will also see the new faces of all our friendly coaches.

Sammy is an expert guide as well as a brilliant buddy. Don't forget to ask if you have any questions!

Welcome to Swimming Buddies.


Refund Policy

Please note if we are unable to run sessions due to technical issues with the pool we will endeavour to offer a replacement class and if not a refund for that class will be offered.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer catch up sessions or refunds due to closure because of adverse weather conditions.

Session fees must be paid in full at the beginning of term, fees will not be deducted for missed classes.

If you would like any clarification please email us info@swimmingbuddies.co.uk

Many Thanks

The Team @ Swimming Buddies


Child Protection Policy

If you would like a copy of our Child Protection Policy please click on the link below and we will email it to you.