About Mermazing Swimming®

Where will your aqua adventure take you?

Whether you are taking your first steps into the water, want to be safe and have fun or can already swim and wish to get stronger and faster; learning to swim should be a fun adventure. This is what Mermazing Swimming® strives to do at every lesson. Using a progressive programme written in line with the International Learn to Swim programme and also incorporating my own style and experience, every swimmer is supported and encouraged to be the very best they can be. Get in touch today to start your aqua adventure! 

Experience you can trust.

Mermazing Swimming® Limited is owned and operated by husband and wife team Barry and Melanie Dobbie. Both love to swim and spend huge amounts of time in the water with their children. Between them, Barry and Melanie have set up Mermazing Swimming® Limited to meet the overwhelming demand shown by people in the area to learn to swim.

Melanie's swimming teaching career began when she decided to retrain whilst on maternity leave with her eldest daughter in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. In that time, she has taught baby swimming, learn to swim, adult beginners, people with phobias, aqua natal, was the senior instructor at a school for children with complex additional needs, coaching competitive swimmers and everyone in between.

"I truly believe that all people can learn to enjoy the water and be safe and bring swimming into being a part of their lives for fun and for fitness. I absolutely love what I do and am lucky enough to have made a career out of teaching all ages and abilities to learn how to swim. I get such satisfaction and pride out of seeing the smiles given when a new skill is mastered by anyone in the water." Melanie Dobbie, Mermazing Swimming® Limited.

You are at the centre of everything we do

As a fully qualified swimming instructor and coach, certificated by the STA as a holder of the Professional Certificate in Teaching and Coaching Swimming, you can be assured that you are receiving the highest quality lessons. In addition to this, we are qualified to teach Baby and Pre-School swimming, Aqua Natal sessions, Adult Learn to Swim Lessons, People with Disabilities and Junior Lifeguard training. 

For your safety and peace of mind, we are fully insured, DBS and PVG Disclosure Scotland registered and also a Royal Lifesaving Society qualified lifeguard. We have completed extensive training which includes Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults, CALM training, risk assessment training, fire safety training and Aquaepps® Paediatric Aquatic Therapy for Assistants training.

We have also completed our CIMSPA endorsed and PWTAG approved National Pool Plant Operators Certificate which is a legal requirement for any commercial pool and ensures that the water is safe, clean and hygienic and that any operators are trained and competent.

Services and Amenities

Parking available
Accept debit/credit cards
By appointment only
Wifi on the premises
Baby and Pre-School Lessons
Learn to Swim Lessons
Adult Confidence Sessions
One to One Lessons Available
Aqua-Natal Sessions


Mel is a fantastic, encouraging and absolutely best instructor who gets the very best out of the kids. Mel is also very patient (needs it with my son) Fantastic results and confident young …
Sandy Ingram
Amazing. my son has done fantastic and is confident. recommended to everyone
Sabrina Knight
Absolutely delighted! My daughter who had a horrendous first swimming lesson experience elsewhere, which left her terrified of the water and practically strangling you so as to not let go of her in …
Rachel Kinsella MacGregor

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