Swimming Lessons

We offer a range of adult and children's swimming lessons based on ability - from absolute beginners, to people training to become lifeguards. All taught in a relaxed and friendly environment by qualified instructors. To book a lesson simply phone reception or visit us to pay and secure your place.

There are currently no scheduled lessons or courses running in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to have this service back as soon as it is safe to do so.

Adult lessons - all abilities welcome

Adult swimming classes are aimed to improve confidence, technique, and safety in the water. Lessons are progressive and suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experience swimmers who may need additional coaching to improve their technique which could move you into the competitive side of swimming or join a Master's club, (adults over 18 years).

We teach adult swimming at three levels, aimed at anyone from 16 years of age. The lessons are based on your general ability and to book you can simply visit the reception desk and pay to secure your place.

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Lesson Times

Lessons are held throughout the week as you'll see below. If you are unsure which course is right for you, you can contact the reception desk who will be happy to help.

Learn to swim

Learn to swim is where you will learn the basic stroke techniques. The course will help you develop the right skills to feel safe, comfortable and confident in the water.

  • Monday: 12:15pm - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
  • Thursday: 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Improvers

Improvers sessions are aimed at improving your stroke technique and stamina to help you reach your goals and learn new skills.

  • Wednesday: 7:45pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Please note: Classes are currently postponed due to COVID-19.

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Life savers and swimming courses

We run a comprehensive programme of RLSS UK awards and courses such as the Drowning Prevention Week, National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Survive and Save and the Rookie Lifeguard Programme for children. Take a look at the latest courses here.

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Children's lessons

Our children's swimming lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme delivering a high standard of safe, inclusive and effective teaching syllabus for all ages with clearly defined progression stages.  Children are encouraged to develop their skills in a fun and progressive way whilst learning the 4 strokes together with aquatic skills to complement the strokes and continual assessment from their teacher.

Lessons are structured into ability groups starting with adult and child lessons through to lifesaving. Classes can be booked by contacting the Reception Team.

Take a look at some frequently asked questions.

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  • What classes are available on weekends?

    During the weekends we offer a range of lessons from Pre-school up to Rookie Lifeguarding. If the weekend doesn’t suit you then we also offer lessons Monday – Friday after school and some daytime classes for Pre-school swimmers.

  • Is the pool and facilities fully accessible?

    Yes, the pool and facilities are fully accessible.

    Some of the facilities that are available include an accessible changing room and toilet, a family change cubicle with baby change facility. We also have pool side hoist.

  • As a parent, do I need to attend my child's class?

    If your child is under the age of 10 then you must remain in the building and watch your child in their lesson. Over the age of 10 it is at the parent’s discretion as to whether you remain with your child or not while they have their lesson.

    If your child is under 10 you must remain in the pool hall whilst your child is in their lesson.

  • How do I cancel my lesson?

    Once you have paid for a block of swimming lessons you are unable to cancel individual lessons, should you wish to cancel the remainder of your block of swimming classes you will need to speak to a Duty Manager at the centre.

  • Will I be charged if I do not attend a lesson?

    Yes, unfortunately you will be charged for a lesson if you don’t attend. Lessons are paid for as a block of swimming lessons at the start of each term. Under exceptional circumstances you may be able to get a refund. This would need to be discussed with the Duty Manager.

  • Do I get a discount if I have a membership?

    There is currently no discount offered on swimming lessons if you have a membership.

  • How many swimmers attend lessons?

    The number of swimmers in each lesson depends on the stage and teachers for each lesson. All ratios for lessons are within the Swim England guidelines.

  • Are the lockers and changing facilities free?

    Yes, there are lockers and changing facilities that can be used. The lockers require a £1 coin or a standard locker token.

  • How do I book lessons?

    Lesson for all age groups are booked with reception in person or over the​ phone. Swimmers who are already on lessons have priority for each term’s bookings. If you are new to us please contact reception and we can add you to the waiting list to be contacted if we have any spaces.

  • Can I invite a friend to watch or take a lesson with me?

    Spectators are allowed to watch lessons and must remain within the spectator area. Unfortunately, due to restricted numbers in classes it isn’t possible for anyone who isn’t booked on the lessons to take part in the lessons.

  • Can I swim when my child is having a lesson?

    Yes, under normal circumstances lessons take place in 2 lanes of the pool therefore casual swimming can take place at the same time.