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At Ferndown Leisure Centre

Whether you’re an adult, a child, or simply young at heart – learning to swim isn’t just a life skill, it’s a rite of passage to a new lease on life. Learning to swim brings freedom, fun and endless opportunities to create lifelong memories in and around water. Places Leisure follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework to deliver swimming lessons that build water confidence from the first splash for a lifetime of water safety and enjoyment.

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  • Adult and Child
    18 months - 3 years

    Give toddlers confidence in the water from the word go while learning core skills through fun and games. Parents or carers join their toddler in the water providing support and encouragement.

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  • Preschool Ducklings
    3-4 years

    Aimed at children who are old enough to follow instructions and can move on their own. Children learn to float, rollover, blow bubbles, swim, enter and exit the pool safely.

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  • Children's Swimming Lessons

    Our swimming lesson programme for school aged children 4 years + follows Swim England’s Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1 – 7. It’s all about developing confidence and competence through fun and enjoyment. *4 year olds must be in full time education to attend these lessons. If your child is not in full time education please do not select these classes.

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  • Adult Beginner
    18+ yrs

    Our Adult Beginner course will guide you through your first experiences in the water. You’ll work on basic swimming skills and techniques, gaining confidence whilst moving in water.

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  • Adult Improver
    18+ yrs

    Designed for the adult who is able to swim independently and wants to advance their confidence, build stamina and perfect their technique in the main strokes.

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  • Private Swimming Lessons

    Designed for students who choose to learn in one-to-one or a small group ratio. Dedicated instruction allows students to perfect skills, boost confidence and move at the student’s own pace in a relaxed environment.

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  • Stages 8-10 advanced swimming

    After completing the learn to swim programme, these classes will teach children about swimming for fitness. Take part in drills and sets to develop stamina and distance, learn how to complete turns for each competitive stroke. Children must have completed Stage 7 or equivalent of our learn to swim programme and be confident in deep water to attend these sessions.  Please enquire for details.

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  • Aquatic Fun and Fitness

    After learning to swim, challenge yourself to develop and learn to love swimming.  With no fixed curriculum, these classes can flex to meet swimmers’ interests and skills.  These sessions take a fun approach to fitness in the water to build strength, stamina and water safety. Children must have completed Stage 7 or equivalent of our learn to swim programme and be confident in deep water to attend these sessions.  Please enquire for details.  

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  • Rookie Lifeguards

    RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme is taught using colourful materials, and fun, varied lifesaving and rescue activities to give children the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea and enjoy water safely.  Children must have completed Stage 7 or equivalent of our learn to swim programme and be confident in deep water to attend these sessions.  Please enquire for details.

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