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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 Baby
    3-18 months

    Nurture a love of water with your baby from the very beginning in a positive, fun environment. Parents or carers attend with their babies and join them in the water providing reassurance and confidence.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adult Beginner Water Confidence
    18+ yrs

    This course is all about gaining the confidence to enter the pool safely. You will learn how to move around the pool with confidence and to achieve basic core aquatic skills.  Ideal for people with a fear of the water or those nervous about taking their first steps.

  • 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.

  • Adult Technique
    18+ yrs

    Our advanced adult technique course focusses on the skills required to compete or take part in different sports such as triathlon, open water swimming and lane swimming.

  • 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.  

  • Artistic Swimming (synchro)

    Performing arts meets swimming in this fun and energetic class developing advanced aquatic skills. Want to find out what fishtail, tabletop or flamingo means?  Join us and learn how to perfect these moves.  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.  

  • Children's Swimming Lessons

    Our swimming lesson programme for school aged children 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.

  • Diving

    This course works on developing the correct body position for diving, introducing jumps, rolls and falls from poolside before working on tucked and piked entry to the water. 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.  

  • Intensive Holiday Lessons

    Designed to cover several weeks of normal term time lessons in a shortened timeframe, our intensive courses can help students to get a taster for lessons if they are beginners, boost confidence, or move past any hurdles by practicing skills.

  • Ladies Only

    We offer a range of ladies only sessions from water confidence through to confident swimmers who want to perfect their technique. Please enquire for details.

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

    The nationally recognised qualification for pool lifeguarding. This course covers swimming pool supervision, rescue and emergency action plans, first aid, resuscitation and use of AED. Candidates should be 16+ and able to swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds, swim 100 metres continuously in deep water, tread water for 30 seconds and dive to the bottom of the pool.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SEND Swimming Lessons

    All Swim England programmes are designed to help learners of any age, ability or background feel included. Our SEND Swimming Lessons allow learners to progress through the Swim England Programme on a one-to-one ratio, using the same core awards scheme but with adapted learning techniques.

  • 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.

  • Water Polo

    Enjoy this fast paced and exhilarating sport.  Tread water, slide, control and throw the ball to your teammates and play a game. 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.