Learn to swim with us

You're never too old - or young!

Learn to swim with us! 

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It begins as an important life skill, then turns into an activity that can be enjoyed throughout childhood and adult life. Learning to swim also opens up a world of opportunities for other activities, from canoeing to scuba-diving and holidays by the pool! It has even been proven to aid learning in the classroom!

There are many benefits of learning to swim at any age - here are just some of the reasons to learn with us: 

  • Our lessons are taught by fully qualified swim teachers who focus on the fundamentals of swimming in a positive, encouraging way. 
  • We are proud to follow but the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme for adults and children. 
  • Our free Course Hub allows you to track progress against the key competencies for each stage and move to a new class when the criteria have all been met. 
  • We promote quality not quantity. Recognising that everyone is an individual and may progress at different speeds. Progress will be acknowledged with awards from the Swim England Awards Scheme.
  • Free swimming is available for all children on swimming lessons so that they can come swimming with you at other times to develop their confidence and work on the skills they’ve been taught in their lessons.*
  • We offer an easy monthly Direct Debit payment scheme.

Learning to swim is also a crucial part of preventing drowning. Thankfully, we don’t hear about many incidents involving our swim lesson children, but we wanted to share with you a story that made us proud of both the child and our awesome swim instructor team at Places Leisure.

Katy – Swimming Teacher

“I have been teaching swimming for many years and with my younger swimmers I often play a game called ‘Jack in the Box’. This is a great game that encourages children to put their face under the water and help gain water confidence.

One day out of the blue, I was contacted by the parents of one of my pupils saying that that wanted to thank me for what I had done for their little boy. They had recently been away on holiday staying in a house that had a large garden. The children had been happily playing at the bottom of the garden when one child came running into the house saying that Leopold (my pupil) had fallen in a hole full of lots of water and couldn’t get out.

Thinking the worst, the parents ran to the bottom of the garden to find that Leopold had indeed fallen down an uncovered manhole which was full with water. They were relieved to see he was okay and managing to keep his head above the water level. Thankfully, they managed to pull Leopold out without coming to any harm.

Talking to Leopold after his ordeal, they were overwhelmed when he was asking how he was feeling he said, "I’m okay, I did what Katy had taught me to do in my swimming lessons – I did the Jack in the Box!’”

So, whether you’re looking for lessons for your child or yourself, we’ve got what you need. You’re never too old - or young - to learn!

We offer lessons for:

  • Adult and baby/toddler
  • Stages 1-10 of the Swim England Learn to Swim programme
  • Adult lessons
  • Private lessons - junior and adult  

*Excludes Inflatable Sessions at all centres, and Fun Sessions at Pavilions In The Park, Romsey Rapids Sports Complex and The Triangle.

You can check times, prices and availability online, simply go to online booking and select your nearest centre.


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