Are you looking for a great way to bond with a little one? Or do you want to find a fun new activity for both yourself and your little ones that will keep you active and teach you all an essential life skill?

If so we have the perfect activity – swimming lessons.

Being able to swim is a important life skill for everyone to learn. Once you're able to swim you can enjoy regular visits to the pool during term time as well as holiday fun with friends both in the UK and abroad.

Across all of the pools we manage, over 63,000 children are learning to swim each week, all gaining a valuable life skill. And it doesn't just stop there, we provide a fantastic online tool for parents to monitor their childs progress each week and move their child to a new class when they’re ready.

Whether it's building water confidence in babies and toddlers or teaching grandparents how to swim, we have something for everyone. If you’d like to learn more about our learn to swim programme,then do give us a call on 01773 514727 or email us at enquiries@ripleyleisurecentre.co.uk

Swimming is a fantastic way to enjoy family time and our pools offer a range of sessions and activities for you all to enjoy splashing around together. Take a look at our timetables online today and plan your next family visit.

We look forward to seeing you in the Centre soon.

The Team at Ripley Leisure Centre.

Swimming Academy

Our lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA), Learn to Swim framework.  This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water.
The ASAs Learn to Swim Programme guides your child through ten clearly defined stages, and there's a foundation level to get babies as young as six-months-old started. All of the ASA Learn to Swim Programme is supported by the Kellogg's ASA Awards scheme.

Swimming lessons run throughout the week. Group lessons are 30 minutes and private lessons 20 minutes.

Aqua Babes

6 months - 3 Years

Designed to introduce you and your toddler to the water including fun, games and activities.

Water Playgroup

3 Years - School Age

As your child is more able to understand simple instructions they will be taught the basics of becoming a confident swimmer.

Junior Lessons

School Age & Over

Swimming Lessons are taught by using the nationally recognised ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming helping your child develop into a confident swimmer.

Track your child's swim lesson progress

Reflecting our commitment to continuously improving the delivery of swimming lessons, we are investing in the latest technology to record the performance of children during their lessons.

Through an internet based Home Portal parents/guardians will be able to access information about your child’s swimming lessons including:

  • Your child’s performance against the key competencies for their course level E.g. Swim 100m efficient backstroke.
  • A rating from the teacher on how they are doing against this competency E.g. Needs practice / Fair / Good
  • Notification of when your child is ready to move up a level and the ability to choose from the available times for your child to move into
  • Record of all assessments and pass dates for each level

To access this new website please click here.

Private Lessons (1-2-1's & 1-2-2's)

Lessons can be enjoyed as a group or on a 1-to-1 basis.  Contact reception to book individual lessons.

Adult Lessons

If you have a fear of the water, can’t get your face wet or panic just thinking about the deep end then it’s easy to think swimming is not for you.

But if you learn to swim you can have fun in the water with your friends, children and grandchildren. You can also make a splash in the water while on holiday.

The important thing to know is that you are not alone. One in five adults across the country can't swim - but it's never too late to learn. Most pools offer adult classes in a friendly and supportive environment.

The best thing to do is contact us for information on lessons for all ages.

If you are unsure about starting lessons, ask if you can watch a class or two to get a better idea of whether it's for you, or ask to speak with one of the teachers.

Most lessons take things at a slow pace - starting off with teaching you to how to stand up and regain your feet, float and swim without fear before being taught specific strokes.

Contact our Swimming Co-ordinator today for more information on 01773 514727.

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