Learn to swim with Places for People
You can learn to swim at any age. For those wanting to start swimming, we offer learn to swim classes for all age groups from parent & baby through to adults. All of our lessons are taught by qualified instructors who will help to develop confidence both in and around the water.
Our lessons follow 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.
Lessons can be enjoyed as a group or on a 1-to-1 basis. Contact our Swimming Manager to book individual lessons on 01902 384765.
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.
Lessons take place every day for 50 weeks of the year. We only take a 2 week break over the christmas period. All lessons are paid for by Direct Debit and cover one lesson every week. Junior and baby / toddler lessons last 25 minutes and adult lessons last 1 hour. There is a 5 minute break at the end of each session to allow our instructors to complete registers and update progress through our HomePortal sevice. HomePortal is a secure online system where we store the progress of all of our learners, available for you to view at any time.
Parent and Baby / Toddler Lessons
Our parent and baby / toddler sessions require a parent or guardian to also enter the water. The parent or guardian does not neet to be able to swim. Babies: 6 months - 2 years, Toddlers: 2yrs - 3 ½ years.
Mondays: 10.30am to 11.30am
Tuesdays: 11.30am to 1pm
Wednesdays: 11.30am to 1pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 1.30pm
Fridays: 10am to 11am
£16.66 per month
Our junior lessons cover children aged 3 ½ to 16 years.
Weekdays: 4pm to 7pm
Saturdays: 8.30am to 1pm
Sundays: 9am to 1pm
£16.66 per month
Our lessons for those aged 16+ who are not able to swim or looking to improve.
Wednesdays: 7pm to 9pm
£28.12 per month
To join over 3,000 swimmers currently learning with us, we require a booking form to be completed and signed. Forms are available from reception or by downloading them by clicking here. In addition to the booking form, we also need you to sign a Direct Debit form but do not fill in any bank details. We will only ask for your bank details once we have confirmed a space for you in our programme. Downloaded forms should be completed and posted and handed in to our reception team.
Completing the booking form
If you are registering for a child, you will need to fill your details in the top section ''ADULT or PARENT/GUARDIAN DETAILS". Then just complete the name, date of birth and gender of the children you are registering for lessons.
If you are registering for yourself (adult lessons), fill your details in the top section and also in the participant section. You only need to fill in your name, date of birth and gender in the participant section.
Finally, print the form and sign and date the bottom of the form.
Still have questions?
Contact our Swimming Manager today for more information on 01902 384765 or call our main reception desk on 01902 384777.