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Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons

  • Coronavirus - Leisure service updates: 

    Leisure Centres to re-open from Wednesday 2 December 2020

    In accordance with the government's announcement, we will be re-opening our Leisure Centres, but group fitness classes will not be taking place. 

    Bookings can be made online and over the phone from Monday 30 November 2020.

    Our admin team is currently dealing a high volume of calls and enquiries so please be patient. 

    Please stay safe – you can find out more information about the lockdown rules at

    For the latest information about council services please visit the COVID-19 hub see or see our social media channels.

    Queen’s Park Sports Centre
    Telephone: 01246 345555

    The Healthy Living Centre
    Telephone: 01246 345666

We offer a comprehensive learn to swim programme for all ages and abilities, including:

Swim England Learn To Swim Pathway

All our lessons are delivered by highly qualified and motivated staff in a safe and fun environment.

Our swimming lessons follow the Swim England national teaching plan to provide quality assured and structured lessons.

Swimming assessments are carried out on an on-going basis, to ensure children are continually learning and moving up through the stages, which happens when they have reached the required level of proficiency.

To ensure progressive development, our classes run 50 weeks a year, with payments made in 12-week blocks.

Free recreational swimming for all children booked on to our courses at either of our centres, when accompanied by a paying adult during the current course dates.

Course fees

See our full price list for current charges for swimming lessons.

Contact us

If you're unsure of your child's ability, just contact Rebecca, our activity development officer, to discuss which class your child should be placed in.

Rebecca Truman
Tel: 01246 345666 or 01246 345555

Last updated on 16 September 2020