Adult swimming lessons - Dive in.

Our adult swimming programme offers sessions for all abilities, whether you’re learning to swim for the first time, heading back into the pool or looking to refine your swimming techniques. 

The programmes are run in a friendly and supportive environment with a range of classes for beginners, improvers and experience swimmers. We take pride in helping you to learn or improve your swimming.

One to one lessons are also available with our expert instructors to help you achieve your personal swimming goals.



Beginners Wednesday 12pm - 12.30pm
Improvers - Stroke Development Wednesday 12.30pm - 1pm
Skills and Drills Wednesday 1pm - 1.30pm
Beginners Thursday 12pm - 12.30pm
Improver - Stroke Development Thursday 12.30pm - 1pm
Skills and Drills Thursday 1pm - 1.30pm
Beginners Friday 6.30pm to 7pm
Adult Swim FEST


7pm to 8pm




It’s never too late to learn to swim! We understand that you may feel nervous about taking swimming lessons as an adult. 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. This class is primarily focussed on water confidence, relaxation, streamlining and an introduction to core aquatic skills, including aquatic breathing.

Improver - Stroke Development

This is a broad stage which will continue to develop stroke technique and core aquatic skills. Lessons are tailored to the stroke you wish to develop.

Skills and Drills

This stage will develop pool etiquette, learning to use equipment such as kickboards/pull buoys/fins, efficient stroke technique along with use of the clock. These stages will also introduce basic training programmes to develop fitness and stamina as well as continuing to improve technique.

Adult Swim FEST

A one hour class perfect for those looking to improve their fitness, endurance, speed and technique. Classes are tailored to meet each participant’s individual needs.

Booking Details

Booking details

If you are interested in booking on to any of these classes, please contact and once confirmed, proceed to make payment by calling our sports centre reception on 01786 466900. Lessons are available in a block booking and are not part of the drop-in Health and Fitness class timetable.

Limited places are available on each block. All lessons must be pre-booked and full payment must be made at the time of booking. 

Adults wishing to book on to both 'Improver - Stroke Development' and 'Skills and Drills' classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays receive 50% discount for second class booking.

Swimming blocks

BlockNo. WeeksDateCost
1 Six  Monday 28 August -
 Sunday 8 October 2017

Beginner / Improver - Stroke
Development / Skills & Drills

Sports Centre member - £18
Non-member - £36


Sports Centre member - £27
Non-member - £54

2 9 Monday 16 October -
Sunday 17 December 2017

Beginner / Improver - Stroke
Development / Skills & Drills

Sports Centre member - £27
Non-member - £54


Sports Centre member - £36
Non-member - £72

Individual Tuition

‌‌‌‌Individual Tuition

Please complete our waiting list form on the left tab of this page. Let us know your swimming goals, past experience and availability; along with personal details including your age, a contact phone number and any relevant medical information. We'll then put you in touch with one of our coaches. 

One-to-one tuition for a Adult Sports Centre member £14.20
One-to-two tuition for Adult Sports Centre members £17.80
One-to-one tuition for a Adult non-member £16.80
One-to-two tuition for Adult non-members £22.00
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