Three children in a swimming pool

Dive into a skill for life

Swimming classes for children

Children can learn to swim, develop technique and gain confidence in the water with our classes for pre-nursery age upwards.

Our Learn to Swim programme follows the new National Swimming Framework for Scotland. The framework provides a clear set of national standards and a pathway which allows you to follow your child’s progression and their ability to swim.

Learn to Swim Programme

This programme helps teachers to plan and deliver classes for swimmers who want to achieve 'club ready' or 'ready for lifelong swimming' levels.

Swimming programme details
Column one mentions the programme, column two is a list of the different levels available, column three gives a description.
Programme Description
Learn to Swim Pre-school To become water confident and develop core aquatic skills (without adult assistance but with buoyancy aids as required)
Swim Skills 1 To further develop water confidence and develop core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids 
Swim Skills 2 To increase the competency of the core aquatic skills and develop basic stroke technique 
Swim Skills 3 Introduce more advanced stroke technique and develop diving.
Swim Skills 4 To improve the quality of stroke technique, introduce multi aquatic skills/disciplines and basic lifesaving skills
Club Ready To improve and maintain stroke technique over distance and develop basic training and race skills producing a swimmer who is ‘Club Ready’ 
SwimFIT To maintain stroke technique and fitness for those who have achieved or working towards completing Swim Skills 4.

To enquire about a class place in our swimming, please contact us by email on learntoswim@stir.ac.uk.

Class places will be allocated at the appropriate level on first come, first served basis. Please note that we do not hold a waiting list and class places will only be allocated when suitable availability permits.

Block dates

  • w/c Monday 26 August – w/c Monday 4 November 2019 (10 lessons)
  • w/c Monday 11 November 2019 – w/c 27 January 2020 (10 lessons)
  • w/c Monday 3 February – w/c 27 April 2020 (10 lessons)
  • w/c Monday 4 May – w/c 22 June 2020 (8 lessons)

Details for w/c Monday 3 February – w/c 27 April 2020* (10 lessons)

Class details
Column one lists the different classes, column two lists the days, column three lists the times, column four lists the cost.
ClassDayTimeCost
Pre-school

Monday

Wednesday

17.00 - 17.30

16.00 - 16.30

£52.50

Swim Skills 1

Monday

Wednesday

17.00 - 18.40

16.00 - 17.05

£52.50

Swim Skills 2

Monday

Wednesday

18.10 - 19.15

16.35 - 17.05

£52.50

Swim Skills 3

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

19.25 - 19.55

17.10 - 18.15

18.30 - 19.00

£52.50

Swim Skills 4

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

20.00 - 20.30

17.45 - 18.15

18.30 - 19.00

£52.50

Club Ready

Monday

Wednesday

20.00 - 20.45

18.15 - 19.00

£78.70
SwimFIT Friday

19.00 - 19.30

19.30 - 20.00

30mins session £52.50

One hour session £78.70

*No lessons w/c Monday 17 February, Monday 6 April and Monday 13 April.

Our individual swimming lessons are completely tailored to you and your swimming experience. Lessons are available to both members and non-members of the sports centre, and we accommodate both 1-1 and 1-2 lessons. Please contact learntoswim@stir.ac.uk for more information.