Swimming Lessons

Lessons are available for all ages and abilities and our popular parent and toddler/baby sessions are a great way to help your child gain water confidence through play and instruction.

Over the years, we’ve successfully taught tens of thousands of children to swim and our children’s swimming lessons are normally spread out over the three term times. Lessons are very popular and we recommend that you register your child as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Following ASA teaching plans our friendly and qualified instructors are with you all the way providing the best swimming instruction, in the best facilities in the area.

Parent and Baby Session -  separated into 3 groups 4-12 months, 12-24 months and 24-36 months.

Structured Lessons for 3 - 5 year olds -

  • Ducklings age 3
  • Swans age 4
  • Tadpoles age 4.5


From 5 years old we run various stages from beginner to expert, these are outlined below:

Stage 1 -  Basic water awareness, movement and confidence

Stage 2 -  Safe entry to water, jumping in, floating, front and back travel and body rotation

Stage 3 -  Submersion, more entries to water, travel 10m front and back, water safety knowledge and advanced rotation

Stage 4 -  Refining strokes and kicking techniques, 10m unaided and development of a range of buoyancy skills

Stage 5 -  Watermanship skills, sculling and treading water, complete under water body rotation, perform all strokes for a distance of 10m to required standard

Stage 6 -  Advanced swimming skills, breathing across all strokes, Swim 25m unaided, advanced water safety and exercise preparation

Stage 7 - Developing quality stroke techniques, swim 100m, combining skills for linked routines, complete various obstacle courses using skills learned and mastered

We offer various memberships including a special membership specifically for swimming lessons that helps spread  and reduce the costs.

If you would like more information about swimming lessons please contact your prefered swimming pool ...

Kingsmead Leisure Centre - 01227 769818   laura.green@activelifeltd.co.uk

Whitstable Swimming Pool - 01227 772442 maria.shaw@activelifeltd.co.uk

Herons Leisure Centre - 01227 742102   emmie.thomas@activelifeltd.co.uk


Swimming Lessons Terms and Conditions