​Children's Swimming Lessons

Our children's swimming lessons follow the ASA National Learn to Swim programme ensuring they deliver the very highest standard of teaching and following an up-to-date syllabus with clearly defined progression levels. Children are encouraged to develop their skills and progress in stages whilst receiving continual assessment from their teacher. The lessons are structured into ability groups starting with Adult and Child and right through to Pre-Competition and Lifesaving.

August 2023 Update

2023-2024 price increase will take effect from October

After completing our annual price review, we have took the difficult decision to increase the cost of each swimming lesson.  We have tried to keep our prices extremely competitive and in the academic year 2022-2023 we took the decision to not increase prices.  However, operational costs have increased dramatically over the past 12 months which has led to this slight increase to continue to provide the same level of service. 

The cost of each lesson will now be charged at £5.95 per session.  We have also introduced a block of 5 credits to help spread the cost of payments.  Credits purchased prior to October will be charged at the current lesson fee. 

Waiting List Update

We have over 200 children on our assessment waiting list and over 100 for both Stage 1 and adult & child lessons. If you would like to add your child/children to our waiting list, please click the button at the top of the page but be aware that it is likely to be at least 6 months before we can offer you a space.  Please ensure that you check your mailbox regularly for an update from us.

Swim School 2023-2024

Lessons will resume from Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.  Please note that there will be no swimming lessons on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Swimming Pool reception by emailing swimming@lboro.ac.uk or calling 01509 226200.

New Starters

All new starters must first join our waiting list by clicking the button at the top of this page. You will be contacted by email once a space is available.

  • Children who are over 4 and can already swim will need to be assessed to ensure they are joining the most suitable group for their ability. We can then look to book them into a regular class once they have finished their assessment.
  • If your child is 4 years old or a complete beginner, they will start in Stage 1.
  • If your child is under 4 (minimum age - 18 months), we offer adult & child lessons which require a parent or guardian to accompany the child in the water.


Our swimming teachers will be using iPads on poolside to record each child’s attendance and stage progression. This information will then be available to view by parents online through the HomePortal. Once your child is enrolled in a class, you will receive an email containing details on how to sign up.

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Initial assessments are free of charge.

Swimming Lessons

2023/24 prices from September 2023 - Lessons can be purchased in blocks of 5 credits at the price of £29.75 or 10 credits at a price of £59.50.

Credits will not be reimbursed for missed sessions unless this is due to a long-term illness or injury that is supported by a doctor's note and may incur an admin fee stated in our swim school terms and conditions.

Swimming lessons run alongside the school term dates and continuous payment will be required before all credits expire to maintain your place. Credits can be topped up via the Home Portal.