​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.


Those looking to involve their child/children for the first time should register their interest and add their details to the assessment waiting list by visiting pool reception, calling 01509 226200 or emailing swimming@lboro.ac.uk.


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.

Register for HomePortal

Pre-Joining Assessment

Prior to starting lessons for the first time, children will need to be assessed to ensure they are allocated the most suitable group based on their swimming ability. Assessment mornings will be held whenever adequate space in our swim school becomes available. We will then advertise an assessment date below and contact those on the waiting list to arrange a suitable time.



Initial assessments are free of charge. Enquire today via swimming@lboro.ac.uk for our upcoming assessment dates.

Swimming lessons

Price: £42 (Block of 10 credits) 

The swimming lessons will run alongside the school term dates and continuous payment will be required before all credits expire to reserve class slot. Credits can be renewed via the Home Portal.


Swimming lessons are run on Saturday mornings between 9am to 12:30pm and Sunday mornings between 8:30am to 12:30pm. Most lessons last for half an hour and courses run in conjunction with Leicestershire school term dates.


Autumn Term

Lessons Start - 14/15 September

Half-Term Break - 19/20 October

Last Weekend - 14/15 December

Spring Term

Lessons Start - 11/12 January 

Half-Term Break - 22/23 February 

Last Weekend - 4/5 April

Summer Term

Lessons Start - 25/26 April

Half-Term Break - 30/31 May

Last Weekend - 4/5 July

Information regarding the price and dates of the upcoming classes can be found below. 

What classes do we run?

We run a range of classes designed to suit all ability levels. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to progress their swimming ability right the way through, from their first time in the water with a parent to competition-style swimming stroke development and lifesaving skills. The following is a rough guide to when we run different classes throughout the weekend mornings:

Parent and Child classes

Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am & 11:00-11:30am
Sundays, 10:30-11:00am

Pre-School classes

Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am
Sundays, 09:00-09:30am & 11.30am-12.00pm

ASA stages 1-8 swimming lessons (coloured hat groups)

Saturdays & Sundays, throughout the mornings between 9am & 12pm in 30 minutes classes.

Pre-Competition Swimming

Saturdays, 08:45-09:30 & 10:15-11:00
Sundays, 11:30-12:15


Saturdays, 08:45-09:30 & 10:30-11:00
Sundays, 11:30-12:15


Saturdays, 10:30-11:00

Synchronised Swimming 

Sundays, 11:30-12:15

Badges and certificates are awarded upon successful completion of each level and can be purchased from reception at a cost of £3 each.