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COVID-19 update: The majority of our services and venues remain closed. We will re-open some of our venues on Mon 7 Sept for gyms and fitness and Mon 14 Sept for swimming more details. We are also operating a Click and Collect library service.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Our swimming pools are temporarily closed. Pools in Barrhead Foundry and Eastwood Park Leisure will re-open on Monday 14 September. Swimming lessons will not re-start on this date. Please check back for more updates.


Our swimming programme offers a variety of opportunities to all who want to be involved in the sport.

As well as our popular Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim programme, we have a range of coach-led aqua activities, swimming lessons for adults, children and adults with disabilities, and people who are interested in training to become swimming instructors.


Where to Swim

Boy swimming (small) There are four pools in East Renfrewshire: Barrhead Foundry, Eastwood Park Leisure, Neilston Leisure Centre and Eastwood High Sports Centre.


Swimming Lessons

Our swimming programme has taught thousands of people to swim.

Your child's journey begins at birth with our little splashers confidence building classes and continues through Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Levels. After this you can transition through to our Aqua Activities. We also offer various Adult Classes.  

Our minimum class sizes make for an enhanced learning experience and we work to a class ratio of 1 teacher, teaching in the water, to a maximum of 6 children for our preschool levels. Our advanced classes are taught to a ratio of 1 teacher up to 8 children. However much we strive to keep our ratios to these minimum numbers, there may be times that these numbers are raised to 8 and above. You can also access for a more individual interaction.

If you fancy a career in Swimming, are 16 years of age, and would like to become a Swimming Instructor all you have to do is visit our Swimming Coach Training Page.

Lessons last 30 minutes and are just £22 per month payable by Direct Debit. Please be aware that payments cannot be refunded for non-attendance.

Click pdf icon here [810kb] for more information on the swimming framework.

Getting Started

You can apply online here or in person at any East Renfrewshire leisure centre. 

If you want to register your child for swimming lessons but are not sure which level to choose, contact our Swim Team who will be happy to organise a free swimming assessment for your child.

Following your child's progress couldn't be easier!  Register with our Swimming Lessons Home Portal to access regular updates on your children's progress, re-enrol children into classes and easily pay for swimming lessons securely online. Home Portal also allows you to manage lessons for more than one child, all with one simple login. Please watch our handy user guide video for details on how to register for Home Portal.



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