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Children Swimming Lessons

Encouraging your child to learn to swim is one of the most important opportunities you can give them. If you get children interested in swimming when they're young there's a good chance they'll enjoy the water for the rest of their life.

Since September 2019, we have entered a partnership with Scottish Swimming and have adopted the Scottish National Swimming Framework. If your child was in lessons prior to this, please click here  for information on the new swimming levels.

The Scottish Swimming National Framework provides a clear set of tried and tested techniques and skills combined with up to date teaching methods, all of which will ensure your child's swimming ability is improved. Enrol your child in swimming lessons today and you'll also have peace of mind that they're safer when they're near water.

Find all the relevant swimming lesson information for your child below, and click here to apply for swimming lessons.

Swimming Girls


Aim To become water confident and develop core aquatic skills (without adult assistance but with buoyancy aids as required.
Objectives Introduce complete non-swimmers to the aquatic environment and establish an understanding of safety in and around water
  Develop and progress water confidence
  Establish an understanding of basic core aquatic skills
  Encourage independent movement
  Develop skills through enjoyment, fun and self-discovery
Swim Skills 1
Aim To further develop water confidence and develop core aquatic skills without aids.   
Objectives Develop confidence and ability to perform a wide range of core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids                                        
  Develop basic technique of the 4 strokes
  Introduce the basic technique of sculling
  Develop balance of buoyancy through a variety of activities
Swim Skills 2
Aim To increase the competency of the core aquatic skills and develop basic stroke technique                                                        
Objectives Introduce and progress new core aquatic skills
  Develop stroke technique to include all 4 strokes
  Introduction to diving (pool permitting)
  Develop awareness and feel for the water through a variety of core aquatic
Swim Skills 3
Aim Introduce more advanced stroke technique and achieve Triple S standard                                                                                
Objectives Further develop competency in all 4 strokes
  Development of Diving
  Achieve the Triple S Award / Scotland Safer Swimmer Award
  Further develop Butterfly and Breaststroke aiming to achieve legal technique
Swim Skills 4
Aim To improve the quality of stroke technique, introduce multi-aquatic skills/disciplines and basic lifesaving skills                        
Objectives To demonstrate competent technique in all 4 strokes
  Introduce lifesaving skills and basic aquatic discipline skills
  To provide basic skills to enable progressions in to all aquatic disciplines including life saving

Junior Swimfit AGES 8 TO 12 YEARS

This class is a pay as you go for children aged 8 years plus who can competently swim 400 metres without stopping. This is the next level transitioning on from Swim Skills 4. These classes further enhance strength/stamina, stroke technique, turns, breathing and streamlining, concentrating on all aspects associated with club training. This will help to develop their personal fitness and stamina. These classes will be in deep water.

Swimming Lessons Disability Swimming Lessons AGES 5 TO 17 YEARS

Lessons are structured around children with either a physical or learning disability or sensory impairment, encouraging them to move and swim through the water with the assistance of a qualified teacher.

These 30 minute lessons are based on individual children working to their own abilities, in groups of 4 to 6, with 2 teachers and are based around the children having fun whilst learning to swim at the same time.

These lessons run on a 10 week payment plan and countdown reminders for automatic renewals are sent out to customers to remind them to renew. Direct Debit is now a payment option and this is an easier, cheaper and hassle free method to pay for your lessons.

Individual Swimming Lessons AGES 3 TO 60+ YEARS

Individual lessons can be on a 1 to 1 or a 1 to 2 basis. For individual tuition to teach or improve your swimming technique, we offer half hour lessons for 3 years and above (no age limit) including adults. These lessons will develop skills and confidence and focus on specific areas for improvement.

Swimming Lessons 2

Little Splashers under 3 years

Swimming sessions for Parent/Carer and child

Little Splashers is an introduction to swimming and water confidence class aimed at the under 3s. It allows babies and toddlers to experience and become familiar with the swimming pool in a fun and safe environment, whilst learning the basics of water movements through guided play. It provides children with skills that will enable them to learn faster when they enter the Learn to Swim Scheme at age 3yrs, and helps parent/carers to understand teaching methods and encourage practice out with lessons.

It also helps the parent/carers to be comfortable and confident in the way of holding their younger babies in the water.

Teaching your baby how to be comfortable and enjoy the pool at a young age lays the foundation for a growing confidence. Many life-enhancing water safety skills for babies come from being comfortable and enjoying their time in the pool.

Little Splashers Timetable:

Venue Day Class Times
Eastwood High Sports Centre Saturday Little Splashers 11.30am – 12.15pm
Neilston Leisure Centre Monday Little Splashers 10.15am – 11am

Little Splashers sessions begin Saturday 2nd October at Eastwood High Sports Centre and Monday 25th October at Neilston Leisure Centre.

How to Book

Already have an account login and book here:

  • When you log in, select ‘Make A Booking’ and then your chosen venue ‘i.e Eastwood High Sports Centre’, you will see the sessions listed (i.e Little Splashers).
  • Follow the on screen instructions to book.

If you do not have an account please click on the link above and follow these instructions:

  • Select ‘Sign up Now’
  • Complete your contact details and make sure you have selected ‘No, I am a new member’
  • Then select ‘Pay As You Go’ when offered membership options
  • Complete form and check over to confirm all details are correct
  • Click on Pay and Finish
  • Then click on the BOOK NOW button to make the booking

Pre-booking is essential on a pay as you go basis. Class sizes are small and will follow social distancing guidance. Please follow the guidance given on hygiene and social distancing.

To apply for swimming lessons, click here.

If you have been coming to swimming lessons with us since before September 2019, your level will have changed. Please click here to find out what your new swimming level is.