Childrens Swimming Lessons

Alleynes Sports Centre follow the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) The NPTS takes the non-swimmer on a journey, from the first splash at 4 months old to developing confidence and competence in the water.

All our teaching staff at Alleynes are Swim England qualified: Level 2 teachers take the lead in the lessons, often working with a level 1 Assistant, ensuring our swimming lessons are of consistently high quality.


foundation programme

The emphasis for these sessions is upon development of basic motor skills, confidence building and an introduction to water and the swimming enviroment through fun and games. These sessions are working towards the Duckling Awards.


stages 1-7

Swimmers develop the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in water through stages 1-7, and they then may wish to take part in different aquatic disciplines


stages 8 to 10

Stage 8, 9 and 10 of the National Teaching Plan are discipline specific and have synergy with the grass roots programmes developed by the disciplines to support their individual sports. These are as follows:

  • Water Polo (Mini-Polo)
  • Diving (Flip 'n' fun)
  • Competitive Swimming
  • Lifesaving
  • Rookie Lifeguard
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Pool Lifeguard / Synchronised Swimming  (Aqua Fun)


Enrolment for new children:


 To enquire about a swimming lesson course please contact the centre on 01785 815715

The following classes can book straight into classes:

  • Ducklings (age 3½ - 5)
  • Beginners (age 5+ and require swimming aids)

All other abilities require an assessment (cost £4.00), please contact reception for further information. 


Junior Lifesaving Club

Junior Lifesaving Club is held on a Thursday Evening

The Club will enable you to learn special lifesaving skills to help you save yourself and know what to do if others get into difficulty in the water.  You will also learn what to do if someone requires First-Aid treatment or stops breathing.

The Lifesaving Club will cover Personal Survival, Rescue Techniques, Sports Skills, Life Support and Water Safety Elements.  But most of all we try to have fun while we learn!

Lifesaving Club also encourages Teamwork, Leadership, Keeps you fit and is a great way to meet new friends.

To find out more about enrolling contact Alleynes Reception on 01785 815715.


Survive and Save

Aimed at age 13-16 yrs.

The survive and save awards are fun but challenging. They are designed to challenge and develop your skills and knowledge in aquatic survival, rescue, sports and fitness.

Alleynes will be running The Medallion Awards which are broken down into Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Please register your interest by calling 01785 815715


Mini Group Lessons at Alleynes!

An excellent alternative to 1-2-1 lessons, mini groups have all the benefits of even more teacher time than in standard groups, with the added advantage of a social setting.  Try Mini Groups today and watch them learn a love of swimming with a whole new group of friends.

Classes are available now for Ducklings, Beginners, Stage 1 - Stage 9+ Call us on 01785 815715 for more information on classes and enrolment.


Adult Swimming Lessons

 Are you a complete beginner? Or looking for some advice on stroke improvement? Please register your interest at reception or call 01785 815715


One-to-one Swimming Lessons

  • For all ages and abilities private swimming tuition is available.

 Lessons are tailored to the individual swimmer's requirements.  Please enquire at reception for availability, as these are very popular.


1-2-1 School Holiday Swimming Lessons and Mini Groups

1-2-1 Crash Course Swimming Lessons run from Monday - Friday during school holidays.  Places are available for both children and adults of all abilities; please contact reception to book your place. 

£70.20 for a one week course of 121 lessons

£37.05 for a 5 day course of mini groups

Mini Groups are also available during school holidays.  Please enquire at reception for availability.