learn to swim at Bexhill Leisure Pool

Lesson Structure

At Bexhill Leisure Pool we follow the world renowned 'Learn to Swim' programme which is used in over 1,000 swimming programmes in the UK and internationally. It has already taught millions of children to swim and continues to be by far the most successful grass-roots programme in British sport.

It is our policy to ensure that all our lessons are enjoyable, interesting and above all we aim for the highest standards of water confidence, water skills and swimming techniques. The majority of lessons are conducted over short distances allowing each pupil to develop a good level of stroke technique while building swimming stamina. Freedom Leisure Swimming Teachers mostly follow continuous assessment which means swimmers progress at their own pace and move class once the assessment criteria has been achieved.


The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following frameworks: Foundation Framework

Discovery Ducklings Stages 1-4 (0-36 months)

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am, just turn up | £5.70 per session.

Ducklings Stages 1-4 (3-5 years)

Every Monday & Wednesday (term time only)  10.30-11.00am & 11.00-11.30am  & Friday 10.30-11.00am, 11.00-11.30am & 11.30am-12.00pm | £21 a month payable by direct debit and includes FREE swimming during open swimming sessions.

Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7

Delivering fundamental movement skills and developing all 4 swimming strokes

Lessons available 50 weeks of the year Monday-Thursday from 3.30pm & Saturday from 8.00am. The cost is £28 per month payable by direct debit which also includes FREE unlimited swimming during open swim sessions. (Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult in the water).

1-2-1 lessons

We offer 1-2-1 or 1-2-2 lessons for adults or children tailored to individual needs. These private lessons provide the perfect opportunity to really progress swimming confidence and ability. Sessions dependent on instructor availability.

1-2-1 (child) |  £14.40 | 1-2-2 | £17.40 

1-2-1 (adult) | £17.40 | 1-2-2 £21.50


The Swim England Awards support the Learn to Swim Pathway by rewarding achievement. The certificates and badges have been designed to encourage children to learn the core skills of each individual award stage, as well as ensuring that they have fun in aquatic sport.


Adult Swim Programme

Our adult lessons are designed for pupils aged 16 years and over. If you have never swum before and would like to learn how to swim, improve your water confidence or would simply like to brush up on your strokes, we have a class for you. All classes are taught by qualified instructors who recognise individual needs and will work on them through gentle practise.


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What age can children start learning to swim?
Children can start to gain confidence in the water and get used to the swimming pool environment form as young as 6 weeks. Please enquire about the time of our parent and child sessions on the form above.

How do I find out about lesson availability?
Please enquire on the above form and our swim co-ordinator will be in touch. Lessons run throughout the week and we will help you to find a convenient time for you.

How do I pay pay for the lessons?
Lessons can be paid via easy monthly direct debit and run for 50 weeks of the year.

Do I need to get in the water with my child?
All children under 3 years old start in an adult and child session, when the child is 3 they can they move into stages without an adult. At this point adults can sit on the convenient pool balcony whilst enjoying a coffee from the freedomcafé.

Do you offer adult lessons?
We offer adult lessons in groups for beginners or improvers or on a one to one basis. Please fill in the above form and we will be in touch.