swimming lessons

At de Stafford Sports Centre we aim to provide the best swimming lessons in the area, with well-structured, rewarding, affordable and fun lessons for all ages and abilities. Our swimming lessons run for 50 weeks of the year, and are paid for via a monthly direct debit. All of all our instructors are qualified and have undergone an enhanced DBS check. Swim School members are entitled to unlimited swimming (subject to programme) at the centre where they have their lessons.

I have seen a vast improvement in J's confidence in the water and subsequently in his swimming since he has been having lessons with Martine. He even got picked for his schools swimming gala trials at the weekend , which he was so proud of and he swam so well! My daughter has really improved as well and also has a lot more confidence in the water. Thank you to the swimming teachers!

Monday swimming lesson customer

class descriptions

Below is a list of our swimming lesson days & times at de Stafford Sports Centre. To book in a lesson or to find out more information use the enquiry form, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Stage 1 (age 4yrs+ pupils must be able to stand in the shallow end of the pool 1.1m)
Introduce and improve the main swimming strokes. Learn new skills such as floating, basic safety awareness, water confidence and swimming underwater.

Monday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm

Tuesday 4:30pm,5pm, 5:30pm 
Wednesday 4pm, 4.30pm &  5pm
Thursday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
Friday 4pm, 4.30pm,5pm & 5:30pm
Saturday 9am, 9.30am, 10am & 10:30am


Stage 2 (age 5 years+)
For stronger beginners who are able to swim 5 metres front crawl and back crawl.
Monday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm

Tuesday 4:30pm, 5pm & 5:30pm 
Wednesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm

Thursday 4pm,4:30pm,5pm & 5:30pm
Friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5:30pm

Saturday 9am, 9:30am, 10am & 10:30am


Stage 3 (age 5yrs+)
For pupils who can swim a width of the pool (10m) on their front and back. Swimmers will improve their strokes and develop their breathing skills.

Monday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm

Tuesday 4:30pm,5pm & 5:30pm
Wednesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
Thursday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
Friday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
Saturday 9am, 9.30am, 10am & 10.30am


Stage 4
Introduces a wide range of other skills such as sculling, rotation skills & treading water. Swimmers will be using the main strokes emphasising the importance of streamlining & breath control.
Monday 4.30pm & 5pm
Wednesday 4:30pm & 5pm
Thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm

Friday 4pm, 4:30pm & 5pm
Saturday 9am & 9.30am

Stage 5 (6yrs+)
Develop effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing and water safety. Lessons will introduce diving and survival skills.
Monday 4pm,4:30pm & 5pm
Wednesday 4pm,4.30pm & 5pm
Thursday 5pm & 5.30pm
Friday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
Saturday 10am & 10.30am

challenge bronze (8yrs+) (45mins)
This class is suitable for children who are capable of swimming at least 25 metres. Pupils will improve their stamina and stroke technique.Pupils will work on the four swimming strokes and improve their breathing techniques.
monday 5.30pm- 6:15pm

wednesday 5:30pm - 6:15pm

thursday 6pm - 6:45pm

saturday 11am -11:45am

challenge silver (45mins)
This 45min session is for children who are able to swim at least 400 metres competently. Pupils will progress their stamina whilst maintaining their stroke techniques. Pupils will develop a higher level of water skills, including tumble turns.
monday 5.30pm-6:15pm

wednesday 5:30pm-6:15pm

thursday 6pm-6:45pm

saturday 11am-11:45am

challenge gold (45mins)
This is a 45minute swimming session suitable for competent swimmers who have achieved their silver challenge award and can swim at least 800metres.
monday 5.30pm- 6:15pm

wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

thursday 6pm-6:45pm

saturday 11am-11:45am



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, or would 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. ( The instructor will be teaching from poolside)


adult beginner 1:30-2pm

adult improver 2-2:30pm

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