swimming lessons

At tandridge leisure 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, are only £24.30 pm for a non member 30 min class, and 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.

Below is a list of the current lesson days & times at Tandridge Leisure Centre. To book in a lesson or to find out more information please call 01883 716717 & speak to one of our friendly Reception team.

adult and child - pre-school (termtime)

Our goal is to teach your baby to swim and learn how to be safe around the water, using play and song. Learning to swim at an early age reduces chances of children developing a fear of the water. Please note: a parent/guardian must be in the water at all times.

adult and child 5 months - 18 months
wednesday 10am & thursday 10am

adult and child 18 months - 3 yrs
tuesday 10.30am, wednesday 10.30am, thursday 10.30am & friday 11.30am

adult and child 3yrs+
tuesday 11am, thursday 11am & friday 11am

pre-school non swimmer (3yrs+) 
This class is suitable for children aged from 3 years who are quite nervous of the water and have no previous swimming experience.
Takes place in the shallow end of the lagoon. Parent/guardian is not required in the water.
tuesday 9.30am & 10am
wednesday 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm

pre-school beginners (4yrs+) 
This class is suitable for children who are quite confident in the water and have some swimming experience.
Takes place in the shallow end of the fitness pool. Child must be able to stand in shallow end 0.9m.
wednesday 1.30pm & 2pm
friday 10.30am

lagoon non swimmers (4yrs only) 
An introduction to group lessons for complete non swimmers, taking place in the shallow end of the lagoon pool. Basic stroke work will be introduced, with play and movement in the water.
tuesday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
saturday 9am & 9.30am


stage 1 - 5

stage 1 (4yrs+) 
This class will introduce and improve the three main swimming strokes. Pupils will also learn new water skills such as floating, basic safety awareness, water confidence and swimming underwater. (children must be able to stand in 0.9m.)
monday 4pm & 4.30pm
tuesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
saturday 9am, 9:30am,10am & 10.30am

stage 2 (5yrs+) 
For stronger beginners who are able to swim 5 metres front crawl and back crawl. This class will improve your child’s swimming ability 
monday 4pm & 4.30pm
tuesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
saturday 10am & 10.30am

older beginners (6yrs+) 
This class is suitable for older children who are unconfident in the water and have no previous swimming experience. Pupils will learn basic strokes and will become more confident in the water.
tuesday 6pm

stage 3 (5yrs+) 
For pupils who can swim 10 metres on their front and back. Swimmers will improve their strokes and develop their breathing techniques.
monday 4pm & 4.30pm
tuesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
saturday 10am & 10.30am

stage 4 (5yrs+) 
Introduces a wide range of other skills such as sculling, rotation skills and treading water. Swimmers will be using the main strokes emphasising the importance of good streamlining and breath control.
monday 4pm & 4.30pm
tuesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
saturday 10am

stage 5 (6yrs+) 
This class will develop effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing and will introduce diving and survival skills.
monday 4pm & 4.30pm
tuesday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
thursday 4pm, 4.30pm & 5pm
friday 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
saturday 10.30am

special needs swimming lessons (5yrs+) 
Specialist swimming lessons for those with a disability or learning difficulty. Lessons are 20min and are taught on a one to one basis.
saturday 9 - 10am
sunday 8.30am - 10am


bronze, silver, gold challenge - NPLQ

challenge bronze (6yrs+)
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 - 6pm
tuesday 5.30 - 6pm
wednesday 4 - 4.30pm & 4.30 - 5pm
thursday 5.30 - 6pm & 6 - 6.30pm
friday 6 - 7pm

silver challenge
This 1 hour 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 - 6pm
tuesday 5.30 - 6.30pm
thursday 5.30 - 6.30pm
friday 6 - 7pm
saturday 11am - 12pm

gold challenge
This is a 1 hours swimming session suitable for competent swimmers who have achieved their silver challenge award and can swim at least 800metres.
monday 5 - 6pm
saturday 11 - 12pm

teen fitness sessions (13yrs+)
These classes are designed for those swimmers who want to continue with their swimming to maintain their stamina and swimming technique.
tuesday 5.30 - 6.30pm
thursday 5.30 - 6.30pm

rookie lifesaving (8yrs+)
This class is for pupils who want to learn lifesaving skills including self rescue, rescue of others, how to respond in an emergency and water safety.
friday 6 - 7pm

survive & save (12yrs+)
Classes are for those who want to further their knowledge of lifesaving. Bronze/Silver is for those who are starting in lifesaving or progression from Rookie, and then progress to Silver/Gold. The awards teach lifesaving rescue, self-rescue, survival, lifesaving sport skills and also develop swimming ability and fitness.
tuesday 6.45 - 7.30pm (bronze)
tuesday 7.30 - 8.15pm (silver)

national pool lifeguard qualification (16yrs+)
This NPLQ course is a nationally-recognised qualification. Being a lifeguard offers a fantastic foundation to a career in the leisure industry. Please contact Lisa O’Donnell for more info at lisa.o'donnell@freedom-leisure.co.uk


adult lessons

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.

adult beginners
tuesday 8.15pm - 9pm & wednesday 11am - 12pm

adult improvers
tuesday 9pm - 9.45pm & wednesday 11am - 12pm

adult swimfit (instruction on your stroke & hints/tips)
wednesday 12pm

contact us for more information or call 01883 716717