Children's swimming lessons

swim school | nene centre

At Nene 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. It 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.

You can contact our swim school via




  • Please wear a face mask if you are not exercising in the venue 
  • 1 Adult allowed in with each child
  • All other Parents/Carers must wait outside. Please keep socially distanced at 1m+ at all times.
  • The Changing Rooms toilets will be for swimmers access only.
  • Teaching Aids and Equipment will NOT be shared within the lesson.
  • Swimming Teachers will teach all lessons OUT of the pool from the poolside where possible.
  • We really are grateful for your patience and understanding at this challenging time and look forward to seeing you and your child in the pool soon.

In the meantime, you can keep up to date through the social media pages and website. Videos of entry exits points coming soon. 

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Please can we say what an amazing teacher Bobbi is. She always teaches with so much energy and enthusiasm. She knows all the children's names and their individual needs. We are really pleased with how much Nikos has learnt with her.

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

  • Foundation Framework
  • Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7
  • Aquatic Skills Framework Stages 8 to 10
  • Adult Swimming


The Swim England Awards support the Learn to Swim Pathway. Covering all ten stages of the syllabus, the colour-coded badges and certificates have been designed to reward and encourage children to learn the core skills of each individual award stage, as well as ensure that they have fun in aquatic sport.

instructors and supervision

All the instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the Swim England Swim Pathway and DBS checked. They will provide you with on-going feedback on your child’s development as well as their progress through the awards system.