Children’s Swimming Lessons
Our team of highly qualified and passionate swim instructors provide lessons following Swim England’s Learn to Swim framework. Classes available for babies from 6 months old with no upper age limit for children wanting to learn to swim. Click Enquire Now to register your interest.
Adult Swim Lessons
Adult swimming lessons are bookable on a weekly basis, available from beginners to advanced levels of swimmers.
The cost is £7.50 per swimmer per week for a 30-minute lesson and are suitable for those aged 16 years and above. The lessons are on a group teaching basis.
We follow Swim England's Learn to Swim Pathway
We work in partnership with Swim England to deliver a high quality Learn to Swim Programme for all ages and abilities.
All our swimming instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and are fully DBS checked.
Why teach children to swim?
It's so much fun!
The easiest way for a child to learn a new skill is through engagement and games. Our swimming lessons have a high focus on having fun and enjoying being in the water.
It makes a great holiday
Whether you holiday at home or abroad being able to swim will open up so many possibilities and make great memories.
It provides confidence in the water
Feeling safe and confident in the water adds to the experience and enables children to play confidently with their friends and family..
It's a life skill
Learning to swim helps keep you safe in and around water and the skills required to lead a healthy and active lifestyle through regular swimming.
Our swimming timetable
What our customers say about us
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'Never knew this was here so really impressed, my 6 year old loved it. We will be back for sure. Friendly staff and explained everything clearly….
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'We use the soft play area frequently. Always kept clean and has plenty for all age groups.'.
Swimming classes at Tenterden Leisure Centre
If Stour Centre is not a convenient location for you, why not try our sister site Tenterden Leisure Centre? Following Swim England’s Learn to Swim lesson structure, Tenterden offers both children’s swim classes and lessons for adults in a friendly, motivational environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
You do not require a membership to visit the centre however it is advised as this gives you access to additional benefits.
Yes, both members and non-members are welcome to enrol in swimming lessons at Stour Centre.
Our fantastic swimming pool is 25 metres in length and 12.5 metres wide.
Many of our membership packages include unlimited use of the Stour centre pool. You can also opt for Stour Swim Only Membership, granting you full use of our pool facilities.
Learning to swim can depend on various factors, such as your age, ability and confidence in the water. We encourage everyone to learn at their own pace, however with our Swim England Learn to Swim framework, we are committed to ensuring every learner reaches their swimming goals.
Simply head over to our Membership page and pick the membership you want, then fill in the registration form or contact the Reception team for details.
We have a café on site selling a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. The perfect place to unwind after swimming lessons!
All our swimming lessons take place at Stour Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1ET. You can also enrol is swimming lessons at our sister site Tenterden Leisure Centre.
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