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Swimming Lessons at Dudley Leisure Centre

We offer a range of swimming lessons/sessions for all ages and abilities, from parent and toddler sessions through to pre-school, junior and adult. These takes place throughout the year in the safe environment of the main pool and teaching pool. All instructors are qualified and experienced swimming teachers who constantly encourage, help and support all swimmers.

Parent and Toddler Sessions

Our parent and toddler sessions are an excellent introduction to swimming. The sessions which are led by a qualified instructor incorporate nursery rhymes and soft toys, allowing your little ones to develop their water confidence and skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Parents and/or carers are required to go in the water with their child.

  • Monday 12.15pm - 1pm  (term time only)
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 10.15am  (term time only)
  • Thursday 9.30am - 10.30am  (term time only)

Pre-booking is advisable. 

*Pre-school Swimming Lessons

We run pre-school lessons for children aged three and four year during the week. The 30 minute lessons take place on the following days:

  • Monday 10.35am to 11.05am (term time only)
  • Monday 11.05am to 11.35am (term time only)
  • Tuesday 12.55pm to 1.25pm (term time only)
  • Friday 2.55pm to 3.25pm (term time only)

 *Swimming Lessons for Children Five Years and Above

We offer a range of lessons for children aged five years and above, from beginners lessons, through to intermediate and advanced. The centre follows the ASA National Teaching Plan which will take your child through various stage of progression.

The Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning to swim for primary school aged children. They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Each of the Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award. Certificates and badges in relation to the various stages can be purchased from reception on production of a pass from the child's swimming teacher.

Details of stages 1 - 7 can be found by clicking here

The 30 minute lessons take place on the following days:

  • Monday 4pm to 7pm  (term time only)
  • Tuesday 4pm to 7pm  (term time only)
  • Wednesday 4pm to 6.15pm  (term time only)
  • Saturday 8.30am to 3pm  (term time only)  
Adult Swimming Lessons

Our adult swimming lessons are suitable for those aged 16 years and above. We offer lessons for non and weak swimmers, also those wanting to improve their swimming technique. Lessons take place on the following days:

  • Saturday 3.15pm to 3.45pm (term time only)
  • Tuesday 2.30pm to 3pm (term time only)
  • Tuesday 3pm to 3.30pm (term time only) 
*The centre does not operate a waiting list for swimming lessons, however we do allocate a date each term where parents/carers can visit the centre to book any available spaces. Our next date is Monday 17 December 2018 between 3pm - 6pm. This will be on a first come first served basis so places cannot be guaranteed. Payment is required on the day and a parental/carer consent form will need to be completed for children under 16 years of age.
For Children who can already swim 5 metres or more we offer assessments (no booking required) on Saturdays at 3pm (term time only ). Depending on their ability a space will be allocated subject to availability.