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Swimming lessons at Birtley Swimming Centre

All our leisure centres will be closed on Monday 1 May due to the bank holiday.

Children's swimming lessons

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Our children's swimming lessons follow the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) learn to swim pathway, which takes children from their very first splash to developing confidence in the water.

Children will work their way through a series of eight stages of discovery ducklings and duckling awards, which will be delivered in a fun environment and are linked to the Early Years Foundation Curriculum for child development.

At the end of the eight stages children will be able to gain their bronze medal.

Children aged 0 - 4

These lessons teach early water confidence and basic motor skills. Children will work their way through a series of eight stages of discovery ducklings and duckling awards, which will be delivered in a fun environment and are linked to the Early Years Foundation Curriculum for child development.

Day Time Age group
Tuesday 9.30 - 10am 0 - 2 years
Tuesday 10 - 10.30am 2 - 4 years
Thursday 12.30 - 1pm 2 - 4 years
Friday 12noon - 12.30pm 0 - 2 years
Friday 12.30 - 1pm 2 - 4 years
Friday 5 - 5.30pm 2 - 4 years
Saturday 9 -9.30am 2 - 4 years

Children 4 years +

Children will work their way through seven progressive stages which will teach them competence and confidence in the water, safe swimming, enjoyment in the water. These seven stages are supported by various distance and water skills awards. At the end of the stages children will be able to gain their silver medal.    

For further information or to enrol for lessons contact reception on 0191 433 5775.

Aquatic Skills

Aquatics skills is targeted at swimmers who have achieved the basic fundamental movement skills which allow them to be competent and confident in the water and are at a stage where they are ready to learn more advanced skills. At the end children will be able to gain their gold medal.

For further information or to enrol for lessons contact reception on 0191 433 5775.

Adult's swimming lessons

It’s never too late to learn. Take the plunge and learn to swim or improve your skills with our adult swimming lessons for all ages and abilities:

Beginners for adults who have little or no swimming ability and may be nervous in the water.

Improvers for adults who have water confidence and aren’t afraid to go out of their depth.

Stroke Technique for adults who can swim at least 50m – 100m but need some help with their technique, for example breathing correctly on breaststroke or front crawl; or just want some overall hints and tips on how to swim faster or better.

For further information or to enrol for lessons contact reception on 0191 433 5775.

 Day Time Level
Tuesday 10.30 - 11am Beginners
Tuesday 11 - 11.30am Improvers