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Children's swimming lessons

A valuable Skill for Life - Derbyshire Dales District Council's pools are a great place for your children to learn to swim - our lessons follow the Amateur Swimming Association National Teaching Plan which takes children on a journey from their first splash right through to developing their swimming skills to become confident, competent and safe in the water.

Great Fun

Our friendly and well qualified instructors cater for children of all ages and abilities so, as well as learning and improving skills, our sessions are also fun and a great way to make new friends. Your child's hard work will be regularly rewarded with certificates and badges from the ASA Awards Scheme.

There may be a waiting list for children's swimming lessons, so we advise you to put your child's name down as early as possible so that we will let you know when a suitable place becomes available.

Course Information

Lessons last for half an hour and are available from Monday - Saturday. Each course of lessons runs alongside school term times, but don't worry if you've missed the start of the course as we are happy to book you in at any time as long as there is a space!


Pay monthly by direct debit and get free public swimming at all three District Council swimming pools. See our membership page for details on prices.

Children's Swimming Lesson Times

Toddler Classes take place on Tuesday at 12:00 & 12:30; Wednesday 13:00 & 13:30; Friday 09:45 & 10:15 and 12:00 & 12:30 and Saturday 11:15

Stages 1 - 7 take place Monday - Friday at 16:00, 16:30 & 17:00

Stages 1 - 4 take place on Saturday at 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00 & 10:30

Challenge Classes take place on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 17:30-18:00

We also run swimming lessons for adults. Please contact us for further information.

Help your child to learn a valuable skill for life contact us to book your child onto a course of swimming lessons.

Ashbourne Leisure Centre

Clifton Road
Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1DR
01335 343 712
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