Swimming Lessons

Swim School


We have lessons for all ages and abilities either in a group setting or a one-to-one basis. 

Whether you are looking for a child entering the pool for the very first time, or you want to learn to swim as an adult, our qualified team are here to help.

We believe that swimming is an essential life skill that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy. There is no end to the benefits of swimming, whether that is just having fun, for safety around the water, swimming for fitness, or developing your confidence, learning to swim unlocks a lifetime of opportunities.



Our swim lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, which sees students rewarded throughout their progress along 7 stages. The nationally recognised programme is developed around 3 key principles:

Progression Pathways
Fun lesson content and clear structured stages allow learners and teachers to easily monitor progress. Continuous assessment quickly identifies where to build learner confidence and competence in the water as you progress through the stages.

Structured Programming
Our swim lessons are delivered in 25 minute sessions running for 50 weeks throughout the year.

Reward and Recognition
A progression route of awards and badges are used to motivate you at every stage. So that you, or your child can see a clear pathway of progression between levels and record your skillset growth.



Across our pools we offer a variety of structured teaching sessions to support your development at any age and experience level:

  • Adult & Baby/Child lessons – for 0 to 3 years (adult in the water)
  • Foundation and Stage Awards lessons (1-10) – for 4 years and over
  • Over 8 years and Teens lessons – for 8 years and over
  • Aquatics Sports Academy – Flip ‘N’ Fun Diving, Mini Polo, Rookie Lifesaving and Synchronised Swimming
  • One-to-One lessons
  • Adult Beginners and Improvers lessons



We are passionate about delivering a quality service for an affordable price, so that our swim lessons are accessible to all. As part of our quality pledge, all of our teachers are qualified to the Swim England National Teaching framework, and beyond that attend regular training sessions to keep their skills up to date.



As part of our swim lesson programme you will be given free access to our ‘Home Portal’. This is a personalised online platform that you can log into anytime to stay up to date with the participants progress.

We provide regular updates against an online scorecard so that you can see how you are progressing against the grading criteria for each stage, and also how close you are to progressing to the next stage.


Bramcote Leisure Centre

Telephone: 0115 917 3000
Email: bramcote@lleisure.co.uk

Frequently asked questions

How many lessons am I guaranteed?

We guarantee a minimum 50 lessons per calendar year subject to lesson cancellations /pool closure. Each year we have a scheduled Christmas break for two weeks. Twelve equal, monthly payments are taken by direct debit - no discount is provided for the Christmas break.
Any other cancellations would result in a credit applied to your next month's direct debit.

Do I receive free badges if I’m on a direct debit payment plan?

The Swim England stage awards are included free of charge. There is a charge for other badges, including distance badges.

What do I need to wear?

We recommend that full costumes are worn and tight shorts (jammers) rather than the baggy holiday shorts. All long hair to be tied back or a swimming cap can be worn. Goggles are recommended but not essential. All other equipment will be provided.

Do I have the same teacher all year?

Our Teachers have set lessons on a weekly basis, however this is subject to change due to factors out of our control.

Can I freeze my direct debit?

Unfortunately this is not possible. If you wish to cancel, please complete a cancellation form and cancel your DD with the bank, and we require 30 days’ notice. Should you wish to return at a later date we can't guarantee a space.

Will my percentage change every week?

Unlikely. Teachers take a register and update the ipods on a weekly basis, following a scheme of work. However there may not always be an increase in percentage, it takes practice to perfect certain skills.

How long is a lesson?

All lessons for children up to stage 7 are 25 minutes (including registration). Stage 8 and above, Adult lessons and other Aquatic disciplines are 40 minutes.

How long will my child be in the stage for?

Children all progress at different rates. It is impossible to give an exact time frame, each child is unique.

If I can’t attend, can I change my lesson?

This is not possible as a one off, however if you wish to move on a permanent basis depending on spaces this is an option. Lessons are non-refundable.

What if my child wants to swim more than once per week?

We offer a swim school plus option for members who want 2 or more lessons per week. Please contact the Swim Development Team for further information.

What is the home portal?

Lleisure Swim School operates a ‘home portal’ system. It allows a parent to view the progress of their child. Once a stage is completed there is an option to move classes on the home portal.

How do I cancel my swim lesson direct debit?

All monthly payable memberships are subject to 30 days written notice of cancellation, please let us know by completing the membership cancellation form - https://www.lleisure.co.uk/cancelling-your-direct-debit/ . It is also your responsibility to cancel your direct debit with your bank.