Build your child's confidence in the water while having fun, at our Swim School. We offer affordable lessons, so that every child can learn this essential life skill. Lessons are available at:
- Leyland Leisure Centre
- Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre
- Penwortham Leisure Centre
Our fully qualified swimming teachers work to the Swim England, 'Learn to Swim' Framework. In addition, if you set up a monthly Direct Debit swimming lesson membership, your child benefits from free general swims! Why not book your child on today?
Customer notice: Swimming lessons pause over Christmas. The last lessons at Leyland Leisure Centre are on Sunday 18th December, and return on Tuesday 3rd January. The last lessons at Penwortham Leisure Centre and Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre are Saturday 17th December and return on Tuesday 3rd January. Direct Debits remain the same, as the two week break is taken into account and payments spread over the 12 months. Block paying customers will have sessions paused automatically. The extra cancelled Monday session due to the bank holiday will again be frozen for block paying customers, but for Direct Debit customers their January payment will be reduced.
'The Duckling Awards' are designed to help toddlers enjoy learning to swim with help from their parent or guardians (who are in the water with them). Your child can work towards four different colourful awards, each with a certificate and a badge. The awards promote increased water confidence to help prepare for stage 1 of the Learn to Swim Framework.
'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 an award.
Stage 8 is the start of the 'Aquatic Skills' framework, which then leads on to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. The course continues on to Honours and Rookie Lifeguard training. For more information on the Swim England framework, please click here.
Swimming Lesson Timetables
Leyland Swimming Lesson Timetable
Bamber Bridge Swimming Lesson Timetable
Penwortham Swimming Lesson Timetable
One of the many benefits of joining a South Ribble Leisure swimming lesson, is being able to track your child's progress using Parent Portal! Parent Portal is a website where parents or guardians can log in and have access to all the information you need to support your child's journey.
- Their progress towards awards/certificates
- How much of a swim stage they have completed
- How many weeks are left on their course
- When their next session is scheduled
For more information on Parent Portal, please click here.
Please enquire using the form below, ensuring to select the pool you wish to attend. Please include your phone number and details of the class you are interested in, and a member of staff will be in touch with you soon.