Adult Swimming Lessons

Learn To Swim

It's never too late to learn to swim or enhance your swimming skills. Whether you're a complete beginner looking to conquer your fears, or an experienced swimmer aiming to refine your technique, our expert instructors are here to help.

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Exclusive Comforts

Post-swim, you can enjoy our luxury amenities like private showers, underfloor heating, and complimentary Dyson hairdryers – because little details make big differences.

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Flexible and Convenient

We understand that your schedule is as unique as your swimming goals. That's why we offer unparalleled flexibility in our swimming class schedules and our facility is easily accessible and boasts ample parking.

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Small Class Sizes

Our classes are limited to just six people, half the national standard! This means more tailored instruction, better progress tracking, and a more enjoyable learning experience for you.

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adult beginner swimming lessons

Our adult beginner swimming lessons are designed for those new to swimming or with very limited experience It typically focuses on several key areas to build comfort, confidence, and basic skills in the water.


breath control and submersion

Teaching beginners how to hold their breath, blow bubbles, and gradually get their face wet, eventually leading to full head submersion.


Floating and Gliding

Instructors focus on teaching front and back floats, along with gliding through the water. This helps learners understand buoyancy and body positioning in the water.

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basic strokes

Introduction to fundamental swimming strokes, usually starting with elementary forms of freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke. The focus is on basic arm and leg movements and coordinating these with breath control.


building confidence

A significant part of beginner lessons is about building confidence in the water, encouraging learners to try new skills, and gradually increasing the challenge as they become more comfortable.


safety skils

Basic water safety skills, like treading water and understanding how to react if they find themselves in an unexpected water situation, are integral parts of beginner lessons.

adult improver swimming lessons

Our improver swimming sessions are specifically designed to take your swimming to the next level. Focused on developing proficiency in front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke, our goal is to guide swimmers towards confidently completing 10m swims in these strokes.

front crawl

Our instructors will help you refine your front crawl technique, focusing on arm movement efficiency, breathing rhythm, and streamlined body positioning.


Learn the nuances of backstroke, from proper arm strokes to effective kicking patterns, ensuring a smooth and balanced swim.


We pay special attention to the unique timing and coordination of breaststroke, teaching you how to glide and pull effectively.

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Each session is crafted to build on your existing skills, with the end goal of achieving a 10m swim in each stroke. Our experienced instructors provide personalised guidance and feedback, ensuring that you develop these core strokes with proper technique and confidence.

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Our Happy Swimmers

At Swim Central, we're committed to providing a best in class experience for our learners and casual swimmers alike.

  • I myself was an ok-ish swimmer so decided to join the Adults Beginner class. Its been great. The instructors spend time with each person in the class individually so I could learn at my own pace. After ~ 2 months of once-weekly lessons I’ve graduated 🙂 Becca and Zara in particular have been great in helping me improve, giving me insightful feedback and meaningful instructions. I now do lane swimming a couple of times a week to get the practice in. I’ve never found the sessions too busy, either morning or evening.

  • I took swimming classes here. The staff is very friendly especially my swim instructor Laura. She is an amazing teacher. She taught me butterfly, back stroke, gliding front and back. She is really a pro at teaching swimming to adults. Shower stalls are always clean and hot water available. Highly recommended.

  • Competitive Pricing

    Our sessions are competitively priced at only £55 per month. We keep our class sizes to a minimum to ensure you can get the attention you need.

    Payments are set up by direct debit for your convenience to ensure you get uninterrupted support for your swimming.

    Dedicated one to one swimming lessons for adults

    Our one to one adults swimming lessons offer a tailored, individual experience for adult learners of all levels. Focused on providing personal attention, these lessons are designed to meet the specific needs and goals of each swimmer. Whether you’re beginning your swimming journey, seeking to enhance your technique, or pursuing specific swimming goals, our expert instructors deliver one-on-one guidance.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the depth of the swimming pool?

    The pool measures 20m by 7m and has a constant depth of 1.3m.

  • How much does a swimming lesson cost?

    Our swimming lessons are priced at just £55 per month, which includes one 30-minute lesson per week at the same time each week during your chosen time slot.

    We also offer private lessons for £99 per 30-minute session if you prefer individual attention or have specific goals.

  • How are the lessons structured for adults learning to swim?

    Here’s a general outline of how our lessons are structured:

    1. Assessment: We begin with a brief assessment to determine your current skill level and identify any specific areas you’d like to focus on.
    2. Water Acclimation and Safety: For beginners, we focus on building water confidence and teaching essential water safety skills, such as floating, treading water, and basic rescue techniques.
    3. Stroke Development: We introduce and practice different strokes, starting with the basics like freestyle and backstroke, and progressing to more advanced strokes like breaststroke and butterfly.
    4. Technique Refinement: For those with some experience, we focus on refining your stroke technique, improving efficiency, and building endurance.
  • Can adults with some swimming experience join these lessons to improve?

    Absolutely! Our adult swimming lessons are designed to cater to all levels, including adults with some swimming experience who are looking to enhance their skills. Whether you want to improve your stroke technique, learn new strokes, increase your endurance, or simply become more comfortable in the water, our lessons are a great way to achieve your goals.

    Our experienced instructors will assess your current ability and create a personalised plan to help you progress. We offer a variety of classes, including beginner and improver, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs.

  • What is the average class size for general adult swimming lessons?

    Our general adult swimming lessons typically have a maximum of 8 participants per class. This allows our instructors to provide personalised attention and ensure that each swimmer receives the guidance and support they need to progress.

  • Is there a viewing facility for use during the lesson?

    Yes, we have a comfortable viewing gallery where parents, family, and friends can relax and watch their loved ones learn and progress in the water. Younger siblings can also attend but they must be accompanied by an adult if under 12 years old.

  • How long is each swimming lesson?

    Each swimming lesson at Swim Central is 30 minutes long. This intensive session allows for focused attention from our instructors and ample time for you to practice and refine your skills. Lessons are held weekly at the same time each week during your chosen time slot, making it easy to incorporate swimming into your routine. The cost for our weekly 30-minute lessons is £55 per month.

  • What should I bring to my lesson?

    To make the most of your swim lesson at Swim Central, we recommend bringing a swimsuit, a large towel, goggles if required, your preferred shower supplies, and a change of clothes. We have hair dryers available in the changing rooms for use free of charge and secure lockers.

    Babies and toddlers will also need a swim diaper (reusable or disposable).

    Swim Central will provide any equipment such as floats and armbands during the lesson and we have a small store for customers to purchase any additional items they require at the front desk.

  • What is the minimum age to start swim lessons?

    We offer lessons for adults of all ages and abilities

    • Babies (6 months and up): Our baby swim lessons focus on water acclimation, basic safety skills, and bonding with parents in a gentle and playful environment.
    • Children: Our children’s lessons follow a structured Learn to Swim program that teaches essential water safety skills, stroke development, and builds confidence in the water.
    • Adults: We offer adult lessons for all levels, from beginners who have never been in the water before to experienced swimmers looking to refine their technique or learn new strokes.
  • Is there parking?

    Yes, we have a free car park on Fulwood Central, it gives you 2.5hrs but if you need longer just leave your registration plate number with reception!

  • What is the temperature of the pool?

    We keep the pool heated at 31 degrees.

  • What if the class I want to book is full?

    Our online booking system will show how many spaces are available for each of our classes. You can add your details to the waiting list, and this will notify you by email when a space comes available.

  • How can I cancel my lessons?

    We understand that circumstances can change. If you need to cancel your swim lessons, we require notice of one full payment cycle. This ensures that we can adjust our class schedules and offer your spot to someone on our waiting list.

    E.G: Your billing date is the 1st of the month. If you cancel on March 28th, your lessons will continue until the end of March. Your final payment will be taken on April 1st, and your cancellation will be effective from May 1st onwards.

  • How do I pay for lessons?

    Payment for all swimming lessons at Swim Central is conveniently handled through a monthly direct debit system. You can easily set up your direct debit payment securely through our website when you register for your chosen class and time slot. The monthly fee covers your weekly 30-minute lesson, ensuring a hassle-free experience so you can focus on enjoying your time in the water.

  • What happens if classes are cancelled?

    In the rare event that Swim Central needs to cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., pool maintenance, instructor illness), we will notify you as soon as possible via email or phone. You will have the option to reschedule your lesson for another time or receive a credit towards a future lesson. We understand the importance of consistency in learning to swim and strive to minimise any disruptions to your schedule.

  • Can I take pictures?

    Unfortunately not, due to sharing classes with other babies we ask for no photography or videos.

  • swimming lesson vouchers

    Our adult swimming lesson vouchers are the perfect gift for any occasion. Whether it's for a friend about to embark on a beach holiday, a loved one exploring a new hobby, or simply as a unique gift, our vouchers are ideal for those looking to learn or improve their swimming.

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