Both leisure centres offer a great programme filled with a variety of aquatic activities to suit your needs. Our swimming programme includes slots for lane swimming, family swimming, group exercise classes in water, Learn to Swim programmes and more.
Our Learn to Swim programme offers group and private lessons for adults and children. These sessions are designed to meet individual needs and will be suitable for you whether you are a complete beginner or looking to develop your skills and technique further. Our fully qualified aquatic instructors use the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Learn to Swim pathway to allow swimmers to learn in a safe and fun environment.
The scheme provides the opportunity for every individual to progress at their own pace achieving their own personal goals. We run continuous year-round swimming lessons for all ages and abilities.
Working toward ASA Swim a Song Awards Parent and Baby offers a fun, progressive programme for introducing babies and young children to the exciting world of aquatics. Thirty two songs are used to introduce basic water skills and confidence and can be used at bath time too.
These sessions are designed for babies and toddlers to help them explore and enjoy the fun of learning to swim. With the help of their parents/carers, your child will develop confidence both in and out of the water, whilst working toward the ASA Duckling Awards.
The Swim Ducklings classes are separated into different age groups:
These stages of the British Gas Learn to Swim Pathway will take your child through fundamental stages. They are based on developing skills, movement in the water, and having fun.
Once children have completed stages 1 to 7, they will have demonstrated a core set of skills to be confident and safe in the water. This will mean they're able to progress onto a choice of other aquatic disciplines.
These stages are called the Fundamental Sport Skills of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway. They are discipline-specific and build on the swimming skills learned in Stages 1-7. They have been developed with the grass roots programmes of the individual sports so are great if your child wants to take up competitive swimming, water polo or become a lifeguard.
These activities include:
Swim Derby encourages integration of all swimming. There are smaller stepping stones for swimmers who are not yet ready for Stage 1 of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, or those who may have additional needs or requirements in order to progress into Stage 1. The Awards range specific for this section is the ASA Alpha Awards.
Children with disabilities can swim either within the mainstream lessons or with an adult in our Starfish lessons. Both classes follow the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.
The Starfish lessons are separated into different age groups:
Swim Derby provides lessons for young people who have missed out on learning how to swim when younger. Lessons cover water confidence, stamina and stroke technique. It follows the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway.
Get the confidence and skills to enjoy swimming whether you are a complete beginner or lack confidence whilst in water. We provide Adult Learn to Swim sessions based on the ASA Adult Swimming Framework. This programme offers:
Once you have mastered the basics why not try SwimFit and further develop your fitness and Aquatic skills.
If you’re looking for an alternative way to working out in the pool, then Swimfit is for you. It is your very own motivational tool for the pool which you can take up at any time or use as part of a class with an instructor.
Swimfit is all about getting results and helping you achieve your goals, whether that is to lose weight, to tone up, to improve your technique or just to become fitter and stronger. It is a fun and effective way of helping you reach your goals, since water is 800 times denser than air, you are most likely to get there a lot quicker than by taking part in any other workout!
Private lessons are suitable for both adults and children at all ages and abilities. The private lessons setting will enable you to work together with your designated instructor, whilst focusing on specific skills or strokes to refine or develop your aquatic skills.
Private lessons are more flexible than group lessons and therefore they will give you more flexibility, be more tailored to suit your needs and help you progress through the stages much quicker.
These sessions are designed for swimmers who have completed all the stages and are looking to keep swimming in a coached environment. This class is perfect if you are looking to progress in to club swimming or just want to swim to keep fit or improve your stamina and technique.
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Moorways Swimming Pool and Queen's Leisure Centre have:
A parent of one of our swimmers recently said: "My son has attended swimming lessons here for three and half years and has very much enjoyed them. He has gone from being a non-swimmer to currently being on Stage 7 in this time, which initially was his goal. The staff have been helpful and overall it has been a good experience".
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