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Swimming Lessons

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?

Swimming lessons run all year (including school holidays) and only pause over Christmas. Direct Debits remain the same in December, 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 Programme

'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


Parent Portal

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.


Enquire Now

Please contact the leisure centre you are interested in, for more information or to book.


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