Learn to swim

FREE swimming confidence classes

If you are a carer, or know somebody who is, find out more

Our Active Aquatics team offer swimming lessons at Bootle Leisure Centre, Meadows Leisure Centre and Dunes Splash World. We deliver a range of swimming lessons which are suitable for all ages and abilities at times that suit you.

Our swimming lessons run all year round and payments are made by monthly direct debit. Our lessons are fully accessible for disabled children and adults. Active Aquatics members enjoy the added benefit of FREE swimming at our public sessions. 

What lessons are available? 

  • Adult and Child lessons (age 9 weeks+)
  • Children’s swimming lessons (age 4 years+)
  • As swimmers progress there are options for activities such as Rookie Lifeguard, Flip n’ Fun and competitive swimming
  • Adult lessons including Swimfit

Learn at the following locations and times 

DayTimeWho's it for?
Monday  3:30pm - 6:30pm Children
Tuesday  4:00pm - 6:30pm Children
6:30pm - 7:00pm Adults
Wednesday  4:00pm - 4:30pm Adult & child (under 4)
5:00pm - 7:00pm Children
Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Children
Friday 4:00pm - 6:30pm Children
6:30pm - 7:00pm Adult
Saturday 9:00am - 9:30am Adult & child (under 4)
9:00am - 9:30am Disability classes
9:30am - 12:00pm Children
11:00am - 11:30am Adult & child (under 4)
Sunday 9:00am - 9:30am Adult & child (under 4)
9:30am - 12:00pm Children
DayTimeWho's it for?
Monday   4:00pm - 5:30pm Children
5:30pm - 6:30pm Adults
5:30pm - 6:30pm Children
Tuesday  4:00pm - 7:00pm Children
6:00pm - 6:30pm Disability classes
Wednesday  4:00pm - 7:00pm Children
7:00pm - 7:45pm Adults
Thursday 4:00pm - 7:00pm Children 
Friday   12:30pm - 1:00pm Adult & child (under 4)
4:00pm - 6:15pm Children
5:30pm - 6:15pm Rookie lifeguard
Saturday   9:00am - 12:00pm Children
10:15am - 11:00am Rookie lifeguard
11:00am - 11:45am Pre-competition 


Day Time Who's it for?
Monday 4:00pm - 6:30pm Children
Tuesday 9:30am - 11:00am Adult & Child (under 4)
4:00pm - 7:00pm Children
7:00pm - 8:00pm Adult
Wednesday 4:00pm - 7:30pm Children
Thursday   9:30am - 11:30am Adult & Child (under 4)
4:00pm - 7:00pm Children
7:30pm - 8:30pm Adult
Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm Children
Saturday  8:30am - 12:00pm Children
11:30am - 12:00pm Disability classes
Sunday 8:30am - 12:00pm Children

 nb - there will be 48 lessons annually 

Aquatics SessionSingle CostDirect Debit
Adult & Child (30 Minutes) £5.00 £20.00
Adult & Child (30 Minutes) - Sibling Discount 5% £4.75 £19.00
Junior 30 Minutes £5.00 £20.00
Junior 30 Minutes - Sibling Discount 5% £4.75 £19.00
Junior 45 Minutes £5.35 £21.40
Junior 45 Minutes - Sibling Discount 5% £5.05 £20.20
Adult 30 Minutes £5.40 £21.60
Adult 45 Minutes £6.75 £27.00

How to register

Active Aquatics have currently placed their swim registrations for Bootle Leisure Centre and Meadows Leisure Centre on hold until further notice.

If you are interested in swimming lessons at Dunes Splashworld, please contact us directly on Active.Aquatics@sefton.gov.uk

Swimming lesson framework

The Active Aquatics swimming lesson programme is based upon a framework called The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme (the National Governing Body for Swimming) a world-leading syllabus to support children and adults to learn to swim . All our swimming teachers are qualified, committed to continuous improvement and ensure FUN is part of every lesson. 

View further information on the swimming.org website.

Free swimming in public swimming times with your swimming lesson membership. Programmed sessions are not included.

Guide To Swimming Lessons (pdf 534KB)
Family Games Print (pdf 485KB)
Active Aquatics Terms Conditions V6 (pdf 246KB)

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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