150 Years of Swimming!

Swimming lessson

Tue 5 Feb 2019

This year sees Swim England celebrate its 150th anniversary as the national governing body for swimming in England - helping people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely and compete in aquatic sports. You can read all about how Swim England plan to celebrate this significant anniversary and how you can get involved by sharing your memories here.

Here at Derby Active, we are delighted to celebrate Swim England’s success, as one of their partners we follow their world-leading syllabus for our Learn to Swim programme at Queen’s Leisure Centre.

Our Learn to Swim programme gives everyone the opportunity to achieve their swimming goals at their own pace, regardless of age or ability, whether that’s to become the next swimming star, to stay safe in and around water or simply to have fun with friends.

If you’re interested in our Learn to Swim programme for children or adults, take a look at the Learn to Swim section of the website, get in touch with Queen’s Leisure Centre or fill in the enquiry form at the bottom of the page, we’ll answer any questions you have and get you started on your swimming journey!

Queen’s Leisure Centre has three pools, so there’s always something different for you to enjoy whether it’s a casual swim, fitness swimming, disability swim sessions, a water fitness class or simply going for a splash with the whole family.

Have you seen our new Atlantis Splash Run yet? It’s an amazing new inflatable that stretches the entire length of our Gala Pool with giant obstacles, slides and bags of fun! You can even hire one of our pools for your very own Pool Party!

Take a look through the pool programme to find out when to come to Queen’s Leisure Centre for the Atlantis Swim Splash Run, our choice of fitness swimming classes, disability swim sessions or just for a casual swim.

There are also plenty of chances to enjoy the pool during this February half term holiday, see our holiday activity programme here.

And don’t forget the exciting news that we have ambitious plans for a state of the art swimming and leisure facility including a ten-lane, 50 metre swimming pool and leisure water including play structures, flumes, wave generating ‘wow’ ball and more. Sign up for Derby Active news to be amongst the first to find how this facility progresses.

So why not join us in celebrating Swim England’s great achievements over their 150 years and if you haven’t been for a swim for a while, make a point of coming down to Queen’s Leisure Centre?!