Learn to swim

Learn to Swim at Derby Swimming pools

COVID-19 Swimming Update 

15 July 2021 Update 

From 19 July swimming at Queen's Leisure Centre will be available following guidelines outlined in the government's Covid-19 Recovery Roadmap. Swim capacities will be increased, changing rooms and showers will be available to use. 

For more recent Covid-19 facility user updates and customer user information, please visit our Leisure Covid-19 Updates web page. 

Remember to book your activities in advance, (up to 14 days) by calling the centre, booking online or by using the Derby Active App

Swimming at Queen's

Our Learn to Swim programme at Queen's Leisure Centre provides the opportunity for every individual regardless of age or ability to learn and achieve their own personal goals at their own pace. We deliver the world leading Swim England Learn to Swim Programme for Pre-School, Child and Adult lessons - it's designed so you can learn all the skills you need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme for all both child and adult lessons - it's designed so you can learn all the skills you need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Visit the Swim England pathway to find out more about each stage of the programmeand our Learn to Swim FAQ’s you can sign up

If your child is already enrolled on our Learn to Swim programme, you can log in to the Home Portal here to track their progress.

Please keep reading for information on:

  • Adult lessons
  • Pre-school Lessons 
  • Learn to Swim Open Days 
  • Booster Lessons, for children on our Learn to Swim scheme.
  • Swim Techniques
  • Online enquiry form. 

Adult Lessons

Female Learn to Swim Lessons

We now have female only learn to swim sessions, available on Wednesday 10.30am, with a female Swim Teacher. 

Adult Beginner Lesson 
New morning learn to swim session - Mon 10.30am - 11am

For more information complete the online enquiry below or call 01332 641444. 

Pre school Learn to Swim 

These classes are for young swimmers starting their learn to swim journey and are designed to help babies and toddlers build water confidence and enjoy learning to swim. The lessons are taught from the side of the pool, a parent is required in the water. We encouraged parents to bring a bath toy from home for the lessons

Lessons are in the Teaching Pool

Learn to Swim enquiry form

If you're interested in learning to swim, simply fill in this form and we'll get in touch to talk through your options and find the best session for you!


All information will be treated in accordance with our privacy notice.


Swim Techniques and Tips with Derby Active Swim Teachers. 

Our Swim Teachers have been busy creating you a few videos to help you at home improve your swim techniques and help you with a few tips for swim equipment.

Swim England Activity Sheets

Swim England home-schooling activity sheets can be downloaded for free.

A range of free content covering aquatics-themed topics has been made available by Swim England to parents who are home-schooling.

You can download more than 20 worksheets covering subjects such as water safety, swimming terms and spotting the dangers poolside.