Learn to swim

Learn to Swim at Derby Swimming pools

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 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.

To find out more about each stage of the programme and how you can sign up, click on the section below that sounds right for you or your child.  

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.

Learn to Swim Taster Morning 

Derby Active Learn to Swim is offering the opportunity for children to come and try out our swim lessons for free in the School holidays. 

Have you ever thought you would like to find out more about swimming lessons, or give your child a chance to try before committing to a block of lessons? 

Well come and try a Learn to Swim lesson with our qualified Swim Teachers. 

Sessions will be 30 minutes, split into swimming ability and will involve:

  • an introduction to our Learn to Swim scheme
  • meeting the Swim Teachers
  • and your child taking part in a swim lesson for FREE. 

We are currently confirming our Easter holiday dates and this page will be updated shortly. 

You can register your interest by emailing queens.sports@derby.gov.uk, by calling 01332 641444 or by completing our online enquiry form which can be found at the bottom of this page. 

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!


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