Learn to swim

Learn to Swim at Derby Swimming pools

COVID-19 Swimming Update 

While in Tier 3, following Government guidance swimming can continue for lane, family and children's Learn to Swim. Adult Learn to Swim is not allowed in tier 3. 

Find out more on our Derby Active COVID-19 update web page

Also, see FAQs on our Welcome back web page. 

Learn to Swim Prices - from 4 January 2021

Lessons 2021 Prices for monthly Direct Debit  
Learn to Swim 30 min £25.25*
Learn to Swim 60 min £33.25*

Direct Debits will be updated from the January payment.

* From January Direct Debit payments now include free stage badges and certificates.

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.

To find out more about each stage of the programme and FAQ’s, including how you can sign up, click here.

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. 

New Adult Lessons

Please note: we are unable to run Adult lessons when in Tier 3.

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. 

New 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

Lesson are in the Teaching Pool 

Pre-school session 1 & 2   0 - 18 months   Mon & Wed  11am - 11.30am
Pre-school session 3 & 4   18 months to 3 years  Mon & Wed  11.30am - 12 noon

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.