Under 5 year olds

Learn to Swim at Derby Swimming pools

New Pre school Learn to Swim (0 - 3 years)

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

Duckling Awards (3 - 5 years) 

The Duckling Awards are designed to help children explore and enjoy the fun of learning to swim. With the help of their parents or carers, your child will develop confidence both in and out of the water, whilst working towards a series of colourful awards. At the start of the programme they will begin to move by themselves in the water and by the end, they'll be jumping in, going underwater, floating and travel 10 metres without support.

Duckling Awards are the perfect way to give your child confidence in the water and prepare them for Stage 1 of the Learn to Swim programme.

Learn to Swim enquiry form

Interested in one of our programmes? Just fill in this form and we'll be back in touch with you as soon as possible.


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Track your childs progress 

Our Home Portal is a FREE online service open to everyone who has purchased swimming lessons. From home or on your mobile you can easily view the swim assessment information held for your child. As lessons are taught teachers continually assess the children, and update their progress within 48 hours. You can then log in and see what your child has achieved, and what swim skills they are working towards. 

If your child is enrolled on one of our Learn to Swim programmes, you can log in here to track their progress.