Department of Sport

1-2-1 Lessons

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Our Swim School programme has supported hundreds of young people and adults to learn to swim or improve their skills from our extensive swimming facilities at David Ross Sports Village. 

Available to all ages and abilities, our 1-2-1 lessons are a fantastic way to learn to swim or develop your technique. Our expert instructors offer a tailored approach designed around each individual's need and personal goals. 

Our 1-2-1 lessons offer:

  • Flexible lessons designed around the individual needs of the swimmer
  • Qualified Level 2 instructors for every lesson
  • Beginner, improvers and advanced level sessions 
  • Private section of the pool designated for your lesson 
  • Equipment provided throughout 

Joining our 1-2-1 lessons

Due to high demand our waiting lists are currently closed. We will update our website when we are able to re-open these.

Our 1-2-1 lessons are 5-week bookable courses - 30-minute lessons are £75 per block and 60-minute lessons are £125 per block. We offer options for all ages and abilities as well as a separate programme during the school holidays:

1-2-1 Block lessons
 Swimmers who cannot yet swim more than 50m  Swimmers confident in deep water / can swim 50m + 
Saturdays 12 - 4pm Mondays 5 - 7pm
Sundays 11 - 3pm Tuesdays 5 - 7pm
    Saturdays 12 - 4pm
    Sundays 11 - 3pm

 Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Please note before booking, applicable to new and existing customers
  • Lessons available to swimmers aged 4 years and above at our main swimming pool (due to pool temperature).
  • For families with more than one child wishing to attend private lessons, please see our private bubbles option.
  • Lessons are suitable for swimmers requiring shallow and deep water lessons.

Current customers

The current course of 121 swimming lessons commenced 31 August 2021 and will run to week commencing 27 September 2021.

Private bubble lessons

Are now available as part of our Learn to Swim programme!

There is a maximum of 2 swimmers per lesson time slot and we advise that the swimmers are reasonably similar in swimming ability for you to be able to get the most from the lesson.

Available in 5-week bookable courses - 30-minute lessons are £115 per block. The days and times available are the same as the block 121 swimming lessons.


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000