Department of Sport

Adult Swimming Lessons

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

Our adult lessons are for swimmers aged 14 years and over from complete beginners to advanced swimmers looking to improve technique.Swimming is not just a great way to exercise but an important life skill - it's never too late to learn to swim or improve!

Our expert instructors will support you to shape your own swimming journey based on your needs, from the basics to advanced technique progression. We offer three levels; beginners, improvers and advanced. 

Our group lessons offer:

  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified Level 2 instructors for every class
  • Equipment provided throughout
  • Personalised learn to swim journey
  • Flexible options to cater for swimmers with a disability including your carer supporting you in the water and an adjustable depth pool to assist entry

Joining our Adult group lessons

Our Adult swim school programme is now available for new customers to add their names to our waiting lists but we do have limited availability at all stages. This availability will be sold on a first come first served basis.


Our Adult Learn to Swim group lessons are 30 minutes long and the instructor will work their way around each individual giving you teaching practices to help achieve your goals.The programme offers three different levels: 


Located in shallow water at standing depth and ideal for swimmers who:

  • Are a complete beginner
  • Would like to build water confidence
  • Can swim no more than 10 metres


Located in deep water and ideal for swimmers who:

  • Are confident in deep water and submerging under the water
  • Can swim 25m front crawl, 25m backstroke and 25m breaststroke
  • Are able to tread water for 30 seconds


Located in deep water and is ideal for swimmers who:

  • Can swim lengths for a 30 minute session
  • Can swim a minimum of 200m (8 lengths) without stopping
  • Can demonstrate basic techinique on front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Can swim a length in under 30 seconds

Please contact for more information.

Our programme operates
 Days Times
 Mondays 18.30-19.30
 Tuesdays 19.30 - 20.00
 Saturdays 12.15-12.45
 Sundays 12.30 - 13.00

 Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Group lesson pricing:

  • 11 week blocks are priced at £66 per block

Current customers - Timetable

The next course of group lessons is week commencing 15 May - week commencing 24 July 2023. The timetable below shows the days and times available for the next course. There will be no lessons Monday 29 May 2023.

For customers staying in the same stage, day and time, you can book from week commencing 24 April 2023. For customers who are moving up or wanting to change their day or time OR have joined Adult Beginners during the current course of lessons, you can book as per below.

Booking week 2 - for customers moving up or wanting to change day or time
 Day When you can book
 To book Mondays lessons  You can book from Tuesday 2 May 2023 at 7.30am
 To book Tuesdays lessons  You can book from Tuesday 2 May 2023 at 7.30am
 To book Saturdays lessons  You can book from Saturday 6 May 2023 at 8.30am
 To book Sundays lessons  You can book from Sunday 7 May 2023 at 8.30am


Please be aware that all the times listed below are subject to availability. 


18.30-19.00 Adult Beginners Nyah/Anna
18.30-19.00 Adult Improvers Bethan
19.00-19.30 Adult Advanced Nyah/Bethan


19.00-19.30 Adult Advanced Nyah
19.30-20.00 Adult Beginners Alyssa K/Nyah
19.30-20.00 Adult Improvers Anna


There are no Adult Swimming Lessons on a Wednesday.


There are no Adult Swimming Lessons on a Thursday.


There are no Adult Swimming Lessons on a Friday.


12.15-12.45 Adult Beginners Anna/Hannah
12.15-12.45 Adult Improvers Finlay


12.30-13.00 Adult Beginners Natasha/Steffi
12:30-13:00 Adult Improvers Bethan


University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000