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

Due to high demand we have currently closed our Adult Beginner waiting lists. If you are interested in Adult Improvers or Advanced please complete our waiting list form. We will update our website when we are able to re-open the Adult Beginners waiting list.

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 11.30 - 12.00

 Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Group lesson pricing:

  • 11 week blocks are priced at £57.20 per block

Current customers - Timetable

The current course of lessons commenced 31 August and will run to week commencing 8 November 2021.

The timetable below shows the current times however if social distancing is re-instated we will return to the social distancing timetable.


Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)Class Instructor
6.10pm 6.30pm Adult Beginners Olivia/Clare
6.20pm 6.30pm Adult Improvers Cara
6.30pm 6.30pm Adult Beginners Issy
6.35pm 7pm Adult Advanced Olivia


Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)Class Instructor
7.20pm 7.30pm Adult Improvers Anna
7.30pm 7.30pm Adult Beginners Issy B





Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)ClassInstructor
12.20pm 12.15pm Adult Beginners Issy
12.30pm  12.15pm Adult Beginners Ben
12.40pm 12.15pm Adult Improvers Cara


Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)ClassInstructor
11.30am 11.30am Adult Beginners Ben
11.40am 11.30am Adult Beginners Roshni
11.50am 11.30am Adult Improvers Issy W


University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000