Department of Sport

Children's Swimming Lessons

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Our Swim School programme has supported thousands of young people to learn to swim from our extensive swimming facilities at David Ross Sports Village. 

Our Children's lessons are for swimmers aged from 4.5 years to 14 years-old from Beginners' level to Stage 9. Our expert instructors will support our young swimmers to learn the basics through to becoming a trained competitive swimmer. 

Our fun, structured sessions focus on improving your child's technique in the water and enabling them to become happy, confident swimmers. 

Our programme offers:

  • A fun, friendly and safe learning environment 
  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified Level 2 instructors for every class
  • Additional Level 1 instructors to support all Beginner, Foundation and Stage 1 lessons
  • Programme based on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
  • High-quality lessons that are stroke technique focused
  • Equipment provided throughout

 Joining our Swim School programme

Our Junior 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.


Day and times

Our programmes runs
 Days Times
 Monday's  16.00 - 19.30
 Tuesday's  16.00 - 19.00
 Saturday's   09.00 - 12.15 & 12.00-16.00
 Sunday's  09.00 - 12.30

Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Group lesson pricing:

  • 11 week blocks are priced at £66 per block 

Current customers

The next course of group lessons is week commencing 13th May 2024 - week commencing 22nd July 2024. The timetable below shows the days and times available for the next course. 

There will be NO lessons on Monday 6th and 27th May 2024 due to being a bank holiday.

For customers wanting to re-book who are staying in the same stage, day and time, you can book from Monday 22nd April 2024 at 4pm.

For customers who are moving up or wanting to change day or time, please see below. 

Booking week 2 - for customers moving up or changing day or time
 Day When to book
 To book Monday's lessons You can book from Monday 29th April 2024 at 7:30am
 To book Tuesday's lessons  You can book from Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 7:30am
 To book Saturday's lessons  You can book from Saturday 4th May 2024 at 8:30am
 To book Sunday's lessons  You can book from Sunday 5th May 2024 at 8:30am

Please be aware that all the times listed below are subject to availability. If your current class is no longer there, please be see the table further down for the class you have been idenitifed for.


16.00-16.30 Stage 3 Alyssa S





Breastroke Clinic


16.30-17.00 Stage 1 Lexi
16.30-17.00 Foundation Alyssa S
16.30-17.00 Stage 4 Aimee 
17.00-17.30 Beginners Lexi
17.00-17.30 Stage 3 Alyssa S
17.00-17.30 Stage 5 Aimee 
17.30-18.00 Stage 2 Lexi
17.30-18.00 Stage 1 Alyssa S
17.30-18.00 Stage 3 Deep Water Aimee 
18.00-18.30 Stage 1 Lexi
18.00-18.30 Stage 2 Alyssa S
18.00-18.30 Stage 6 Aimee 
19.00-19.30 Stage 7 Alyssa S


16.00-16.30 Foundation Alyssa K




16:00- 16:30

Stage 3 Deep Water


16.30-17.00 Stage 1 Alyssa K
16.30-17.00 Stage 2 Aimee 
16.30-17.00 Stage 5 Jo
17.00-17.30 Stage 3 Alyssa K
17.00-17.30 Stage 2 Aimee
17.00-17.30 Stage 4 Jo
17.00-17.30 Stage 3 Deep Water Clare
17.30-18.00 Stage 3 Alyssa K
17.30-18.00 Foundation Aimee
17.30-18.00 Stage 4 Jo
17.30-18.00 Breaststroke Clinic Clare
18.00-18.30 Stage 2 Alyssa K
18.00-18.30 Stage 1 Aimee
18.00-18.30 Stage 6 Jo
18.30-19.00 Stage 7 Jo
18.30-19.15 Stage 8 Aimee
18.30-19.15 Stage 9 Alyssa K


There are no Children's Swimming Lesssons on a Wednesday.


There are no Children's Swimming Lesssons on a Thursday.


There are no Children's Swimming Lesssons on a Friday.


09.00-09.45 Stage 9 Sophie
09.00-09.45 Stage 8 Molly
09.00-09.30 Stage 7 Finlay
09.45-10.15 Stage 6 Finlay
09.45-10.15 Stage 2 Molly
09.45-10.15 Foundation Sophie
10.15-10.45 Stage 5 Finlay
10.15-10.45 Stage 3 Molly
10.15-10.45 Stage 1 Sophie
10.45-11.15 Beginners


10.45-11.15 Stage 2 Sophie
10.45-11.15 Stage 4 Finlay
10.45-11.15 Stage 3 Deep water Alexandra
11.15-11.45 Stage 1 Molly
11.15-11.45 Stage 3 Sophie
11.15-11.45 Breaststroke Clinic Finlay
11.45-12.15 Stage 1 Molly
11.45-12.15 Beginners Sophie


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Amy B

12.30-13.00 Stage 1 Amy B
14.00-14.30 Beginners Amy B
14.30-15.00 Foundation Amy B
15.00-15.30 Beginners Amy B
15.30-16.00 Stage 2 Amy B


09.00-09.30 Beginners Keira
09.00-09.30 Stage 2 Megan D
09.00-09.30 Stage 6 Bethan
09.30-10.00 Stage 3 Keira
09.30-10.00 Stage 1 Megan D
09.30-10.00 Stage 3 Deep water Bethan
10.00-10.30 Stage 1 Keira
10.00-10.30 Beginners Megan D
10.00-10.30 Stage 5 Bethan
10.30-11.00 Foundation Keira
10.30-11.00 Stage 1 Megan D
10.30-11.00 Stage 4 Bethan
11.00-11.30 Foundation Mia
11.00-11.30 Stage 2 Keira
11.00-11.30 Stage 3 Deep water Bethan
11.00-11.30 Beginners Megan D
11.30-12.00 Breaststroke Clinic Bethan
11.30-12.00 Stage 2 Keira
11.30-12.00 Foundation Megan D
11.30-12.00 Stage 1 Mia
12.00-12.30 Beginners Mia
12.00-12.30 Foundation Keira
12.00-12.30 Stage 3 Megan D
12.00-12.30 Stage 7 Bethan
12.30-13.00 Stage 2 Mia


Timetable changes

Every term the swimming lesson timetable goes under review and changes are made based on the number of swimmers requiring each Stage. For classes that have changed a new time will be identified for you to ensure that you can still book during Booking week 1 (same day, same time) 

Please remember that your place is only guaranteed if you pay for the next course within Booking week 1 of lessons (for further explanation, please refer to your re-booking letter). 

For those classes that have been affected by the changes, please see the alternative times below. If there is any issue with your new class time please email

Changes to the Group lesson timetable
 Your Current class Your new class (Choice of times listed)
Sunday 11.00am Stage Sunday 10.00am, 10.30am or 11.30am Stage 1

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000