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 and Stage 1 lessons
  • Programme focussed 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
 Mondays  16.00 - 19.30
 Tuesdays  16.00 - 19.00
 Saturdays   09.00 - 12.45
 Sundays  09.00 - 13.00

Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Group lesson pricing:

  • 11 week blocks are priced at £57.20 per block 

Current customers

The next course of group lessons is week commencing 5 September - week commencing 14 November 2022. The timetable below shows the days and times available for the next course.

Please be aware that bookings for the September courses are only avaliable for Stages 5-9. For Beginners - Stage 4 there are alternate swimming lessons at the hydro pool. 

Please be aware that all the times listed below are subject to availability. If your current class is no longer there, please be advised that a letter will be given to you with an alternative time.


5pm Stage 5 Cara
5.30pm Stage 6 Cara
7pm Stage 7 TBC


4.30pm Stage 5 Jo
6pm Stage 6 Jo
6.30pm Stage 7 Cara
6.30pm Stage 8 Anna
6.30pm Stage 9 TBC


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.


9am Stage 9 Ben
9am Stage 8 TBC
9am Stage 7 Finlay
9.45am Stage 6 Finlay
10.15am Stage 5 Finlay
11.45am Stage 5 Finlay


9.30am Stage 5 TBC
10.00am Stage 6 TBC


University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000