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
 Mondays  16.00 - 19.30
 Tuesdays  16.00 - 19.00
 Saturdays   09.00 - 12.15 & 13.00-16.00
 Sundays  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 4th September - week commencing 13th November 2023. The timetable below shows the days and times available for the next course. 

For customers wanting to re-book who are staying in the same stage, day and time, you can book from Monday 10th July 2023 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 Mondays lessons You can book from Monday 17th July 2023 at 7:30am
 To book Tuesdays lessons  You can book from Tuesday 18th July 2023 at 7:30am
 To book Saturdays lessons  You can book from Saturday 22nd July 2023 at 8:30am
 To book Sundays lessons  You can book from Sunday 23rd July 2023 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



Alyssa K


Breastroke Clinic


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


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 Anna
16.30-17.00 Stage 5 Jo
17.00-17.30 Foundation Alyssa K
17.00-17.30 Stage 2 Anna
17.00-17.30 Stage 4 Jo
17.00-17.30 Stage 3 Deep Water TBC
17.30-18.00 Stage 3 Alyssa K
17.30-18.00 Foundation Anna
17.30-18.00 Stage 4 Jo
17.30-18.00 Breaststroke Clinic TBC
18.00-18.30 Stage 2 Alyssa K
18.00-18.30 Stage 1 Anna
18.00-18.30 Stage 6 Jo
18.30-19.00 Stage 7 Jo
18.30-19.15 Stage 8 Anna
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 Hannah
09.00-09.45 Stage 8 Anna
09.00-09.30 Stage 7 Finlay Stage 6 Finlay
09.45-10.15 Stage 2 Anna
09.45-10.15 Foundation Hannah
10.15-10.45 Stage 5 Finlay
10.15-10.45 Stage 3 Anna
10.15-10.45 Stage 1 Hannah
10.45-11.15 Beginners Anna
10.45-11.15 Stage 2 Hannah
10.45-11.15 Stage 4 Finlay
10.45-11.15 Stage 3 Deep water Alexandra
11.15-11.45 Stage 1 Anna
11.15-11.45 Stage 3 Hannah
11.15-11.45 Breaststroke Clinic Finlay
11.45-12.15 Stage 1 Anna
11.45-12.15 Beginners Hannah


Stage 6




Amy B

13.30-14.00 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 Natasha
09.00-09.30 Stage 2 Alyssa S
09.00-09.30 Stage 6 Bethan
09.30-10.00 Stage 3 Natasha
09.30-10.00 Stage 1 Alyssa S
09.30-10.00 Stage 3 Deep water Bethan
10.00-10.30 Stage 1 Natasha
10.00-10.30 Beginners Alyssa
10.00-10.30 Stage 5 Bethan
10.30-11.00 Foundation Natasha
10.30-11.00 Stage 1 Alyssa s
10.30-11.00 Stage 4 Bethan
11.00-11.30 Stage 2 Natasha
11.00-11.30 Stage 3 Deep water Bethan
11.00-11.30 Beginners Alyssa S
11.30-12.00 Breaststroke Clinic Bethan
11.30-12.00 Stage 2 Natasha
11.30-12.00 Foundation Alyssa S
12.00-12.30 Foundation Natasha
12.00-12.30 Beginners Bethan


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)
 Saturday 11.45am Stage 6 Saturday 9.45am or Sunday 9am 

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000