Department of Sport

Early Years 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 Early Years swimming lessons are the perfect introduction for younger children (aged from 6 weeks to 4.5 years) to the water. Hosted in our heated hydrotherapy pool with parents/ guardians accompanying the swimmers, they are a fantastic opportunity to bond with your child in a relaxing environment.

Our specialist Early Years instructors offer interactive sessions designed to improve your child's confidence and independence in the water. Progressing at each child's individual pace, we use nursery rhymes, fun games and activities to teach the basics movements of swimming and water safety in a fun learning environment

Our programme offers:

  • Sessions in our heated hydrotherapy pool - ideal for little ones
  • A fun, friendly and safe learning environment
  • Small class sizes
  • Highly-qualified instructors with specialist Early Years training 
  • Equipment provided throughout

The days and times lessons run:

Due to high demand for our Early years swimming lessons, our waiting lists are currently closed. Our website will be updated when we are able to re-open these.

 Ages Times
Early Years 1 6 weeks - 1 year

Friday mornings, Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings

Early Years 2 1 - 2 years

Friday Mornings, Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings

Early Years 3 2 - 3 years

Tuesdays from 4pm, Friday mornings, Saturdays or Sunday Mornings

Early Years 4 3 - 4.5 years

Tuesdays from 4pm, Saturdays or Sundays mornings


Current customers

The next course of Early years swimming lessons starts week commencing 9 May 2022 and finishes week commencing 25 July 2022. There will be no lessons on Friday 3 June 2022 due to the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

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.


There are no Early Years Swimming Lessons on a Monday.


4pm Early Years 4 Cara
4.30pm Early Years 5 Cara
5pm Early Years 4 Cara
5.30pm Early Years 5 Cara


There are no Early Years Swimming Lessons on a Wednesday.


There are no Early Years Swimming Lessons on a Thursday.


9am Early Years 2 Cara
9.30am Early Years 3 Cara
10am Early Years 2 Cara
10.30am Early Years 1 Cara
11am Early Years 3 Cara
11.30am Early Years 1 Cara


9am Early Years 4 Cara
9.30am Early Years 3 Cara
10am Early Years 4 Cara
10.30am Early Years 2 Cara
11am Early Years 2 Cara
11.30am Early Years 5 Cara
12n Early Years 3 Cara
12.30 Early years 5 Cara
1.30pm Early Years 4 Jess
2pm Early Years 4 Jess
2.30pm Early Years 4 Jess
3pm Early Years 5 Jess
3.30pm Early Years 4 Jess
4pm Early Years 5 Jess
4.30pm Early Years 5 Jess


9am Early Years 3 Jess
9.30am Early Years 3 Jess
10am Early Years 1 Jess
10.30am Early Years 4 Jess
11am Early Years 4 Jess
11.30am Early Years 2 Jess

Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000