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

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.

Click here to join our Early Years waiting list.

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

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 20 Febuary 2023 and finishes week commencing 8 May 2023. There will be no lessons Wednesday 5th - Thursday 13th April 2023. 

For those booking the same stage, day and time, you can book from week commencing 30 January. For those moving up a stage or wanting to change day or time please book as per the table below.

Booking week 2 - for customers moving up or wanting to change their time
 Day When bookings open
 To book Tuesdays lessons  Bookings open from 7.30am on Tuesday 7 Febuary 2023
 To book Fridays lessons  Bookings open from 7.30am on Friday 10 Febuary 2023
 To book Saturdays lessons  Bookings open from 8.30am on Saturday 11 Febuary 2023
 To book Sundays lessons  Bookings open from 8.30am on Sunday 12 Febuary 2023
   

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.

Monday

There are no Early Years Swimming Lessons on a Monday.

Tuesday

TimeStageInstructor
16.00-16.30 Early Years 4 Cara
16.30-17.00 Early Years 4 Cara
17.00-17.30 Early Years 4 Cara
17.30-18.00 Early Years 5 Cara
18.00-18.30 Early years 4 Cara

Wednesday

There are no Early Years Swimming Lessons on a Wednesday.

Thursday

There are no Early Years Swimming Lessons on a Thursday.

Friday

TimeStageInstructor
09.00-9.30 Early Years 2 Anna
09.30-10.00 Early Years 3 Anna
10.00-10.30 Early Years 2 Anna
10.30-11.00 Early Years 1 Anna
11.00-11.30 Early Years 3 Anna
11.30-12.00 Early Years 1 Anna

Saturday

TimeStageInstructor
09.00-09.30 Early Years 4 Cara
09.30-10.00 Early Years 3 Cara
10.00-10.30 Early Years 4 Cara
10.30-11.00 Early Years 2 Cara
11.00-11.30 Early Years 2 Cara
11.30-12.00 Early Years 5 Cara
12.00-12.30 Early Years 1 Cara
12.30-13.00 Early years 2 Cara
14.00-14.30 Early Years 4 Finlay
14.30-15.00 Early Years 4 Finlay
15.00-15.30 Early Years 5 Finlay
15.30-16.00 Early Years 3 Finlay
16.00-16.30 Early Years 2 Finlay
16.30-17.00 Early Years 3 Finlay
17.00-17.30 Early years 4 Finlay

Sunday

TimeStageInstructor
09.00-09.30 Early Years 5 Amy
09.30-10.00 Early Years 3 Amy
10.00-10.30 Early Years 1 Amy
10.30-11.00 Early Years 2 Amy
11.00-11.30 Early Years 4 Amy
11.30-12.00 Early Years 2 Amy

 

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 swimschool@nottingham.ac.uk

Timetable changes to the Early years lessons
 Current class New class


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
email: sport@nottingham.ac.uk