Department of Sport

School Holiday Lessons

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During the school holidays, we offer a variety of swimming courses and lessons to develop swimming skills in a fun environment. 

Available for young people and adults, we offer 1-2-1 and group week-long intensive courses, and during the summer, 1-2-1 and group Pay as You Go lessons. These intensive courses are ideal for building water confidence and swimming technique at a quicker rate to weekly lessons.

Options vary from Beginners to Stage 7, stroke clinics, learn to dive, starts and turns, rookie lifesaving and deep water distance swims - dependent on pool and instructor availability for each holiday period.

Our programme offers:

  • A fun, friendly and safe learning environment 
  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified Level 2 instructors for every class 
  • Equipment provided throughout

Group crash courses

Our week intensive courses are a great way to boost your child's swimming progress! Monday to Friday we offer a variety of options to develop new skills and improve your technique. Available to current and new customers on a first come first served basis.

For the adult courses, swimmers must be 14 years and above:

  • Adult Beginners - for swimmers with no water confidence who would like to learn to swim

For the Junior courses, children must be 4.5 years and above:

  • Beginners - for swimmers with no water confidence who would like to learn to swim
  • Stage 1 - for children who can kick 5m Front Crawl with floats, 5m backstroke with floats and 5m Breaststroke on their back with floats, confidently submerge under the water and float on their front and back with no aids for 10 seconds
  • Stage 2/Stage 3 - for children who can swim 2m Front Crawl, 5m Backstroke kick unaided and 5m Breaststroke kick on front with floats
  • Stage 3 deep water - for children who attend Stage 3 (new customers, must be able to swim a minimum of 10m Front Crawl, 10m Backstroke). These lessons are designed to work on deep water confidence and deep water skills to boost their progress in the lessons.
  • Breaststroke Clinic - for stage 3-Stage 6 - these lessons are designed to focus on correcting faults within Breaststroke and developing technique to support progression through the stages. For new customers a swimmer must be able to swim a minimum of 5m Breaststroke.
  • Learn to dive - for children confident in deep water who can swim 50m confidently; introduces and develops diving technique
  • Starts and turns - for children confident in deep water who can swim 100m; designed to introduce and develop the competitive starts and turns
Monday 4 - Friday 8 April 2022 - 5 days for £26 - 30 min lesson per day (Nottinghamshire Holidays)
 Time Class Instructor
08.30-09.00 Stage 1 Ben
09.00-09.30 Beginners Ben
09.00-09.30 Learn to dive Cara
09.30-10.00 Breaststroke clinic Cara
10.00-10.30 Adult Improvers Cara
10.00-10.30 Adult Beginners Ben
10.30-11.00 Stage 3 deep water Cara
11.00-11.30 Stage 2/Stage 3 Issy B
11.30-12.00 Beginners Issy B

 

Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 - 4 days for £20.80 - 30 min lesson per day (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire holidays)
 Time Class Instructor
 08.30-09.00 Stage 1  Alyssa
 09.00-09.30  Beginners  Alyssa
 09.00-09.30 Starts & turns  Cara
 09.30-10.00 Breaststroke clinic  Cara
 10.00-10.30 Adult Improvers  Cara
 10.00-10.30  Adult Beginners  Alyssa
 10.30-11.00 Stage 3 deep water Issy B
 11.00-11.30 Stage 2/Stage 3 Issy B
 11.30-12.00 Beginners Issy B

 

121/Private Bubble crash courses

Our week intensive courses are a great way to boost you or your child's swimming progress! These lessons are tailored to your personal goals and our instructors will work with you to develop your swimming ability and skills.

Available to new and current customers on a first come first served basis. These are 30 minute lessons per day and there will be new time slot available every 30 minutes.

Any of the time slots below can be changed to a private bubble course. The following conditions apply for private bubble bookings:

  • maximum of 2 swimmers per lesson time slot
  • swimmers are similar in swimming ability to get the most from the lesson

Terms and conditions for booking 121/private bubble lessons:

  • For families with more than one child wishing to attend private lessons, please see our private bubbles option.
  • Lessons are suitable for swimmers requiring shallow and deep water lessons.

Please be advised that Monday 4 April - Friday 8 April 2022 & Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 is the Nottinghamshire school holidays and Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 & Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 April 2022 is Derbyshire School holidays.


121 courses - £15 per lesson/ Private bubble courses £23 per lesson - Bookable courses vary from 3 - 5 days depending on the week
 Dates Times slots available Instructors
Monday 4 - Friday 8 April 2022 08.30-12.30  Ben, Cara, Issy B, Lia, Issy w
Monday 4 - Friday 8 April 2022 (no lesson wednesday) 12.30-15.30 Clare
Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 08.30-12.30 Alyssa, Anna, Issy B, Mia
Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 April 2022 08.30-11.30 Finlay

 

Pay as you go Group lessons

Pay as you go lessons offer a flexible option to attending the School Holiday programme. The options available vary during School Holidays subject to staff availability.

Available to new and current customers on a first come first served basis. Customers can pick and choose the dates they would like to attend with the flexible option of attending one day, part of the week or the whole week.

Please be advised that Monday 4 April - Friday 8 April 2022 & Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 is the Nottinghamshire school holidays and Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 & Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 April 2022 is Derbyshire School holidays.

For Juniors 4.5 years and above:

  • Stage 4/Stage 5 distance swims – for children who attend Stage 4/Stage 5 (new customers, must be able to swim 10m Front Crawl, 10m Backstroke & 10m Breaststroke and be confident in deep water). These sessions are designed to build stamina and work towards either the 25m distance swims or 50m distance swim depending on stage.

  • Stage 6/Stage 7 distance swims – for children who attend Stage 6/Stage 7 (new customers, must be able to confidently swim 50m Front Crawl, 50m Backstroke & 25m Breaststroke). These lessons are designed to build stamina whilst working towards their 100m/200m swims.

30 minute lessons for £5.50 - you can select any dates to attend
 Dates Time availableCourse Instructor
 Monday 4, Wednesday 6 and/or Friday 8 April  08.30-09.00 Stage 4/Stage 5 distance swim  Cara
Tuesday 5 and/or Thursday 7 April 2022  08.30-09.00 Stage 6/Stage 7 distance swims  Cara
 Monday 11 and/or Wednesday 13 April 2022  08.30-09.00 Stage 6/Stage 7 distance swims  Anna
Tuesday 12 and/or Thursday 14 April 2022 08.30-09.00 Stage 4/Stage 5 distance swim Anna

 

121/Private bubble pay as you go lessons

Pay as you go 121/private bubble lessons offer you the flexible option to added extra lessons.These lessons are tailored to your personal goals and our instructors will work with you to develop your swimming ability and skills.

Available to new and current customers on a first come first served basis. 

Any of the time slots below can be changed to a private bubble course. The following conditions apply for private bubble bookings:

  • maximum of 2 swimmers per lesson time slot
  • swimmers are similar in swimming ability to get the most from the lesson

Please be advised that week commencing 14 February 2022 is Nottinghamshire half term and week commencing 21 February 2022 is Derbyshire School holidays.

Lesson times available every 30 minutes each day during this week - £17 for 1-2-1 lessons / £25 for private bubbles per lesson
 Date Time Instructor
 Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 April 2022  9.30-11.30  Anna

 

How to book

Our School holiday programme is available to current and new customers. 
To book please contact our Front of House team on +44 (0)115 74 87000. Please be advised when enquiring, availability is subject to change as we are continuously taking bookings. Spaces can only be guaranteed with payment.

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