Swim School Updates

Keep up to speed with our programme with the latest updates from our Swim School team!

Price increase

From Wednesday 5th June the price of swimming lessons will be increasing. This will not affect you until you book your next course of lessons.

Please see the new prices below:

  • Early years, Juniors and Teenagers £7 per lesson
  • Adults £7.50 per lesson
  • 121's £19.50 per lesson
  • Private Bubble's £15.50 per swimmer per lesson

Updates to the programme

Over the last couple of years the University of Nottingham Aquatics team have introduced a number of changes to the programme to help improve the journey for swimmers and maximise a swimmers progress.

In 2022, we divided the existing Beginners group into two levels, Beginners and Foundation so lessons could be more focused on the swimmers needs based on water confidence and provide a faster progression through the stages. We also introduced Breaststroke clinics for Stage 3 - Stage 6 swimmers, to aid swimmers who were getting stuck within groups due to their Breaststroke.

In 2023, we reviewed the existing Stage 3 group, taking note that swimmers were spending longer in this stage due to the jump from swimming in shallow water to deep water and the difficulty of the criteria they were working towards. With this in mind we split Stage 3 into 2 levels - Stage 3 in shallow water which focuses on further developing their strokes and working towards 10m's in their strokes ready for deep water; and Stage 3 deep water which focuses on deep water confidence and recovering swimmers stroke technique once they move to deep water. 

These developments have provided swimmers with a better progression through the stages and has raised the standard of stroke technique that the swimmers are developing.

Future updates

In December 2023, we successfully appointed a new full time Learn to Swim co-ordinator - Aimee Scadding to support with the running of the programme. Due to the success of the University of Nottingham Learn to swim scheme, the programme has grown and requires additional support.

The good news is we now have capacity to look at further developments and expansions. Our priorities are:

  • a new swim lesson management software system with more functionality which will allow online payments and  home portal to see your child's progress
  • recruitment of more swim teachers to ensure that we can continue to maintain the programme and expand to offer more lessons


During July we will be hosting numerous events so please allow extra time for your journey and parking on the following dates:

  • Saturday 6th July - Showsec staff will be on site to support with parking
  • Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July
  • Tuesday 16th - Wednesday 24th July - Summer Graduations - Security will be on site to support with parking 
  • Friday 26th July - Sunday 28th July - Showsec staff will be on site to support with parking 

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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