Department of Sport

Adult Swimming Lessons

Our Swim School programme is currently temporarily suspended due to national and local restrictions. 


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Our Swim School programme has supported hundreds of adults to learn to swim or improve their skills from our extensive swimming facilities at David Ross Sports Village. 

Our adult lessons are for swimmers aged 14 years and over from complete beginners to advanced swimmers looking to improve technique.Swimming is not just a great way to exercise but an important life skill - it's never too late to learn to swim or improve!

Our expert instructors will support you to shape your own swimming journey based on your needs, from the basics to advanced technique progression. We offer three levels; beginners, improvers and advanced. 

Our group lessons offer:

  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified Level 2 instructors for every class
  • Equipment provided throughout (or swimmers can bring their own if preferred)
  • Flexible options to cater for swimmers with a disability including your carer supporting you in the water and an adjustable depth pool to assist entry

Ensuring your safety and wellbeing

University of Nottingham Sport have introduced a range of measures to ensure everyone's safety and wellbeing when visting our facilities and taking part in our Swim School programme. 

Before your first lesson back, please make sure you've read all our Swim School FAQs and information carefully before you return to familiarise you and your child with all the important changes we've made. Our updated timetable below shows the information for each class. 

Our new video also explains all the new measures and changes in place. 


Joining our Adult group lessons

Please note, we're currently unable to welcome new swimmers to our Swim School programmes.

Our waiting lists remain temporarily closed. Existing customers on our waiting lists will be contacted directly as soon as our programme can resume and places become available.

Our Adult Learn to Swim group lessons are 25 minutes long and the instructor will work their way around each individual giving you teaching practices to help achieve your goals.The programme offers three different levels: 


Located in shallow water at standing depth and ideal for swimmers who:

  • Are a complete beginner
  • Would like to build water confidence
  • Can swim no more than 10 metres


Located in deep water and ideal for swimmers who:

  • Are confident in deep water and submerging under the water
  • Can swim 25m front crawl, 25m backstroke and 25m breaststroke
  • Are able to tread water for 30 seconds


Located in deep water and is ideal for swimmers who:

  • Can swim lengths for a 30 minute session
  • Can swim a minimum of 200m (8 lengths) without stopping
  • Can demonstrate basic techinique on front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Can swim a length in under 30 seconds

Group lesson pricing:

  • 11 week blocks are priced at £57.20 per block

Returning swimmers - timetable

Our Swim School programme is currently suspended in line with regional and national government restrictions. 

Please see below for the updated timetable for our Adult lessons once we are able to resume. All customers will be contacted directly via email as soon as a start date can be confirmed. If viewing on mobile, please scroll to view all the table. 

All swimmers have been automatically re-enrolled back onto the course that they were previously attending. If you are not ready to return or wish to change your day and/ or time, please contact us at


Previous start timeClassNew start time New finish timeInstructorStart dateFinish dateNo. of weeks
6.30pm Adult Beginners  6.10pm  6.35pm  Cara TBC TBC  TBC
6.30pm Adult Beginners 6.30pm 6.55pm Tara TBC TBC TBC
6.30pm Adult Improvers  6.20pm  6.45pm  Zara TBC TBC  TBC
7pm Adult Advanced  6.35pm  7.00pm  Cara  TBC TBC



Previous start timeClassNew start time New finish timeInstructorStart dateFinish dateNo. of weeks
7.30pm Adult Beginners 7.30pm 7.55pm Elaine TBC TBC TBC
7.30pm Adult Beginners Cancelled

Customers will be contacted directly.

7.30pm Adult Improvers 7.20pm 7.45pm Zara TBC TBC TBC
 7pm   Adult Advanced Cancelled  Customers will be contacted directly.   





Previous start timeClassNew start time New finish timeInstructorStart dateFinish dateNo. of weeks
12.15pm Adult Beginners  12.20pm  12.45pm  Elaine  TBC TBC  TBC
12.15pm  Adult Beginners 12.30pm 12.55pm Tara TBC TBC TBC
12.15pm Adult Improvers 12.40pm 1.05pm Matt TBC TBC TBC


Previous start timeClass New start time New finish timeInstructorStart dateFinish dateNo. of weeks
11.30am Adult Beginners 11.30am  11.55am  Elaine  TBC TBC TBC
11.30am Adult Beginners 11.40am 12.05pm Roshni TBC TBC TBC
11.30am Adult Improvers 11.50am 12.15pm Stuart TBC TBC TBC


University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000