Department of Sport

Adult Swimming Lessons

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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
  • Personalised learn to swim journey
  • 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 attending your first lesson, please make sure you've read all our Swim School FAQs and information carefully before attending to familiarise you 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

Our waiting list is now open for Adult swimming lessons.

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

Please contact for more information.

Our programme operates
 Days Times
 Mondays 18.00 - 19.00
 Tuesdays 19.00 - 20.00
 Saturdays 12.00 - 13.30
 Sundays 11.30 - 12.30

Join the waiting list Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Group lesson pricing:

  • 11 week blocks are priced at £57.20 per block

Returning swimmers & Current customers - Timetable

In September the Learn to swim programme will be returning to its original timetable for operating. As a result your times will be changing back to Pre-covid times, please see the table below.

If the circumstances change in September and social distancing measures are required again, your lesson will automatically go back to the current social distancing time. We plan to return to 30 minute lessons from September dependant on the Covid-19 situation. This will be confirmed in September.

Please see below the updated timetable for our Adult lessons. All customers will be contacted directly to confirm the new details for their lessons. If viewing on mobile, please scroll to view all the table.


Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)Class Instructor
6.10pm 6.30pm Adult Beginners Olivia
6.20pm 6.30pm Adult Improvers TBC
6.30pm 6.30pm Adult Beginners TBC
6.35pm 7pm Adult Advanced Olivia


Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)Class Instructor
7.20pm 7.30pm Adult Improvers TBC
7.30pm 7.30pm Adult Beginners TBC





Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)ClassInstructor
12.20pm 12.15pm Adult Beginners TBC
12.30pm  12.15pm Adult Beginners TBC
12.40pm 12.15pm Adult Improvers TBC


Current Social Distancing timeSeptember Time (no social distancing)ClassInstructor
11.30am 11.30am Adult Beginners TBC
11.40am 11.30am Adult Beginners Roshni
11.50am 11.30am Adult Improvers TBC


University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000