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 (or you can bring your own if preferred

Joining our Early Years programme

  • 11 week blocks at £57.20 per block
  • Our waiting list is now open and we currently have spaces available for Early years 1 swimming lessons. 
  • Please contact for more information.

The days and times lessons run:

 Ages Times
Early Years 1 6 weeks - 1 year

Friday mornings or Saturday mornings

Early Years 2 1 - 2 years

Friday Mornings or Saturday mornings

Early Years 3 2 - 3 years

Tuesdays from 4pm or Friday mornings or Saturday Mornings

Early Years 4 3 - 4.5 years

Tuesdays from 4pm or Saturday mornings

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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 to familiarise you and your child with all the important changes we've made. 

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


Returning swimmers -  Early Years timetable

The new course of swimming lessons will run week commencing 14 June 2021 - week commencing 26 July 2021. Please re-book before 13 June 2021 to confirm your place for the next course.

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000