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. 

Avaialble 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 include Beginners to Stage 5, stroke clinics, learn to dive and rookie lifesaving - dependent on pool 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 (or swimmers can bring their own if preferred)

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 you attend your first swim session, 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 new video also explains all the new measures and changes in place.

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
  • Adult Improvers - for adults confident in deep water who can swim 10m Front Crawl, 10m Backstroke and 10m Breaststroke; designed to improve technique and deep water confidence

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. If your child is not confident submerging under the water please send with armbands
  • Stage 1 - for children who can kick for 5m Front Crawl with floats, 5m backstroke with floats and 5m Breaststroke on their back with floats
  • 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 4/ Stage 5  – for children confident in deep water who can swim 10m Front Crawl, 10m Backstroke and 5m Breaststroke

  • Learn to dive - for children confident in deep water and can swim 50m; introduces and develops diving technique
  • Starts and turns – for children confident in deep water who an swim 100m; designed to introduce and develop the competitive starts and turns
  • Breaststroke Clinic - for children able to swim 5m Breaststroke (for stages 3 - 6); designed to work on correcting faults and developing technique
Monday 2 - Friday 6 August 2021 - 5 days for £26
 Time Class  Instructor
 08.30-08.55  Beginners  Elaine
 09.00-09.25  Stage 1  Elaine
 09.30-09.55  Stage 2/ Stage 3  Elaine
 10.00-10.25  Beginners  Elaine

 

Monday 9 - Friday 13 August 2021 - 5 days for £26
 Time Class Instructor
08.30-09.00  Adult Improvers Cara
08.30-09.00 Adult Beginners Issy B
09.00-09.30 Stage 4/Stage 5 Cara
09.00-09.30 Beginners Issy B
09.30-10.00 Learn to dive Cara
09.30-10.00 Stage 2/Stage 3 Issy B
10.00-10.25 Stage 1 Issy B
10.30-10.55 Beginners Issy B

 

Monday 16 - Friday 20 August 2021 - 5 days for £26
 Time Class Instructor
08.30-09.00  Stage 4/Stage 5  Nicky
08.30-09.00  Adult Beginners  Cara
09.00-09.30  Breaststroke Clinic  Nicky
09.00-09.30  Beginners  Cara
09.30-10.00  Starts and turns  Nicky
09.30-10.00 Stage 2/Stage 3  Cara
10.00-10.25  Stage 1  Cara
10.30-10.55  Beginners  Cara

 

Monday 23 - Friday 27 August 2021 - 5 days for £26
 Time Class Instructor
 08.30-09.00  Adult Improvers  Cara
 08.30-09.00  Adult Beginners  Issy B
 09.00-09.30  Breaststroke Clinic  Cara
 09.00-09.30  Beginners  Issy B
 09.30-10.00  Learn to dive  Cara
 09.30-10.00  Stage 2/Stage 3  Issy B
 10.00-10.25  Stage 4/Stage 5  Cara
 10.00-10.25  Stage 1  Issy B
 10.30 - 10.55  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 25 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:

  • 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:

  • Lessons available to swimmers aged 3 years and above at our main swimming pool (due to pool temperature).
  • Instructors will no longer teach in the water so if your child is under 4.5 years, you will be required to accompany them in the water, 
  • If your child is a Beginner and cannot confidently submerge under the water in standing depth, please ensure they are wearing armbands or alternatively, a parent/guardian is welcome to go in the water to provide support.
  • 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.
Monday to Friday - 5 days for £75 for 121/ 5 days for £115 private bubble
 Dates Times slots available Instructors
 Mon 2 - Fri 6 August 2021 08.30-12.30  Jack
 Mon 9 - Fri 13 August 2021  08.30-12.30  Jack
 Mon 16 - Fri 20 August 2021  08.30-12.30  Issy

 

Group pay as you go lessons - Juniors and Adults

For 4.5 years and above, these lessons give you the flexibility to choose when you would like to attend over the summer. They are a great way to keep your child or yourself swimming when you have the time available.

Available to new and current customers on a first come first served basis. These lessons will be available between        2 - 30 August 2021.

£5.50 for a 25 minute lesson
 Day Time Class Instructor
 Monday  19.30-19.55  Adult Advanced  Cara
 Tuesday  16.00-16.25  Beginners  Cara
 Tuesday  16.30-16.55  Stage 1  Cara
 Tuesday  17.00-17.25  Beginners  Cara
 Tuesday  17.30-17.55  Stage 2/Stage 3  Cara
 Tuesday  18.00-18.25  Stage 4/Stage 5  Cara
 Tuesday  18.30-18.55  Junior Swim Fit (Stage 6 - Stage 9)  Cara
 Tuesday   19.00-19.25  Adult Beginners  Cara
 Tuesday  19.30-19.55  Adult Improvers  Cara

 

Early years pay as you go lessons

For 6 weeks to 4.5 years, these lessons give you the flexibility to choose when you would like to attend over the summer. They are a great way to keep your child swimming when you have the time available.

The Early years classes:

  • Early years 1 - 6 weeks - 1 year
  • Early years 2 - 1 - 2 years
  • Early years 3 - 2 - 3 years
  • Early years 4 - 3 - 4.5 years

Available to new and current customers on a first come first served basis. These lessons will run every Saturday between 7 - 28 August 2021.

£5.50 for a 25 minute lesson
 TimeClass  Instructor
 10.00-10.25  Early years 1  Olivia
 10.30-10.55  Early years 2  Olivia
 11.00-11.25  Early years 1  Olivia
 12.00-12.25  Early years 2  Olivia
13.30-13.55  Early years 3 Cara
14.00-14.25  Early years 1 Cara
14.30-14.55  Early years 4 Cara
15.00-15.25  Early years 3 Cara
15.30-15.55  Early years 3 Cara
16.00-16.25  Early years 4 Cara
16.30-16.55  Early years 4 Cara

 

Trainee pay as you go swim lessons

The University of Nottingham has recently signed a partnership agreement with the Institute of Swimming to be able to host courses for Swimming Teachers to train and we are excited to be part of this opportunity!

For the Swim Teachers' courses to run we require swimmers to take part in the training and we would like to offer customers the opportunity to participate. These trainee swimming lessons are a great way to boost your child's progress with additional lessons.

They will operate on a pay as you go basis and there is no limit to how many sessions you can book! This gives customers the flexibility to attend the weeks they want and at £2 for a 25 minute lesson they are great value for money!

Sundays - 1, 8, 22, 29 August 2021
 Time Class
 15.00-15.25  Beginners
 15.10-15.35  Stage 2/Stage 3
 15.20-15.45  Stage 6/Stage 7
 15.30-15.55  Stage 1
 15.40-16.05  Beginners
 15.50-16.15  Stage 4
 16.00-16.25  Stage 2/Stage 3
 16.10.16.35  Beginners
 16.20-16.45  Stage 5
 16.30-16.55  Stage 2/Stage 3
 16.40-17.05  Stage 1
 16.50-17.15  Stage 4
 17.00-17.25  Stage 1

 

 

121/ Private Bubble pay as you go

121/Private Bubble lessons are a great way to boost yours or your child's swimming progress. Lessons are tailored to your individual needs and you have the flexiblity to choose which days and times suit you!

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

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

  • 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:

  • Lessons available to swimmers aged 3 years and above at our main swimming pool (due to pool temperature).
  • Instructors will no longer teach in the water so if your child is under 4.5 years, you will be required to accompany them in the water, 
  • If your child is a Beginner and cannot confidently submerge under the water in standing depth, please ensure they are wearing armbands or alternatively, a parent/guardian is welcome to go in the water to provide support.
  • 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.
121 - £17/ Private Bubble - £25 for 25 minute lesson  
 Date Time slots available Instructor
 Monday 2 August  17.00-17.30  Cara
 Saturday 7 August  9.00-13.00  Clare
 Sunday 8 August  9.00-13.00  Issy B
 Monday 9 August  16.00-20.00  Clare/Cara
 Tuesday 10 August  17.00-18.00/ 19.30-20.00  Issy B
 Thursday 12 August  16.00-17.00/19.00-20.00  Cara
 Saturday 14 August  9.00-13.00  Clare
 Sunday 15 August  9.00-13.00  Issy B
 Monday 16 August  17.00-20.00  Cara/Clare
 Tuesday 17 August  16.00-16.30/18.30-20.00  Nicky/Jack
 Thursday 19 August  16.00-20.00  Cara/Jack
 Saturday 21 August  9.00-13.00  Jack
 Sunday 22 August  9.00-13.00  Jack/Issy B
 Monday 23 August  16.00-20.00  Cara/Clare
 Tuesday 24 August  16.00-20.00  Jack/Issy B
 Thursday 26 August  16.00-20.00  Cara/Jack
 Saturday 28 August  9.00-13.00  Jack/Issy B
 Sunday 29 August  9.00-13.00  Jack/Issy B

How to book

Our School holiday programme is available to current and new customers. Please remember that all of our spaces are sold on a first come first served basis. Before booking onto our programme please read through our safety measures and watch our swim school video.
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 by card only at this time.

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