Swim School - St Helen's Enterprises

Swim School

Take a splash and learn to swim here at St Helen’s Sports Complex. Our programme offers lessons for both children and adults on a group or one-to-one basis. Swimming is a life skill everyone should have the opportunity to master in their lifetime.

Our Learn to Swim programme follows the Swim England-endorsed national plan and our experienced teachers advance swimmers through awards 1-7. Each award is divided into progressive stages that follow the national syllabus for primary school aged children.

In addition, St Helen’s encourages swimmers to continue their journey beyond stage 7 by following the Swimfit programme.  Stages 8-10 develop skills that focus on specific and competitive swimming techniques and distance enabling swimmers to improve their ability without the pressure of competitive swimming.

We firmly believe every child should have the opportunity to learn the essential lifesaving skills that swimming offers, therefore many of our in-house teaching staff are certified in teaching children with SEND needs.

Members & non-members Swimming

Our pool isn’t just for those wanting to join our Learn to Swim programme. We have an extensive casual swim timetable available for members and non-members alike. Currently all sessions must be pre-booked online and swimmers must follow the protective measures in operation.

Book your 45 minute swim via our online booking system.

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Adult swimming lessons

It is never too late to learn to swim. Swimming is not only a fantastic form of exercise, but also a vital life skill. All levels are catered for ranging from beginners and improvers on a Tuesday evening through to our masters class on a Wednesday.

Swimming at St Helen’s is designed to develop essential aquatic skills needed to be confident, competent and safe in the water and we are committed to ensuring that whatever your age or ability, everyone can have fun whilst learning to swim. Lessons run Monday to Sunday at various times and on a termly and holiday crash course basis.

Click on the link below for more information on the programme and stage criteria:


Once booked, all courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. A copy of our Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Swimming Term Dates

Term To From
Autumn 2021 Monday 6 September Sunday 19 December
Spring 2022 Monday 3 January Sunday 3 April
Summer 2022 Tuesday 19 April Sunday 24 July

Contact Us

For further information please contact a member of our Sports Centre team: