Adult swimming lessons

It's never too late to learn!

We believe that swimming is a fundamental skill that everyone – no matter the age – should have the opportunity to pursue. The boundless benefits stretch from physical and mental wellbeing to safety in water-related situations that could one day save a life.

Learning to swim brings freedom, fun, and lifelong memories, from summers at the local lido with friends, to family holidays at the beach.

But the number of adults that are yet to have the opportunity to swim is too high, 31% of the adult population in England are unable to swim one length of a 25m pool.

We want to do away with the stigma that learning to swim is for youngsters or that adults don’t have the time, just half an hour a week is enough to get you confident in the water for life!

Read the stories below to find out just how much swimming lessons changed the lives of some of our swimmers in adulthood. Whatever you find challenging in the water, we’re here to help you overcome it!

Meet Emma – uncomfortable in the water, Emma turned her life around and now enjoys a life full of water related activity that keeps her fitness journey on track.

“You are never too old to learn how to swim and you will be surprised how many people admit to not being confident in the water. Everyone learns at a different pace, so don’t feel pressured into keeping up with others, just keep going at a pace that is comfortable for you. The more relaxed you are, the more at ease you will feel in the pool. You will experience difficult lessons, but I promise you, it will all come together in the end, so enjoy every moment!”


Meet Spencer – a journalist inspired by the sheer number of adults, like him, who couldn’t swim – embarked on a journey to overcome his fear and reap all the benefits.

“No activity can transform your life and become a hugely valuable life skill like swimming”

The importance of quality teaching is essential when it comes to learning to swim. That’s why our swimming lessons are taught by fully qualified swim instructors who are passionate about teaching water safety and focus on the fundamentals of swimming in a positive, encouraging way. We promote quality over quantity and recognise that everyone’s progress may look different.

Need to nail the basics? Improve your water confidence? Advance your technique? We have a variety of lessons that can help adults at any stage of their swimming journey.

So, what are you waiting for?! Whether the challenge is to defeat your fear of the water, keep up with the kids in the pool, or get in the fast lane - challenge accepted!

Your best days in the water start today – join us and the millions of other adults learning to swim.

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