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Children’s Swimming Lessons

At Sport & Fitness, we believe swimming isn’t just a sport, it is also a vital life skill. Learning to swim as a child means that not only do you learn this skill early, you then have a lifetime to enjoy the health and fitness benefits of swimming.

Our teachers are dedicated to producing strong, confident swimmers using the Swim England Learn to Swim pathway.

The University of Birmingham Sport have been delivering children’s swimming lessons for many years, seeing children progress from complete beginners to as far as national level swimmers!

Swimming lessons will resume from Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Offering a Unique Experience

  • Lessons over 10 weeks for children up to 16
  • Each child will be issued with a swimming hat and a locker band
  • Certificates are included at no extra cost
  • Parents have access to the homeportal which allows you to follow your child’s progress and purchase lessons
  • Children’s swimming lessons run throughout the week during term time
  • Duckling classes and lessons for stages 1-7 are 35 minutes
  • Lessons for stages 8-10 are 45 minutes

Delivering Expertise

  • Highly qualified and passionate teachers, delivering the Swim England Learn to Swim pathway
  • Duckling classes for 3-4 year olds have a ratio of one teacher for three children
  • For Stage 1 the ratio is one teacher for four children
  • For Stage 2 the ratio is one teacher for four children
  • For Stages 3-7 is one teacher to ten children
  • For Stages 8-10 is one teacher to ten children
  • We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway. If you are unsure of the correct stage for your child, please look at the expected outcomes of each stage here.


To top-up your (child’s) swimming lessons or to check your (child’s) progress on your lesson please log in to the home portal.


Complete the form below if you require a new or replacement membership card. Please note, you will not be able to access Sport & Fitness without a valid membership card as both juniors and adults need to swipe in and out of the building.

New/replacement membership cards have a £10 charge.

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Swimming Lesson Membership Card Replacement

Please note, there is a £10 charge for replacement membership cards.

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If you are unable to attend swimming lessons due to a positive Covid-19 result or you have been asked to self-isolate due to Covid-19, please complete this form to notify us.

Please note:  Children’s swimming lessons will run for ten consecutive weeks from the date of your first lesson. Only lessons missed due to medical reasons (doctor’s note required) can be re-credited. Please see the terms & conditions for more details.



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