Learn to swim


Our highly qualified Activity Instructors deliver the Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim framework, you can find more information here.

Lesson duration is 30 minutes.

Your child will be continually assessed throughout block and move to the next swim skills level when all the criteria of the current level is achieved. You can check their progress through our Home Portal here.


No Limits  Classes are available for children with sensory and learning difficulties. Please contact Activity Instructors for more details.

Swim Skills 1 (SS1)  
To further develop water confidence and core aquatic skills, whilst developing basic stroke technique.

Swim Skills2 (SS2)  
To increase the competency of the core aquatic skills and develop stroke technique over all 4 strokes. Introduction to diving.

Swim Skills 3 (SS3)  
An introduction to more advanced stroke technique over all 4 strokes. Trying to develop legal technique especially in Breast Stroke and Butterfly.  Achieving Scottish Swimming'sTriple S award (Scotland's Safe Swimming award).

Swim Skills 4 (SS4)  
To improve the quality of stroke technique and introduce aquatic skills such as life saving skills.

Club Ready  
To improve and maintain stroke technique over distance. Develop turn technique over all 4 strokes and provide knowledge and understanding of club training practices.


We offer lessons that are designed specifically for adults learning to swim which are open to all ages and abilities from complete beginners. There is a waiting list in operation so we do advise you call us on 01250 871360 to check availability and times. 


Our private swimming lessons are great value for money and are an excellent way to help your child learn to swim or provide a bit of extra tuition to give confidence in the water. 

Private lessons are taught by our full time Activity Instructors and are available from 09.00 - 20.00, Monday to Friday during the school term.

The following tuition ratios are available:

Children aged 2+ - 1 to 1 tuition
School aged children - 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 tuition
Adults - 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 tuition

One to One lessons: £11.80

Live Active Leisure now implement a new procedure around external Private Swimming Instructors/Lessons within our facilities.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Are Private Lessons stopping?
A: No, Private Lessons will still be permitted in Live Active Leisure operated pools, however operating procedures are being introduced to manage them effectively.

Q: Why are these changes being introduced?
A: The current situation is such that the high number of private lessons being delivered in our venues is having a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of other pool users. 

Q: Why do the Swimming Teachers have to go through a registration process?
A: This allows you as a parent to be safe in the knowledge that any private swimming lesson teacher delivering lessons in a Live Active Leisure venue has undergone a registration process meaning they; 
• Are appropriately qualified to deliver lessons 
• Have their own public liability insurance
• Are PVG registered through Disclosure Scotland 
• Are registered with Scottish Swimming as a Swimming Teacher

Q: Will these changes increase the charge of my private swimming lesson?
A: Ultimately this is the decision of your teacher and we have no control over this.

Q: What can I do if my instructor decides to no longer provide lessons?
A: Live Active Leisure also provide a full programme of Group Lessons and One to One lessons from pre-school age to Level 8 of the Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim programme.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact your local pool.