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PN-Kids Lessons

Our dedicated team of  Swim Academy advisors can be contacted by telephone on 02380285509 or by email at swim.academy@nfdc.gov.uk.  They are available from 10.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Thursday and 10.00am - 5.00pm on Friday, if we are busy when you call, we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

Academy enquiries can no longer be dealt with at the centres.


Learning to swim

Ok, so you are looking to book your child onto swimming lessons, don't worry its quite simple. If you have some questions, hopefully you will find the answers below.  Click here if your child is already having lessons and you have any questions.

When do you run swimming lessons?

There is plenty to choose from, we offer lessons every night Monday to Friday as well as Saturday mornings. Have a look at the swimming lesson timetable here.

How much will lessons cost me?

Its very easy, you pay monthly by direct debit with our Academy Direct option at £26 per month (no payments taken in August),or we also offer an annual option at £260 per annum. All Academy Direct members (under 17yrs only) are entitled to FREE public swimming including Fun Time (excludes Inflatable Fun Time) at all five Health and Leisure Centres! Our payment schemes are already worked out pro-rata to take into account the times that lessons don't run like at Christmas for example.

How do I know which stage to book my child onto?

If your child is completely new to swimming or is uncomfortable with swimming we would recommend a Beginner (generally 3 to 5 yrs) or Stage 1 (5 yrs +) class. If your child has some swimming ability then we will find a space in the appropriate stage based on the information given to us.

What will my child have to do to pass each stage?

We have all of that information for you, just click here to see what is required to pass each stage.

What alternatives do you offer to group lessons?

We understand that group lessons may not suit everyone and therefore each centre also offers private swimming lessons. Private lessons are usually offered on a 1:1 basis from £20.00 per 30 minutes but other ratios can be arranged. Please contact the Swim Administrator for more information and availability.

What are Intensive Swimming Lessons?

We offer Intensive Lessons during some of the school holiday periods. You book on and attend every day for a whole week. This is sometimes just the push that your child needs to get them onto that next stage. Just ask at reception and they will let you know when the next intensive lessons will be taking place.

My child has special needs?

That's no problem, we do have instructors that are especially qualified to help. Please complete a quick enquiry form and we will be in touch.

I definitely want to book so how do I do this?

You can either pop into your local centre or complete the application form below and we will be in touch soon.  Please note that this does not guarantee you a space.  We will contact you to confirm availability.
Application Form

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you and your child soon!