Department of Sport

Early Years Swimming Lessons

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Our Swim School programme has supported thousands of young people to learn to swim from our extensive swimming facilities at David Ross Sports Village. 

Our Early Years swimming lessons are the perfect introduction for younger children (aged from 6 weeks to 4.5 years) to the water. Hosted in our heated hydrotherapy pool with parents/ guardians accompanying the swimmers, they are a fantastic opportunity to bond with your child in a relaxing environment.

Our specialist Early Years instructors offer interactive sessions designed to improve your child's confidence and independence in the water. Progressing at each child's individual pace, we use nursery rhymes, fun games and activities to teach the basics movements of swimming and water safety in a fun learning environment

Our programme offers:

  • Sessions in our heated hydrotherapy pool - ideal for little ones
  • A fun, friendly and safe learning environment
  • Small class sizes
  • Highly-qualified instructors with specialist Early Years training 
  • Equipment provided throughout (or you can bring your own if preferred

The days and times lessons run:

Due to high demand for our Early years swimming lessons, our waiting lists are currently closed. Our website will be updated when we are able to re-open these.

 Ages Times
Early Years 1 6 weeks - 1 year

Friday mornings, Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings

Early Years 2 1 - 2 years

Friday Mornings, Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings

Early Years 3 2 - 3 years

Tuesdays from 4pm, Friday mornings, Saturday Mornings or Sunday Mornings

Early Years 4 3 - 4.5 years

Tuesdays from 4pm, Saturday mornings or Sundays mornings

Swim School Terms and Conditions Contact us

Current customers

The current course of swimming lessons commenced 31 August and will run to week commencing 8 November 2021.

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000