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Baby and toddler swimming sessions

Please note, you cannot book a family swim online. To book a family swimming session you will need to contact your preferred leisure centre directly - visit our leisure centre pages for contact information.

We offer a number of ways for your little ones to get their water wings.

Our classes are all about having fun in the water, building water confidence, playing games and making friends before progressing to the Learn to Swim Framework Stage 1.

You will need to accompany the child for each session. Awards are available for each programme.

Swim Tots

Swim Tots are pay as you go sessions suitable for babies from 4 months old up to 4 years of age at all our leisure centres with booking required.

It's a fun, innovative and effective programme for introducing adults with babies or very young children into the world of aquatics.

The main concept of Swim Tots is to teach children how to swim through "song and rhyme" within fun adult and child swimming.

Parent and Child

These are structured lessons for children aged 2-4 years of age which focus on developing water confidence and basic movement skills.

These lessons are suitable for children old enough to follow instructions and who move independently and are bookable as a term time block or monthly direct debit.

When and where do we teach?

Lessons are available at five of our leisure centres with pools across Wigan and Leigh:

Check our pool timetables at your preferred leisure centre.

How much are lessons?

You will need to accompany the child for each session.

  • Swim Tots (30 minutes) - £2.80
  • Parent and Child lessons - £5.30 per lesson (some leisure sites run lessons in blocks).

Our swimming teachers

All our teachers are fully qualified to Level 2 and are professional, passionate and pupil focused.

Our experienced, qualified teachers follow the Swim England framework and go through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, for your peace of mind and the safety of your children.

Teachers also have Continual Professional Development (CPD) to keep them up to date with all the latest aquatic developments.

With the focus on fun and enjoyment, swimmers progress faster, with greater confidence and with increased self-belief.




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