Swimming Lessons

The 'Swim Stars' programme follows the ASA National Teaching Plan which is approved by British Swimming. It starts with the Little Quackers classes at 1 years+and then builds through 8 more stages to create an all round swimmer.

Our Swim Stars scheme aims to develop all aspects of children’s confidence in the water by offering 25 minute lessons which can be purchased in blocks of seven or ten weeks.

The Gedling Swim Stars scheme follows the Amateur Swimming Assocaition lesson plans.

The benefits of learning to swim with Gedling Swim Stars include:

How to Join

Children starting swimming lessons for the first time will need to have a valid Gedling Leisure Card.

To register for our swim scheme a parent or guardian will need to complete an application form and in doing so agree to abide by the Swim Stars Terms and Conditions [31kb] of the scheme. Please contact the reception at Arnold, Calverton or Carlton Forum if you are interested in signing up your child.

Please note that payment is required before the start of the course, details of prices can be found on our price list page

Badges and certificates are also available to purchase from our leisure centres after successful completion of a swim stage.

Swim Stars Direct Debits

From March 2017 you will be able to pay for your childs swimming lessons via Direct Debit meaning no lump sums every 7 or 10 weeks. Not only do you still get access to homeportal to track you childs progress but your child also gets unlimited free access to public swim at Arnold, Carlton Forum and Calverton Leisure Centres. Please be mindful of this when topping up your childs account as you can only move to direct debit when there are 2 or less credits on your childs account.

Disability Swim Stars

Our new Disability Swim Stars is taught by experienced and highly qualified instructors. These lessons are 25 minutes long and they follow the ASA Learn to Swim pathway. The sessions are split into two age groups, aged 4-8years & 8years+.

The lessons are carried out in the main pool at Arnold Leisure Centre and will always have a minimum of 2 instructors on pool-side. These lessons are available in 7 or 10 week block bookings.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Gedling Borough host adult swimming lessons at Arnold Leisure centre. These lessons are divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced lessons dependant on your current swimming ability They are a great way to improve your water confidence or develop your swimming technique or fitness and achieve all your swimming goals.

1-2-1 Swimming Lessons

We offer 1-2-1 Swimming lessons, these cater for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The sessions are 30 minute sessions with fully qualified instructors and are available across all three sites throughout the week. For more information please contact the leisure centre that you wish to make your booking. Payment has to be taken at the time of booking and if you need to cancel the lesson for any reason, 24 hours notice must be given to obtain a full refund.


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