We offer swimming lessons which follows the ASA Learn to Swim Framework which will gives children everything they need to feel comfortable and confident in the water.  

Children in pool for swimming lesson

Suitable for children aged 5 to 15, our Swim school uses the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, a nationally recognised scheme. This will help your child work towards everything they need to be skilled and confident in the water. 

Each stage has a different aim and set of skills that your child will develop through their 30-minute weekly lessons. As your child improves and becomes more confident, they will move up to the next stage. 

Our lessons run continually throughout the year and even better when you apply, you'll be able to enjoy a host of amazing benefits, including:

  • free swimming for all swim students at any public swim session
  • quick, easy direct debit payments spread the cost of payments across the year
  • the option to move students up at their own pace, rather than having to wait until the end of a term
  • free books and a free swimming bag (please speak to your swimming instructor).  
  • regular online feedback with our Course Pro home portal; log in any time to view weekly progress and achievements. 
  • £20 per month Direct Debit for daytime lessons.
  • £25 per month Direct Debit for evening and weekend lessons.

How to register

Essential information

  • Using the ASA Learn to Swim Programme, we will assess your child’s swimming ability and place them into the appropriate stage in the programme. 
  • Spectators are allowed for all sessions, including siblings.  
  • If your child needs any additional support, please just let us know.

Parking

  • Riverside is now a cashless centre for bookings and parking, and we are no longer issuing refunds for using the car park. Please note that the car park is also cashless, so you will need to either download the MiPermit app, or pay by card at the machines on arrival. 

Lessons

  • Children must wear swim hats in the pool. Please ensure your child wears the relevant hat for their stage.
  • Lockers require a £1 coin.

Course cost £25 per month Direct Debit for evening and weekend lessons. 

How to register

To register your child for our Get In! Swim School, complete an enquiry form online, or enquire in centre.

When you register, let us know what day or time you'd prefer. 

Essential information

  • Children are encouraged to come swim ready and enter the changing area only to put their clothes and towels into the lockers indicated. No towels are to be brought onto poolside. 
  • Children must wear swim hats in the pool. Please ensure your child wears the relevant hat for their stage.
  • Spectators are allowed for all sessions, including siblings.  
  • Using the ASA Learn to Swim Programme, we will assess your child’s swimming ability and place them into the appropriate stage in the programme. 
  • If your child needs any additional support, please just let us know.

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Last updated: 06 October 2022