Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Southwark Splash Swim School offer fun swimming lessons for all ages from four months to adults, run by expert coaches at all our swimming pools.

Our programme uses the Swim England Learn To Swim framework. It progresses non swimmers through to competent swimmers, developing technique and essential water safety skills and water confidence.

Our programme is year round that continues throughout the school holidays.

Get unlimited free swim sessions when you enrol onto our swim lesson programme.

You can view courses online by clicking the Enrol Now button or you can track your course progress by clicking on Track Progress.

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Adult and child – from 4 months

Bond with your little one in the water and enjoy fun songs and games to help them learn. Parents or carers join the children in the water for swimming lessons. This gives reassurance for the child and confidence to the parent or carer in assisting their child in the water.


Duckling Awards – pre-school 

Aimed at children from three years old who can follow instructions and move on their own.

The child will build independence and confidence in water will grow. Our Duckling Awards slowly prepare the child for our Swim England Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7.


Southwark Splash Swim School – juniors

Juniors aged 5+ can embark upon our Southwark Splash Swim School programme which follows the Swim England Learn To Swim Framework. It is made up of the seven stages of learning to swim, which develop confident and able swimmers using fun and enjoyment to engage learners.

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Be Water Confident – adults

Gain the confidence to enter the pool safely. Learn basic core aquatic skills and develop the ability to move around the pool with confidence. Learn entries, exits, buoyancy, balance and aquatic breathing.


Be a Better Swimmer – adults

You’ll need to be able to swim up to 400 metres independently to start this award. You’ll also have the confidence to try other pool activities, such as aquacise or lane swimming. At this stage, we recommend you build your stamina even more, with our Adult Distance Awards – 50 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres.


Swim England Framework

Southwark Leisure are proud to operate the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme teaching valuable skills to thousands of children in Southwark every year

Swim crash courses

We offer one week crash courses for children aged 3+ and adults during school holidays. Great for building confidence in the water.

Click here for the latest courses.

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