At USSC we offer swimming lessons for both adults and children. In addition to Term Time courses we also have both group and individual private lessons. 

We also run weekly swim fit classes on a Monday from 8.00pm - 9.00pm, where our instructors will take you through a session designed to improve your swimming fitness and technique.

Our children’s crash courses run during the School holidays and are a fast track way for your child to either learn to swim or quickly improve.

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Children's Swimming Lessons

Learning to swim is both a necessary skill and a rewarding experience. Our committed instructors are trained to ensure they can inspire learning within a structured teaching programme. Our primary focus is to ensure safety and confidence in the water by offering weekly term time lessons or crash courses during the school holidays.

Lessons begin with ‘Duckling’ classes for parent and child from the age of 2+ years which currently run on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.

The next stage of lessons start when a child turns 4. We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. This national syllabus progresses the children from their first splash in Stage 1, to gliding through the water in all four strokes as they reach stage 7.

At the end of the Learn to Swim programme your child will be a confident and efficient swimmer. We offer lessons on Monday and Wednesday from 4.00pm - 7.30pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings.

We also offer Stages 8 - 10 for children who want to continue to develop their swimming technique, fitness, and stamina. Stages 8-10 include learning to dive and turn, introducing some of the competitive elements of swimming ready for children to move into competitive swimming should they choose.

Small Group Swimming is a new addition to our lesson timetable for June 2022. This runs on a Friday from 4.00pm - 6.00pm, with group sizes limited to 3 children. In addition to covering Swim England Learn To Swim Stages 1 - 7, we have a class for Older Beginners and a class for Nervous Beginners. Small Group Swimming lessons are available to book in 6 week courses. 

Swimmers are required to attend a FREE 15 minute swimmer assessment in advance to ensure they are placed in the right stage. Complete beginners and adult swimmers do not require an assessment. 

To book an assessment and enrol onto Swim School, please contact:

Children's Crash Courses

We offer crash courses in swimming lessons that run during school holidays. Crash courses typically run for 4 or 5 days with 30 minutes swimming per day.  Intensive lessons help children progress quickly and efficiently, gaining their confidence and technique in the water.

For further details or to book a crash course, please contact:

Adult Swimming Lessons

USSC currently offers group adult swimming lessons on a Friday morning at 11.00am. Lessons are led by experienced and fully qualified swimming teachers and are open to all levels and abilities. Adult lessons are for 45 minutes with up to eight adults and offered during term time only.

There are two groups within the session - beginners and improvers. 

The Swim England Adult Swimming Framework is suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced swimmers who would just like some additional coaching to improve their technique.

Adults have very different needs to children when learning to swim – as an adult, you have different motivations and learn in different ways.

Our Adult Swimming Framework takes this into account, providing goals and targets suitable for those aged 16+.

For more information on adult lessons please contact reception on Tel: 01572 820830 or email [email protected]

Private Swimming Lessons

We have limited availability for Private, 1:2:1 swimming lessons for Children and Adults at USSC.

To be added to our waiting list, please contact reception on [email protected]

For Children, please see our Small Group Lessons which may provide a suitable alternative. 

Children's Small Group Swimming Lessons

We are excited to introduce Small Group Swimming Lessons for the first time to our Swim School Timetable at USSC.

Running on Fridays from 4.00pm - 6.00pm, lessons are limited to 3 swimmers for more individual attention. Lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, with Stages 1 - 7 available. Due to reduced group sizes, spaces are limited. 

We are also piloting a group of Older Beginners, and Nervous Beginners. 

Older Beginners is aimed at children who might feel reluctant to join beginner swimming lessons due to an age difference with other swimmers. Whilst there is no strict age category, we would advise this class to be suitable for swimmers aged 8+.

Nervous Beginners is aimed at new swimmers with anxiety and low confidence, who are not managing in group Stage 1 lessons. Rather than following the Stage 1 criteria, this session will focus on fun and water confidence with the end goal of the swimmer transferring to Stage 1 lessons.  

Small Group Swimming runs in 6 week blocks, with payment in full at the start of the course. Parallel to Swim School, existing swimmers will receive first refusal to book for the following block with a payment deadline. After the payment deadline, spaces will be opened up to new swimmers. 

Swim Fit and Aqua Aerobics

At USSC, we offer 2 water based fitness classes. 

Aqua is a water-based exercise class suitable for non-swimmers as well as swimmers. Aqua aerobics builds fitness and stamina, with the water supporting the body and reducing the impact on your joints. Pushing against the resistance of the water activates muscles and builds strength.

Swim Fit is a guided swimming session, led by a qualified Swim Instructor, aimed at building fitness and improving swimming technique. 

For session availability, see the Group Exercise Timetable.

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