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Learn to swim at Consett Leisure Centre or The Louisa Centre

From babies to adults it's never too early or too late to join our swimming lesson programme.

Our learn to swim programme at Consett Leisure Centre and The Louisa Centre takes the non swimmer from their first splash, right through to developing confidence and competence in the water. The programme is 'all inclusive' and teaches the fundamental movement skills needed to swim. It follows the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National Plan for Teaching (NPTS). 

All members of our Learn to Swim programme are also eligible for free public swimming. 

  • Discovery Ducklings (4 months - 2 years)
  • Ducklings (2-3 years)
  • Dippers (3+ years)

Discovery Ducklings and Ducklings

Young children are introduced to the water and learn confidence with their parents in a structured environment through play and fun. 


Dippers take children from their first time in the pool without their parents to competent swimmers. The transition from Ducklings to Dippers begins with a pre-school stage during which the lessons are relaxed and games based. Teachers will then move children through the stages at their own pace, as they develop skills from non-swimmers to beginners and improvers through to advanced swimmers. 

Sign up any time and progress at your own pace. 

Pricing and Booking

Prices start from £45 for 10 sessions, which includes unlimited swimming so you can practice what you learn as much as you want. Ask at reception for availability and booking. 

Competitive and Performance Academy

Our academy incorporates the ASAs Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan ensuring all swimmers receive the correct training for their age and ability. We have a great reputation of producing high quality swimmers competing at the highest level. 

Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.

Contact us
Louisa Centre
01207 218 877
Our address is:
  • Front Street
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH9 0TE
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