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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 Swim England Award criteria as a guideline for assessment purposes. 

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)

Swimming classes

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

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 £50 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 Swim England Athlete Development Support Pathway for Swimming (ADSP) 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. 

  • Dolphins (Stages 8-10)
  • Competitive development
  • Elite

Check your child's progress

You can check on your child's swimming progress online by using our Learn2Portal home portal. You can sign up to receive reminders to make sure you don't forget to top up sessions and get confirmation of bookings, class movements and badges. 

Group adult lessons

6 week course for £36.00 at The Louisa Centre on a Wednesday at 10.30am and 11.00am.

Private lessons

  • 1 x 1:1 lesson for £14.00 per 30 minutes
  • 1 x 1:2 lesson for £25.00 per 30 minutes
  • Block of 10 x 1:1 lessons for £125.00 per 30 minutes
  • Block of 10 x 1:2 lessons for £200.00 per 30 minutes

Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.

Contact us
Louisa Centre
03000 262 444
Our address is:
  • Front Street
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH9 0TE

Consett Leisure Centre
03000 262 499
Our address is:
  • Medomsley Road
  • Consett
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 5HU
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