Swim School - Dover Leisure Centre

Swim School

Your Swimming Times

Your Swim School offers a swimming lesson programme from babies through to adults at all of our leisure centres. With Swim England qualified instructors, our courses will provide a sound foundation for every pupil’s swimming progression into other aquatic activities whether they are competitive or recreational.

Our lead teachers are all Level 2 qualified through Swim England and we also use Level 1 assistance for specific classes.

Your Leisure would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Your Swim School and the variety of opportunities that swimming can bring. Whether it's just learning for fun or with the aim of eventually competing, swimming is an essential tool for any child's development.

Your Swim School follows the National Guidelines and each class is based on the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS).

Classes are also based on continual assessment of individual children and therefore run seamlessly throughout the year enabling children to move stages at their own pace.

You can also view your progression through the 'Your Swim School Home Portal'.

Tracy Marsh

Leisure Manager

Our swim programme follows Swim England guidelines, achieving the highest of standards across all levels. 

Get your child involved in this lifesaving activity for as little as £29 per-month and enjoy the additional benefits of free swimming plus one adult - see our membership page for details or alternatively, please contact our friendly reception team to book your place - 01304 201145

Opening Times

Monday - Friday - 6:30am - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday - 7am - 10pm

01304 201145

About Swim School

Pupils Assessment

We understand that children progress at different rates and therefore Your Swim School lessons are based on continual individual assessment allowing for pupils to develop and progress at their own level.

Your Swim School teachers use iPod's on poolside to complete registers, be alerted of medical conditions and complete assessments on each student. Swimming teachers update the iPods every lesson to keep a track of each pupil's achievements which can be viewed by parents through the 'Your Swim School Portal'.

You will also receive email alerts when your child is ready to take the next step. You will be able to view the availability of class through the Your Swim School Home Portal and move your child into the next stage.

It is also vital that medical conditions are kept up to date so that the teacher can be made aware of any changes. If your child has a medical condition or circumstance change, please see our reception team who will update their details.

If you need help in getting started with 'Your Swim School Portal', please see a member of customer service team.

Swim 21 Accredited

Swim21 is the ASA's aquatic quality mark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable ASA affiliated programmes. Swim21 accreditation means pools are dedicated to creating the best possible swimming experience for all.

Swim21 ensured accredited provider consistently deliver high quality, safe, effective, child-friendly services for the benefit of their swimmers and non-swimming members. It's about putting the swimmers first and ensuring young learners follow the pathway the ASA recognizes for training and competition.

Swim21 is a fantastic achievement for our swim school. It is a quality assurance mark that sets ourselves apart from other swim schools in the area and proves we work towards constantly bettering our programme.

Our focus will always remain on quality that drives customer expectations and staff development. It is your guarantee of quality provision for your child and underpins our philosophy.

“We promise to deliver quality lessons that will enable our students to learn to swim in a fun, appropriate, safe environment in accordance with best practice principles set out by the swim 21 process”.

Need A Little More Help?

Private Lesson

Private swimming lessons are a good way of speeding up your child's progress and are available at each of our Centre's.

Private lessons usually give fast results due to being an intense 30 minute lesson so are ideal for those wanting fast results. By having one to one lessons the student gets individual attention and can have each lesson tailored to their needs. When having two-to-one lessons it is important that the two swimmers are of a similar ability.

Crash Course

Another option to enhance your child's swimming is crash courses. These are run during school holidays and offer 5 days of intensive lessons and can be used to improve your child's progress through the stages.
For more information on private lessons or crash courses please speak to a member of our customer service team.

Continuing Your Swimming Journey

Once your child has completed Stage 7 of Your Swim School they are ready for the next exciting steps in their swimming journey. This can take a range of options from continuing with the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (Stages 8 to 10), Personal Survival Skills or becoming part of a Swim Club.

Stages 8-10

These stages are called the FUNdamental Sport Skills of the Learn to Swim Pathway and they build on the swimming skills learned in Stages 1-7 and are designed to lead into competitive swimming. There are badges and certificates available for each stage and additional awards.

Personal Survival Skills*

Personal survival skills are for those who have completed stage 7 in our programme as it advances onto further distance swimming and survival techniques. The programme covers both theory and practical elements of personal survival skills. Badges are available for this.

*Call for full details.