Adult Lessons

Swimming is for everyone. We teach pupils of all ages, and we think that you are never too old to learn to swim, or work on your technique.

We offer adult lessons on a one2one basis, so what you learn and how regularly you have lessons is up to you. To get more information please click on a link below.

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Learn to Swim

Adults who learn to swim with Swimtime invariably tell us that they wish they hadn’t waited so long.

Booking swimming lessons may seem daunting if you are an adult non-swimmer, however, often simply picking up the phone and giving us a call will be the hardest part. Swimtime teachers will be able to reassure you and are trained to deal with any anxieties that you may have.

Adult swimming lessons are taught on a one2one basis with a teacher who comes into the water with you. That way they can support you and demonstrate any techniques they would like you to try. You can make progress at your own pace, with gentle encouragement and expert guidance.

Improve Your Technique

Would you like to swim further or swim faster? Perhaps you would like to learn a new stroke, or you have set your sights on a triathlon or an open water event?

If you’d like to brush up on your technique, then we recommend a session or series of sessions with one of our highly trained and instructors. Whatever you would like to learn, we can help.

In the first one2one session we will assess your existing strokes, discuss your aims, and put together a bespoke tuition plan that will help you to achieve your goals.

What Our Swimmers Say

We think our adult lessons are second to none, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our swimmers say …

“As an OAP I can assure you Swimtime is great. After only five lessons I can nearly keep up with my seven year old grandson. Not only that, it’s fun!”


“I have been trying to learn to swim since the age of five or six when my father used to take my sister and I to the local swimming pool. I was unsuccessful despite the fact that my father had certificates and medals for life saving!

Later I went for lessons from primary school and then secondary school and was also unsuccessful.  When I was at college the swimming instructor there said that he could teach someone to swim in seven minutes, but as I had a “mental block”, as he put it, it would take him twelve. Weeks later I was still unsuccessful.

Years later at the age of 62 I noticed an advert at the gym for one to one swimming lessons where the instructor came into the water with you and I decided to try one last time. This was when I met Elaine.

My first words were ‘I don’t know why I’m here, I’ll never be able to swim.’ I had so many hang-ups and could only walk in the water holding on to the side of the pool or to Elaine’s hands.  Now at the age of 64 I swim almost every day and have recently completed ten lengths of the pool without stopping.

This has only been possible because of the expertise and patience of Elaine. When dealing with people who have irrational fears or phobias she has no set formula for teaching swimming. Elaine has the ability to change her methods to suit the individual and tailors her lessons accordingly.

I never thought I would be able to swim and now I love it.  Even though I am happy with my swimming as it is now I attend a group class to improve my technique and get a great deal of satisfaction at the continued improvements I am making. Apart from anything else – we have fun!”
Carol Scott