Learn to Swim

We realise how daunting it can be for adults who are not yet swimming let us assure you that the hardest part is taking the first step. We've taught adults from 18 to over 80 to swim for more than 20 years and we've never met the person yet who can't learn. We teach you to relax and help you gain the confidence needed to enjoy the water. So whether you've tried before and not quite got it or are totally new to swimming we will teach you to swim.


We teach many adults who can swim but want to gain more enjoyment from swimming, you may need help with aquatic breathing or want to learn a new stroke. With the recent media interest in open water swimming and the popularity of the great swim series of events we've helped many adults with the desire to join in, complete even the most ardous events.

Weightloss and Wellbeing

Swimming is an excellent aid to weight-loss without the joint overloading associated with other sports. Swimming can help you relax and increase your feelings of well-being learn to enjoy swimming by learning the techniques that can make it effortless.


Currently, adult classes are available on Wednesday between 19:45 and 20:45 at Calderstones School pool.

Benefits of Swimming for Adults

Swimming is generally accepted as one of the best forms of exercise. But what makes swimming so good? Below are ten reasons why.

1) Swimming and having confidence and awareness in and of the water helps you remain safe in the water and reduce the risk of drowning.

2) Swimming is one of the few ways of improving your strength, stamina and suppleness all at the same time.

3) Swimming is an easily accessible and in-expensive form of exercise... the equiptment doesn't cost much, most towns have a swimming pool and as the UK is an island your never far away from the sea which is free to swim in.

4) Swimming provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, strengthening your heart muscle and improving the delivery of oxygen to muscles and if you swim all the different strokes will use all the main muscle groups, toning your entire body.

5) Swimming is something that people of all ages and abilities can do from 6 weeks to over 100, beginner to athlete!

6) Swimming helps to keep your joints flexible, in particular the neck, shoulders, hips and groin.

7) Swimming is kind on your body as the body is naturally bouyant in the water...This makes it a particularly good option for people who find weight-bearing land based exercise challenging, for example, swimming can suit those with arthritis, back or weight problems, women who are pregnant or for people needing rehabilitation.

8) Swimming can benefit your mind as well as your body. Swimming long distances can be quite a meditative exercise, allowing you to focus on stroke tempo and giving you time to think without the interruption of the phone, email or children! Many psychiatrists now prescribe swimming as an aid to improving mental health.

9) Swimming in the coolness of the swimming pool can be most refreshing on a hot summers day.

10) Swimming opens up so many more activities and there is so much fun to be had by the pool or in the sea! Being able to swim and being confident in the water can open up a whole range of activities... water polo, windsurfing, triathlon, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing or wake-boarding, to name a few.