Swimming lessons

Swimzone

Current swimming lesson spaces available April 2019:

The Penicuik Centre 

  • Adult and Child 0-3 years
  • Junior Lessons for ages 5-16 years: Abilities - Beginners, Improvers and Developers
  • 16 years plus
  • Lessons run on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • We also have spaces in Life Saving for 12-16 years and Rookie for 8-12 years.
  • Life Saving runs on a Monday
  • Rookie on a Wednesday and Friday

Contact The Penicuik Centre to book on:

  • 01968 664 066

The Lasswade Centre

  • Adult & Child lessons 0 - 3yrs
  • Pre-School lessons 3 - 5yrs
  • Juniors lessons  5 - 16yrs Abilities: Beginners/Improvers/Developers
  • Adults 16 years plus  
  • Lessons run - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Rookie lifeguard 8 – 12yrs
  • Lifesaving club 12 – 16yrs
  • NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) course running on the Monday 8 – Saturday 13 April 2019

For further details contact The Lasswade Centre on:

  •  0131 271 4533

Loanhead Leisure Centre

  • Juniors lessons  5 - 16yrs Abilities: Beginners/Improvers/Developers/Stroke Developers
  • Lessons days – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday
  • Rookie lifeguard 8 – 12yrs -  Tuesday and Sunday
  • NPLQ course running on the Monday 29 July – Saturday 3 August 2019

For further details contact Loanhead Leisure Centre on:

  •  0131 444 9033

Swimming Lesson Information

Swimzone classes are available for all levels from pre-school to adults.

All of our swim coaches are UK CC Qualified.

Contact your local swimming pool for class times and prices:

Classes available

Beginner level 1 and 2

  • Level 1 concentrates on building up water confidence and breathing skills as well as introducing the concepts of buoyancy and streamlining.
  • In level 2 the individual works on developing finer details on kicking and introduces the arm action in all 4 strokes:
    • front crawl
    • back stroke
    • butterfly
    • breast stroke.

Improver level 1 and 2

  • Level 1 introduces breathing, timing and co-ordination of the 4 strokes.
  • In level 2 stamina in kicking is introduced as well as finer detail in breathing timing and co-ordination of the 4 strokes.

Stroke development level 1 and 2

  • Level 1 looks at improving skills and stamina learned in previous classes, introducing tumble turns, swimming underwater and diving into stroke as well as increased distance in swimming.
  • level 2 increases swim distances and stamina learned in level 1