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Purbeck Swim School at Purbeck Sports Centre

Purbeck Sports Centre offers an exciting range of swimming courses taken by highly qualified instructors.

New Junior Lifeguard Academy

For competent swimmers, this new course on Saturday mornings, 9am to 9.30am, is ideal for children wanting to learn personal survival skills, how to make a rescue, incorporating stroke technique work and fitness. £20 per month. Contact us for more information.

New Adult Swimming Lessons

Our new adult swimming course is designed for 16 years plus. Our beginners sessions are ideal if you are a nervous swimmer and will take you through the basics of swimming. Our improvers sessions are perfect to improve your technique, stamina and efficiency.

ClassDate and time Price
Beginners Wednesdays,29 May to 26 June 7.30pm to 8pm £45 per person, 5 weeks
Improvers Wednesday, 29 May to 26 June 8pm to 8.30pm £45 per person, 5 weeks

Purbeck Swim School

The Swim School is open to all children aged 3 years and over, from complete beginner to advanced levels. Lessons are held fifty weeks of the year with a choice of late afternoon or early evening weekdays and on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

Once signed up, children progress through the stages at their own pace, with transfers to the next level made on achievement of the relevant award. There is no need to re-enrol at any time - this all happens automatically.

  • cost - to spread the cost, payment is made monthly by direct debit. In 2018, the price will be £20 per month (this covers one lesson per week on your preferred day). For £23 per month children can also swim for free during all 'Swim for All' sessions.

  • award details - See details of the awards available through the Swim School

Register your interest

Register your child's interest in attending Purbeck Swim School

Private swimming lessons

Private swimming lessons are available in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays.

They are available for both children and adults either individually or in small groups of up to three people.

Private swimming lessons are suitable for those wanting to improve on their swimming strokes or to gain confidence in the water. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are taught by a team of fully qualified swimming teachers, qualified under the Swimming Teachers Association or the National Swimming Association. Now available to block book in sessions of up to three months.


swim lessons cost
Number of participantsTotal cost per lesson
1 person  £18
2 people  £20
3 people  £22

The times of these lessons vary from day to day - please contact reception for more information.

Parent and Baby Swimming lessons

Bring your baby for swimming lessons at Purbeck Sports Centre. Structured lessons are provided by our qualified parent & baby instructor.

An early swimming experience can maintain and improve your baby's cardio-vascular system, lung capacity, joint mobility, co-ordination and social interaction.

DayTimeFor AgesDatesPrice
Fridays 10.00am to 10.30am 0 - 18 months Course Starts 7 June 2019 and runs for 7 weeks

 £32.90 for 7 weeks

Fridays 10.30am to 11am  18 to 36 months Course Starts 7 June 2019 and runs for 7 weeks £32.90 for 7 weeks

 All courses are bookable in advance. For more information please contact us.

For lessons and other pool activity times check our swimming times page.

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