Swim Academy

Our Swim Academy provides lessons for all ability students from preschool and beginners to our elite junior swim fit sessions.


Our swimming lessons are based on the National Plan for Teaching Swimming, a framework produced by the Amateur Swimming Association. Lessons run on a continuous 12 week basis with a 2 week break for Christmas and Easter.

Progress and skill development will be recorded during each lesson ensuring pupil abilities are continually monitored. When a swimmer meets the criteria of their current level they will be informed and be able to book onto the next level at reception, subject to availability.


Our dedicated teachers will help you overcome barriers and our comprehensive programme will help you to develop into a competent swimmer.

Swim Fit

Swim Fit sessions are an ideal way to improve technique, develop fitness and push on to your next level.


12 week courses for lane swimmers who have developed good speed and technique. Sessions include drills, schedules, timed and distance swims.


For lane swimmers who wish to develop their speed and stamina. An instructor will offer stroke pointers. Standards can range from the triathlete wanting to push on to the next level, to competent swimmers wanting to develop technique and fitness.


Adult Swim Fit

Swim Fit is now available on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and will be £4.10 a session. Book your place

adult swim fit times
 Day  Time
 Monday 6.30pm, 8pm
 Wednesday 8pm
Thursday 8pm

Other swimming lessons

Lessons can be paid for on a 12 weekly basis, or through the convenience of direct debit with our great value for money.

By monthly Direct Debit

Take the stress out of re enrolment and pay for your child's swimming lessons by the ease of monthly Direct Debit all we ask is for you to bring your Bank details and address to Reception to allow us to process your Direct Debit and take the initial payment. Once completed, your first monthly Direct Debit payment will be due on the 1st of each month. 

Swim Academy prices
Type of Lesson Price per month
Child Swim Academy Lessons £24.50
Adult Swim Academy Lessons £30
Speed and Challenge Lessons £24
Junior Swim Fit £35

Per 12 weeks (quarterly)

The payment schedule for non Direct Debit customers will be for a fixed period of 12 lessons. Each 12 lesson period costs:

Swim Academy quarterly prices
Type of Lesson  Price
Child Swim Academy Lessons £71
Adult Swim Academy Lessons £88
Speed and Challenge Lessons £108.50
Junior Swim Fit £108.50

Book a place

Contact us to book Swim Academy or Swim Fit lessons, or for more information:

Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

Name: Customer Service Team
Email: Queenelizabeth@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01202 888208
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