Inverness Leisure » Swimming Lessons

Without question the largest of our after school activities is our “Learn to Swim” programme in which we are teaching over 2,000 children to swim every week.

Unlike many other leisure facilities in the country, Inverness Leisure has committed to a dedicated Swimming Instructors team to deliver this massive programme.

Teaching various strokes, techniques and swim-skills, the team are also able to offer personal 1-2-1 swimming lessons for both adults and children. We take school-age children from non-swimming beginner through to club entry standard offering them aqua skills and confidence as they learn each of the swim strokes taught in our scheme.  For further information please click here!

Our Adult & Child Scheme (6 months to 5 1/2 years) gets pre-school children used to the water and introduces the aqua skills they will need to progress into our full learn to swim scheme.  For further information on each stage of the programme click on the applicable stage below.

Stage 1 – aged 6 months – 1 year Stage 2 – aged 1 – 2 years.  Stage 3 – aged 2 – 3 years.  Stage 4 – aged 3 – 4 years.  Stage 5 – aged 4 – 5 years.

The Inverness Leisure Adult & Child Programme runs over the course of a 6 week block. To view our current Adult & Child 6 week block timetable click here.

The 6 week block courses are scheduled over a 12 month period.  The annual timetable can be viewed by clicking here.

The Inverness Leisure Learn to Swim Scheme is suitable for children who are in Primary 1 or older.  Inverness Leisure’s also offers adult swimming lessons, these lessons are suitable for both complete beginners or those with experience.   Entry to the swimming programme is based on a waiting list.

Please click here to register on the waiting list for swimming lessons.

Please click here to view some frequently asked questions on the waiting lists and the process we follow.

Our swimming lessons timetable follows the school term dates, they do not run on Highland Council school holidays or in-service days.  Please see below confirmed dates for  lessons during 2019/2020. Remember to check our alterations page for swimming lessons alterations/cancellations due to event bookings.

Autumn Term

Lessons start on Tuesday 18th August 2020 – last lesson of Autumn term will be on Friday 9th October 2020

Winter Term

Lessons start on Monday 26th October 2020 – last lesson of Winter term will be on Tuesday 22nd December 2020