Help your little ones learn to love the water while staying active and developing key swimming techniques

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Kids Swimming at David Lloyd Clubs

Swimming is a brilliant way for children to stay fit and healthy, while learning to swim is an essential skill for kids to acquire at an early age to ensure they are safe and comfortable near water.

Like riding a bike and learning to walk, swimming is an ability that will stay with a child forever. Plus, our swimming pools are used by Olympians and novices alike, so who knows, giving the kids the chance to swim could even be the beginning of a new passion and a way of staying fit that they truly enjoy throughout life.

Learn more about the benefits of your child learning to swim >

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Swimming Lessons for Kids

At David Lloyd Clubs, we pride ourselves on being the best possible place for your children to learn to swim. Our friendly, experienced and patient instructors are qualified to provide swimming lessons for children aged from just 3 months old. They’ll follow a programme to teach your children the fundamentals of swimming in a fun and safe manner, matching the structure and approach of the Swim England ‘Learn to Swim’ course.

Our swim school is divided into stages and designed to suit your child’s ability, so you should see them progress through the different levels. They’ll move from basic skills, buoyancy and balance, to more complex techniques such as backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

With pool-based games to certificates and badges, we’ll also ensure that your children stay engaged and entertained as they develop crucial skills and grow in confidence in the water.

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Our Swim Instructors

You’ll feel totally at ease when placing your children under the capable guidance of our swim instructors, all of whom are Swim England qualified and carefully selected to ensure they meet the standards we require.

We only recruit instructors who are able to teach swimming lessons for kids in a way that means children are always learning something new and having fun. We also make sure groups remain small to allow kids to receive the individual attention they need from an instructor, so you needn’t worry about your child being left behind or becoming unsafe at any point while they’re in the water.

"Emma is a fab swimming teacher. She really has the patience of a saint with my boys, who have made a huge amount of progress since starting swimming lessons at David Lloyd."

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Leisure Swimming

While swimming lessons and expert coaching are vital for young children looking to learn the basics in order to be safe in the water, our pool facilities offer plenty more for kids to enjoy.

A number of our clubs have specialist splash pools which are great for the kids to play around in, with fully trained lifeguards constantly on hand to keep an eye on the little ones. Our larger pools also have dedicated family swim sessions, so you can make a splash as a family on a frequent basis to increase the kids’ exposure to the water.

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Swim Equipment and Facilities

Our superb facilities provide the ideal environment for children to take their first steps towards becoming proficient in the water. With indoor and outdoor pools available at several clubs, as well as numerous dedicated kids and family swimming pools, there’s nowhere better to dip your toes in.

We make sure that all of our pools are warm enough for children to comfortably stay in the water, and we provide plenty of inflatables and floatation devices to help them on their way. 

Plus, our spacious family changing rooms take away much of the stress of getting the little ones ready for the water, with no worries about finding room or disrupting fellow members.

For more information about the facilities available near you, find your local club >

Kids swimming - at a glance

At David Lloyd, you'll find everything your child will need to get started with swimming, feel confident in the water and to enjoy time spent with the family in the pool.
  • Over 290 pools in total across the UK
  • More than 90 large indoor pools
  • Over 80 indoor kids pools
  • More than 75 large outdoor pools
  • Plus outdoor kids pools
  • Family changing rooms at the majority of Clubs
  • Numerous categories of swimming lessons for kids to progress through
  • Swim Team opportunities to take their love of swimming further
  • Lessons for kids from 3 months old
  • Parent and baby sessions for children aged 3-36 months