Swim School

Swim for fun and fitness

Our established Swim School programme at Diss Leisure Centre and Wymondham Leisure Centre takes the non-swimmer from their first splash, continuously developing their confidence and competence in the water. Swim School is great preparation and support for school swimming lessons and if you have a budding Olympian, the higher stages can help train them to compete.

All our Swim School sessions form part of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) and all our teachers are certified with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

Babies and children from 3 months up to 5 years can join Ducklings classes in our Learner Pool, with you as support and an experienced teacher. Your swimmer can then move on to our Stages from 1 to 7 and then there are there are many options; perhaps joining our Swimming Squad or one of the Swimming Clubs that train with us. Find out more about our Swim School stages.

  • Swim School is a 50 week course with lessons running on a rolling 10 week plan following the ASA learn to swim framework
  • Each child will work towards achieving set goals for their particular stage before being advised to move to the next level
  • Your child's progression can be viewed via your online account
  • All lessons are 30 minutes long except for squad lessons which run for an hour
  • All pupils will receive a welcome pack including a Turbo the Turtle drawstring bag and bottle and a swimming hat (Ducklings will not receive a hat)
  • Your Swim School membership includes FREE swimming during all public swimming sessions for you child and one accompanying adult (excluding Fun and Float sessions).

Contact our Swim School team today:

Diss Leisure Centre
Email us at dsfc@s-norfolk.gov.uk
Call us on 
01379 652754

Wymondham Leisure Centre
Email us at wymondhamlc@s-norfolk.gov.uk
Call us on 
01953 607171

Once you have contacted the leisure centre you wish your child to swim at, our staff will guide you through the joining process. Initially children will be booked in for an assessment by a qualified member of the team or advised of the stage they will require. The benefits of an assessment will ensure that your child is graded in the most suitable stage.

We offer private swimming lessons with a qualified instructor, for all ages and all skill levels, at Diss Leisure Centre and Wymondham Leisure Centre. Lessons are tailored to your needs at times that suit you. One to one lessons are £20 for 30 minutes and two to one lessons are £30 in total (15 per adult/child) for 30 minutes. 

Don't worry if you’re an adult who can’t swim; it's never too late to learn. Adult group swimming lessons are available at Wymondham Leisure Centre, contact the centre for more information on what's available.