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 yearsStage 3 – aged 2 – 3 yearsStage 4 – aged 3 – 4 yearsStage 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.  Please see below confirmed dates for all lessons during 2017.  Remember to check our alterations page for swimming lessons alterations/cancellations due to event bookings.


Summer Term

Lessons start on Monday 24th April 2017 – Summer term last lesson will be on Friday 30th June 2017

Autumn Term

Lessons start on Tuesday 15th August 2017 – Autumn term last lesson will be on Friday 6th October 2017

Winter Term

Lessons start on Monday 23rd October 2017 – Winter term last lesson will be on Friday 22nd December 2017

Spring Term

Lessons start on Monday 8th January 2018 – Spring term last lesson will be on Friday 13th April 2018