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Return to Swimming Lessons Guide
This is a helpful guide to getting you back to the water safely, brought to you in partnership with Scottish Swimming.

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Swimming Lessons

After the latest announcement from the Scottish Government, regarding the opening of gyms and leisure facilities.  We're pleased to announce that all necessary health and safety protocols are in place to welcome our Learn to Swim customers back safely.

Our Aquatic Team are delighted to welcome back the return of swimming lessons. Click here for our important information guide

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Important Swimming Information  

Coronavirus Symptoms
Do not send your child or attend swimming lessons if you suspect someone in the household may have COVID-19. Familiarise yourself with the symptoms and make sure you know what to do if think someone is unwell. 

Please visit coronavirus.nhsfife.org for more details

Face Coverings
Customers entering any of our venues should wear face coverings before and after activity or when in non-activity areas of the venue (eg reception, changing rooms, and walking through the venue). This does not apply to children under 5 or those that are exempt.

Hand Sanitisation
Sanitise your hands-on arrival and departure at our stations throughout the leisure centre.

Visitor Numbers
To limit the number of customers we have in our centres there is a limit to one parent or carer for each learner.

Changing Rooms
To minimise the length of time customers are in the changing rooms, come to swimming lessons ‘beach ready’ with your swimwear under your clothes.

Swimwear and Googles
Ensure swimwear is tied where applicable and your child knows how to put their goggles on.

Designated Waiting Area
The swimming instructor will collect your child from the designated waiting area.

Please gather all your child’s personal belongings together and keep them with you at all times, alternatively, our lockers are available for use.

Spectating Area
Follow the current social distancing guidelines throughout the centre to our limited spectating area. 

Changing Rooms
After your swimming lessons, dry off, change and shower at home. All changing rooms available for use.

Leaving the building
Remember to gather all your personal belongings and exit the facility following the current social distancing guidelines.


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Early Years

This programme is designed to introduce you and your child to the water in a fun way making it exciting and enjoyable for you both. It will provide you as a parent with conīŦdence and skills to help teach your child to swim.

  • Adult and Baby
  • Adult and Toddler
  • Adult and Child
Early Years Programme >


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Learn to Swim

The programme provides a fun, progressive and all-inclusive pathway for children to participate in any aquatic discipline to whatever level they aspire to.

  • Pre-school
  • Swim Skills 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
    • Club Ready Swim
    • Club Ready Water Polo
    • Rookie Lifeguard
Learn to Swim Programme >


Adult lady in swimming pool


Did you miss out on learning to swim as a child, or never really got the opportunity to swim when you were younger?  It’s never too late to learn!  

  • Basic Water Confidence/Beginners
  • Stroke Development/Improvers



Adult Programme >





Inclusive Swimming #SeeMyAbility  

We are proud to be working in partnership with Scottish Swimming.

Swimming provides the opportunity to learn a life skill whilst interacting and having fun in a group environment. This should be no different for a child with a disability and where possible your child will be included in a class with their peers.

What should you expect from our swimming lesson programme?

All children should be having fun! They should be involved in games-based activities to help them learn skills such as breathing, submerging and moving in the water. Swimming strokes will be introduced gradually once a child has learned the core aquatic skills.

Ask your local leisure centre Aquatics Advisor about swimming lessons for your child. Click here for contact telephone numbers.



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Parents Welcome Guide  

Before they start school, start swimming.

To support this, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, in partnership with Scottish Swimming is committed to delivering the national framework in all their operating pools and maintaining our SwiMark accreditation.

We are proud to be awarded the SwiMark Plus from Scottish Swimming, this quality development programme recognises Fife Sports and Leisure Trust’s aquatic standards:

  • Safe, effective and child-friendly environments based on continued good practice
  • Development opportunities for swimmers, instructors and volunteers.
  • Encourage lifelong participation in swimming through sustainable swimming development pathways

Recognising the vital role we play in providing aquatic opportunities for all, our swimming instructors are qualified, licensed and regularly participate in on-going training.

Click the links below to view your Parents Welcome Guide