Children at swimming lessons



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

Covid-19 Tier 4 Information

In keeping with the Scottish Government’s announcement regarding protocols to be followed in relation to the spread and containment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Level 4 local protection measures, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust will close all facilities. 

We will put the restriction on all facilities and Learn to Swim programmes from 26th December 2020. The measure will be in place until Scottish Government advice states that it is appropriate for sports and leisure facilities to resume. 

As a Learn to Swim customer, we understand how frustrating this is and want to reassure you that all payments will be automatically suspended until further notice.   You do not need to do anything, and no payments will be taken from your account during this period.

We will be in touch to let you know when our Learn to Swim programme will re-commence and when your membership will be activated.

Emma Walker, chief executive for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “We are acting in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID local protection measures, and, following the confirmation that Fife is now in Level 4, we will no longer be able to offer our facilities and programmes – this measure applies to both adults and juniors.   

“The health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority, and we understand that customers, who have been enjoying access to our facilities and programmes since we re-opened our facilities across the region, will be disappointed. However, as we have extremely good health and safety and social distancing measures in place, we are in a good position to resume our facilities and programmes as quickly as possible when permitted.” 




Click the links below to see any class changes

Due to social distancing and capacity restrictions within our centres, our programme cannot return to full capacity at this time. Therefore, a phased approach will be taken in all centres, and we aim to have our programme return to full capacity, by January 2021 at the latest.

You will find details of any timetabling changes that have been made in your return to the water. 





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 (e.g. reception, changing rooms, spectating areas and walking through the venue). 

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

Swimming Lesson Arrival
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled swimming lesson.

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.

One-way System
Follow the one-way system throughout the building adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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.

Lockers not available
Lockers not available. Please gather all your child’s personal belongings together and keep them with you at all times.

Spectating Area
Follow the one-way system throughout the centre to our limited spectating area. Due to our one-way route,  you may be directed to leave the centre and re-enter the building to spectate.

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

Leaving the building
Remember to gather all your personal belongings and exit the facility via the one-way system.

Mother and child in swimming pool

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 confidence and skills to help teach your child to swim.

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


Group of children at swimming lesson

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.



Welcome guide - welcome

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.

FSLT was awarded SwiMark Plus from Scottish Swimming in 2019, 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 here do download Parents Welcome Guide