Adult Swimming Lessons

Beginners – Building Confidence

Even the most nervous adult beginners have overcome their fear of water at Shirley Pool. The private shallow areas and sympathetic teachers help ease the dread that many adults feel near water. Stroke technique and deep water confidence classes are held early evenings and day times. Private, one on one lessons are available by arrangement.

Monday: 6.30-7.15pm/7.15pm-8.00pm

Tuesday: 6.30-7.15pm/7.15pm-8.00pm

Wednesday: 6.30-7.15pm

Thursday: 6.30-7.15pm

Friday: 6.30-7.15pm * New class starting 17/04/20

The Small Pool at Shirley

  • Small Pool: 5m x 2.5m and 0.5m deep.
  • Introducing breath control, floating gliding, relaxation, regaining standing.
  • Gently building water confidence in a small, warm, shallow and secluded pool.
  • Learning basic movement techniques.
  • ASA Qualified Teacher in the water.
  • Take one lesson a week or more to improve progress.
  • No children,no spectators.

Come for a free trial lesson before you make a decision! Take a listen to one of our customers who came to learn to swim and 9 years later is taking on the English Channel. Really.

Chris Cole video at Shirley Pool

Adult Improvers

The adult improvers classes offer a comfortable and relaxed environment for you to come and develop your swimming. Our adult trainers  provide a range of adult lessons for every ability. Widths lessons are primarily aimed at improving technique and expanding your swimming ability, whereas the lengths lessons are perfect for somebody looking for an extra drive to help them keep fit.

Lengths classes

Monday: 8-9pm

Wednesday: 7-8pm

Widths classes

Tuesday: 8.15-9.00pm

Thursday: 7.15-8.00pm

The Main Pool at Shirley

  • Main Pool: 25m x 8m
  • Shallow both ends.
  • Building deep water confidence
  • stroke technique
  • stamina
  • diving.

If you have not mastered the breathing, start in the small pool first!

All first timers are offered a lesson without charge to make sure that everyone is happy.

A detailed list of available times is displayed on the right as a download. Find a slot that fits then call the pool to reserve a place. Complete the direct debit form, also listed on the right, in full and bring it with you. Depending on timing, you would normally need to pay for the first few weeks by card or cash before the direct debit starts.