North East

If you are looking for high quality swimming lessons, swim@ durham school is the place for you! Our bespoke, Olympian-led learn to swim programme is designed for children aged 3+ and is delivered by our expert teachers. Our lessons take place in the pool at Durham School in Durham.

We have small class sizes and teachers in the water with beginners. Adopting a child-led approach makes learning this vital life skill fun and progressive. All swimmers’ achievements are celebrated with certificates and stickers. Swimming is a lifesaving skill, and we can’t wait for your child to start their swimming journey with us.


Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham, DH1 4SZ

Opening times

  • Monday 5:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Tuesday 4:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 5:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Friday 4:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Free onsite parking

enjoying your swim@ experience from day one

Our fun, bespoke programme is designed in collaboration with Olympic medalist Becky Adlington to support your child through their introduction to swimming lessons. With small class sizes, teachers in the water with beginners and weekly themed lessons we will unlock their swimming potential.

experience the swim@ difference

comfortably warm water

Great swimming facility at Durham School.


Our swim programme is developed in collaboration with Olympic medallists Becky Adlington & Steve Parry.

teachers in the water

Small group sizes and teachers in the pool with beginners.

free swim caps

All swimmers will be provided with a swim cap at their first lesson.

child-led approach

Our lessons are designed to be fun, engaging and progressive for all swimmers.

weekly themes

Lessons follow a different theme each week, from pirates, to animals!

take your child from splash to swim

Here at swim@ durham school, we do things differently. Led by Olympians Becky Adlington OBE and Steve Parry MBE, we are on a mission to get every child in the UK swimming. Learn to swim in a clean, safe and warm environment. Our expertly trained teachers will make your little one’s swimming journey fun and memorable. Get ready to swim!

don’t take it from us, take it from them!

I have two children in swim 1, with differing levels of water confidence (aged 5 and 7) and they both absolutely love their lessons. The teacher is brilliant with them both and it is so lovely to see them with smiles on their faces throughout the lessons.


Helpful friendly staff who get the best out of the students.


Staff are absolutely fabulous. Children have come on fantastically.


Staff all really friendly and engaging. Children absolutely love them and respond to their enthusiasm and fun games. Big focus on technique not just distance.


Really pleased with how our daughter is progressing . She’s confident and made a really good progress .


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