More than 78 hours of group swimming lessons each week!
Before we brought Charlotte she would cry in the water and cling to us. She has only had 7 lessons with Tom and already her confidence has grown and she is swimming (almost!) independently. Thank you so much Mr Tom! Amazing swimming instructor, Charlotte loves him. We would recommend these lessons to anyone with small children.
Lisa & Jonathan Clark
Ensure that your children grow up to be strong and confident swimmers – get them swimming early!
At The Edge we offer a fantastic range of quality children’s swimming lessons throughout the year.
Our children’s swimming lessons follow the ASA Learn to Swim Framework. The programme is delivered by ASA qualified Level 2 swimming teachers, and covers the basics of swimming for children, through to gaining complete confidence in the water.
What do we offer?
- Our programme runs in 12-week blocks, which is subject to change due to events
- Lessons take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings
- Low class sizes with a maximum of 8 children per teacher
- An assistant available for nervous swimmers or those who require additional help
How much does it cost?
Our programme costs £78 for a 12 week block of lessons or pro-rata for varying term lengths.
What age group are lessons suitable for?
Our programme is suitable for children aged 0 to 16 years.
Term 1: January: 2nd January – 26th March 2017
Term 2: April: 27th March – 25th June 2017 (not including 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th April)
Term 3: June: 26th June – 24th September 2017 (not including 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th August)
Term 4: September: 25th September – 17th December 2017
Whether you’re a nervous or confident swimmer, our fantastic range of adult swimming lessons are designed to suit everyone.
Our adult swimming lesson programme follows the ASA Learn to Swim Framework. The programme is delivered by ASA qualified Level 2 swimming teachers.
What do we offer?
- A standard 12 week course (this can be subject to change due to events)
- Lessons take place throughout the week including evenings and weekends
- Ladies only lessons in a closed environment with a female instructor
Our new Adult Improver + programme is specially designed for advanced swimmers.
Adult Improver + Swimming
Offering a range of technical sessions and expert focus on endurance, speed, stamina and strength, the programme is ideal for triathletes, open water swimmers and competitive adult swimmers.
How much does our adult lessons cost?
Our adult lessons cost £78 for 12 weeks. A pro-rata price will be applied if the course length varies. Prices are the same for both Edge members and non members.
Who are the adult swimming lessons suitable for?
Our adult programme is suitable for swimmers aged 16 and over.
When do lessons take place?
We offer a number of different lessons throughout the week, so there will always be something to fit around your schedule.
Term 1: January: 4th January – 3rd April (not including 26th & 27th March)
Term 2: April: 4th April – 26th June
Term 3: June: 27th June – 25th September (not including 27th & 28th August)
Term 4: September: 26th September – 18th December
Our 1:1 lessons at The Edge are the perfect way for swimmers to get intensive, specialised instruction tailored to the individual’s needs.
Lesson times are flexible and are arranged to suit the swimmer and teacher’s timetable, including evenings and weekends.
What do we offer?
We’re currently offering the following payment options for 1:1 lessons:
*Prices are based on a standard 30 minute lesson.
1:2 and 1:3 lessons
We also offer 1:2 and 1:3 lessons at The Edge. For more information and prices please email Natalie McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for an intensive swimming course as a more affordable alternative to weekly lessons?
Our five day crash courses are the perfect way for beginners to gain continuous swimming practice.
Our crash courses are delivered in line with the ASA’s Learn to Swim framework, with the potential for swimmers to earn badges and certificates at the end of the course.
Delivered with a different style of teaching, instructors deliver quick progression techniques, including key drills, stroke technique and water confidence, in order for the swimmer to take these away and practice in their own time.
Crash Course- April
Date: 11th – 15th April (one 30 minute lesson each day)
Time: 8.30 – 10.30am. (30 minute sessions, time depended on level)
Cost: Children- £10, Adults – £22
Location: The Edge
How to Book: Email us: email@example.com or call on 0113 343 4881.
Are you looking for an intensive course of lessons to help improve your swimming?
Our three day intensive swim clinic is the perfect way to gain continuous swimming practice and improve technique.
Designed for advanced adult swimmers, or adults looking to improve their swimming, our swim clinic offers three one hour sessions over the course of a week.
How much does it cost?
If you are unsure about your swimming level, please telephone Natalie McGuire, our Aquatics Development Officer on 0113 343 4881 or email SwimmingLessons@leeds.ac.uk.
Get Active with Swimfit!
Are you looking for an alternative way to get fit?
Why not try Swimfit, a water-based workout designed to tone and strengthen the body through swimming?
Launched in association with the ASA, The Edge brings you the perfect activity for individuals who want to improve stamina and endurance, or for athletes and individuals training for triathlon or masters swimming.
All sessions are led by a qualified instructor*, using cards produced by the ASA, and are designed to test aquatic ability, strength and endurance.
Attendees can also gain access to further information about the programme, including free online coaching tools and progress trackers, by visiting the Swimfit website.
How to Book
Please note, Swimfit sessions are not designed as a teaching/swimming lesson, more as a fitness session and can only be attended by confident swimmers.
* Instructors will hold either a Level 2 Swimming or Fitness Instructor qualification.
Please note: Customers MUST be able to swim 50m competently in order to take part in Swimfit.
Our Active Workplace programme is designed exclusively for members of staff at the University of Leeds.
The programme gives members of staff at the University of Leeds the opportunity to take part in a 12 week block of one hour swimming lessons for just £30.
There will be two sessions taking place each week:
- Mondays between 12:00pm and 1:00pm
- Fridays between 12:30pm and 1:30pm
The next AWP programme is scheduled for Summer 2018, dates tbc. For more information please register your interest with Rachel Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0113 343 5095.
The Edge Junior Swim Club is aimed at children who have completed all of the core ASA stages 1 to 7 and want to develop technically and competitively whilst building stamina.
Children must be aged 7 or over.
Swim Club runs as 45 minutes lessons with Jake on:
- Thursdays 16:30 – 17:15 and 17:15 – 18:00
- Saturdays 13:00 – 13:45 and 13:45 – 14:30
Swim Club will cost £60 for 12 weeks.
Contact Rachel on email@example.com for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do swimmers enrol onto a course?
Please contact our aquatics team to find out which slots are available on our timetable to enrol on. You can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 3434881.
How is payment taken for lessons?
Payment can be made by cash or card at the main reception. Alternatively payment can be taken over the phone by calling 0113 3434881 and arranging the booking with a member of the aquatics team.
How much do I pay using cash, card or cheque?
You pay £78 per 12-week block of lessons per swimmer (based on 12 lessons at £6.50 per lesson). This Price will vary pro-rata should the length of the course alter.
How do swimmers gain access to The Edge facilities?
At the time of booking the swimmers information will be added to our registration system. This will allow the reception team to search for the swimmer on arrival for their lesson. At this point the reception team will give the swimmer a coloured wristband that corresponds to their teacher. The wristband must be worn throughout the lesson. The swimmer will then be allowed through to the changing area and then through to the pool hall in time for their lesson. You will need a refundable £1 in order to use a locker, alternatively locker tokens are available to purchase from reception.
What age can my child start swimming?
Children can be enrolled on to our swimming lessons from as young as the parents/guardians feel is appropriate for their child. We do ask that for children under 6 months, you have consulted with your GP and that your child has had the appropriate immunisations. Children aged 0-3 would be placed in an adult and child lesson called Swim-a-Song. Children aged 3-4 in a Duckling class and children aged 4+ would start in stage 1 of the Learn to Swim Framework.
Do parents get in the pool with the swimming lessons?
No. Parents are only asked to be in the water with their child if they are attending a Swim-a-Song class where parental assistance is compulsory. We are flexible with the Duckling classes as we realise at 3 years old some children may need additional support from their parents. This would only be on a short term basis.
What are the different stages of progression?
Please see our Learn to Swim Framework which explains the progression of our swimming lessons.
How long does each lesson last?
- 30 minutes for Swim-a-Song, Duckling and Stages 1-7
- 45 minutes for medals and competitive swimming stages
- From 30 minutes to 60 minutes for adult classes
Are refunds given if a swimmer is ill and cannot attend?
We assess each case on individual merit, but for instances such as a cold or other general illnesses we do not offer refunds. We cannot offer a refund as all spaces on swimming lessons are reserved for each individual swimmer and so we are unable to re-sell spaces if a swimmer is ill. If a swimmer is ill for longer than a 3 week period and a doctor’s note can be provided then a refund for missed lessons will be made.
How quickly will swimmers progress?
Everyone develops skills at different rates, some swimmers may only take one block of lessons to move up a stage. Other swimmers may stay in the same stage for a number of terms.
Here at the Edge we are not teaching your children to simply pass the criteria for a badge. We are teaching them to swim competently, confidently and most importantly safely. This may mean that a child has to stay in a particular stage for a few terms.
If you have specific questions about your child’s progress then please feel free to email email@example.com
How many swimmers are in the swimming lesson classes?
Our maximum class size in all swimming lessons is;
- Duckling Lessons: 6ppl max
- Stages 1 – 7: 8ppl max
- Medals Classes: 10ppl max
- Swim-a-Song: 10ppl max
- Adults: 8ppl max
Can spectators sit on pool side?
All spectators are asked to sit in the cafe area overlooking the pool and are not permitted on the poolside. During children’s swimming lessons parents are asked to send their child through for their swimming lesson only 2 or 3 minutes before the start of their class. For younger children, the teacher will collect them from the entrance to the pool hall. Parents can walk their child around the pool side for them to wait for the start of the lesson but are not permitted to wait with the child on pool side. Children will be walked around the pool to meet parents at the pool hall entrance after the lesson.