Swimming lessons will re-commence in the New Year. Please take a look at our FAQs on our re-opening page to find out more about their return.
The Edge offers a large swimming programme, with group lessons and a variety of aquatic-based activities taking place throughout the week. We accommodate any ability from complete beginner, all the way up to the advanced performer.
Our swimming instructors are recognised as some of the best in Leeds and will work with you to reach your goals, at whatever level.
Take a look at the following swimming lessons, crash courses and fitness sessions we offer at The Edge
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 Swim England Level 2 qualified swimming teachers, and covers the basics of swimming for children, through to gaining complete confidence in the water.
What do we offer?
- Lessons which are purchased in blocks of 12 at a cost of £81 equate to just £6.75 a lesson.
- Lessons take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings
- Low class sizes with a maximum of 8 children per teacher
- Assistants present in water to support swimmers
Our Swim-a-Song programme is designed for children between four and 36 months old. These lessons are perfect for adult and child bonding, as well as building water confidence and basic water skills.
Our new Duckling programme is designed for children aged three and four. The lessons help to develop swimming skills and build independence in the water.
Lessons follow the ASA Learn To Swim Framework & run from Level 1 through 9.
How much does it cost?
Group lessons must be purchased in blocks of 12 at a cost of £81.
What age group are lessons suitable for?
Our programme is suitable for children aged 0 to 16 years.
When do lessons take place?
Our children’s lessons run throughout the year. For further information regarding dates, times & costs please contact The Edge swimming lessons directly either by e-mail or telephone.
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?
- Lessons take place throughout the week including evenings
- Ladies only lessons in a closed environment with a female instructor
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 £81 for 12 weeks. 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?
Our adult lessons run throughout the year. For further information regarding dates, times & costs please contact The Edge swimming lessons directly
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 please complete an enquiry form.
Are you looking for an intensive swimming course as a more affordable alternative to weekly lessons?
Our adult and children swimming lesson 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.
Our crash courses run throughout the year during half terms and summer holidays. For further information regarding dates, times & costs please contact The Edge swimming lessons directly either by e-mail or telephone.
How to Book: Email us: email@example.com or call on 0113 343 5095.
Get Active with Swimfit!
Are you looking for an alternative way to get fit?
Launched in association with Swim England, 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 Swim England, 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.
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.
Swim Club lessons run for 45 minutes & take place on the following days;
- Thursdays 16:30 – 17:15 (mini) and 17:15 – 18:00 (elite)
- Saturdays 13:00 – 13:45 (mini) and 13:45 – 14:30 (elite)
Swim club will cost £72 for one lesson a week for 12 weeks. To attend two sessions per week for 12 weeks the cost will be £120.
Contact the Aquatics Team on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently operating under new guidelines due to covid-19, so that we can provide a safe and COVID-secure environment. Please click here to view more information and guidance about swimming lessons at this time. The below information outlines ‘business as normal’ operating of swimming lessons before covid-19.
How do swimmers enrol onto a course?
Please contact our aquatics team by completing an online enquiry form or call us on 0113 343 4881 for any further questions.
How is payment taken for lessons?
Payment can be made by cash or card by visiting The Edge reception team. Alternatively you can call reception on 0113 3435095.
How much do I pay using cash, card or cheque?
For both adult and children’s lessons the cost for a bundle of 12 lessons is £81. Bookings can be made at any time providing there’s space in the desired class.
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 Swim England’s Learn to Swim Framework which explains progression through the learn to swim pathway.
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;
- Swim-A-Song: 10 Swimmers
- Ducklings: 6 Swimmers
- Stages 1 – 7: 8 Swimmers
- Medals; 10 Swimmers
- Adults: 8 Swimmers
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.
We have a highly qualified swim team here at The Edge who will be happy to help you with any questions.
Contact Thomas Maguire our Aquatics Coordinator at The Edge by filling out the enquiry form below, or call 0113 343 4881.
Alternatively, you can contact our reception team in person, or on 0113 343 5095.
For a full list of contact details visit our contact page.
Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sport & Physical Activity Office
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
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