This page contains information about our swimming lesson programme, aqualearn.
All our leisure centres are closed due to Covid-19. All memberships, including fitness, swimming and swimming lessons, will be frozen for the period of the closure and direct debit payments will be automatically adjusted. If you have paid up front for any membership, the period of the closure will be added to the end of your contract. While we are closed, we hope you can remain physically active and follow @DurhamThriveActive for help to keep you moving and stay healthy.
Your child can start swimming lessons from four years old. From birth (up to four years), we also provide sessions for you to enjoy the water with your child, and develop their water confidence.
Book your swimming lessons
When your child is ready to enrol, whether it's for our aqua babies and aqua tots, or our aqua kids sessions and upwards, you can apply online using the link below.
You can sign up to swimming lessons at all of Our swimming pools - for swimming lessons at Consett Leisure Centre and The Louisa Centre, see Learn to swim at Consett Leisure Centre or The Louisa Centre.
How much do swimming lessons cost?
Lessons cost £19 per month when paying monthly by direct debit, or £67 per quarter.
Our swimming lessons package includes one lesson per week, with unlimited access for your child to general and family swimming sessions, across our six pools (aquafun inflatable and splash tot sessions are not included), plus a welcome pack.
If there are no places available, we'll add your child to our waiting list, and we will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
Check your child's progress
The new Learn to swim Home Portal is now available.
The Learn to swim Home Portal helps you to keep track of your child's progress and competencies, either at home or on the go. You can check which awards and stages your child has completed and what skills they need to complete to achieve their next stage.
If you have more than one child enrolled on the programme you will be able to add them onto your account so that you can view all of your children's progress in one place.
If you wish to find out further information that is not available on the portal, please complete the Learn to swim Progress Request Form and your child's swim teacher will reply to you.
You can also download the Swim England Learn to Swim app as a fun way to help your child keep track of their progress.
Swimming lessons for adults
Whether you want to learn to swim or develop your swimming technique, our adult swimming lessons will help you achieve your goals. Our adult swimming lessons package includes one lesson per week, with unlimited access to public and family swimming sessions (across our six pools).
Lessons cost £23.50 per month when paying monthly by direct debit, or £80.50 per quarter.
Private swimming lessons
If you would like to top up your swimming skills or improve one of your swimming strokes, then why not book some private swimming lessons. Download and complete the, and hand it in to reception at your local pool.
Direct debit payments
Spread the cost of your child's swimming lessons by selecting to pay by direct debit. Paying by direct debit spreads the cost monthly and no contract is required. View ourfor more information.
Terms and conditions
- 03000 264 123/725
Our address is:
- Culture and Sport
- County Hall
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UL