Swim Lessons, Newton Abbot, Learn to swim, Swim School, Swim Teachers

Swimming Lessons at Teignbridge Leisure are available at both Newton Abbot Leisure Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre.

We cater for anyone learning to swim, from babies (and their parents), to children and adults.

Teignbridge Leisure follows the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, using qualified teachers to provide important life skills to stay safe in the water. For more information please visit the Swim England Learn to Swim.

Both swim schools run as one; expanding your opportunities to learn this important gift for life. We operate using continuous assessments to ensure that swimmers progress through the scheme at their own pace.

A Jam Packed Membership offers the best value for money with swimming lessons and other activities included, or you can pay as you go.

Swim England Learn to Swim Programme

New Swim Lesson Term

Swimming Lessons are back at Dawlish Leisure Centre and Newton Abbot Leisure Centre.

Starting from Monday 7 September we’ll be running a 7 week course.


If you have a Junior Membership, we will be reactivating you from the 1st October. Swimming Lessons are included in your package.

If you are a non-member / pay as you go the set of sessions are £42 / £35*


Booking your Swim Lessons

You can book and pay via our app or log into your online account on our website.

If booking on the app, click swim lessons and search for your stage you wish to book into.

If booking on the website, click sports courses and search for your stage you wish to book into.


Available stages

Visit the Swim England Learn to swim website to see each of the Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 which has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award.

For each centres lesson availability, please log into your online account on our app or website. 

Swim Lessons Guidance

4.00pm swimmers need to be at the front doors at 3.55pm swim ready.

4.30pm swimmers need to be at the front doors at 4.25pm swim ready.

5.00pm swimmers need to be at the front doors at 4.55pm swim ready.


Please follow our our social distancing guidelines at all time: 

  • Only 1 adult and no siblings per swimmer will be allowed in the centre. 
  • If your child is old enough to be left on their own, please let them enter the facility on their own whilst you remain in your car.
  • Children must be ready for their lesson, without using the changing rooms.
  • All children / Parents must swipe in at reception to record your child’s attendance.
  • Children will be directed through the family changing room to their group.
  • Each child’s towel and shoes will be left on poolside in a designated area behind their lesson, teachers will advise.
  • Parents will be directed to the top floor seating area either on the viewing balcony or studio 2
  • Learner pool parents will have 4 designated seats that overlook the learner pool in case they are needed for toilet runs or such like.
  • Once your child’s lesson has finished, your child will be directed to the deep end fire exit which leads to the car park to the right of the main entrance past the bike shelter.
  • Parents will be directed down the viewing balcony steps to poolside to collect their chid and will exit through the fire exit which leads to the car park at the side of the bike rack.
  • Shoes will be allowed on by the exit, chairs are provided.
  • Changing rooms if needed are available and will be uni-sexed. These will only be available for 5 mins after the session if needed.
  • It is preferable that the changing rooms are not used.