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Kids Lessons

Swimming pool facilities at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Do it better

Whatever your experience as a swimmer, our qualified instructors will be able to help improve your technique, your fitness and your ability. We have regular lessons for kids (but these are very popular so please check first) and we can offer 1-2-1 lessons for adults, too.

Do it for life

Swim Gala at Virgin Active Northwood

Swim School

Virgin Active runs the largest private swim school across the UK and is the biggest private provider of the ASA Learn to Swim framework. With an average of 6 swim students per teacher, we give higher quality interaction and faster learning for all.

Parent and Baby

Kids swimming pool at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Building confidence from an early age

By helping develop basic movement and sensory skills, these lessons introduce children to the water with parents involved too.

Parent and baby lessons also improve eating and sleeping patterns plus they strengthen cardio and heart functions (for baby and parent!)

Parent and Toddler

Child swimming at Virgin Active Health Clubs

Developing basic actions and movements

Stepping up from the baby classes, these lessons are aimed at encouraging movement in the water and confidence through games and songs for pre-school children.

Parents can jump into the water too, until kids have the confidence to swim on their own and start interacting with their teacher and the group.

Private Lessons

Virgin Active Indoor Triathlon - 400m supreme swim

Work on specifics with one-to-one tuition

Sharpen up your stroke with a series of detailed and focused lessons with one of our top-class teachers, who will guide you through everything you need to know to improve.

Crash Courses

Swimming Crash Courses at Virgin Active Health Club

Week-long, intensive lessons to develop your skills

Normally running through half terms or holidays, our crash courses are a great way for members and non-members to enjoy a lesson each day and develop their skills and confidence.

Mini Polo

A crazy and fun game for older children to show off their skills

Mini polo is a smaller version of adults' water polo, giving children a chance to use all their skills in the pool, plus throwing a ball, teamwork and polo tactics.

Snorkel Swim School at Virgin Active


Submerge into snorkelling with our newest crash course

Get ready to dive deep into our latest crash course, designed to introduce children to the underwater wonders, ready for holidays and summer excursions.

Taking place over the course of a week, our snorkelling skill gives children the perfect grounding into swimming underwater, building their confidence below the water line.

Once the course is complete, children receive a certificate for attendance and keep their mask and snorkel used throughout the course. Handy for them to keep on using their skills away from the pool and wherever they go!

Classes near you

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