Welcome to Swim School.

Swimming Lessons at Teignbridge Leisure are available at both Newton Abbot Leisure Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre. Our new term will take place from Monday 6th September - Saturday 18th December. 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. 

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.

The Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards are divided into progressive stages. Each of the Learn to Swim Stage 1-7 Awards has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award. Visit the Swim England Learn to Swim stages for a full breakdown. 

Learn to swim with us?

We are taking bookings for the September swim lessons. If you are not on a swimming lesson and would like to start with us. Please email our Swim team on swimlessons@teignbridge.gov.uk  with the following details:

  • Child’s full name.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Address.
  • Contact number.
  • Email.
  • Which centre: Newton Abbot Leisure Centre or Dawlish Leisure Centre.
  • Preferred day and time.
  • Brief description of their ability – This will be used to identify the best stage for your child.

Our team will contact you to confirm your space, if we need further information or have not been able to allocate your space on your preferred day and time.

If you already have an account but are not enrolled on the course, you can book in on your My profile on our website or the Teignbridge Leisure App.

Lesson Stage Requirements.

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. 

Summer Swimming Lessons

To make up for the lost time, we will be offering Summer swimming lessons that will take place for four weeks at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre. For course dates, cost and booking information. 


Re-enrolment takes place at the end of each term. Each swimmer will have to confirm, request to change or cancel their next set of swimming lessons during the specified time period. Keep informed with the latest re-enrolment dates and costs.

Parent Portal

Create your free Parent Portal account with us today. It is the best way to keep informed of your child's swimming lesson details. Parent Portal will answer all your questions: Are lessons running through the school holidays? When is our next lesson? How do I re-enrol? How is my child progressing? Parent Portal can answer all of this, plus more. What are you waiting for? Create today.

Intensive Swim Lessons

If your child's water confidence needs a boost, Intensive swim lessons are here to help! We run the intensive lessons to help them make rapid progress and maybe even master a specific stroke. These swimming lessons are held each April and August during the longer school holiday periods at Newton abbot Leisure Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre. Read more.

Rookie Lifeguard 

The Rookie Lifeguard Awards are for your children if they are budding lifeguards.

Developed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK in partnership with Swim England, the Rookie Lifeguard Awards offer parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware of how to avoid dangers and enjoy the water safely.

Submit expressions of interest for this course.

Frequently Asked questions

Have a question? Before contacting us see our frequently asked questions.

See how you can stay connected with us or for all the latest news, info and bookings. Download our Teignbridge Leisure App.