Welcome to Swim School.

Swimming Lessons at Teignbridge Leisure are available at both Newton Abbot Leisure Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre. Our current swimming lesson term runs from Monday 7th June - Saturday 24th July between 4 pm - 6 pm. 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?

Swim Lessons will start week commencing Monday 7th June and run for 7 weeks. 

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 April course, you can book in on your My profile on our website or the Teignbridge Leisure App.

Swimming Lesson guidance.

Please take a moment to read our social distancing guidance before you return to swimming lessons. 

Newton Abbot Leisure Centre

Dawlish Leisure Centre 

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. 


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.

Drowning Prevention Week 2021

Swimming isn’t just a critical lifesaving skill, it’s a skill that opens up a lifetime of fun and adventure in and on the water and throughout 2020 and 2021, cohorts of young people have missed out on the opportunity to swim, leaving a dramatic gap in swimming and water safety education. See what we are doing to support our swimmers during Drowning Prevention Week. 

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.