Welcome to Swim School.

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. Our swim school offers a safe and welcoming environment where swimmers can learn and grow at their own pace. We use a variety of teaching techniques to help our students develop confidence, strength and stamina in the water. Our lessons are also designed to be fun and engaging, so our swimmers look forward to coming back each week. We follow the Swim England Learn to swim programme with each of the Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 following a clear set of outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award.

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.

Learn to swim with us?

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 - we'll do what we can to get you started.


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.

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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.

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A Jam Packed Junior Membership offers the best value for money with swimming lessons and other activities included or you can Pay As You Go.

Be a Jam Packed Junior Member!

Go all-inclusive with a Jam Packed Junior Membership! As an all-inclusive Junior Member, your child will benefit from the following:
Supervised Junior Gym Sessions Find Out More
Junior Group Exercise Classes Find Out More
Swimming Lessons, including Crash Courses Find Out More
Public Swimming, including fun sessions and Aqua Run Find Out More
Racket Sports, including Badminton, Table Tennis and Squash Find Out More
Discount on Holiday Activities and Sports Camps Find Out More
Entry to Teignmouth Lido Find Out More
Entry to Shaldon Approach Golf Find Out More
Ten Day Booking Privilege on all activities  
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Jam Packed Junior Direct Debits are rolling zero contract monthly payments with the option to cancel or freeze anytime! Choose from a monthly Direct Debit or Annual membership.

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