Swimming Lessons

Due to huge demand since reopening our programme to new applicants, we are not currently accepting any more applications to our learn to swim programme for children over 4.5 years.  If you have already completed an enquiry form you are currently on a waiting list and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.   We will update this page again when new applications are available. Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing updates.


We are now accepting new applicants for our 0 - 4.5 years swimming lessons which include adult and baby, adult and child and pre school. 

To register please follow the link below. 

Swimming Lesson Enquiry 0 - 4.5 years


Manage Your Sessions

Manage your swimming sessions with our new Learn2 Home Portal, or enquire with the form below.

Learn2 Home Portal


We run an extensive Learn To Swim programme across many of our venues Aquatec, John Smith Pool, Kilsyth, Shotts, Sir Matt Busby, Time Capsule, Tryst, and Wishaw.

Gain basic aquatic skills, coordination, stroke techniques and elementary skills as well as gaining confidence in the water. We offer classes for all swimming abilities.

Included in your monthly fee

When you start swimming lessons, you'll also receive the following great benefits:

  • Unlimited Swims in any Active NL Pools including the Time Capsule Waterpark in Coatbridge
  • Ice Skating Sessions at the Time Capsule (please refer to timetable)
  • OVER 12’S have unlimited access to Active NL Gyms and Fitness Classes
  • Unlimited Access to Kids NL Sessions and Off-peak use of Fundamentals soft play areas at Broadwood and Time Capsule
  • Golf Season Ticket which includes unlimited use of both Palacerigg and Lochview courses

For availability and more information please call your preferred venue.


Adult & Baby Swimming Lessons

The aim of these classes is to introduce the adult and baby to a swimming environment and develop the confidence and skills of the adult to ensure the safe and effective handling of the baby in the water.


  • The adult will have the range of skills and knowledge necessary to handle their baby confidently and safely in water
  • The 'quality time' aspect will be a key element of the adult and baby aquatic experience
  • Adult and baby will have experienced basic body positions and a range of movements in water
  • Adult and baby will have developed water confidence and enjoyment in the aquatic environment


Adult & Child Swimming Lessons

The aim of these classes is to further develop the core aquatic skills through structured play and develop the independence necessary for the next level (without an adult in the water).


  • The child will demonstrate independent movement and a range of core aquatic skills
  • The child will have developed confident submersion and aquatic breathing
  • The child will have been involved in interaction with other adults and children
  • The child will become more attentive to the teacher’s instruction and less reliant on adult support in preparation for the next level


Pre-School Swimming Lessons

The aim is to become water confident and develop core aquatic skills (without adult assistance but with buoyancy aids as required).


  • Introduce complete non-swimmers to the aquatic environment and establish an understanding of safety in and around water
  • Develop and progress water confidence
  • Establish an understanding of basic core aquatic skills
  • Encourage independent movement
  • Develop skills through enjoyment, fun, and self-discovery


Swim Skills 1

To further develop water confidence and develop core aquatic skills without aids.


  • Develop confidence and ability to perform a wide range of core aquatic skills without buoyancy aids
  • Develop the basic technique of the 4 strokes
  • Introduce the basic technique of sculling
  • Develop balance and buoyancy through a variety of activities


Swim Skills 2

To increase the competency of the core aquatic skills and develop basic stroke technique.


  • Introduce and progress new core aquatic skills
  • Develop stroke technique to include all 4 strokes
  • Introduction to diving (pool permitting)
  • Develop awareness and feel for the water through a variety of core aquatic skills


Swim Skills 3

Introduce more advanced stroke technique and achieve Triple S standard.


  • Further develop competency in all four strokes
  • Development of Diving
  • Further develop Butterfly and Breaststroke aiming to achieve legal technique


Swim Skills 4

To improve the quality of stroke technique, introduce multi-aquatic skills/disciplines and basic lifesaving skills.


  • To demonstrate competent technique in all four strokes
  • Introduce lifesaving skills and basic aquatic discipline skills
  • To provide basic skills to enable progression into all aquatic disciplines including life-saving


Club Ready 

A newly structured class giving tasters in water polo, synchronised swimming, diving, and rookie lifeguard.


Adult Swimming Lessons

Our adults programme is offered over 3 levels, starting from beginners for non-swimmers and those new to the water, Intermediate for those wishing to develop more and advanced for those wishing to progress both in terms of distance and technique. All classes run for 45 minutes.

Please use the Venue Finder to locate your nearest Active NL swimming pool and contact them directly for swimming timetables and programmes.



Adult & Child Programme: £21.25 per month. 

All classes are of 30 minutes duration with the programme delivered over 50 weeks of the year.


Learn To Swim Programme and Rookie Programme: £25.50 per month.

The programme is delivered over 50 weeks of the year.


Adult Learn To Swim (LTS) Programme: £26.75 per month or alternatively £21.50 per month for passport holders.

All classes are of 45 minutes duration with the programme delivered over 50 weeks of the year.


All fee's payable by Direct Debit.

Please note that a small set up charge of £10 per child will be applied when joining the swimming lessons programme.