Baby and Preschool Swimming Lessons

Discovery Ducklings and Stage 1

The Sovereign Centre's Learn to Swim Programme follows the Swim England Pathway.  Our lessons ensure all swimmers are supported, whatever their ability.  From their first splash through to club level swimming.

The pathway begins with Discovery Duckling swimming lessons, for babies and preschoolers from just 6 months old.  Lessons aim to build water confidence through games and songs, while developing the early skills needed for Independent swimming. 

Preschoolers will move through Duckling Stages 1-4 with skills and age progression.  Ducklings 1-3 require an adult in the water and in Duckling 4 preschoolers attend their lesson alone for the first time.

Once preschoolers progress beyond the Duckling Classes they will enter the learn to swim programme, starting with Stage 1.


Stage 1 is suitable for children aged 3-4 with no previous experience and children are in the water without parents. Focus is on developing basic safety awareness, basic movement skills and water confidence.

Swimming Lessons are available 50 weeks of the year and payable by a monthly direct debit of £25.99 per month.

Swimming Lessons are now open for bookings!  

Please contact reception to book your child's place 01323 738822

or email

Swimming Lessons Covid-19 Guidance for using the Centre

For the latest guidance on using our centre under Covid-19 and information for swimming lessons pupils please visit our FAQ page.  Follow the links at the top or left of the screen or click here.

Swimming Lessons Timetable

Please see our swimming lessons timetable for the 1st October onwards below or click to download a copy.

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