Kids Swimming


Swimming Development
Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road, Glasgow, G40 3HY.
0141 287 5947

Kids Swimming

Swimming is a fantastic way to stay healthy and get fit and in Glasgow we have lots of opportunities



Swimming is a great, full body workout, perfect for any age. The support of the water ensures little impact on the joints, while the resistance helps with toning. Not forgetting of course that it's a valuable life skill and something everyone should learn.

New Classes

Swim Academy @ Tollcross
Starfish and Seahorse classes on a Wednesday evening. Contact 0141 276 8282 or 0141 287 8931 to book your space.

Adult Skills & Drills session on a Friday at 6.30pm. Click here​ for more information. Contact 0141 276 8282 or 0141 287 8931 to book your space.

Glasgow Club Pollok

New Turtles and Penguin classes on a Friday evening. Contact 0141 276 6878 or 0141 287 8931 to book your space.

Glasgow Club Whitehill Pool

Starfish (3-5yrs) and Seahorse classes Saturday morning. Contact 0141 276 0823 or 0141 287 8931 to book your space.

Pre-school Swimming

At Glasgow Sport we have classes for children as young as 6 months in our pre school swimming. These small classes, delivered by our expert coaches, involve fun, water based activities that introduce your child to the water and build their confidence while helping with their physical development and flexibility.

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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Our Learn to Swim programme consists of 8 levels which take children from pre-school (Adult & Child/Starfish) right through to accomplished swimmer (Sharks). 

Prices are as follows and are multiplied by the number of weeks in the block:

Adult and Child lessons are £4.40 per lesson (suitable for children 6mths - 3yrs)

Starfish* lessons are £4.40 per lesson (suitable for children aged 3 - 5yrs)

Seahorse/Turtle/Penguin/Otter/Swordfish/Shark lessons are £4.40 per lesson (£4.10 GYSC/KC or £3.00 concession)

*no concession discounts are available for starfish due to the low ratio provided

Next Block of Lessons

The next block of classes starts week beginning Sunday 10 January 2016 and runs until Saturday 12 March 2016 (9 weeks). New bookings can be made from Sunday 20 December 2015 by contacting your venue of choice

Ratios for our classes are as follows:

Adult and Child  1:12

Starfish                1:4

Seahorse            1:8

Turtle                  1:8

Penguin            1:12

Otter                   1:12

Swordfish         1:12

Shark                 1:15

Our team of enthusiastic, experience coaches are ASA qualified to ensure that your child’s journey from Seahorse to Shark will be fun, exciting and safe!

Where to Swim

We have 12 pools around the city, which all offer swimming lessons, so you're never far away from one!


​​​​​Glasgow School of Sport 

Scotland's first school dedicated to sporting excellence has been developed at Bellahouston Academy and is a first for Glasgow and a first for Sport. It's the only school in Great Britain which helps up and coming sports stars to become better at their chosen sport.

There are lots of talented sportsmen and women in Scotland and the School of Sport aims to nurture that talent and provide the best possible opportunities for development in the country.

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