Swimming short courses

New dates for 2022!

Swimming lessons

Mondays: 13 June - 1 August (8 week term)

5pm - 5.45pm: Beginner class - 8 spaces only 
5.45pm to 6.30pm: Intermediate class - 10 spaces only 
6.30pm - 7.15pm: Intermediate class - 10 spaces only 

Please note: Lessons will not take place on the Bank Holiday (Friday 3 June)

Fridays: 10 June - 29 July (8 week term)

4.45pm - 5.30pm: Beginner class - 8 spaces only
5.30pm - 6.15pm: Beginner class - 8 spaces only 
6.15 - 7.00pm: Intermediate class - 9 spaces only 
7.00 - 7.45pm: Intermediate class - 10 spaces only 
7.45pm - 8.30pm: Advanced class - 10 spaces only  


  • Members: £69
  • Non-members: £95

All courses are taught in a positive atmosphere with a focus on how to swim technically well. Book your via the YMCA app or the MBO website. Spaces are limited. 

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What you will learn

  • Beginner Lessons - aimed at those with little or no experience of swimming  
  • Intermediate lessons - aimed at those who can swim between 15 to 25 metres confidently
  • Advanced lessons - aimed at those who can swim a full length of the pool confidently  

Who can do the courses?

It is suitable for everyone from absolute beginners to competent swimmers who are looking to improve their technique.

About the tutor

Tutor, Martin Purcell, is a former competitive swimmer with over 10 years’ coaching experience. He has coached people with a wide range of abilities including the University of London Swimming Team.

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