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Swimming

Where to swim in Dumfries and Galloway, swimming pool locations and costs, swimming lessons and how to apply for the waiting list.

Swimming lessons

At our pools we deliver the Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim programme. This is for all abilities, from complete beginner to competent swimmer. 

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Add a child to our swimming lessons waiting list

You can either register your child for swimming lessons at DG1 only or at any of our other pools.

Register for the DG1 swimming lessons waiting list

To register for swimming lessons for your child at any swimming pool other than DG1, please contact the centre directly:

Swimming lesson prices

Service Cost
Club Learn to Swim, monthly Direct Debit £25 
All Inclusive, Learn to Swim and Club Gymnastics, monthly Direct Debit £45.50 
Junior 1-2-1 swim lesson – 30 minutes (member)  £13.90 
Junior 1-2-1 swim lesson – 30 minutes (non member)  £23.50 

Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and younger children

Our early years programme allows parents/carers to help babies and young children enjoy the water. They can improve movement, balance and breathing with fun and games. There are 3 levels for early years learners:

  1. adult and baby
  2. adult and toddler
  3. adult and child

These sessions are a great start in the water and lead directly to the Learn to Swim Programme. Not every centre offers these lessons.

Swimming lessons for children

Children can join our Learn to Swim programme and move through 5 levels with help from our qualified instructors:

  1. pre-school
  2. swim skills 1
  3. swim skills 2
  4. swim skills 3
  5. swim skills 4

Find out more about the stages of Learn to Swim on the Scottish Swimming website

Benefits of the Learn to Swim scheme

The benefits of signing up the the Learn to Swim scheme include:

  • access to a minimum of 45 lessons a year
  • 40 minute lessons
  • spreading the cost of lessons throughout the year
  • Swim Scheme member gets free access to any public swimming sessions at our pools (booking advisable) and 1 accompanying adult receives 50% discount off the swimming admission price
  • no need to queue for re-enrolment
  • view your child's swimming progress on our Parent Portal

Club all inclusive coaching membership

If your child enjoys swimming as well as gymnastics, this membership is the best membership on offer across our centres for the most active children (not available for preschool-aged children).

This membership is £45.50 a month.

 You get unlimited access to all this:

  • 45 guaranteed swimming lessons per annum (does not include pre-school swimming)
  • 40 guaranteed gymnastics lessons per annum (does not include pre-school gymnastics)
  • easy payment spread across 12 months
  • no re-enrollment just seamless progressions
  • 40 minute swimming lessons
  • 60 minute gymnastics lessons
  • free swimming across any of our 6 pools
  • unlimited adult access when accompanying the swim scheme members at a 50% reduction

Adult swimming lessons

Adults who are beginning to swim or want to improve can join our adult programme. We will build your confidence so that you enjoy being in the water. 

You will get some one-to-one time if you are a beginner so that you quickly make real progress. As you improve we will focus on strokes, strength and endurance. Not every centre offers these lessons.

Register for the DG1 swimming lessons waiting list

To register for swimming lessons at any swimming pool other than DG1, please contact the centre directly:

One-to-one lessons

You can also get one-on-one teaching which allows you to learn at your own pace. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable. Private lessons also mean we can adjust each session to meet your needs. Not every centre offers these lessons.