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Swimming lessons at Gosforth Leisure Centre

Childrens Classes

Gosforth Leisure Centre’s swimming pool offers Better Swim School lessons for individuals of all ages, so you’re never too young or too old to learn to enjoy all the benefits that swimming brings. With a 25 meter main pool a a small teaching pool, we also offer a great range of birthday and pool parties for a better birthday experience! Our centre also now includes refurbished changing rooms & a refurbished fitness gym, offering a variety of fitness classes for all levels and ages. Visit our website or call us to book lessons.

Better are the largest provider of swimming lessons in the UK. Across the country, we help over 135,000 people learn to love the water and keep active, by becoming capable and confident swimmers. That’s why you should come to us to teach your children this vital life skill.

Available at over 130 locations, we have designed our swim school programme to be flexible and affordable, with prices starting from as little as £3 per lesson (dependent on location). What’s more, your children will be taught by experienced, qualified teachers, who follow Swim England’s Learn to Swim Programme.

Whether your children are beginners or you’re wanting to build their confidence, we cater for all levels of ability and will help them progress in the world of water.

Swimming course programme

Fully inclusive and suitable for all age groups, our classes include:

  • One-to-one lessons
  • Intensive learn to swim courses available during school holidays
  • Adult & Child Lessons
  • Pre School Lessons for 3-5-year-olds
  • Children’s Learn to Swim Lessons
  • Children Aquatics Skills including Rookie Lifesaving, Multi Aquatics and Challenge Awards
  • Adult Swimming Lessons

On your first visit to a Better swimming pool, you can collect your child’s membership card from reception. You’ll also get a free swimming hat from your swimming teacher, as these must be worn for every lesson.

To help you find a suitable lesson and level for your child, follow the age guide below:

Babies and Toddlers (3 months to 4 years)

  • 3 months to 12 months: Book Swimbies Dippers swimming lessons
  • 13 months to 2 years: Book Swimbies Splashers swimming lessons
  • 2 years to 4 years: Book Swimbies Paddlers swimming lessons

Pre-Schoolers (3-4 years)

  • Book Pre-school swimming lessons

School-aged students (5-12 years)

  • Non-swimmer / beginner and unable to swim 25m unaided: Book Foundation swimming lessons
  • Improver and able to swim 25m: Book Development swimming lessons
  • Advanced and able to swim 200m+: Book Academy swimming lessons
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