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Swimming courses

swim [swim]

verb to move in water by movements of the limbs.

  • Available to all with four different levels, from beginner to masters
  • 8 week course
  • Reduced prices for members (become a member)

Is equipment provided?

All sessions of your course include:

  • Instructor led learning from experienced coaches
  • Flotation devices and support aids available for all sessions
  • Access to showers and other facilities

What should I bring?

To get the most from your course:

  • Suitable swimwear such as swimsuits, speedos or shorts
  • We recommend you bring a swim hat if you have long hair
  • You can bring goggles, but they are not required
  • Towels and drinks can be taken poolside


Suitable for:

  • Complete beginners to swimming
  • Those who would like to improve their water confidence and start learning the mechanics of swimming in a friendly environment

What you'll learn:

  • You'll be gradually introduced to frontcrawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Each week will focus on a particular element of the 'BLABT' framework to progress swimming ability - body position, legs, arms, breathing, timing

When and where?

Wednesday 9 May - Wednesday 27 June 2018 or Thursday 10 May - Thursday 28 June 2018

  • Eight weeks, with one session per week
  • Every Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am or
  • Every Thursday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Swimming Pool, Sports Centre (view on map)

What does it cost?

  8 week course
Members £32.80
Non-members £53.60
University of Warwick staff One WLA voucher

How do I book?

Book your place online in advance or by visiting the Sports Centre.

Book Wednesday online

Book Thursday online


Suitable for:

  • Those who are confident in the water and able to comfortably swim frontcrawl and backstroke
  • Anyone able to swim lengths in a 25m pool - but no need to worry about how quickly these are completed or how good the technique is
  • Confidence and comfort are the two key prerequisites

What you'll learn:

  • Improved fitness through fun and engaging swim workouts
  • Improved technique for your strokes - frontcrawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Start learning the butterfly stroke

When and where?

Wednesday 9 May - Wednesday 27 June or Thursday 10 May - Thursday 28 June or Friday 11 May - Friday 29 June 2018

  • Eight weeks, with one session per week
  • Every Wednesday 10:30am - 11:30am or
  • Every Thursday 3:00pm - 4:00pm or
  • Every Friday 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Swimming Pool, Sports Centre (view on map)

What does it cost?

  8 week course
Members £32.80
Non-members £53.60
University of Warwick staff One WLA voucher

How do I book?

Book your place online in advance or by visiting the Sports Centre.

Book Wednesday online

Book Thursday online

Book Friday online


Suitable for:

  • Regular swimmers or those who have worked their way up from other courses
  • Those who want to swim as quickly and efficiently as they possibly can
  • If you're looking to improve your technique and fitness

What you'll learn:

  • Improving endurance, speed and fitness using exciting training methods from the pros
  • Examining technqiue from the perspective of a competitive swimmer
  • Begin to look at how to tumble turn and effectively streamline

When and where?

Tuesday 8 May - Tuesday 26 June

  • Eight weeks, with one session per week
  • Every Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Swimming Pool, Sports Centre (view on map)

What does it cost?

  8 week course
Members £32.80
Non-members £53.60
University of Warwick staff One WLA voucher

How do I book?

Book your place online in advance or by visiting the Sports Centre.

Book Tuesday online


Suitable for:

  • Advanced, regular swimmers

What you'll learn:

  • Focused sessions for endurance, speed and swimming fitness

When and where?

Friday 11 May – Friday 29 June 2018

  • Eight weeks, with one session per week
  • Every Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Swimming Pool, Sports Centre (view on map)

What does it cost?

  8 week course
Members £32.80
Non-members £53.60
University of Warwick staff One WLA voucher

How do I book?

Book your place online in advance or by visiting the Sports Centre.

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