Adult Swimming Lessons

Swimming is an important life skill which can be learned at any age. We offer adult swimming lessons from beginner to advanced.

We offer adult swimming lessons in Lewes, Newhaven, Ringmer and Seaford. Our adult swimming lessons are focused on improving your confidence, technique and safety in the water. There's no maximum age limit, but you must be 16 or over to take part.

Our adult swimming lessons are suitable for everyone, whether it's your first time in the water, you'd like to regain confidence after a long break or if you're an experienced swimmer who would like to improve their technique with specialised coaching. As an adult, we know you'll have different motivations and needs, and learn in different ways to children. We take this into account in our adult lessons, developing targets and goals suitable for you and what you'd like to get out of learning to swim.

Adult Learn to Swim Awards

Be Water Confident – the first award builds your confidence until you can enter the pool and move around with ease. You'll learn basic core aquatic skills including entries, exits, buoyancy, balance and aquatic breathing.

Be a Swimmer – in this award you will start to swim independently over short distances (5-10 metres) gradually reducing the need for support or floatation equipment. At this stage, we recommend you also try the Adult Distance Awards – 5 meters, 10 metres and 25 metres.

Be a Better Swimmer – building on your skills, this award will see you swimming up to 400 metres independently. You'll also have the confidence to try other pool activities, such as an Aqua Zumba class or a Twilight Swim. At this stage, we recommend you build your stamina even more, with our Adult Distance Awards – 50 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres

Be a Master Swimmer – becoming a mater swimmer means you can confidently enter the Masters section of a swimming club. You'll display advanced swimming skills geared towards competing at different levels and in different sports, which may include triathlons, open water swimming and lane swimming.

Talk to the Team

If you're ready to sign up or you've got a question about our swimming lessons, get in touch with the Wave Swim School Team at waveswimschool@waveleisure.co.uk or call your local pool:

When making an enquiry, please include the swimmer's ability (including any past swimming awards) as well as which site you would like them to learn at, as this will speed up the enquiry process.

You can find out more about our term lengths and payment options here.

adults in a swimming pool with floatation equipment