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How to Join our Learn to Swim Programmes

We are currently holding a waiting list for The Meadow Centre and The Vale Pool swimming lessons for children aged 3 and over. If you wish to find out if spaces are available or be added to our waiting list please contact the Swimming Development Team.

The Meadow Centre - 01389 734094
The Vale of Leven - 01389 756931

The new Clydebank Leisure Centre has spaces available for children aged 3 years and over . To book please call 01389 756 384 from 9.00am-4.00pm Monday-Friday

Learn to Swim National Framework

Our learn to swim framework is in the process of changing. The new programme is designed to enable our swimming teachers to plan, deliver and assess progressive programmes that produce swimmers that, depending on their ambitions, are either 'club ready' or 'ready for lifelong swimming.

Clydebank Leisure Centre will be the first site to go live with the new framework in April 2017 with The Meadow Centre and The Vale of Leven Pool following by August 2017.

Learn to Swim Levels



Pre School

To become water confident and develop core aquatic skills without adult assistance

Swim Skills 1

To further develop water confidence and develop core aquatics skills without aids

Swim Skills 2

To increase competency of the core aquatic skills and develop basic stroke technique

Swim Skills 3

Introduce more advance stroke technique and achieve Triple S standard (Scotland's safe swimmer)

Swim Skills 4

To improve the quality of stroke technique, introduce multi aquatic skills/disciplines and basic lifesaving skills

Club Ready Swim

To improve and maintain stroke technique over distance and develop basic race skills/disciplines and basic lifesaving skills