Learn to Swim

Corby East Midlands International Pool aims to provide quality swimming lessons delivered by enthusiastic and qualified instructors.  We follow the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS).

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Adult & Child Lessons from 1 year to 5 years old

Children will be taught under the supervision of the instructor with their parent the basics and gaining water confidence to progress on a ASA Duckling award scheme.  Suitable as a follow on from parent and toddler sessions. Children must be accompanied in the water by a parent/ guardian over 18 years of age.

Limited places available, book at reception.
Session times: 
Monday 9 - 9.30am or 9.30 - 10.00am
Friday 11 - 11.30am or 11.30am - 12noon
Duckling (4 years old) – No Parents

Children will be taught under the supervision of the instructor basics of learning to swim and gain water confidence through the Swim England Duckling Awards 1 – 4.  Available Saturday and Sunday morning. Contact aquatic.officer@corby.gov.uk for more information.

Intensive Swimming Lessons (available during school holidays)

These lessons are booked at the pool on a first come first served basis.  Details of courses are displayed in the centre and on the website prior to each holiday period.

Juniors (5 years plus)

Children will work through the NPTS stages 1 – 7 developing water confidence and stroke technique.  Available Monday – Friday 4pm – 7pm and Saturday – Sunday 9am – 12 noon.

National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) Stages

Stage 1 – developing basic safety awareness, the “class” scenario, basic movement skills and water confidence.  Swimmers may use aides e.g. floats, woggles etc.

Stage 2 – developing safe entries including submersion, travel front and back, plus rotation to regain upright positions.  Swimmers may use aides.

Stage 3 – developing safe entries including submersion, travel front & back 5 metres, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge.  At this stage swimmers will be assessed without the use of aides.

Stage 4 – developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all strokes.  ASA stroke technique standards required (10 metres).

Stage 5 – developing ‘waterskills’ through sculling, treading water and rotations.  Perform all strokes for a distance of 15 metres to ASA stroke standards.

Stage 6 – develop effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing across all strokes.  Maintain ASA stroke standards for 25 metres.

Stage 7 – develop quality stroke techniques up to 100 metres incorporating skills learnt through stages 1 – 7.

Stages 8 – 10 – Once the swimmer has developed the core range of skills required to be confident, competent and safe in the water through stages 1 – 7, the swimmer may then have the choice to take part in different aquatic disciplines.

Stages 8 – 10 are currently available in Competitive Swimming, Diving and Rookie Lifeguard.

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Corby Amateur Swimming Club

Corby Swimming Club offers competitive swimming training to all levels; from the Corby Swimming Academy which aims to bridge the gap between swimming lessons and club training (stages 8, 9 & 10), up to National squad aiming for National qualifying times.  There is also a growing Masters section for adults looking to swim competitively or simply for fitness.  Club training sessions at 25 and 50 metres are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.  Please email secretary@corbyswimmingclub.org.uk for more information, stating your age and ability.

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One-to-One Lessons

Individual lessons available for children and adults.  Children's individual lessons are reserved for child with additional needs, SEN needs or unable to participate in group lessons.

Adult Beginners

These sessions are for complete non-swimmers and nervous adults.  The lessons are taught in shallow water and are designed to help develop water confidence.  Adults in this group are aiming to swim 10 metres and could go on to join the improver’s class.

Adult Improvers

Available evenings and weekends.  These sessions are for adults who are confident and wish to work on stroke technique and distance achieved.  Adults in the group are aiming to swim 50 metres.

Contact us

Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, Northants, NN17 1QG
Tel: 01536 464643



Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 10:22:25 AM
Review date: Saturday 18th September 2021 10:21:38 AM