Swimming Lessons


Swimming lessons will recommence in the New Year for those members have secured a place on the new swimming lessons programme. Payments in the new year will vary for each member and will depend on what you paid in November together with when your lessons started, or were due to start. We will be emailing all members with their payment details in December.

If you had lessons prior to the March lockdown, and have not yet secured a place on our Swim School, please read the information below. 

Since our centres reopened in July, we have been re-introducing swimming lessons to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and Grimsby Leisure Centre in a phased and managed way. 

Vacant spaces are now limited as the swimming lesson scheme has significantly reduced to meet capacity restrictions both during the lessons and within our buildings.

We hope it will not be too long before we are able to lift these restrictions, but in the meantime, to ensure the safety of our colleagues and customers, our safety procedures and reduced numbers remain firmly in place. Please see the changes we have made to our swimming lessons below.

What to do next

If you would like to discuss returning to swimming lessons in the New Year please email us

IMPORTANT - So we can deal with your email quickly and efficiently, when you email please ensure you include your membership number, along with the stage/s you are seeking lessons for:

Parent and Child
Stage 1 – red hat
Stage 2 – orange hat
Stage 3 – yellow hat
Stage 4 – green hat
Stage 5 – light blue
Stage 6 – dark blue
Stage 7 – purple
Stage 8 – silver
Stage 9 – black
Stage 10 – black 
Rookies / Masters / Adult lessons

Please can all customers returning to swimming lessons familiarise themselves with these changes prior to attending their first lesson.


Blue Float

Yellow Float


Swim Caps


Changes to our lessons

General Information for All Swimmers

  • Your existing lesson time and day may change due to a restructure of lessons complying with current Government and Swim England guidance. We would like to ask for as much flexibility as possible please

  • Only direct debit payments will be available

  • Class sizes will also be smaller to accommodate social distancing

  • Children must be ready for lessons on arrival to limit the time in the changing rooms

  • Swimming caps must be applied before the child enters poolside (see videos)

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer showering facilities before and after the lessons

  • Under NO circumstances must clothes or belongings be left in a cubicle, any items left during lessons will be removed, bagged, and discarded of

  • All parents will be advised that we are only able to accommodate children back onto our swim school that are both physically and emotionally ready (well behaved) due to the no contact rule. Any children who cannot do this will be removed from the scheme. And all children must be able to fully understand instructions

  • Face covering must be worn by all parents when in our buildings. Please wear your covering when you are waiting for your child and whilst lessons are taking place. Children over the age of 11 must also wear a face covering, until the point of entering the changing villages.  Thank you for your understanding.

  • All swimmers must report at reception before going along to the changing rooms

  • No towels or flipflops to be brought on to poolside. Only medication previously discussed with the supervisor is permitted

  • We are unable to lend hats or goggles, failing to bring a hat will result in one needing to be purchased

Children who are under 8

  • Only parents/guardians who have children under 8 years of age are able to chaperone their children and stay to spectate. Children under 8 must have a chaperone in the building at all times. Only one parent per child.

  • Seating won’t be available but parents/guardians are asked to stay in the building, socially distanced:
    - At Grimsby Leisure Centre - upstairs balcony area only.
    - At Cleethorpes Leisure Centre - in the pool-side spectator area

  • Please no eating or drinking within the premises whilst you are waiting for your child.

  • A box of flotation aids will be available within the changing room area for parents/guardians to apply to their child. Please see the videos for a guide on how to safely apply these swimming aids. 

  • If you have industry standard floatation belts at home (the same used in our lessons) you are welcome to use these

  • Please ensure that hats and goggles are applied to your own child prior to them entering pool-side (see videos)

  • At Grimsby Leisure Centre the Group Changing rooms have been allocated to swimming lesson children who are under 8 for parents to wait with their child before their lesson starts. Please also wait for them here after the lesson. Swimming floats will also be available within these group changing rooms.

  • At Cleethorpes Leisure Centre - please use one of the cubicles. Wait for your child within the changing village after their lesson.

  • Once the children are ready for their lessons with the flotation aid applied (if wearing) along with goggles and swim caps, they will be taken onto pool-side by a member of staff and met by their teacher, prior to the lesson starting.

Children who are aged 8 or over

  • We ask that the parents of children aged 8 or over do not remain in the building and we ask you to drop off your child/children and to wait outside for them. You are however advised to stay in your car or car park whilst lessons are on.

  • Please ensure that your child's swimming cap is applied prior to their lesson (see videos)

Contact Us - Swim School

10:30am to 3:30pm

  • Cleethorpes Leisure Centre (01472) 323444
  • Grimsby Leisure Centre (01472) 323509

Our phone lines will be staffed from Thursday, 3rd December. For any general enquiries, please email us at enquiries@lincsinspire.com. We ask for patience and be assured that we will return each enquiry as soon as we are able.