Swimming Lessons in & around Gateshead, from babies & toddlers to teens
There are loads of benefits to starting swimming lessons from an early age. It’s good for little one’s physical and mental health, develops strength and co-ordination, promotes bonding, can improve sleeping and eating patterns, boosts confidence and teaches water safety.
There are plenty of options below for great North East swim schools that are frequently recommended by local parents, with classes for babies, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children in and around Gateshead.
Spaces can book up quickly and there may be a waiting list for some sessions. Some classes have already re-started, and other classes with a later start date may already be taking bookings. Please check directly with providers for the latest updates and to be added to waiting lists.
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Circumstances and guidelines are continually changing. Please do check full details of the safety measures in place and the latest updates directly with individual providers using the links below. Not all age ranges delivered may be available at every location, check directly with providers for more details and for alternative options, as some offer additional locations further afield. Always follow the latest Government guidelines on social distancing and protective measures. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. Check the latest Government guidelines and updates here.
Above the Water LTD South Tyneside & Sunderland 📌 Boldon School. Boldon Colliery, NE35 9DZ 📌 Castleview Academy, Sunderland, SR5 3DX 👶👦 Classes for all ages and stages. 🔹 A dedicated, passionate team who believe that learning should be fun and that anyone can learn to swim, no matter what age or experience. 👉 Find out more and book here.
Dinkies Swim School South Tyneside & Sunderland 📌 Boldon Dive Centre, East Boldon, NE36 0AH 📌 DW Fitness, Farringdon, Sunderland SR5 3XG 📌 Castleview Academy, Sunderland, SR5 3DX 📌 Farringdon Community Academy, Sunderland SR3 3EL 👶 Baby and toddler swimming lessons. 🔹 Lessons are fun, interactive and affordable, whilst teaching your child confidence in and around the pool. 👉 Group lessons from £54 for 6 weeks, 1:1 lessons from £90 for 6 weeks. Find out more and book here.
Nemo Swimming South Tyneside & Durham 📌 Boldon Dive Centre, Cleadon Lane Industrial Estate, East Boldon, NE36 0AH 📌 Heel & Toe Hydrotherapy Pool, Perkinsville, DH2 1JA Newcastle 📌 PaddlePod Newcastle, Killingworth, NE12 5AB 👶👱♂️ Baby, toddler, pre-school and junior swimming lessons. 🔹 The Nemo Swimming Journey has been specifically developed to encourage water safety and awareness, while providing exciting, rewarding and age-specific swimming lessons for your child. 👉 From £13.65 per session. Find out more here and book here (Newcastle) or here (South Tyneside).
Puddle Ducks Durham & South Tyneside 📌 Heel & Toe Hydrotherapy Centre, Perkinsville, DH2 1JA 📌 Keelmans Way School, Hebburn, NE31 1QY Newcastle 📌 Beacon Hill School, Wallsend, NE28 9JW 📌 Benfield Sports Centre, Walker, NE6 4NU 📌 Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, NE1 3SA 📌 Percy Hedley, Killingworth, NE12 7BH 📌 The Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Gosforth, NE3 5HN 🤰👶👱♂️ Aquanatal classes & lessons from 0-10 year olds. 🔹 Classes all about fun, confidence, grace and safety in the water. Offering a unique child-led approach helping children to be comfortable and confident under the surface of the water when they are ready. Small group lessons with class sizes up to nine. 👉 From £15 per lesson. Find out more and book here.
Swim Bug Gateshead 📌 Gymetc, Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0BE. 👶👱♂️ Mother & baby classes, children’s lessons age 3.5 – 11. 🔹 Helping children enjoy swimming and become comfortable in the water with fun and engaging activities. Small group and 1:1 lessons available. 👉 Find out more here.
Swim Excellence Gateshead 📌 Chase Park Health Club, Whickham, NE16 4QA 📌 Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2AR Durham 📌 Swim Excellence Academy Consett, Consett, DH8 6TJ 👶👱♂️ Baby and Pre-School classes and Academy Swimming 3.5 years+ 🔹 An exciting, safe, fun and rewarding swim programme, with interactive games and activities and water safety techniques. Offering beginners lessons to advanced swimming for children swimming competently, with group lessons and 1:1. 👉 Find out more and book here.
Swimfun North East South Tyneside & Sunderland 📌 Harton Sports Academy, South Shields, NE34 6AG. 📌 Keelman’s Way School, Hebburn, NE31 1QY 📌 Boldon Dive Centre, East Boldon, NE36 0AH Durham 📌 Durham Trinity School and Sports College, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5 WB. 👶👱♂️ From birth right through the 10 Swim England stages. 🔹Lessons for all ages and abilities through your entire swimming journey, with the opportunity to be taught to competitive standard. Small group sizes, awards and catch up lessons included. 👉 From £25 per month. Find out more here and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swim North East Newcastle 📌 PaddlePod Newcastle, Killingworth, NE12 5AB 📌 Sport Central, Northumbria University, NE1 8QD 👱♂️ Children aged 4 (and in reception) and above. 🔹 Lessons starting with the basics of learning to swim, through swimming stages 1-10 and advanced skills included in aquatic sports such as water polo or diving. Offering small group lessons with class sizes up to 6, and private 1-1 or 2-1 lessons. 👉 Group lessons from £7.88 per lesson, private lessons from £12.08/£17.85 (plus booking fees). Find out more here and book here.
Swimtime North East Newcastle 📌 Village Hotels Newcastle, Silverlink N, NE27 0BY 👶👱♂️ Children’s lessons from babies to teenagers. 🔹 Fun lessons to help introduce babies to being in the water. Parent and toddler lessons to develop confidence and learn through play, and children’s lessons progressing through the Award Scheme. Offering small group lessons with class sizes typically of 6, and private 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 lessons. 👉 Group lessons from £9.50 per lesson, 1:1 from £23. Find out more and book here.
Turtle Tots Newcastle and Gateshead Gateshead 📌 Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, Gateshead, NE119XF Newcastle 📌 DW Fitness, Newcastle Shopping Park, Byker, NE6 2UJ 🤰👶 Aqua-natal yoga, baby lessons and toddler lessons. 🔹 With a strong focus on teaching lifesaving skills to help stay safe in and around water. Teaching you to teach your baby or toddler to swim, at a pace that is right for them, in a gentle progressive way that fosters bonding, trust, respect and communication. 👉 From £13 per class. Find out more and book here.
Water Babies Gateshead 📌 MetroCentre Marriott, Gateshead, NE11 9XF South Tyneside & Durham 📌 Boldon Dive Centre, East Boldon, NE36 0AH 📌 Heel & Toe Hydrotherapy Pool, Perkinsville, DH2 1JA 📌 Durham Marriott, Old Elvet, DH1 3JN 📌 Allensford, Shotley Bridge, DH8 9BB 👶 Birth to age 5. 🔹 Teaching skills through song, play and repetition, progressing to Swim England badges by age 5. Offering group lessons with a maximum of 10 little ones. 👉 Find out more here.
GO Gateshead GO Gateshead offer lessons from babies to teens, however there has not yet been an update confirming a date when Gateshead council swimming pools will re-open and when lessons will re-start. You can check their Facebook page here and can sign up to the newsletter here to keep up to date – plus info will be added here when it’s released.
You could also consider checking other local council lessons near you for more options.