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Learn to Swim

Our Learn to Swim programme offers classes for children of every age, irrespective of their ability, and is aligned with Scottish Swimming’s National Framework, with six primary levels to work through.

The programme criteria can take a child who has never been in the water before and guide them through the early stages of Core Aquatic skills development on to improving the quality of stroke technique, the introduction of multi- aquatic skills and basic life support.

Our Learn to Swim Programme is back running across our six swimming pools.

Under Scottish Government restrictions, we are for the safety of our customers and staff, required to maintain the new ways of operation, introduce new sanitisation measures and decrease our pool capacity whilst at the same time increasing the bathing area that each swimmer has in the pool, whilst still maintaining social distancing requirements.

Parents are now able to help their children dress and watch from the viewing area but to avoid congestion, please consider whether it is necessary to come into the building.

In order to make it easy for you to contact us, we have a new email address dedicated to Learn to Swim – swimminglessons@liveborders.org.uk. You can contact us here at any time and we will come back to you as soon as we can.

Our lessons

Lessons are offered at all six of our swimming pools. The programme runs for 50 weeks of the year with children taking part in one 30-minute lesson per week. Lessons are available on various days and times, starting just after school Monday to Friday, making it easy to juggle the after-school diaries. The cost is £22.25 per month, paid by Direct Debit.

Progress, feedback and certificates

We understand you would like regular updates on how your child is progressing. Our online home portal allows you to track your child’s progress through lessons at any time from our own home.

CLICK HERE  to view your child’s progress on the Learn 2 home portal.

The Early Years Programme has 3 levels, each with its own clearly defined objectives.


It is essential that your child is placed into the appropriate class according to their ability. Before they can join the programme, they will undertake a free swimming assessment to determine which class would best suit them.

For those of you looking to join the programme, please email swimminglessons@liveborders.org.ukPlease ensure the email includes your name, your contact phone number, the name/names of your child/children and which Swimming Pool you would like attend. 

Payment methods

You pay a monthly direct debit where you will receive two free lessons per year*, free public swimming for your child, access to Learn 2 Home Portal and the ability to secure your place month on month. The cost is £22.25 per month, paid by Direct Debit.

*Free lessons apply should the facility be fully operational for 50 weeks of the year.