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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 equip a child who has never been in the water before with the early stages of Core Aquatic skills before improving the quality of stroke technique, developing multi- aquatic skills and basic life support.

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 £25.00 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 at any time from your own home.

CLICK HERE  to view your child’s progress on the GoLearn 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.


Payment methods

You will pay a monthly direct debit where you will receive 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 £25.00 per month, paid by Direct Debit.

For those of you looking to join the programme, please complete the waiting list application form below: if you have any further questions please email swimminglessons@liveborders.org.uk.

Currently the waiting lists are closed at Galashiels/Peebles and Selkirk.

    Swimming Lesson Waiting Application

    Child's Medical Details

    Data Protection

    The information provided by you, about you and your child on this form, will only be used for the purposes of rebooking a gymnastics session. We are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. For further information on how we process personal data, please see our privacy policy available on our website.

    Please indicate by ticking the box below on how we can contact you for future classes/activities etc as well as if you are happy for us to take photos/videos of your child as part of our classes to use for LAL Social media.

    By selecting the above you agree to receiving communications regarding your accounts, subscriptions, and participating activities. You may receive service messages. Your data may be shared with third parties for agreed data processing such as the collection of subscription fees. Please refer to our data processing statement and privacy policy for more details.