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Date posted 09 Jun 2022

Throughout the half term and summer holidays Islington Council and Better are offering FREE swimming lessons.  This year, the programme has been extended to include more weeks and an additional 1000 places.  Lessons are on offer for under-3s accompanied by an adult, children aged 4-16, families and people aged over 60. 

The sessions are designed to improve swimming skills and confidence in the water.  During the summer of 2021 over 900 people took part.  Improvements were seen in a variety of swimming attainment categories, including retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool, kicking unaided and swimming further.  

Mikael Kiviniemi, GLL Community Sports Manager, said “We are proud to be supporting local people with free swimming lessons again this year.  They are a great way to improve your swimming skills, have fun and learn an important life skill”.  

The priority is to ensure each pupil learns to be safe in and around water, developing their skills and strokes to become confident swimmers. Swimming is an important life skill as well as a fun form of exercise.  Lessons will be delivered by qualified teachers who monitor the pupil’s progress every step of the way.

Sessions are taking place at Archway Leisure Centre, Cally Pool, Highbury Leisure Centre and Ironmonger Row Baths. There are a variety of time slots available throughout the holidays.

 

Apply for the children and family lessons here.

 

60+lessons will run from the beginning of July. Participants can book a block of 10 lessons.  You can apply for 60+ adults lessons here.  

 

For more information simply contact summer.lessons@gll.org

 

 

60+ Programme

Beginner at Ironmonger – Friday 10.30-11am     

Intermediate at Ironmonger – Friday 11-11.30am            

Beginner at Highbury  - Monday 9.30-10am                        

Beginner at Highbury  - Monday 10-10.30am      

Intermediate at Highbury – Monday 10.30-11am              

 

 

Timetable – Summer Holiday

Centre

Age

Time *30 or 45 min lessons

Monday-Friday

Archway Leisure Centre

4-13

8.30am-10.30am

Cally Pool and Gym

4-13

9am-11.30am

Highbury Leisure Centre

4-13

9am-11am

Ironmonger Row Baths

4-13

1-3pm

Cally Pool and Gym

13-16

11.30am-12.15pm

Ironmonger Row Baths

13-16

12.15pm-1pm

Cally Pool and Gym

16-21

11.30am-12.15pm

Ironmonger Row Baths

16-21

12.15pm-1pm

Highbury Leisure Centre

Adult and Baby

11.30-12.30pm

*5 week course (Wed or Fri)

Cally Pool and Gym

Family

12.15pm-12.45pm

*5 week course (Tues)

 

Timetable – October Half Term

 

Centre

Age

Time *30 min lessons

Monday-Friday

Archway Leisure Centre

4-16

8.30am-10.30am

Cally Pool and Gym

4-16

9am-11.30am

Highbury Leisure Centre

4-16

9am-11am

Ironmonger Row Baths

4-16

1-3pm