Babies & Kids


Learning to swim

Building a child’s water confidence in the early years is vital, but too often swimming pools are large open spaces with cool water that puts little ones off. Here at Wirksworth Swimming Pool we’re proud to be different.

At just 5 x 10 metres, our pool is perfect for babies through to kids of primary school age to learn to swim in a small, friendly and encouraging environment.

Pre-school classes

Our popular ‘Wrigglers’ (baby) and ‘Tiddlers’ (18 mth – 3 yrs) classes focus on making water fun through music and movement with a parent/carer in the water for support. At 3 years, Toddlers can go it alone, in a fun class to build their confidence with parents able to watch from just an arm’s length away.

Swimming lessons for kids

From 4 years, children can join our renowned learn to swim programme, completing three levels; Beginner, Intermediate and Improver with each focusing on a different stroke and technique.

Rewarding achievement

Everyone in our toddler and learn to swim programme receives a wall chart on induction, which they complete with stickers to mark progress and Haribo sweets on completion.

1-2-1 swim lessons

We all progress at a different pace and for some private 1-2-1 swim lessons, tailored to an indivdual’s needs, are a preferred option. At Wirksworth, we offer a flexible 1-2-1 service, and can deliver complete and regular learn to swim sessions or one-off booster classes: if your child would benefit from adhoc support with a particular stroke.