About the SLT Learn to Swim Programme and Frameworks

Sandwell Leisure Trust have delivered a successful Learn to Swim Programme since 2004, when the charity was formed. In which many thousands of children have learnt the essential life skill of swimming with us here at SLT. 

Our swimming lessons are available for all ages, ability and disability across our swimming pools in Sandwell. 

All our qualified teachers take part in our vigorous on going training programme to ensure each student achieves their goals when learning to swim with us. 

SLT follows The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme which is a national syllabus used to help teachers deliver swimming lessons. It ensures swimming lessons for all ages are delivered to a high and consistent standard. The all-inclusive programme takes non-swimmers on a journey through four specialised Frameworks.

These start with the basics of learning to swim and end with advanced skills for sports such as water polo or diving. There is also a Framework for teaching adults to swim.

With the opening of Sandwell Aquatics Centre we are pleased to introduce Diving Lessons which follow the Swim England Diving Framework. 


The types of lessons we provide:


Perfect for pre-school children, building the beginnings of a lifelong love of water.

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Learn to Swim

Ideal for children aged four through to 11, developing confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment.

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Aquatic Skills

Perfect for children who have completed the Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 and are now looking to develop skills.

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Adult Swimming

For older teens and adults looking to make a start with swimming, build water confidence and/or improve their swimming technique.

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You can enrol for lessons online, via the Join Online. Alternatively, please speak to a member of the team at reception who can help advise on availability and book your place on the programme available at: Tipton Leisure Centre or Wednesbury Leisure Centre, Portway Lifestyle Centre and Sandwell Aquatics Centre

SLT Swimming Lessons monthly direct debit payments are based on 50 weeks to take into account the Christmas closure period each year. The price also takes into account sickness and holiday absences as credits are not issued.

If you or your child have already registered and you have provided an email address as part of your registration you can also view SLT Swimming Lessons progress reports online with the Course Hub. This also enables you to move on through the programme including the ability to select available days and times once competencies are complete.

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For any further enquiries regarding your payments, discounts or SLT Swimming Lessons Direct Debit please email memberships@slt-leisure.co.uk.

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