Swimming pools

Learn to swim

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Our swimming lessons are taught by friendly, fully-qualified teachers who follow the Swim England Learn to Swim framework.

They run seven days a week, all-year round across all five of our swimming pools (at various times).

Everyone is welcome – no matter what age or ability. We teach from pre-school age to children aged four years and older, as well as children with disabilities and adults. Private lessons are also available to help children or adults achieve their swimming goals.

Payments can be made for each block or by monthly direct debit (price includes free general swim sessions at the pool where your child has their lesson).

Find out more at harrogate.gov.uk/swimminglessons

or e-mail: swimminglessons@harrogate.gov.uk

Learn To Dive

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Follow in the footsteps of Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher, who began his journey at the Hydro. The Learn to Dive programme is one of the most successful in the country.

Diving is an exciting and spectacular sport and you have the chance to give it a go at the Hydro in Harrogate. With a five-metre high board, two one-metre and three-metre springboards, we offer one of the most successful diving development programmes in the country.

  • pre-requisites: you must be able to swim 50m and be at least six years old
  • follow the Swim England Diving Award Scheme. The Diving 1-7 Awards cover seven levels of progressive diving skills, starting at complete beginner and taking the diver through to club level skills.
  • lessons are available Monday to Thursday evenings and on Sundays
  • diving lesson dates
  • Learn to Dive pathway

For more information, or to book, please contact the Hydro at hydro@harrogate.gov.uk, by calling 01423 556768 or you can contact us online.

Celebrate with a pool party

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All our swimming pools host a number of different pool parties from:

  • large inflatable parties with obstacle courses
  • raft parties with small floats and toys
  • diving parties (at the Hydro only)
  • just swimming pool hire

They are all available on Saturdays and Sundays, with sole use of the pool. Lifeguards are on the poolside at all times.

Please note children must be able to swim 25 metres to use our large inflatable and 50 metres to use the diving boards at the Hydro. One responsible adult (over 16) can supervise two children under the age of 8 years old.

For more details visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/parties or contact your preferred swimming pool for details of prices and availability.