Lessons & Clubs

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Swimskool is our junior swimming lesson scheme available at Queens Park Health & Fitness, Parr Swimming & Fitness and Newton-le-Willows Heath & Fitness. We are confident that our 'Swimskool' not only offers value for money but will also produce pupils who are confident, skillful and above all, safe.

Through the scheme, we aim to:
• Maintain a high quality of swimming instruction
• Deliver a varied programme to suit all levels and abilities
• Encourage skillful and competent stroke technique
• Teach water safety and make pupils aware of the dangers of water
• Provide the opportunity to progress and obtain life saving qualifications
• Liase with parents/customers on a regular basis
• Identify any child who has potential and guide them to the appropriate coaching environments within aquatic clubs

Swimskool memberships are £21.25 per month via direct debit and you can access the full swimming timetable at the bottom of this page, or contact the centres directly.

Existing Customers
Once your child / family member has joined Swimskool, you can use our online portal to keep track of their progress.


If you would like to enquire about swimming lessons please download, complete and return the below document to victoriasmith@sthelens.gov.uk 

Click here to access the document.



Our Tadpoles sessions DO NOT require a Swimskool membership as they are for babies from the age of 8+ weeks to enjoy with a guardian.
TIME: 1 hour
EXPECTATION: Fun & informal to get children used to water and enjoy it!
PAYMENT: £5.00 Pay As You Go or £2.50 Pay As You Go for Parent/Guardian Go Active members. 


Turtles sessions are also for babies aged 8+ weeks but they are more structured.
TIME: 30 minutes
EXPECTATION: Helping children to learn to swim with a guardian in a semi-structured lesson. These lessons require a continuous commitment.


First swimming lessons for pre-school youngsters.
TIME: 30 minutes
EXPECTATION: Children will swim without their guardian and require a continuous commitment.


Dolphins are our National ASA swimming lessons.
TIME: 30 minutes
EXPECTATION: Covering stages 1 - 5, these lessons are structured and progressive, without a guardian and require a continuous commitment. 

 Lessons times do vary from site to site. For more detailed information, please contact the centre directly.


Further development for young swimmers who wish to build on their stroke development and lifesaving skills. Sharks provides further opportunities for juniors once they have learnt to swim but want to continue to  enhance their abilities.

We have several swim clubs that train across our Go Active facilities. Currently, at Parr Swimming & Fitness Centre, we have the following:

St Helens Squad: Coach Helen Billington

St Helens Swimming Club: Head Coach, Leah Beirne

Rainhill Swimming Club

The Management reserves the right to amend programmed activities without prior notice.
Last entry: 30 minutes prior to pool closing.
When classes are taking place, we only allow adults and **lanes are limited during these times.
When attending swimming with children, the following ratios must be adhered to:

  • An adult must accompany children aged under 4 on a 1:1 ratio
  • An adult must accompany children aged between 4 & 7 on a 2:1 ratio

Could all patrons please respect local residents property and driveways.


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