The best learn to swim venues

PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor)

Located in the heart of North Tyneside, PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor) is a brand-new, state-of-the-art learn to swim centre.

PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth)

Featuring a 25m swimming pool, PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth) is perfectly located, and easily accessible from both the A1 and A19.

Deep Blue Dive Centre (Whitley Bay)

Set in the heart of Whitley Bay, and easily accessible via car and public transport, Deep Blue is a great place for children to learn to swim

Sport Central @ Northumbria University

Sport Central is a fantastic pool, and one that we have used for many years. We're here every weekend, and it's a really great place to swim.

“What an amazing first lesson! My little girl came away on such a high and can’t wait for next week.”

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Award-winning swimming lessons, and the north-east's premier learn to swim venues

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PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor)

Address: New York Road, Shiremoor, NE27 0NB

What makes it so awesome? We absolutely love this venue, and it's incredibly special to us? Why? Well, because our team was the one behind it! It was built specifically for our lessons, and it's an amazing place for your child to learn how to swim.

At a glance

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The pool

PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor) features a beautiful, state-of-the-art 15m pool. It's 1.3m throughout, and provides a lovely, warm environment to learn to swim
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Classes

At this venue, you'll find a wide range of classes for children working towards stages 1-6. We are here six days a week, so there are plenty of sessions to pick from.
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Facilities

We're not sure where to start! Free on-site parking, a comfortable viewing area, cafe, play area for children aged 0-5 years old, modern changing villages... It's fab!

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PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth)

Address: Silverbirch Drive, Camperdown, NE12 5AB

What makes it so awesome? There's a reason - many reasons, in fact - why this venue is so popular with our swimmers. The pool is stunning, and the facilities spotless. And, like PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor), it's a venue that we are proud to call our own!

At a glance

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The pool

PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth) features a heated 25m swimming pool, which has been designed and is maintained using the latest technology and processes.
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Classes

We offer swimming lessons for children working towards stages 1-10 (and beyond!) at this venue. You'll also find us here seven days a week - so loads of choice!
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Facilities

Aside from the pool, you'll find loads of exciting facilities at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth). Free parking, comfortable viewing areas, a cafe, soft play area, and more!

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Deep Blue (Whitley Bay)

Address: 55 Marden Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2JW

What makes it so awesome? From the outside, it might look like a sports shop but... there's something rather special hiding at the back. A swimming pool! And it's a lovely pool, too! Heated, brand-new changing rooms, and viewing windows that look onto the pool.

At a glance

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The pool

A lovely 10m x 5m pool, which is 1.3m deep throughout. Accessed via village-style changing rooms, the pool is perfect for beginner and intermediate swimmers.
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Classes

The pool at Deep Blue is used to deliver lessons for children working towards stages 1-4 only.
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Facilities

Easily accessible by car and public transport, Deep Blue is ideally situated in the centre of Whitley Bay. Inside, there are two viewing windows onto the pool where you can sit and watch the lessons take place.

Sport Central @ Northumbria University

Address: Radnor Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8QD

What makes it so awesome? The pool at Sport Central is fantastic, and we use it to deliver lessons for beginners all the way up to pre-competitive swimmers. It's a great place to learn for those who want to get a taste of competitive swimming, too!

At a glance

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The pool

The pool at Sport Central is 25m, and ranges from 1m in the shallow end, to 2m in the deep end. It's a lovely, warm environment too - and we love swimming here!
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Classes

You'll find SwimNE at Sport Central every Saturday and Sunday, and we offer classes for children working towards stages 1-10 from the city centre venue.
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Facilities

One of the reasons that Sport Central is so popular is its convenient city centre location and great transport links. You'll also find poolside viewing areas, and more!