Children’s Swimming Lessons at Barrow Park Leisure Centre!
22nd June, 2022

Get your child in the swim of things this summer

Children and young teenagers can improve their swimming skills with our friendly, experienced coaches during the school summer holidays.

We’re running the popular five-day courses in our fantastic pool for a range of abilities over three weeks in August – and everyone taking part will be awarded with a certificate and swim hat to mark their achievements. Here is the full list of dates:

  • 1-5th August
  • 8-12th August
  • 15th-19th August

The 30-minute sessions for youngsters aged between four and 16 will run between 9am and 10am each day, and will focus on two abilities – beginners and intermediate:

  • Beginners – working though basic swimming skills, such as front crawl backstroke, floating and general water confidence (Barrow Park swimmers on levels 1, 2 and 3).
  • Intermediate – progressing through all four strokes; front crawl backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as other swimming skills like push and glides (Barrow Park swimmers on levels 4 and 5).

Each group is being kept to eight swimmers to ensure they get the best out of the advice from our brilliant coaches. There will be two groups for each level every day starting at 9am, with the same again starting at 9.30am.

The discounted price is £30 per swimmer for members (including swim lesson members), and £35 per swimmer for non members.

You can book places at reception, or by phone on 01229 871 146. Booking is available until the morning of the first day, although places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay!


Your questions answered

What is the new company called?

Barrow Forward Ltd 

Will there be any change to my membership?

No, there will be no change to your membership however you will need to collect a new membership card from reception 

What is the website address?

What will my bank statement read for my Direct Debit?

 Barrow Forward Limited 

Will the opening hours remain the same?

Yes, Mon- Thu 06:00-22:00 Fri 06:00-20:00 Sat-Sun 08:00-17:00 

Is there an app and how can I download it?

Yes – available from early February on Google Play and Apple Store, you can search Barrow Forward to download.

Will my child’s Swimming lessons stay the same day and time?

Yes, in the transfer all lessons will stay the same however they may change slightly in the future 

Will there be any changes to the swimming and class timetable?

No, there will not be any changes to the timetables for swimming or classes during this period however there may be small changes in the future 

Will there be any refurbishments within the centre particularly the wet changing rooms?

We are aware of the need to update the wet changing rooms. We will be working work to get these updated as soon as we can but do not have a date of when this will happen. 

Where will the profits go?

Barrow Forward Ltd is a Not for profit organisation so if profits are made then they will be put back into the centre 

Will the staff be keeping their jobs?


Will the gym kit stay the same?

Yes, all equipment currently in the centre will be staying