Learn to Swim Scheme

Renfrewshire Leisure operates a successful Learn to Swim Scheme focusing on service excellence in the safe delivery of swimming lessons. The scheme is divided into different levels arranged around a Sea World concept with classes in each level to suit all. The Sea World theme is used to give young people incentives for progression while learning to swim (see level description for further details) via awards for achieving set targets within the appropriate level.


How to Join

Each centre has an enrolment day's before the next block of lessons are due to start.

To enrol you must go to the centre on enrolment day where you will be offered a choice of the available spaces for the level selected for your child/children.

Lesson places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis at each centre.


Enrolement dates for the rest of 2019:  

Lagoon Leisure Centre


Call or visit Lagoon on Friday 18th October between 6pm- 8pm to book a space. Limited spaces available.

Renfrew Victory Baths


Pop into the pool anytime from in the week leading up to Sunday 27th October, and 22nd December. 

On-X Linwood

Places are very limited for these blocks. Please enquire at reception or call 0300 300 0250 (selection option 2, then 1) from in the week leading up to Sunday 27th October, and 22nd December. 

Johnstone Hub

Drop in to Johnstone Hub on Saturday 26th October between 8.30am-10.30am.

Erskine Pool

Email scott.maxwell@renfrewshire.gov.uk to request a place anytime in the week leading up to Sunday 27th October, and 22nd December.


Spaces are offered on a first come first served basis. If we are unable to offer you a space at the pool of your choice we may be able to offer you a space at another pool.


Renfrewshire Leisure is offering a swimming lesson membership option which offers
considerable benefits over the current pay per block system, and it’s so easy to join.

• Renfrewshire Leisure will provide a minimum of 48 lessons per year
• Continuous lessons during holiday periods.
• 12 Free family swim passes over the year for all RL pools value £114.00
• Easy direct debit payment method
• Cost of lessons spread throughout the year
• Seamless pathway through class levels
• No need to queue to re-enrol - Discount on each block of lessons, up to £36 per year
• Total value of benefits is almost £175.00



Renfrewshire Leisure will now run six, eight week blocks of lessons throughout the year.
Of the 48 lessons you only pay for 45 lessons, - meaning your child can miss three lessons for holidays or
illness at no cost to yourself.
We will amend your Direct Debit payment if there are any lessons missed through pool closures or public holidays.



Half Hour lessons First payment of £14.90 payable by card or cash then a monthly Direct Debit of £14.90 per month payable on the third of every month. 
A saving of £16.20 per year.

Hourly Lessons First payment of £29.80 payable by card or cash then a monthly Direct Debit of £29.80 per month payable on the third of every month.
A saving of £32.40 per year.

Please ensure you have read through the class description section of the website so that you can select the right class when you attend the Enrolment day.

Learn to Swim Scheme Structure

Our lessons are set up and run in 8 week blocks and are structured as follows:

Lesson Times

Our lessons are available at various times from Monday to Friday and at weekends. Our general time frames are:

  • Mornings – 9am – 12pm
  • Afternoons – 12pm – 4pm
  • Early evening – 4pm – 7pm

Lesson blocks are run through out the year with a two week break over the summer holidays. Details of upcoming blocks can be found by clicking here.


Lesson block dates

Block dates



7/1               -         3/3              

4/3               -         28/4             

29/4              -         23/6

24/6              -         1/9                Lessons will stop for two weeks from 1/7 – 14/7

2/9               -         27/10

28/10            -         22/12



6/1               -         1/3              

2/3               -         26/4             

27/4              -         21/6

22/6              -         30/8              Lessons will stop for two weeks from 29/6 – 12/7

31/8              -         25/10

26/10            -         20/12



Adult Lessons

Adult Lessons are available in three of our swimming pools.   These are Renfrew Baths on a Tuesday from 7pm - 8pm and Erskine Pool on a Wednesday from 7pm - 8pm and at Johnstone Pool on a Monday from 7pm - 8pm.  Please contact your nearest swimming pool on 0300 3000 250 for bookings.

The cost is £46.50 for 4 x 1hr lessons.  All abilities are welcome.


Get In Touch

Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street

Tel: 0300 300 0250