Aquarius Swim School

State-of-the-art facilities and experienced teachers form the core of our ‘Aquarius Schools’ Swim School. With pools in the north, south and east of Coventry, schools are able to access the venue that is nearest to them in order to minimise travel time.

The Xcel Leisure Centre in the south of the city provides a 25-metre pool with adjustable floor height, the pool at Centre AT7 boasts a 25-metre pool with a splash pool and The Alan Higgs Centre offers 50-metre pool with adjustable floor height.

Lessons are thirty minutes in duration, with one-hour multi-aquatic classes available for children who have progressed through all of the stages. We run a continuous assessment for all children, enabling progression at the point when all the criteria has been achieved.

The swim programme focuses on all four main strokes, water confidence and water skills. Children will develop key stroke techniques whilst working towards badges from the ASA ‘learn to swim’ pathway.

You can learn more about our programme of swimming lessons for children below.

How to Enrol

Firstly, check the list on the relevant page to ensure the stage you are looking for is available!

For Children’s lessons: you’ll be able to check what lessons and stages are available at Centre AT7, The Alan Higgs Centre and Xcel Leisure Centre via our online booking site:

Unsure how to enrol online?

You can view our handy video below to help guide you through our booking system!

Please Note:

  • You will need to bring proof of address and bank details for the Direct Debit when booking in-centre or on your first lesson visit.
  • Limited spaces are available and spaces will be on a first come, first served/selected basis.
  • Online enrolments are only available for direct debit lessons at Centre AT7, The Alan Higgs Centre and Xcel Leisure Centre.
  • If the stage is listed as unavailable or not listed: this stage will not be able to book onto.
  • If you choose to book in-centre or over the phone: we highly recommend checking our online booking system before visiting or calling in-centre, as we’d hate you to waste your journey / time!

If you are needing to cancel your membership with us…

We now have an online form available to use:

We hate to see any of our members go… so if there is anything we can do to change your mind please contact a member of the Aquarius Team and we’ll be happy to help.

Our swimming lessons are located at:

The Wave

Children’s (Duckling, Aquatots, Accelerated Staged Lessons) and Adult Lessons only.

Visit in-centre:
The Wave, New Union St, Coventry, CV1 2PS

The Wave swimming pool with accessibility steps

Our Policies whilst attending lessons:

You can watch your child from our viewing galleries/areas at Centre AT7, The Alan Higgs Centre and Xcel Leisure Centre. Photography and Videos are not permitted in these areas.

Please ensure you have blue coverings on your feet when entering the changing rooms.

The poolside area should be kept clear of spectators, pushchairs and belongings during lesson times. Child’s belongings should be left in the locker’s provided during lessons and not left on poolside.

Body Belts are available to purchase at receptions. Due to hygiene reasons, we are unable to lean these. Please ensure that you put the belt on your child prior the lesson as staff will be unable to assist due to needing to start the lesson.

Lessons, unless stated, run as normal during bank holidays and half term.

Accelerated Swimming Lessons
Adult Swimming Lessons
Private Lessons
Home Education Swimming Lessons
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