Our Aquarius Swim School swimming lesson programme allows kids to enrol for lessons at any time. Lessons run for 50 weeks of the year, with two weeks off over the Christmas and New Year period. This allows your child to have a continual swimming experience with us.

Lessons are 30 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.

We operate a direct debit payment scheme, which is set up at the time of booking. Once set up, it will allow your child to continuously move through the programme when the teacher feels they are capable.

Coventry Sports Foundation (operated as CV Life) does not offer refunds, credit notes or change of times for any missed lessons due to illness or holiday. Doctors/hospital letters must be provided to receive credits for lessons missed due to illness/broken bones.

Already an Aquarius Member?

Did you know you can book public swimming sessions at Centre AT7, The Alan Higgs Centre, Xcel Leisure Centre and Waterpark sessions at The Wave for FREE*

Use your unique code when booking your space and be sure to bring you Aquarius wristband** when arriving at your public/waterpark session!

You are also entitled to***:

  • 10% off hot drinks at Cofa’s at Xcel Leisure Centre
  • £1 Stay and Play Session: valid for Mondays to Fridays, 4:00pm – 7:00pm only, and subject to no party’s occuring

*free for Aquarius Member only. Admission Policy applies at The Wave.

**To obtain an Aquarius Wristband to gain access to your FREE public and Waterpark sessions, you will need to pay £15.00 for the wristband. These can be obtained from Centre AT7, The Alan Higgs Centre, Xcel Leisure Centre or The Wave.

*** must show Aquarius Wristband.

We also periodically send newsletters to inform our members of the latest news, enrolment information, timetables and more. Plus, we send customer alerts via text message for any communications related to a specific class.

Check we have the correct contact details for you at reception during your next visit to The Wave, Xcel Leisure Centre, The Alan Higgs Centre or Centre AT7. If you’ve already provided us with your email address, remember to check your spam folders .

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.

CentreAvailable Enrolments
(subject to availability)
Running from Monday 8th April – Friday 19th July 2024, excluding May Half Term (27th to 31st May)
Centre AT7Available to book in-centre only: Ducklings & Stage 1
The Alan Higgs CentreAvailable to book in-centre only: Ducklings, Stage 1*, Stage 2 & Stage 3
Xcel Leisure CentreAvailable to book in-centre only: Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3
The WaveDaytime Ducklings Mondays at 11:00am – 11:30am

Enquire at Reception

*limited spaces available

Book at our centres:

Centre AT7

Visit In-centre
Call 02476665530

The Alan Higgs Centre

Visit In-centre
Call 02476308244

Xcel Leisure Centre

Visit In-centre
Call 02476665530

The Wave

Visit In-centre
Call 02476252500


Ducklings classes are based on age range, whereas stages 1 upwards are classes based on ability. Children will progress through stages once all elements of the stage have been achieved.

Your child can progress to the next stage at any time throughout the year. Your current teacher will present your child with a progression slip which you take to reception. They will try to find you a class that is convenient for you and, if we succeed, your child will move up to the next stage the following week.

Once your child has completed a stage, they will be awarded with a badge which is available to purchase from reception.


We have a range of badges available for children to gain throughout the stages of the framework. These include ‘Stage’ badges when they complete a phase of progression, ‘Distance’ badges and ‘I Can’ Awards for the younger children.

Our current timetables:

For an in depth view of our lesson date and times, see below our timetables:

The Alan Higgs Centre
Children’s Lessons Timetable
Centre AT7
Children’s Lessons Timetable
Xcel Leisure Centre
Children’s Lessons Timetable
Duckling/ Daytime
Lessons Timetable
For Aquatots Lessons:
For Adult Lessons:

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Class Timetable

Last Updated on 12th April 2024

The Alan Higgs Centre
Monday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Centre AT7
Monday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm
Xcel Leisure Centre
Monday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday (am) 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday (pm) 3:30pm-6:00pm
Sunday (am) 9:00am-12:00pm
Sunday (pm) 3:30pm-6:00pm
The Wave
Accelerated Lessons Stage 2 (wednesday) 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Accelerated Lessons Stage 3 (wednesday) 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Accelerated Lessons Stage 4 (wednesday) 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Accelerated Lessons Stage 5 (wednesday) 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Aquatots (4 months +) 10.00am - 10.30am
Tuesdays at The Alan Higgs Centre 11:00am - 11:30am
Wednesdays at Xcel Leisure Centre 11:00am - 11:30am
Thursdays at Centre AT7 10:30am - 11:00am
Fridays at Xcel Leisure Centre 10:30am - 11:00am, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

When your child enrols onto our Aquarius Swim School lessons, your child is entitled to FREE public swimming and waterpark sessions and more! For more information, please visit the ‘Already a member?’ section above.


(1) The whole pool may not be available during all sessions. (2) Must be a confident swimmer and be able to swim continuous laps. (3) Deep water only. (4) Male staff may be on duty during Ladies only sessions. (½) Half pool is used. ( ¼ ) One Quarter pool is used. *This session may be cancelled due to a party booking. Please check the website for further details.

  • All places are on a first come first served basis, tickets go on sale 15 minutes before.
  • On Bank Holiday, swim times may change.
  • The Foundation does not provide any floation aids during public swimming sessions. Armbands can be purchased at Reception.

If you are unsure of what stage your child should start in, our helpful questionnaire will help guide you to the right stage: Swimming Questionnaire.


Details Badges
Ducklings A fun class for children aged 2½ to 4 and aims to build water confidence and motor skills without a parent in the water. Ducklings 1-4 I Can Awards
Stage 1 This class is for children aged 4 and upward with no water confidence or swimming experience. I Can Awards Puffin Stage 1
Stage 2 For children aged 4 and upwards who have confidence in the water. This class will develop basic stroke techniques, basic floating and jumping in. 5m Stage 2 Water Skills 1
Stage 3 This class will enable children to further develop front and back swimming techniques, safe entries, submersion and rotation skills. 20m Stage 3 Water Skills 2
Stage 4a Children will be able to swim 10m unaided on both front and back in shallow water and will introduce all four stroke techniques. 15m Preliminary Safety Skills 5m Stroke Awards 20m
Stage 4b This class is in deep water and will further develop swimming techniques. Children will be working towards maintaining correct technique over a long distance. 25m 5m Stroke Awards Stage 4 Water Skills
Stage 5 This class will develop all four main strokes as well as water skills such as sculling and treading water. 10m Distance Stroke 50m Stage 5 Water Skills 4
Stage 6 This class will develop effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing across all four strokes and building up stamina. Children will also be introduced to swimming in clothes and personal survival skills. Personal Survival 1 100m 200m
Stage 7 All four swimming strokes will be performed for the distance of 25m. Skills learnt throughout stages 1-7 will be refined and further developed. Personal Survival 2 25m Stroke Awards 400m 600m Water Skills 6 and 7
Rookie Lifeguard Learn about water safety, how to save yourself, act out rescues, swim with your clothes on and have lots of fun too (1 Hour). Bronze 1,2,3. Silver 1,2,3. Gold 1,2,3.
Multi Aquatics This class develops the finer technical points of all four strokes, speed and stamina. Children will be introduced to other aquatic activities: diving, water polo and synchronised swimming (1 Hour). Bronze, Silver, Gold Honours, 800m, 1000m, 2000m & 1 Mile

Children’s Lesson Prices

(30 Minute Lessons)
Full Price (No Go CV card)
£29.50 per month
Go CV card
£27.50 per month
Go CV card + concession
£23.50 per month
Xcel Leisure Centre = Daytime stage 1
£78 for 13 weeks

Multi Aquatics 

(60 Minute Lessons)
Full Price (No Go CV card)
£35.50 per month
Go CV card
£33.50 per month
Go CV card + concession
£31.50 per month

Accelerated Lessons

at The Wave
Standard per month


Running: Monday 8th April – Friday 19th July 2024, excluding May Half Term (27th to 31st May).

Centre AT7
£91.00 for 14 weeks (£6.50 per lesson)
Xcel Leisure Centre
£91.00 for 14 weeks (£6.50 per lesson)
The Alan Higgs Centre
£91.00 for 14 weeks (£6.50 per lesson)
The swiming lesson price includes FREE public swimming for children currently enrolled onto the Aquarius Swim School.