Swimming lessons
Public swimming
rookie lifeguards
Parent & toddler
Aqua Babies
Over 60's swim
Under 16's swim
Intensive swimming lessons
lane swimming

Whether you want to take a dip with the family, do some gentle exercise or are training for an event, Denbighshire Leisure offers a range of swimming sessions at its pools in Corwen, Ruthin, Denbigh, Rhyl and Nova Prestatyn.  We also offer a comprehensive programme of swimming lessons for adults and children from age 3 upwards.

Sessions include open public swimming, lane swimming and parent and toddler sessions.  We also offer water based classes such as aqua aerobics and aqua circuits. 

Pools are available to hire for birthday parties at selected sites.

You can check out all available swimming activities on our timetable

swimming timetable
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Public swimming

All of our pools offer open public sessions, which are suitable for all swimming abilities.  Sessions times vary at each site. 


Lane swimming

An organised swimming session for adults only with slow, medium and fast lanes to suit different swimming styles and different levels of fitness.


Aqua Babies

A fun swimming session for babies and parents.  In addition to swimming skills and water confidence, baby swimming has far reaching benefits.  Babies get to exercise a multitude of muscle groups, strengthening their hearts and lungs and increasing co-ordination skills.


Parent & Toddler

An open swimming session specifically for parents and younger children.  Starting from birth up to 36 months, your little one will love to splash about while developing their water confidence and co-ordination skills.


Swimming lessons

For those wanting to start swimming, we offer swimming lessons for all age groups from 3 years old through to Adults.

Our swimming lessons follow the Welsh Learn to Swim Scheme, where children aged 3 and above can start with the Splash awards, before taking part in 7 waves of teaching once they reach 4 years of age.
A range of bilingual swimming lessons are available within Denbighshire.

Other swimming lessons include:

All our public swimming sessions are free to a person enrolled on a swimming lesson programme. You can download a swimming pool timetable to find out when public swimming sessions are, and where our lessons take place.

How to Enrol

If you would like to enrol your child or yourself for swimming lessons, you can go to your preferred leisure centre to register. If there are no spaces available you will be able to join our waiting list and will be contacted immediately when a space becomes available.

How to pay:

Payment by Direct Debit is on the 1st or 15th of each month. Lessons paid for by cash are paid for in advance in 12 week blocks. For further information please ask at Reception.

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Available at:

        • Corwen
        • Ruthin
        • Denbigh
        • Rhyl
        • NOVA


How much are the lessons?
Splash Award, Waves 1-8 & Rookie Lifeguarding
£22 a month by Direct Debit or £69.60 for 12 weeks by cash or card
Young People with a Disability
£22 a month by Direct Debit or £69.60 for 12 weeks by cash or card
Adult Lesson
£27 a month by Direct Debit or £84.00 for 12 weeks by cash or card
Parent and Toddler Sessions
Adults pays £4 (or £3 with a Leisure card), each toddler is free

Rookie lifeguards

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you. With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.

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Available at:

        • Corwen
        • Ruthin
        • Denbigh


Over 60’s swim free

Over 60s have access to free swimming for selected sessions. These are highlighted on our timetable with a # symbol. Outside of these sessions, over 60s benefit from a discounted rate of £2.50 per session.

How to apply

People over 60 can apply for free swimming by visiting any of our leisure centre and registering their details.

Under 16 swim free

Under 16 Free Swimming

Under 16s have access to one free family swim session per week, per site. These sessions are highlighted on our time table with the description (Family Swim – Under 16 Free). Additional free sessions are also available during selected school holidays.

How to apply

People under 16 can apply for free swimming by visiting a leisure centre and registering their details.

Available at:

        • Corwen
        • Ruthin
        • Denbigh


Intensive Swimming Lessons

Come to our week long intensive swimming lessons, which are fantastic for children looking to make some quick progress.

Swimming safety policy

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