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 Canolfan Hamdden Huw Jones 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

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.

Juniors can attend selected sessions, please see timetables.


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 and including those aged 4. 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. Whether you’re a beginner or want to improve your swimming stroke, we run lessons in line with Swim Wales Learn to Swim programme for all ages and abilities. A range of bilingual swimming lessons are available within Denbighshire.

Children’s Swimming Lessons

Our swimming lessons for children are fun, and we seek to help your child feel absolutely safe whether it’s their first lesson, their first venture into deep water, or their first time in a more challenging class.

It’s our aim that your child should progress through our swim programme at their own pace, but more importantly that they develop a love for being in the water that lasts a lifetime.

All our lessons are run by qualified instructors that run in line with the Swim Wales guidelines.  You can learn how to swim in a small group.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Daunted by swimming lessons? Go on – take the plunge.

If you are an adult learner, fun may not be the adjective that springs to mind when you think about swimming, but at Denbighshire Leisure we think that you should enjoy your lessons just as much as our younger pupils. We want you to look forward to your time with us, and feel relaxed as you learn to swim or improve your existing swimming strokes. We can teach anyone to swim from scratch or improve your swimming to a level where you are a strong and confident swimmer, swimming for fitness.

Parent and Baby / Toddler Sessions

Aqua Babies (parent and toddler session) – Start classes with your baby from birth!

When you introduce your baby to swimming early, it prepares them to be confident swimmers later in life. Our classes involve you as well as your child and help your little ones feel really secure whilst they get accustomed to being in the water. The specialist instructors running the sessions make sure they are also a lot of fun. We use recognised and accredited programmes as a basis for these classes.

In addition to being a great introduction to the water, these classes are also a great way for you to bond with your child, and meet other parents with children of a similar age to yours. Many of our parents say our classes are the social highlight of their week.

Other swimming lessons include:

Why choose DLL Swimming Lessons?

  • Join at any time and receive the opportunity to attend no less than 45 lessons per year
  • Track the progress of your child’s swimming through our online Swim Portal
  • Free public swimming for your child, at any 5 of our Denbighshire Swimming Pools
  • Free Leisure Card which entitles 30% off other centre activities, at any of our 8 Denbighshire Leisure Centres
  • Teacher/pupil ratio kept below the recommended level, so your child gets the most from their lesson

Parent Portal Assessment:

Children are continously assessed in the lessons by their teacher and the results are recorded on ipods. At the earliest opportunity, after each lesson your child’s progress is updated on the system and made available via a web based Parent Portal

Parent Portal

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.

contact us

Available at:

        • Canolfan Hamdden Huw Jones Corwen
        • Ruthin
        • Denbigh
        • Rhyl
        • NOVA
How much are the lessons?
Lesson Cost

Splash Award,

Waves 1-7 &

Rookie Lifeguarding

£25 a month by Direct Debit

or £87.50 for 12 weeks

by cash or card

Adult Lessons

£30 a month by Direct Debit

or £105.00 for 12 weeks

by cash or card

Parent and Toddler Sessions

Adults pays £6.50

(or £4.50 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:

        • Canolfan Hamdden Huw Jones Corwen
        • Ruthin
        • Denbigh
        • Nova
        • Rhyl

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. Offer is open to residents of Wales only.

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 summer holidays.

How to apply

People under 16 can apply for free swimming by visiting a leisure centre and registering their details. Offer is open to residents of Wales only.

Available at:

        • Canolfan Hamdden Huw Jones Corwen
        • Ruthin
        • Denbigh
        • Rhyl
        • Nova

Intensive Swimming Lessons

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

*On selected dates at selected locations across our sites

Swimming safety policy

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