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the 2015  Learn To Swim programme starts on 15 august.  due to demand we have included a record number of beginner courses from august to december and spaces will be filled on a first-come-first basis (you can request your name be placed on our waiting list).  our four/five week courses are for children aged from 4- 13 years and we also offer adult courses.  with lessons from as little as £3.60 per session, join the hundreds of people who over the last 40 years have learned to swim with us at ise, University of Dundee.

to enrol now ... print off our application form, complete it and return with payment to ise reception.

for any queries or to arrange a swim test please contact

did you know we have a swim club for young swimmers who wish to swim with us throughout the year. entry to the club is through a swim test organised with one of our qualified swim coaching team.  swimmers should be able to swim one length on their front and one length on their back (total of 50 metres) before entering pre-squad 3 of the club.  please arrange a swim test and check availability before completing a swim club application form and a direct debit mandate. 

the Dundee University swim club is currently at capacity and no new members will be admitted at this current time.  further updates will be released on the 1 september 2015. check back in then.  for any other information contact:

check out our NEW september 2015 pool timetable for available times. occasionally we have to close the pool for bookings which may not be already listed on the timetable, to make sure that we keep you as informed as possible we put these closures on our news page, our facebook page and we also display posters at reception both here and at the pool.
here at ise we run a mixture of courses and classes. if you want to know which aqua course is the right one for you, check out our descriptors below...

here at ise we run a mixture of courses and classes. if you want to know which aqua course is the right one for you, check out our descriptors below....

ise learn-to-swim programme and children’s swimming club

kids aged 5-13 years
there are five groups available for kids in this age group. courses are run over 1 week, 2 weeks (mon-fri) or 5 week (sat/sun).

beginner NEW
this course is for children aged from 4 years and will introduce nonswimmers to their first experience of swimming lessons. this course is designed to build basic water confidence and movement using fun games and practices. there are only five spaces on this course to ensure optimal time and delivery is given to each child. for confidence in the water and the best start, this is the course for your child.

beginner 1
this course follows the beginner course. beginner 1 is designed to give children more confidence in the water whilst starting to learn the fundamentals of swimming. correct body position, floating and movement will be introduced. children will progress from this class once they can swim one width of the pool unaided on their front and back.

beginner 2
in this course children will be introduced to new and more challenging skills whilst progressing their confidence in the water. this course will further develop front and back stroke technique and introduce breaststroke.

dundee university swim club - NEW
this club is designed to offer competent young swimmers a progressive pathway from ise’s learn to swim programme into our club that will recognise individual swimmers and advance their ability to their full potential. children will receive quality instruction in all four recognised swimming strokes with the aim of progressing each swimmer’s ability to the next level. children will build endurance and swimming confidence through well-structured sessions and learn more advanced skills such as tumble turns and diving. the ise swimming club is for children who can swim a minimum of 50 metres. this club is for swimmers aged from 5–15 years. download swim club application forms here.

we often get emails from parents who want to thank us for helping their kids to achieve their best.....we thought you might like to read one:
'I must say that this is my first experience of the ise and the quality of teaching I have seen while watching my son's lessons and his progress is excellent. Your staff are all very helpful and friendly, my son has a constant smile throughout his lesson and when he speaks about them.'

courses for the grown ups

adult beginner
this course is for adults looking to learn new aquatic skills, or improve from beginner ability. all four swimming strokes will be included in this course. water confidence, flotation and the fundamentals of swimming will be delivered, giving participants the opportunity to make the breakthrough to enjoy swimming.

adult improver
this course is for adults who have the basics of swimming but wish to develop stroke technique further. progress into more advanced techniques including breathing will be included. adults should be able to swim one width of the pool before signing up for this course.

NPLQ course running at ise in 2015.......

if you are interested in becoming a qualified lifeguard, then you need to be signing up for this course. it's a nationally recognised award and includes a range of water rescue skills and knowledge related to lifeguarding in a swimming pool. we also cover current resuscitation protocol, basic first aid, communication, teamwork, understanding of pool operating procedures and hazards. to register interest or ask any questions, email Stuart Kidd

any questions/queries or future course suggestions please contact
Graeme Scobbie swimming programme co-ordinator
by email or on 01382 384122