Adult Swimming Lessons

With Aquatics Aberdeen it’s never too late to learn to swim, or to improve your technique and fitness! 

We all know that taking regular exercise like swimming will improve health. It is good for your heart, can boost your metabolism, and reduce body fat. Swimming can reduce the risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as reduce the risk of stroke. Swimming can also positively affect your mental health, by improving mood, and may even reduce stress and anxiety.

Not only is it good for you, but learning to swim can open many opportunities, to have fun, swimming with family, when you are on holiday, or as a healthy hobby. It is also a life skill which could save your life.


Our adult swimming lesson programme runs at the following pools:

Class Levels

Aquatics Aberdeen offers a range of lessons for adults at all levels of ability and with different aspirations.

Adult Beginners

These lessons are great for adults who have never had the opportunity to learn to swim, have limited swimming ability, or are afraid of the water. The focus is on building confidence in the water and moving on to improving stroke technique.

We also have a specific water confidence group for those wishing to overcome a fear of the water, or have never had any experience in the water. 

Adults Improvers and Advanced

These lessons are aimed at those wishing to improve their swimming technique, fitness and stamina.

Adult Skills and Drills

These are coached sessions, ideal for advanced adults who can confidently swim 100m using a minimum of three strokes. Adult skills and drills sessions are designed to further develop swimming technique with an introduction to swimming drills. Theses drills are used to develop existing skills while increasing stamina and endurance. 

Active Lifestyles Programme

Tullos Swimming Pool and Get active @ Northfield offer Active Lifestyles public swimming sessions and Aqua Zumba classes, ideal for older adults and those living with a long-term health condition.  To view the current timetable of classes please view our interactive timetable 


Good Boost Aqua Move Programme

The Good Boost Aqua Move programme aims to improve people’s lives by getting them moving with gentle water-based and land-based exercise in a fun and social environment.

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Sport Aberdeen Venue Shoot

Evening and weekend lessons are a 50-week continuous programme, payable by monthly direct debit with a minimum contract of four months. There is a two-week break over the Christmas period.

Evening and
weekend lessons
£31.00 per month
by direct debit

We are committed to making sport and physical activity accessible to everyone. Our ‘Get active for Less’ discounted access scheme offers a range of pay and play and membership discounts to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Find out more here.

How to Book

Alternatively, for more information or to book please contact the Aquatics Aberdeen administration team on or call 01224 047934, if engaged listen to the recorded message.

Important Information

Please see our learn to Swim information page for important information for Learn to Swim Members regarding dates, terms and conditions, direct debits etc.