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Swimming doesn't stop when you have learned to swim, it's just the beginning of a lifelong journey.

We offer many different ways to continue within the sport of swimming once children have achieved stage 7.

We are also home to 3 independent clubs who also offer a opportunities for children who want to continue there swimming journey  

Rookie Lifeguards

Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. 

Rookie Lifeguard is aimed at children – though the skills learned through the course of the programme are just as valuable to people of all ages. The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows.

Even the shyest kids find they make new friends through the Rookie Lifeguard scheme, as teamwork and peer support are crucial elements of the programme.


Every Wednesday at 17.35pm - 18.20pm

Junior Swim Fit

For children who have completed the Learn to Swim programme and want to continue swimming, working on their general fitness whilst they continue to develop their strokes and technique.

Recommended age/Ability

For children who have completed Learn to Swim Levels 1 to 7.


Monday 18.45pm - 19.30pm

Wednesday 18.10pm - 18.55pm

Thursday 18.45pm - 19.30pm 

Friday 18.45pm - 19.30pm

Club Information

Skipton Swimming Club

We welcome swimmers of all ages and abilities. Swimmers enter into competitive swimming through our progressive squad structure. The Club holds or attends competitions for all ages and abilities. The purpose of this is to provide a natural progression for the swimmer ranging from the Club’s Novice Gala to National Competition.

Club nights are

Monday 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Wednesday 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Thursday 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Craven Energy Triathlon and Multisport club

We’re a small, friendly club running regular training sessions catering for complete beginners through to experienced athletes. If you like the idea of joining us for some training sessions then have a look around!

Swim sessions are 

Monday 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Saturday 7.30 am - 9.30 am

Skipton Underwater Hockey Club

Underwater hockey is a team sport played on the bottom the pool. 6 players per side push a weighted puck along the bottom and pass to team members to score a goal in the opposing teams goal. Its great for fitness and a great social game too.

Club Night

Friday 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm