Classes / Courses

Swimming Lessons (Group and Individual)

One to one swimming tuition

Whatever your level, our ASA qualified Coaches can help you become the swimmer you want to be. Whether you’re a novice swimmer or a seasoned tri-athlete we can help you to develop your stroke technique or enhance your fitness with tailor made aquatic tuition.

Only £18 per 25 minute lesson, available at flexible times to suit your lifestyle contact for more information.

Children's Lessons (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 
These will run 4-week courses, where people can book on to a set day and time (e.g Monday 16:00 every week for a 4-week period).

16:00-16:30 Non-swim (Stage 1+2)
16:30-17:00 Beginners (Stage 3+4)
17:00-17:30 Swimmers (Stage 5+6)
17:30-18:00 Stroke Improvement (Stage 7+)

Class size: Up to 10 students, with a teacher to pupil ratio of 1:6

Cost: £20 for a 4-week course

Payment method: ONLINE ONLY 

Adult's Lessons (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 

These classes will be running from 18:00-18:30 and gives adults the opportunity to develop their swim technique. 

Aqua Aerobics

Aqua aerobics is suitable for anyone and everyone that is looking to develop their fitness.

With the music playing, our outdoor sessions have that holiday feel! 

Day: Wednesdays 

Time: 09:30-10:15

Cost: £4 Members / £6.50 Non-Members

How to pay: At reception 15 minutes before the class begins.

SwimFit (Coaching)

Every Tuesday 07:00am – 08:30am

Ran by our Lido Swim Master, Anthony, these sessions are designed to be a coaching class where people can follow a session plan and receive specialist technique development. This is ideal for people who are looking to develop for a triathlon or swimming event, or who want to improve their stroke. 

Days: Tuesday
Time: 07:00-08:30 (drop in when you like)
Cost: £4 Members PAYG / £6.50 Non-Members PAYG (can purchase a block of 5 sessions for: £15 Members / £28 non-members)
Payment Method: Lido Reception Only 

Lido Fitness Boot Camp


This class involves a mixture of land and water-based exercises, which can be adapted to all levels of fitness and swimming abilities. These sessions are always different but are aimed to be fun and enjoyable with a real community feel.

It’s a 45 min full-body workout which will encompass the use of our outdoor grass area and our warm outdoor pool. You do not need to be super fit to join this class. The aim of the class is to guide you to help improve your fitness and confidence. 

Cost: £5 Members PAYG / £7 Non-Members PAYG (can purchase a block of 5 sessions for: £20 Members / £28 Non-Members)
Payment Method: Lido Reception


Yoga is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. 

On sunny days classes are held on the lawn but if it’s a wet morning the class takes refuge under the verandas so you can be dry and warm as you downward dog.

Suitable or all abilities

Days: To Be Confirmed 
Time: To Be Confirmed 
Cost: £8 Members / £10 Non-Members (can purchase a block of 5 sessions for: £35 Members / £45 Non-Members)
Payment Method: Lido Reception

Rookie Lifeguard Courses 2019

The Rookies Lifeguarding course is being run by our team of experienced coaches and swimming instructors. Young people aged 8-14 have the chance to learn invaluable first aid, personal survival and lifeguarding skills and techniques.

There are 3 award levels with bronze, silver and gold being taught this summer.

Time: 9-11am

Bronze; Pre-Requisite: Comfortably swim 100m continually unaided

- May 2019: Mon 27th May, Weds 29th May, Fri 31st May

- July 2019; Mon 12th July, Weds 17th July, Fri 19th July

Silver; Pre-Requisite: Comfortably swim 150m continually unaided

- July 2019; Mon 27th July, Weds 24th July, Fri 26th July

August 2019: Mon 12th Aug, Weds 14th Aug, Fri 16th Aug

Gold- Pre-Requisite: Comfortably swim 200m continually unaided

- July 2019: Mon 29th JulyWeds 31st July, Friday 2nd Aug

- August 2019: Mon 19th Aug, Weds 21st AugFriday 23rd Aug

Bookings for 2019 will be open soon!

NPLQ Courses

Sandford Parks Lido is an IQL Approved Training Centre for lifeguard training including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) which all pool staff must undertake to work at the facility.Throughout the season the lido hosts a number of NPLQ training courses. These are typically a week of training with an assessment at the end. Details of what the course entails can be found at the Royal Lifesaving Society website –

2019 courses;

April 2019: 13th to the 18th April 2019. (0900-1700) 

May 2019: 17th (1700-2100), 18th (0900-1700),19th (1300-2000) + 24th (1700-2100), 25th (0900-1700), 26th (1300-2000).  This course completed over two weekends for those who are at work or school during the week. 

June 2019: 23rd June -28th June 2019 (0900-1700)

August 2019; 25th to the 30th August 2019 (0900-1700)


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