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. 

SwimFit (Coaching)

Every Tuesday 06:30am – 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: 06:30-08:30 (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 Camp

This is a land and water based exercise fitness session which can be adapted to all levels of fitness and swimming abilities. These sessions are always different but will always be fun. It’s a 45 min all over body workout which will encompass the use of our outdoor grass area and our amazingly warm outdoor pool.

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 06:30-07:15
Cost: £8 Members PAYG / £10 Non-Members PAYG (can purchase a block of 5 sessions for: £30 Members / £40 Non-Members)
Payment Method: Lido Reception


Yoga classes for all abilities. 

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.

Days: Mondays and Saturdays
Time: 09:30-10:30
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

Details coming soon

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.

Course 1 – dates tbc
Course 2 – dates tbc
Pre-Requisite: Comfortably swim 100m continually unaided

Application must be in before: 28th July for Course 1 and 11th August for Course 2

Course 3 – dates tbc
Course 4 – dates tbc
Pre-Requisite: Comfortably swim 150m continually unaided

Application must be in before: 4th Aug for Course 3 and 18th Aug for Course 4

Course 5 – dates tbc
Pre-Requisite: Comfortably swim 200m continually unaided

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 –

2018 courses

Please find the link for details of our first NPLQ course in 2018 and to enrol, please also complete and return the enrolment form using the link at the bottom of the page, where you will also find course information.

Enrol using this link