Lessons & Courses

It’s widely accepted that regular exercise at any age has many benefits for our health and well-being, but did you know that research indicates active children are far more likely to become active adults?

A huge variety of learning activities

Encouraging kids to keep fit from a young age can really help them develop positive lifelong habits, and lessons and courses are a fantastic way of motivating them to exercise regularly by finding something they really love. It can also support them to socialise more widely, make new friends and even discover talents they didn’t know they had!

Across Tendring District we offer a huge variety of lessons and courses, with something to suit all ages and abilities, from toddlers right up to teens. Our Swim School runs at  Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles, Clacton Leisure Centre and Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles and features swimming lessons for all age groups – including classes for adults. Running throughout 50 weeks of the year, with a break at Christmas our experienced swimming teachers follow the ASA national plan with a friendly and supportive approach that helps boost confidence and advance skills in the water.

Working out as little as £19.58 per month for our direct debit option getting enrolled has never been so affordable. Using our new Home Portal you can track your child through each stage.

Recreational gymnastics courses are available at Clacton Leisure Centre, with sessions for beginners and improvers that focus upon achieving the gymnastics skills in the British Gymnastics Award Scheme. Trampolining lessons also run regularly at Clacton Leisure Centre and Brightlingsea Sports Centre.

Juniors aged 12-15 can take advantage of our Junior gym sessions in the state-of-the-art gyms across the district. Junior gym is a brilliant way to teach older children how to plan a workout and use the gym equipment safely and effectively to achieve their fitness goals. Harwich Sports Centre is a haven for racket sports and offers junior courses in beginners’ squash – perfect for any aspiring court stars. The centre also hosts weekly soccer skills sessions with Colchester United FC. In fact, if football is their thing you’re spoilt for choice across the district – football classes also run at Clacton and it’s well worth checking out the all-weather pitches at Brightlingsea and Clacton if you’d like to arrange an informal kick-about with a pay-and-play session.

Lessons & Courses

Swimming Lessons

Looking to learn to swim or advance your skills, why not sign yourself or your child up to our fun and educational swimming lessons?

Lessons are available for children from the age of 3 and a half upwards, right up to adults. Running throughout 50 weeks of the year and working in conjunction with the ASA national plan you will be sure to build on your skills. Each course must be booked in advance. Our swimming lessons are available at Clacton Leisure Centre, Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles and Walton-On-The-Naze Lifestyles.

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a fun and interact way for your child to learn both basic and advance movement skills, whilst building confidence and strength throughout our programmes.

We offer a range of levels available for children ages 4 to 14 years. Running throughout the school term times and working in conjunction with British Gymnastics they will work through the 8 proficiency award levels. These courses are available at Clacton Leisure Centre and Brightlingsea Sport Centre.

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Trampolining

A great way to keep active whilst having fun. We offer a range of levels available for children ages 4 to 14 years.

Running throughout the school term times and working in conjunction with British Gymnastics they will work through the 8 proficiency award levels. These courses are available at Clacton Leisure Centre.

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Football

From learning to handle the ball to developing their agility skills our courses will provide your child with all they need to develop their football skills.

Working in conjunction with The Football Association our courses are available from Reception until Year 6. These courses are available at Clacton Leisure Centre and run by Colchester United Football Club at Harwich Sports Centre.

Boys Kicking Soccer Balls on Practice Session

If you’d like more information about the lessons and courses available in Tendring District leisure centres, please get in touch with our friendly team.