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Operating across both Crown Pools and Fore Street Baths, Ipswich Borough Council offers a thorough and high quality swimming programme which reflects the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming and caters for children aged from 6 months through to advanced adults.

We also offer a range of personal challenge courses such as Snorkelling and Rookie Lifesaving.

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We offer a wide range of classes to suit all ages and abilities. Click the links below for more detailed information, plus lesson days and times.

You can also view or download our swimming lesson information guide.

If you are unsure which course is most suitable our staff can advise you. Email swimming.courses@ipswich.gov.uk or call us on 01473 433655.


You can book in person at Crown Pools or Fore Street Baths or by calling Crown Pools reception on 01473 433655 or Fore Street reception on 01473 433668.

Please note: Priority booking is given to our existing customers during week seven of each course with bookings opening to new customers in week eight.

Current course dates

10th April 2017 – 18th June 2017 (10 weeks)

Next course dates

Course runs 19th June 2017 – 27th August 2017 (10 weeks)

Bookings for the new course will open to new customers from Monday 29th May 2017.

Contact Details

Sport and Leisure,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,