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Due to a technical issue the steam room at Crown Pools is currently unavailable. The sauna is still open to the public.

Swimming lessons

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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.

*Watch our swimming lesson video*


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

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.

Current course dates

7 November 2016 - 28 January 2017 (10 weeks - 2 week break over Christmas)

Next course dates

Bookings are now being taken for the new course beginning in the week commencing 30 January 2017.

Course runs 30 January -  8 April 2017 (10 weeks)


The complete schedule of weekly classes is shown below:

Contact Details

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

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0800 0371 371