Swimming lessons

Swimming is a skill for life that promotes sport and well being. Acquiring water confidence is an essential skill for life which will introduce children to a sport discipline.

Public swimming

Public swimming is suitable for those who want to enjoy the recreational use of our pools.

Fun sessions

Our fun sessions allow children to splash around in a fun and controlled environment. These sessions are an excellent way for children to make friends and get some exercise in at the same time.

Swimming with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust

Go swimming and discover more activities at our leisure centres throughout Fife.

Fife Council has 6 community use sites across Fife with swimming pools. Our pools are used for a diverse range of activities including: Swimming, Fitness Classes, Canoe Sessions and Birthday Parties! With competitive rates, we host activities for all the family.

Vocational course

Community Use delivers a range of aquatics based Vocational courses for learners. Our National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses gives learners the ability to become qualified through the Royal Life Saving Society, and can lead to paid employment in leisure centres throughout the UK. We also host a variety of Teacher Of Aquatics courses to allow learners to gain a qualification as a swimming instructor.

Pool hire

Our pool hire can either be for parties, private groups or for one off special events. Our timetables, staffing availability and hire costs vary from site to site, so please contact your local pool for more information.

Fife Council follows the national swimming framework (Learn To Swim) designed and supported by Scottish Swimming. This scheme aims to raise standards and achieve consistency in swimming programmes across Scotland. For more information please visit the Scottish Swimming Website. Alternatively for parent information on the Learn to Swim programme please click here.

Community Use activities are subject to availability, please check with your local Community Use venue or email enquiries.communityuse@fife.gov.uk. You can also follow us on facebook for the latest updates.

Swimming Classes and Courses

  • Lifesavers

    Age group: Junior;Adult; • Day: Wednesday; • Time: 19:30-21:30 • Cost: Junior 1hr £3.80;Adult 1hr £5.40;

    Classes will take place from 19 April 2023 to 27 March 2024
    Lochgelly High School Community Use, Station Road, Lochgelly, Fife KY5 8LZ

    01592 583493
  • Rookie Lifeguard

    Age 12 years+
    Age group: Adult/Child • Day: Wedesday • Time: 19.30 - 21.30 • Cost: Junior 1hr £3.80/Adult £5.40

    Classes will take place from 16 August 2023 to 19 June 2024
    Lochgelly High School Community Use, Station Road, Lochgelly, Fife KY5 8LZ

    01592 583493