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Swimming lessons for adults: What we offer

We offer a range of adult swimming lessons within the academy that offer physical and social benefits. We believe being regularly active in water provides an amazing escape from the everyday stress that exists outside the pool. Our group swim sessions are a great way to meet new people as well as improving your swim skills. For our adult swimmers we offer:

  • Learn to Swim
  • Beginner
  • Masters

At every level we employ an engaging, positive and innovative approach to ensure that you can own your journey whilst enjoying the best experience possible.

To book into an adult swimming class , get in touch with a member of the team below to discuss availability.

Adult Swim Lesson FAQs

Why take adult swim lessons?

Our range of swim lessons in Glasgow and Edinburgh are here to be a transformative experience for adults looking to learn how to improve their swimming abilities.


Swimming is an essential life skill that can help you stay safe around water. So, whether you want to enjoy your time more at the beach, enjoy water sports, or want to be more confident in and around the pool on holiday, learning to swim can offer invaluable water safety skills.

It’s never too late to learn how to be safe in the water!

Overcome a fear

Whether it be due to lack of exposure or a negative experience in the past, you may have a fear of the water. Our adult swim lessons in Glasgow and Edinburgh keep you in mind, with our patient and understanding instructors that help adults conquer their fears and develop a more positive relationship with the water.

Fitness and health

Swimming is a low-impact exercise that offers a full-body workout and offers health benefits, including:

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Strength and endurance
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

By taking adult swim lessons in Edinburgh and Glasgow, you can enjoy the range of health benefits that come with it.

What are the benefits of swimming?

If you’re wondering what some other benefits of taking adult swim lessons and mastering the ways of the water, then here are just a few reasons:

Stress relief

For many, swimming can be a highly therapeutic activity that promotes and encourages relaxation whilst reducing stress. Learning to swim in Glasgow or Edinburgh will allow you to more easily immerse yourself in the water and escape the pressure of daily life.

Social opportunities

Joining our adult swim lessons in Glasgow and Edinburgh will connect you with like-minded folk on the same journey of improving their swimming skills alongside you. Build new friendships and enjoy the camaraderie of a supportive group environment whilst you learn from each other.

Why choose MJ Swim Academy for your adult swim lessons in Glasgow and Edinburgh?

Our group swim sessions are a great way to improve your swim skills, and at every level of experience, including Learner, Beginner, Master, we employ an engaging, positive and innovative approach to your swim lessons to make sure you can own your journey and enjoy the best experience possible.

Our lessons take a ‘swimmer-led’ approach to ensure that we look after the swimmer and help them build life skills that will even see you excel outside the pool.

Through our Glasgow swimming lessons, we guarantee you will:

  • Gain confidence in the water
  • Improve your self-evaluation and reflection
  • Increase your teamwork abilities
  • And much more
Who will teach you to swim?

All of our swim instructors are trained to STA Level 2 standards, far higher than the swimming instructor industry standards. We’re also all fully mental health and first aid trained so we’ll help train your mind and body, at the same time.

Can I learn to swim in middle age?

Absolutely! It’s never too late to learn how to swim, no matter your age. At 40, you can start taking adult swim lessons and make significant progress in developing your swimming skills. Our experienced instructors will provide all the necessary guidance you need to become a confident swimmer.

Is 70 too old to learn how to swim?

Not at all! Age should never discourage you from learning how to swim. Swimming is a low impact exercise that is gentle on the joints and offers numerous health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, and overall well-being.

How many swimming lessons does it take to learn to swim?

The number of swimming lesson need to learn to how swim varies depending on factors like:

  • Your starting point
  • Previous experience
  • Comfort level in the water
  • Complexity of the skills you want to learn

Some people will grasp the basics in a few lessons, where others may need more time and practice. Get in touch with MJ Swim Academy today to see how we can help you understand your swimming needs better today.

Is it normal for adults to not know how to swim?

Yes, there are plenty of reasons why some adults may not have learned how to swim, including:

  • Lack of exposure
  • Fear of water
  • Limited access to swimming facilities during younger years

However, it’s never too late to learn, and many adults choose to take swimming lessons later in life to overcome these fears or develop skills they missed out on.

Looking for adult swimming lessons in Glasgow or Edinburgh? Why not send us a message

At every level, we employ an engaging, positive, and innovative approach to ensure that you can enjoy your swimming journey at every step. Book your adult swim lesson today, just get in touch with a member of the team now to discuss availability.

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