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How much do you pay for swimming lessons?

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dontrunwithscissors Tue 12-Jul-11 14:22:48

DH is shocked at the cost, and wants to stop DD1's lessons. It's going to be £97 for 4 months. It's at a private gym so we also pay membership fees for us all (£42pm for me, £8 for DD1 and £5 for DD2). The lesson's for 30 minutes and there's usually around 4 children in the class. (It varies between 3 and 5, depending on who turns up.) I don't think it's particularly expensive, but how does this compare to others?

PS We're in Scotland, if that makes a difference.

ragged Tue 12-Jul-11 14:33:50

That doesn't seem bad to me. We are in the sticks, too, and pay 22.50/month each child (1/2 hour lesson per week, only 2-3 weeks off each Xmas). 8-15 children/class typically. About 90 quid/4 months? At a Leisure centre that is half-owned/run by the local council. No discount for Leisure centre members, either.

bruffin Tue 12-Jul-11 14:34:59

Sounds expensive to me. I will pay £102 next term for DD, but that is an hour bronze medallion class ie half dryside/half wetside. A half an hour class for a term is nearer £60 and the size of the class depends on the age ie 3-5s 8 to a class, but very rarely that many. 5 and above 10 to a class.

snala Tue 12-Jul-11 22:32:10

£39 for a 13 week course. Half hour lessons at our local sports centre.

lucykate Tue 12-Jul-11 22:34:59

£5 per lesson. fees have all recently gone up. they run in 10 week blocks, half hour lessons, just paid £100 for both dc's. it is a lot more than we used to pay. only perk is the dc's can swim at the pool for £1 when it's open to the public.

lucykate Tue 12-Jul-11 22:35:29

oh, and there are up to 10 in a class.

midnightexpress Tue 12-Jul-11 22:38:40

We're in Scotland too and I've just paid about £40 for a ten-week block. That's the price in Glasgow; South Lanarkshire do a direct debit thing which is (iirc) about £17/month, with a guarantee of 45 classes a year. But that also gives unlimited access to S Lanarkshire pools outwith the classes, I think.

midnightexpress Tue 12-Jul-11 22:39:24

Oh, and the Glasgow classes are 1:8 for the first couple of levels, going up to 1:12 for the higher level classes.

mrsfollowill Tue 12-Jul-11 22:43:35

£47.00 for 10 week block of 1/2 hr lessons- up to 8 per class but on odd occasions only 2 kids for 4 weeks? Local council pool/council run. I live in Yorkshire if that makes any difference... smile unfortunately DS is not a 'natural swimmer' but that's a whole other thread!

gallifrey Wed 13-Jul-11 10:32:41

£11.60 for a half hour private lesson at the local swimming pool. There are group lessons that work out at £3 - £4 for half an hour but these have up to 10 children in each one.

elphabadefiesgravity Wed 13-Jul-11 10:35:23

£35 for ten half hour lessons but the classes are larger usually around 8 children.

I would expect to pay more for smaller classes.

FoofusScrimgeour Wed 13-Jul-11 10:36:42

Well I'm in the North West and we pay £46.00 for a block of 10 half hour lessons. There are about 7 in the class. It's at the local private school but run by an independant company.

mummytime Wed 13-Jul-11 11:27:35

It works out at £15 a lesson 1 on 1, but she has gone from barely swimming to 25 meters in about 6 lessons, and her confidence has grown massively.
I think it is worth every penny, as the improvement is so fast. We'd have paid about the same if not more for the same improvement in a class, as she would have less attention and more chance to mess around instead of swim.

Takver Wed 13-Jul-11 18:47:30

£3.75 I think per lesson (theoretically 40 mins, in practice always 45 at least). Not 100% sure as you pay per 1/2 term & so the number of lessons always varies. 8 children per class at dd's level, don't know about the younger classes.

1-1 classes are £15 for half an hour. IMO the latter are probably better value (for dd - sure it depends on the child) in terms of progress per £. DD does work hard in the group lessons, but the 1-1 can focus on her particular weak points.

Takver Wed 13-Jul-11 18:48:12

Sorry, that's in the council leisure centre.

youarekidding Wed 13-Jul-11 18:50:00

I pay £32 a month for swimming club and DS does 2 x 1/2 hour lessons a week. Think there's about 6 weeks holiday over the year and the odd bank holiday too.

Eglu Wed 13-Jul-11 18:51:12

Sounds about right for a private pool with low ratio. We pay £13 a month but classes are up to 8 children. I'm also in Scotland.

kaytola Wed 13-Jul-11 18:54:13

£12.50 a month at the local swimming club with an hours lesson every week. I'm shock at some of the prices being charged!

superjobeespecs Wed 13-Jul-11 18:56:48

1 hour, once a week, 7 weeks, 46 quid.

UniS Thu 14-Jul-11 18:56:08

5.10 for 30 min group class.
DC swims free at same pool while enrolled on swim school.

Bonsoir Thu 14-Jul-11 19:05:32

I pay EUR 15 for half an hour's lesson which is individually tailored to each child, though there may be up to four children at a time with one swimming teacher. All the children can swim a bit already.

swash Thu 14-Jul-11 19:08:32

£90 a term - ten weeks. There are 8-9 children in the class, one teacher and a couple of assistant teachers. The teaching is brilliant so it is worth it.

muddyangels123nomoreHPforme Thu 14-Jul-11 19:11:49

£48 1/2 hr. lesson for 12 weeks. 6-8 DC in DDs class.

Seona1973 Thu 14-Jul-11 19:12:47

we pay £18 a month each for lessons for dd and ds. They are 40 minutes long and are once a week. We can also use their membership card for leisure swimming in the pools in the local authority so the £18 covers both lessons and swimming at the weekends, etc. I'm also in Scotland (south lanarkshire)and the lessons are at the local leisure centre.

mosschops30 Thu 14-Jul-11 19:21:59

We pay £30 for a six week course. So £5 a half hour lesson.
Its in a private gym but they dont charge membership for ds1

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