Modernian Swimming Lessons

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All lessons cancelled until further notice due to coronavirus - please email [email protected] for more details if you are an existing customer and haven't received an email from us 
@ 17th March 2020


Modernian Swimming lessons are recognised across the Borough of Bedford and the County for their quality and value for money.

Wednesday 5.45pm and 6.15pm

Thursday 5.45pm, 6.15pm and 6.45pm

Friday 5.45pm and 6.15pm

Saturday 9.00am, 9.30am, 10.00am and 10.30am

Reached the end of swimming lessons but want to continue swimming for 1hr each week?  Possibly want to join a swimming squad?  Why not try Bridging lessons on Friday 6.45-7.45pm?


Adult swimming lessons Wednesday 9.15pm for 45mins





Summer Term 2020 enrolment form (postponed)

(from 25th March 2020 new customers are welcome to enroll) see form  here 


Please see the current enrolment form for lesson cost


Summer Term 2020 - Dates with May half term and Bank Holiday closing  here 


Our class structure can be viewed here    



Lessons are held at Bedford Modern School Pool which we hire early evenings and weekends


Clarendon Street, Bedford, MK41 7SH        

   This is our home pool, it is a 30m - 4 lane pool




Lessons range from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the swimmers ability.

All abilities are welcome and we take swimmers from as young as three.

Lessons operate in term time only and a course of lessons is between 10 to 14 weeks depending on the length of the Bedfordshire school term. Fees are paid prior to the start of each term during enrolment weeks at the end of the previous term. We operate a Priority Enrolment Week for existing swimmers three weeks before the end of each term and then open up enrolment for anyone two weeks before the end of term. The cost of lessons for each term can be found on the enrolment form 

Our fully qualified Swim England Teachers follow the National Plan for Teaching Swimming which covers beginners to advanced level swimmers. Once swimmers have reached a certain level there is the opportunity to progress into "Bridging" Squad which prepares swimmers for entry into our competitive squads if that is the path they wish to take.

We follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Award Scheme and the Swim England Aquatic Skills Award Scheme; initially starting with Duckling awards and progressing on through these awards to include Water Skills, all of which run alongside the Swim England Rainbow distance awards.

Our Buoyancy Aid Policy can be viewed here    

Our Distance Badge Criteria can be viewed here    

 Want to find out more? 

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Please note that there is a car park at the pool but it does not form part of our hire agreement with the school and there will be occasions when our customers will not be able to use it due to school commitments. We apologise if you are unable to use the car park on any specific day but do endeavour to give as much notice as possible, when we have been advised, that this is the case. There is parking available on Clapham Road, a short 3 minute walk from the pool. Saturday lesson customers can use Edith Cavell School on Manton Lane to park and then walk down Slade Walk to access the pool

No refunds for lessons will be given should the car park not be available

Term Dates 2020


Crash Courses






During half term and main school holidays, we often run crash courses to enable swimmers to learn and improve their skills in a concentrated way. We run these early evenings - across a week at very competitive rates. To find out more     


Adult Lessons/Training





Our Adult swimming lessons are a fantastic place to start or continue your journey to becoming a swimmer. There are many reasons why adults want to learn to swim. Parents want to spend time in the water with their children, you are going on holiday, may have a fear of water, been advised by your GP to start swimming for a low impact exercise or you have just forgotten!

Our Swim England qualified swim teachers are used to working with adults from 18 to 70 years of age who are complete beginners to advanced swimmers.

Making the first step to start lessons can be daunting, which is why the teachers focus on improving confidence from the outset, then you will develop technique and enjoy swimming. The lesson has exclusive use of the pool with no other public swimming at the same time.

Currently, we hold these sessions on a Wednesday evening at 9.15-10pm .