About Bobcats

We are a community swimming club providing competitive and non-competitive training for swimmers in Burnley and Blackburn. We have continued to operate over the past year for our members but realise many children have not been able to swim during this time.


Free Swimming

We have secured Sport England funding to provide 12 weeks of free swim skills sessions for children aged 8-14 years in Burnley and Blackburn. Sessions will be suitable for children who have previously completed swimming lessons and/or have been members of a swimming club.



Free swimming sessions will be available at the following venues:

St Peter’s Leisure Centre, Church Street, Burnley. BB11 2DL.

Daisyfield Swimming Pool, Daisy Lane, Blackburn. BB1 5HB.


ALL SESSIONS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE using the online booking system.

There is a link at the bottom of this page that will take you to the online booking system where you will be able to see a list of available days and times.


About the sessions

All sessions will be led by qualified Swim England coaches and structured to include lane swimming plus skills and games appropriate to the age and ability of participants.

Sessions will be 1 hour long and potentially physically demanding, swimmers should bring their own drinks bottle and take rests if necessary.


Kit requirements

Appropriate swimming costume (No bikinis or Beach shorts)

Swimming goggles.

Bag to store clothing / personal belongings when getting changed.

All other equipment will be provided.


Covid-19 guidelines

We have produced a handbook for parents / guardians explaining our Covid-19 procedures and what to expect at sessions. Please read carefully before booking your place (Click here).


To book a place.

For our Burnley sessions bookings can be made at: Burnley Free Swim Sessions

For our Blackburn sessions bookings can be made at: Blackburn Free Swim Sessions