BOBCATS Swimming Lessons


BOBCATS are recognised for providing high quality and excellent value swimming lessons for children in the Borough of Burnley and surrounding areas.


Our aim is not just to teach children to swim, but how to swim well and enjoy being in the water.


Swimmers start by learning all four strokes in widths classes and then progress to lengths classes where we introduce more advanced stroke and race skills. Our classes are slightly longer than most learn to swim schools which allows our teachers to spend more time interacting with swimmers.


Weekly Class Timetable




Widths Classes

Lengths Classes


St Peter’s, Burnley












We encourage all children to complete their lessons and progress to the BOBCATS squad pathway, here swimmers can continue to develop their skills, start racing in local team competitions and maximise their potential as competitive swimmers. Previous graduates from our lessons have gone on to perform at Regional, National and Junior International level.




Widths Classes cost £18 per month and Lengths Classes cost £20 per month, payable by direct debit.


We also require each swimmer to be a club member and registered with Swim England.


Club Membership costs £20 annually, paid in September or at the time of joining.


Swim England Membership costs £19 annually, paid in February or at the time of joining.


How to Join


Please fill in the contact form here.


To speed up your enquiry, Include details of your child’s current swimming ability and any lessons they have previously taken. A club official will respond with details of any available places and arrange an assessment for your child if required.


Waiting List


Our classes get full quickly and we often have a waiting list in operation, if there are no places available when you enquire we can add your child’s name to the waiting list and contact you as soon as a place becomes available.


Where are the classes held?


Our classes are held at St Peter’s Leisure Centre, Burnley and Padiham Leisure Centre, Padiham.  Further details and directions can be found here on our website.  Please click here for term dates.