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Active Programmes- Spring 2020 *Special Offer Included*

Sport Sheffield offers a wide variety of prorammes available to both adults and children from Holiday Camps to swimming and bouldering lessons.  Read on for more information about the exciting things which we offer!

Active Kids Easter 2020**Special Offer Extended!!!**

Sport Sheffield’s Active Kids is a multi-sport and activity camp for children aged 5-14 years which runs over the January, Easter, May half term and Summer holidays.


In 2020 we are running on the following dates;



30th March-  3rd April
6th- 9th April
14th- 17th April
26th- 29th May
20th July- 28th August

The Camp runs daily 8.30 a.m- 5.15 p.m and the standard cost is £28 per day  (special offer of £25 valid until 28th February**)


Wraparound care is available at the following times;

7.45- 8.30 a.m £4 per sessions

5.15- 6.00 p.m £4 per session


Wraparound care is not available to book online and must be requested in advance by emailing


Active Kids is registered with Ofsted and parents can be confident that our camps pass a stringent inspection. 


We offer a range of sports and activities including swimming lessons, bouldering, trampolining, football, team sports, arts and crafts and much more.


Our camps are delivered by a team of qualified Activity Leaders who are passionate about giving children the opportunity to grow and try out new sports and activities as well as making friends in a fun and safe environment.


Diving Lessons at Sport Sheffield

Sport Sheffield will be running a 4 week diving course on the following dates;



Friday 28th February- Friday 20th March

The times will be as follows;


4- 4.30 p.m- Beginners Stages 8 & 9

4.30- 5 p.m- Stage 10


The cost will be £22 for 4 x 30 minute lessons.


What is delivered

Diving Stages 8-10 of the Swim England framework are dedicated to teaching basic diving skills and build fundamental skills. It is a unique sport to diversify your aquatic abilities and offer your child an experience like no other. Diving will develop water confidence, co-ordination and awareness in and out of water. Sheffield Diving and Sport Sheffield are offering you an exciting opportunity to begin your diving journey.


Who we are

Sheffield Diving is one of the country’s leading diving clubs. The club has had a representative at every Olympic Games since 1990 and is the only club to boast success at every competition level. We currently cater for 250 children and adults in our learn to dive programme at Ponds Forge Sports Centre.  We hope to increase participation in diving by teaming up with Sport Sheffield.



To book a place for your child please contact Active Kids on 0114 222 6956 or by email here


Rookie Lifeguard!

The Rookie Lifeguard is run in conjunction with Swim England and RLSS (Royal Lifesaving Society) and is part of Swim England’s Learn to Swim programme.  This is a programme that teaches children vital life skills and leads towards a series of awards.  It is also an excellent stepping stone into a career as a Lifeguard.


We are running the programme on Wednesdays 5.15- 6.15 p.m in 6 week blocks.


The next 6 week block will be running on the following dates;


Wednesday 26th February- Wednesday 1st April


The cost is £42 for a 6 week block


For more information about the Rookie Lifeguard programme please click here


For more information or to book on please email Active Kids 




Junior Crash Courses


Provisional dates for 2020;


30th March- 3rd April £27.50

6th- 9th April £22

26th- 29th May £22

Summer dates TBA


The sessions are;

9-9 .30 a.m- Stages 1/2

9.30- 10 a.m- Stages 3/4




For more information or to book please email Active Kids with which session you would like to book and your child’s name.


Adult Swimming Lessons


Places are now available to book on the next 6 week block of lessons which is running on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 26th February- Wednesday 1st April 2020
To book your place please click here
At Sport Sheffield we offer a range of adult swimming lessons delivered by our enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable swimming teachers who will help develop your swimming skills regardless of whether you are a beginner or want to improve your technique so read on to find out more! 

The lessons will take place at the following times:      


Beginners 1 : 7.15- 8.00 pm & 7.45- 8.30 pm £33


Beginners 2 : 6.15-6.45 pm & 7.15-7.45 pm £33


Improvers: 6.45-7.15 pm & 8- 8.30 pm £33


Swim for Fitness: 6.15- 7.15 p.m £42


Swim for Fitness sessions can be booked weekly at a cost of £10 for the 60 minute session (please note that the spaces to do this are restricted to 6 swimmers).

Beginners 1   

Adults may have never entered a swimming pool before, or may have lost all confidence. If the adult can move in the water, but with aid, it would be better to start in this class and then progress quickly.   

Sessions will include basic buoyancy and floating, introduction to strokes with aids, safe entries and exits into the pool.   

Beginners 2   

Adults may have moved from Beginners 1 after completing a previous block of lessons. If adults have had lessons before and feel comfortable getting into the pool again they can join this group.   

Sessions will include travel using all strokes unaided, building confidence in deeper water and progression onto full strokes (arms, legs and breathing).   


Adults will be able to travel 10-20 metres without stopping but may only be able to perform one stroke.   An understanding of all strokes is helpful.   
Swim For Fitness  

Adults are able to swim 2 x 33m lengths without needing to stop and can perform all strokes to a good ability.   

Sessions will include stroke technique and development, drills for all strokes, dives, turns, and distance swims.   


Children's Swimming Lessons

Sport Sheffield run swimming lessons for children aged 4 plus.


The lessons are run by our friendly, enthusiastic ASA qualified Swimming Instructors.


We follow the National Swim England Learn to Swim scheme and offer lessons from Stage 1-9.


The lessons are £5.50 per lesson and are paid in blocks by the term.


Terms usually run January- April, April- July and September- December.


Lessons are held between 9 a.m and 12.30 p.m on Saturday mornings and between 4 p.m and 6 p.m on Friday afternoons and the lessons are 30 minutes long.


For more information please contact Active Kids 

Junior Bouldering Classes

Sport Sheffield are proud to run Childrens' Bouldering Courses at Goodwin Sports Centre for children aged 4 years upwards.


Bouldering is a form of climbing but is performed without ropes (indoors over large crash mats for safety).


We have the following session times available on Saturdays: 


9.30- 10.30 a.m (4-11 years). 
10.30- 11.30 a.m  (4-11 years). 
11.30- 12.30 p.m (12-17 years).
12.30- 1.30 p.m (12-17 years)


We also run classes on Wednesday 4.30- 5.30 p.m


The 6 week block is £36.


The next block dates are TBC, please email us to be added to the mailing list.


If you would like further details or would like to book a place please contact Active Kids

Adult Bouldering Lessons

2nd March- 23rd March 6-7 p.m- 4 Week Beginners 1 £35 

2nd March- 23rd March 7-8 p.m- 4 Week Beginners 2 £35 (or £32 if you have attended a course in the last 3 months- please contact to book)

2nd March 8-9 p.m £12 1 Hour Induction

9th March 8-9 p.m £12 1 Hour Induction

16th March 8-9 p.m £12 1 Hour Induction

23rd March 8-9 p.m £12 1 Hour Induction


1 Hour Induction

An introduction to bouldering- the induction session will introduce you to the basics of bouldering as well as key safety aspects


Beginners 1

This is for complete beginners and will be a more in depth introduction to bouldering.

The 4 week course will give you the key safety information required for bouldering and teach you the basics of bouldering


Beginners 2

Beginners 2 is a 4 week course for more confident climbers who may have some brief climbing/ bouldering experience (or have previously attended an Induction or Beginners 1).



For further information you can also contact the Active programmes team here.

First Aid Courses at Sport Sheffield

Sport Sheffield offer a range of First Aid qualifications including;
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work Renewal
Paediatric First Aid
Anaphylaxis Training
Please contact us here for more information

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification


Sport Sheffield are running an NPLQ Course with AED Bolt on in April 2020


Saturday 4th April- Thursday 9th April


The fee is £230 (which includes course fees, course materials and the cost of your final exam).


*Special offer of £210 if booked before 29th February 2020*


To book a place please click here (please log in or register and then click on Activity Group 'Courses and Events' and then scroll across to 4th April).  For more information please contact Aimee on or call 0114 2226956


RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The NPLQ is a recruitment requirement to work as a Pool Lifeguard and can be a stepping stone in to a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course duration is 36 hours with an optional bolt on element of Automated External Defibrillation (AED) which is 1.5 hours. At Sport Sheffield we believe that all lifeguards should be trained to use an AED and therefore the course duration is 37.5 hours.

The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills.


Pre Requisites

 Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the NPLQ must:

• Be 16 years of age at the time of taking the NPLQ assessment;
• Be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:-
• Jump / dive into deep water
• Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
• Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water.
• Tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to the floor of the pool
• Climb out unaided without ladder / steps and where the pool design permits


Our Trainer Assessors are experienced at delivering the NPLQ and coaching their candidates to pass the final exam; we have a 100% pass rate. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the NPLQ. 


If you are interested in the NPLQ but are not available for this course please email us as we may have further courses available later in the year.


Please email us if you are interested in this exciting qualification and would like further information.