Children's activities

University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) have a variety of activities to get children active including swimming schools, vacation camps and junior swim and squash memberships.


Active Camp


For more information contact PureSport via email or call:  

+44 (0)7811 345 519


A week long sports activity camp run by PureSport Foundation at the Munrow Sports Centre with qualified coaches specialising in a variety of sports for children aged 5-15 years during the Easter and Summer vacations.


Term-time Swim School


The school will operate on Fridays and Saturdays in 10 week blocks during University term time and an additional fun Splash Day at the end of term. The swim schools cater for children aged 3-16 of all abilities. Classes will form a progressive course towards achieving ASA swim awards.

Friday Swim School

The school is held on a Friday evening with a choice of two 35 minute sessions. Lessons are taught using the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) and will therefore operate from Stages 1-7 under the expert supervision of highly qualified ASA Level 2 teachers. 

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10 week course including Splash Day 


Saturday Swim School

The school is held on a Saturday morning with a choice of four 35 minute sessions. Lessons are taught using the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) and will therefore operate from Stages 1-9 and Levels 10-12 under the expert supervision of highly qualified ASA Level 2 teachers.

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10 week course including Splash Day 


* Discount available for junior members.


Summer Vacation Swim School

The Vacation Swim School is a week long, daily intensive course repeated over 3 weeks in the Summer Vacation. Lessons are taught by ASA qualified Swimming Teachers and each day your child will receive 30 minutes swimming tuition followed by 5 minutes of play with purpose. Classes are for children aged between 3-16 years old.

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Safeguarding children statement

UBSport is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment exists for all staff, students and visitors to the University. All children and vulnerable groups have a right to protection and their welfare is of paramount importance. UBSport’s Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Policy sets out our approach to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable groups and establishes a number of subsidiary codes of practice, guidance and procedures relating to activities, or areas of perceived risk. This Policy underpins the principles set out in the University of Birmingham's Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and has been developed following guidelines issued by the NSPCC, Child Protection in Sport Unit and CIMPSA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). UBSport is working towards the CPSU Safeguarding and Protection Children in Sport Standards.