Swimming is great at any age. Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.
It is even FREE for residents of Waltham Forest who are Under 18, Over 60, Armed Forces staff or People with Disabilities.
All Swimming Classes can be seen on the weekly programme timetable
Swim For Fitness
If you’re looking for a low-impact way to get fit and healthy, swimming could be the perfect choice. And whatever your fitness levels, age or level of ability, you’re sure to find a session for you at the Chingford Leisure Centre. Our Swim for Fitness sessions take place in slow, medium and fast lanes, so you can take things at your own pace.
Swim For All
Swim For All is an open public session for people of all ages and abilities to attend.
The pool layout has a big open area for everyone to enjoy.
Don't worry if you still want to swim lengths 1 to 2 lanes will be also be set up for lane swimming.
*Swim Safely Rules Apply
Swim For Women / Swim For Men
Our gender specific sessions are readily available to be used by the community.
Whilst the session will only be accessed by the same gender, please be aware that at Chingford Leisure Centre opposite gender staff may be on poolside as well as other customers using the changing facilities before or after the session.
To find out when these sessions are, please visit the Pool Timetable.
Swim For 60+
A session that takes place only in the Main Pool, dedicated only for customers that are 60 years of age or older.
Pool layout will consist of an open area as well as 3 lanes for those more serious swimmers.
Every year GLL run a swimming team at the annual Club Games event. If you would be interested in competing with other boroughs accross London speak with a manager at the centre.
Tots Waterworld is a session that takes place in the Teaching Pool, for parents and their babies / toddlers.
The session is teacher led and they will offer advice for you and your child as well as leading some nursery rhymes associated with water and confidence.
Aqua Splash is an fun swim session that takes place in both the Main Pool and Teaching Pool.
Activities include toys for children to play with and the Main Pool, which boasts an extremely fun Pool Inflatable for children to race each other over the many obstacles and challenges!
*Swim Safely Rules Apply
Our swim school programme is designed to be flexible and affordable. Our experienced, qualified teachers follow the Swim England's National Learn To Swim Framework. We support all swimmers to progress and take the plunge, whatever their level of ability. Suitable for all age groups, our classes include:
- One-to-one sessions
- Under 5s
- Junior Learn to Swim Lessons
- Adult lessons
- And much, much more...
Lessons are delivered on a rolling programme that allows pupils to join at any stage and progress at their own pace. Our lessons operate for 50 weeks of the year with a gap in lessons over the Christmas period.
On your first visit you can collect your child's membership card from reception. You'll also get a free swimming hat from your swimming teacher, which should be worn for every lesson.
Better Swim Memberships
If it's just swimming that you're interested in, our single activity swimming membership means you'll get unlimited access to swimming.
If you're looking to use the gym and classes too, we offer a wide range of memberships with options to suit every budget. Everything from Pay and Play, to monthly or annual Prepaid memberships. What’s more, we won’t tie you in to a long term contract, giving you greater flexibility.