Swimming with Better

Swimming’s a great way to have fun and get healthy, whatever your age or level of ability. With Better, you’ll have access to hundres of pools across the country, as well as dedicated swimming clubs, parent-and-child swim sessions and more. Which means that when it comes to developing your skills, teaching your child, holding a party or just having fun, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge.

If you’re honing your swimming technique, or introducing your little one to the pool, you’re in great hands. We’re one of the UK’s largest providers of swimming lessons and courses, with expert guidance from qualified swimming instructors. We also work closely with the Amateur Swimming Association to provide lessons for both adults and children, from three months and upwards. What’s more, with fun-filled Aqua Splash and Extreme Aqua Splash in the pool, we’ve got birthdays all wrapped up, too.


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swim for fun

At Better, we believe that swimming should be fun and exciting for all the family. That’s why you’ll find a wide range of fun swim sessions at your local Better pool. From Under-5s sessions and Aqua Splash to water slides and Extreme Aqua Splash*, there’s something to make swimming fun for kids of all ages – and mum and dad too.

With lots of holiday activities, special offers and off-peak and concessionary prices, there’s never been a better time to head to your local swimming pool and take a dip. If you’re looking for something a little different, you’ll also find loads of exciting multi-aquatic activities, like diving, snorkelling and water polo.

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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 your local Better pool.

Our Swim for Fitness sessions take place in slow, medium and fast lanes, so you can take things at your own pace. And if you’re looking for tips and extra motivation, our qualified coaches are on hand to discuss your training and technique.

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Better Swim School

Swimming is a vital life skill that everyone should have, whatever their age. And whether you’ve never been swimming before, or you’d just like to improve your technique, Better offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, at affordable prices.

Our Swim School is the largest provider or swimming lessons across the UK, helping over 100,000 people across the UK learn to love the water. We work with National Governing Bodies to deliver our lessons and courses, which means all our teachers are professional, passionate and pupil-focused. Our experienced, qualified teachers follow the Amateur Swimming Association's National Learn to Swim Teaching Plan, so you’ll be in safe hands in the water.

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Specialist sessions

At Better we want swimming to be accessible by everyone so we have a number of specialist sessions including:

  • Women only
  • Men only
  • Disability 
  • Under 5s
  • Seniors (age groups differ by location, please check your local centre) 

For more infomation see the pool timetable for your centre.

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  • Shower thoroughly from ‘top to toe’ with soap before entering the pool to remove deodorant, cosmetics and perspiration
  • Use the toilet facilities before your swim and remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap
  • Babies should wear tight-fitting waterproof baby trunks whilst swimming rather than nappies
  • Please dispose of nappies, trunks and sanitary products in the bins provided
  • Do not swim if you have consumed a meal within the last two hours
  • Never swim if you have consumed alcohol or are under the influence of drugs
  • Do not swim if you are currently suffering from a cold or flu
  • Do not swim if you have suffered from food poisoning or diarrhoea within the last 14 days


Whilst you can visit any of our pools on a pay & play basis. If you swim regularly one of our affordable memberships might be better value. Click here to see our wide range of memberships, or ask a member of staff on your next visit. 

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