Better Leisure in Cornwall is encouraging more people to ditch TV and gaming in favour of family swim sessions. Why not visit one of our family friendly Swim for All sessions?

All of our weekly pool timetables include a number of family-friendly swim sessions – designed to make more people more active more often. Our Swim for All and Swim for Families sessions encourage families to enjoy the health, social and recreational benefits of swimming – allowing parents and children to become fitter, whilst enjoying quality time together away from the screen.

The level of physical inactivity in the UK is well documented. Studies by the British Heart Foundation indicate that around 90% of 2-4 year olds, 80% of 5-15 year olds and 39% of adults fail to meet national recommendations for daily exercise.

Furthermore, in a 2017 OnePoll survey*, almost 9 in10 people agreed gadgets get in the way of spending quality family time together, with families only spending 36 minutes together on an average weekday.

Emma Lewis, Senior Aquatics Manager at Better said: “Family activities can often be difficult to co-ordinate, with busy households juggling schedules as well as varying hobbies and interests.

“Swim for All and Swim for Families sessions in Cornwall are ideal for people of all ages and abilities to break from more sedentary activities such as television and gaming to enjoy the water and have fun in the company of their loved ones.

“Customers may have seen Swim England’s new campaign aimed at encouraging more families into the water. As the UK’s largest provider of public pools, we encourage all families to take advantage of sessions available at their local Better facility to #LoveSwimming.” 

For details of family swim sessions at your local Better leisure centre, click on the relevant link below:

*2017 OnePoll survey commissioned by Discover Ferries.


St Ives Leisure Centre




Wadebridge Leisure Centre


Bude Splash


Ships and Castles


Phoenix Leisure Centre


Lux Park Leisure Centre


Heslton Leisure Centre


Truro Leisure Centre


Polkyth Leisure Centre


Dragon Leisure Centre


Saltash Leisure Centre


Why not take a look at other swimming activities across all our centres in Better UK by clicking below: