Swimming is a great way to have fun and get healthy, whatever your age or level of ability. At The Greenwich Centre we have two swimming pools a 25m 6 lane pool perfect for fitness swimming and Better Swim School as well as a 20m x 10m teaching pool for little ones and families. Swimming is great activity whatever your 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.

Why not check out our pool timetable to find a session that best suits you.




Get Greenwich Swimming.

Adult Greenwich One Card holders can enjoy £1 Monday to Friday swimming at The Greenwich Centre. Offer available during Swim For Fitness sessions between 1.30pm and 3.30pm (Not available during school holidays).




Get Greenwich Swimming

Adult Greenwich One Card holders can enjoy £5 family swimming for up to 6 people at The Greenwich Centre. Offer available during selected Family Swim sessions, Sunday 12-2pm main pool only.




If your looking for an alternative way to get fit and healthy then why not try swimming for fitness. Sessions are available seven days per week in the main pool including holiday periods. So you’re sure to find a session that suits you at the Greenwich Centre. Just remember your 20p for the lockers.


Check out our timetable:





Our Swim For All sessions are a great way to keep active as a family or help the kids burn off some energy. Sessions are available in the teaching pool & main pool weekly and extended times are available during school holiday periods and don't forget your 20p for the lockers.






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 as you Go, to monthly or annual Prepaid memberships. What’s more, we won’t tie you into a long-term contract, giving you greater flexibility.




  • Under 8's and non swimmers 11-17 must be accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer.
  • No more than two under 8's or non swimmers 11-17 to one competent adult swimmer.
  • The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise under 8's and non swimmers 11-17 keeping them close and safe at all times.
  • Under 8's and all non swimmers must remain in shallow water. There are flotation barriers and red demarcation lines to help highlight areas of deep water.
  • We strongly recommend under 8's and non swimmers use armbands and/or an appropriate buoyancy aid.
  • Swim testing by lifeguards may be implemented to check the ability of swimmers before they are allowed into deep water. This will be at the discretion of the lifeguard on position.
    • The swim test requires swimmers to swim one length of the pool (25m) in a recognized swimming stroke without stopping.
    • When swimmers pass the test, they will be provided with a wristband to help highlight to lifeguards they are deemed safe in deeper water.
    • Swimmers who do not pass the swim test will be required to stay within shallow water under the supervision of a competent adult.
    • If parents are unable to adhere to the 2:1 supervisory ratio, then all swimmers may not be allowed to continue swimming. This is for the safety of all swimmers.
    • It’s extremely important adults ensure they have the right supervisory ratios before booking their swimming session to ensure all visitors can enjoy their swim.
  • Please adhere to the poolside rules otherwise you maybe asked to leave.


 Pre Cleanse - Please help us to keep your pool clean by following our Swim Hygiene guidelines by showering and using the toilet facilities before you swim.
• Respect - People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim.
 Speed - Choose your lane using the fast, medium and slow signs and by watching those already swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching.
• Direction - Please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length.
 Space - Try and leave at least 5 metres between yourself and another swimmer and if it’s possible to see a pace clock, then a 5 second gap is just as good.
 Strokes - Wide stokes such as butterfly and breaststroke should be avoided when the lanes become busy. If you change to a slower stroke as part of your session, think about moving lanes.
• Equipment - Fitness swimming training equipment, such as fins and hand paddles, is permitted at the discretion of the lifeguard and based on capacity. Snorkels can be used in conjunction with conventional swimming goggles.
• Resting - Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep on swimming without stopping.
• Share - Celebrate your achievements and share your swimming stories with us on social media using #betterswimming, we’d love to hear them!


How long are Swim Sessions?

60 – 90 minutes depending on the activity

Do you need to book?

Booking is advised in order to guarantee your space particularly in the teaching pool, either online, via our App or in centre.

Which pool should be booked for families?

Either pool is fine for families during a swim for all session however the teaching pool is slightly warmer and also shallower

What are the operating hours for slides and flumes?

The Greenwich Centres does not have slides or flumes. Try the Waterfront Leisure Centre or Thamesmere Leisure Centre

Can you book more than one session?

Multiple sessions may be booked however payment will be required for each individual session

What do you need to wear?

Swim wear, shorts/swimming costume/burkini. Underwear and normal daily wear will not be permitted

Is there disability access?

We have accessible toilet, shower and changing facilities

Do you have a hoist?

A hoist is available on both the main pool & teaching pool

How much are the lockers?

20p charge in wet side areas

What is the price of swimming?

Swimming pricing is dependant on which membership the user has. Details on pricing can be found here.

Do you have to wear a swim hat?

Swim hats are not required

Do you sell swim hats, swimwear & other swimming accessories?

We have a wide range of swimwear and accessories available for purchase at reception

What other products do you sell?

Swimwear, goggles, hats, armbands & other swim accessories

Are all pools available at all times?

The teaching pool is available 5 days per week at specified times including weekends.  Full details of the teaching pool opening times can be found here


Where can I find information on 121 swimming lessons and prices?

One to one lessons are available as single lessons or in blocks of 5 for £25 per 30 minute lesson.  To enquire please email your availability to thegreenwichcentre@gll.org

Who is daytime swimming for?

Swim for all sessions are open to all & swim for fitness sessions are open to competent swimmers over the age of 11

What is swim doctor and who is it for?

Swim doctor sessions are aimed at adults who wish to overcome fears/learn how to swim (Swim Doctor Learn) or alternatively improve their technique or perhaps stamina if training for an event 

Is there customer parking available?

Unfortunately we do not have any customer parking, however there is pay & display parking in nearby roads.  There are also good transport links to the centre via bus, train.  We also have plenty of bicycle parking at the front of the centre.

What kind of changing facilities are available?

We have a mixed changing village as opposed to single sex changing areas.  We also have larger cubicles available inclusive of baby play pens and baby changes.

We also have open showers as well as private shower cubicles.