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Swimming’s a great way to have fun and get healthy, whatever your age or level of ability.

At Brixton Receration Centre we have three Swimming Pools. A 25m lap pool, a Lagoon Pool and 20m teaching pool.

If you’re honing your swimming technique, or introducing your little one to the pool, you’re in great hands. Brixton Recreation Centre hosts a range of swimming lessons and courses, with expert guidance from qualified swimming instructors. We also work closely with Swim England to provide lessons for both adults and children, from three months and upwards. What’s more, our comprehensive timetable for public swim and targeted sessions will keep you informed of all that's available at Brixton Recreation Centre.  

Please check out timetable for opening hours



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, Brixton Recreation Centre offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, at affordable prices.


Better is the largest provider of swimming lessons across the UK. We help over 100,000 people learn to love the water and keep active, by becoming capable and confident swimmers. We work with National Governing Bodies to deliver our lessons and courses, which mean all our teachers are professional, passionate and pupil-focused. Our experienced, qualified teachers follow Swim England's National Learn to Swim Teaching Framework, so you’ll be in safe hands in the water. 


Help Us Keep Your Pool Clean

  • 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