Swimming at Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

Swimming is a great all-round exercise, working almost every muscle in your body without putting stress on your joints. So it’s perfect if you want to be more active, stay healthy or meet new friends whatever your age or ability. We offer everything you need to take the plunge, build confidence, develop lifelong skills and get active while having fun in the water, at Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre you're bound to find a pool session that you'll love

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Our 25m 8 lane pool has a shallow end of 1m and a deep end of 3.7m, making it is a great swimming environment to improve your fitness ability and general wellbeing. 

The large teaching pool 15mx10m provides the ideal environment to learn to swim; the centre offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities aswell as regular parent & toddler swimming sessions throughout the programme.

As part of the Waltham Forest Council-funded initiative, we offer young residents (under 18) free swimming during all school holidays (Junior Pay As You Go membership required). This offer is extended to residents of Waltham Forest 60+,  staff and People with a Disability during and armed forces off-peak times, 9am-4pm on weekdays and after 1pm on weekends (Pay As You Go membership required).

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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. Our swim for Fitness sessions takes place in slow, medium and fast lanes. So you can take things at your own pace. Booking available via the Better UK App or online

*Swim Safely Rules Apply

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Swim for all

No matter your fitness ability, our Swim for All sessions are perfect if you’re looking to build your confidence, work on your strokes, float away and stress, or just simply want to enjoy a more casual swim with your family and friends. Booking available via the Better UK App or online

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Better Swim Membership

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. From pay as you go to monthly or annual pre-paid memberships. What’s more, we won’t tie you into a long-term contract, giving you greater flexibility.

Waltham Forest residents who are over 60, Armed Forces staff and People with Disabilities swim for free during off-peak hours and under 18 swim for free during school holidays, with a valid Pay As You Go membership.

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How to safely make the most of your swim

  • Remove outdoor shoes upon the entrance of the changing village
  • 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
  • When it comes to babies, go for tight-fitting waterproof baby trunks while swimming rather than nappies
  • Please dispose of nappies, trunks and sanitary products in the bins provided
  • You are advised not to 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

Swim Safely Rules

Please comply with the following rules:

  • Under 8’s and non swimmers 11-17 must be accompanied by a competent adult swimmer
  • No more than two under 8’s or non swimmers 11-17 to each competent adult swimmer
  • The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise under 8’s and non swimmers 11-17
  • Under 8’s and all non swimmers must remain in shallow water
  • We strongly recommend under 8’s and all non swimmers use armbands and/or an appropriate buoyancy aid
  • Advice to adult non swimmers: It is recommended that non swimmers over the age of 16 are accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer

Swimming Lessons

Swimming is a vital life skill and it is accessible for everyone, that’s why Better offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, at affordable prices. Enrolling in a lesson or course at Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre will not only gives you the opportunity to have fun and meet new friends, it will also boost self-esteem, communication and improve those all-important life and movement skills.

As the largest provider of swimming lessons in the UK, we help over 135,000 people learn to love the water and keep active, by becoming capable and confident swimmers.

At Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre we have designed our swim school programme to be flexible and affordable, with prices starting from as little as £5.30 per lesson. Our Learn to Swim Framework is designed by industry experts to ensure the lessons are of the highest quality, progressive and make our pupils’ journey fun and hassle free.

All our teachers are professional, passionate and pupil-focused; and will ensure you’re in safe hands in the water.

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