Swimming is a great way to have fun and get healthy, whatever your age or level of ability. Here at West View Leisure Centre you have access to a great range of sessions, which means that when it comes to developing your skills, teaching your child 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 3 years+.



Weekly timetable

Swim for Fun

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. There’s something to make swimming fun for kids of all ages – and mum and dad too.

With lots of holiday activities too there’s never been a better time to head to our pool and take a dip.

Our new inflatable fun swim session named "The Better Beast" will soon be introduced to our weekend swimming programme. Please refer to the swim timetable to find sessions available.

Please note: the use of the inflatable if for children aged 8-15 years that can swim a full 25 metres / one length of the large pool, unaided. Children who can swim 25 metres and aged between 8-15 years  may attend unsupervised. No need to book just turn up and enjoy the fun!


  • Adults - £3.90
  • Children - £2.25 (5 - 15 years)
  • Children - free (0 - 4 years)   

Please note: children under the age of 8 years are not allowed onto the inflatable during the fun swim. Under 3s must be supervised on a 1:1 basis. 4 - 7 year olds must be supervised on a 1:2 basis and in the small pool only where there will be floats and toys. 

Swim for Fitness


If you’re looking for a low-impact way to get fit and healthy, swimming could be the perfect choice. Whatever your fitness levels, age or level of ability, you’re sure to find a session for you in our pool.

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

The Better Swim School


Swimming is a vital life skill that everyone should have, whatever their age. 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 ASA's National Learn to Swim Teaching Plan, so you’ll be in safe hands in the water.


General Information

West View Leisure Centre has two swimming pools (1 large and 1 small pool) with a variety of sessions from beginners and splashers to serious swimmers.

We also offer comprehensive adult & Infant sessionsadult swimming lessons  and children lessons . 

General Information:

  • Locker - refundable deposit of £1.00 (old coin/trolly token in some female lockers)
  • Accessible changing area available
  • Pool hoist available
  • Range of swimming equipment available for purchase
  • Viewing areas for both pools
  • Open and private showers available 

Large Pool:

  • 25 metres
  • 1m depth shallow end to 2m depth deep end
  • heated to 29oC

Small Pool:

  • 12.5 metres
  • depth of 0.8 metres throughout.
  • heated to 31oC

Hairdryers available, FREE of charge




Swim Doctor

Need Some Help with your Swimming Technique?

Here at Better, our Swim Doctors can help you reach your swimming goals with advice on how to improve your technique and fitness level, as well as providing tips on how to stay motivated. With pool inductions, one-on-one consultations and fitness based swimming sessions available, everything you need to get started is right here.

What and when are the sessions are available:






Technique Clinic


5.00pm – 5.45pm

10 (maximum)

West View

Fitness Clinic


7.15pm – 8.00pm

10 (maximum)


Technique Clinics – are designed to help people improve on their swimming stroke and efficiency. They provide advice for those who attend and are a valuable session to help any swimmer, of any ability to get better

Fitness Clinics – these motivational sessions are delivered by our Swim Doctor and focus on helping participants improve their swimming fitness ability. If you need swimming encouragement - look no further!

How do I book?

Contact reception on:

  • West View: 01772 428860
  • Fulwood: 01772 428930

Book online



All session prices include the use of an adult swim session at the time of attending

Non members (pay as you go)


Members: All in Better Health & Fitness, Student, or concessionary paying a monthly direct debit or annual membership


Better Swim only Members


Better Gym Only Members


Non Members: passport to leisure card holders