Swimming at Taunton Pool

Fresh from it's refurbishment in 2014, Taunton Pool offers swimming for all ages and abilities. Whether you prefer swimming lengths of our 33.3m pool, relaxing in our sauna and steam room or taking a family swim, our timetable offers the opportunity to do all of these at most times of the day.

We offer everything from Water Workout's and Aqua Natal through to our Better Swim School and Aqua Splash, there is something for everyone.



Aqua Splash

The lane ropes are removed and the floats come in for this family fun session.

The sessions run every weekend with more running during the school holidays, so keep an eye on our website for the latest timetable!


Water Workout

A full body workout with all the benefits of a dry class! The added bonus of a water workout means that there is extra resistance giving you a greater workout without any excess pressure on your joints.

Join our experienced instructors for the following sessions:

Tuesday: 10am-11am (Bev), 7pm-8pm (Beth)

Wednesday: 11am-12pm (Tori)

Thursday: 10am-11am (Bev), 7pm-8pm (Beth)

Friday: 10.15am-11am (Beth) (50+ class)

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Better Swim School

Better swim school teaches more than 90,000 swimmers throughout the UK and teaches over 2200 across the 3 facilities in the Taunton partnership which are:

  • Taunton Pool
  • Blackbrook Leisure Centre & Spa
  • Wellington Sports Centre

Our swim school programme is designed to be flexible and affordable with an easy monthly direct debit plan.

With experienced, qualified teachers who follow the Amateur Swimming Association's National Learn to Swim Teaching Plan. We support all swimmers to progress and take the plunge, whatever their level of ability. Suitable for all age groups, our classes include:

  • One to One Lessons
  • Junior Learn to Swim Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • and much, much more

On your first visit you can collect your child's membership card from reception. You'll also get a free swimming hat from your swimming teacher, which should be worn for every lesson.

Lessons at Taunton Pool start from Stage 7 upwards, with Stingrays (children over 6) lessons running for Stages 1-6.





Better Swim School provides an online tool, Home Portal that helps you to track your progress or your child's progress in the pool.

Once you book a course it's easy to set up an account using your unique barcode number.

Once registered, you'll be able to log into to access information and updates directly from your swimming instructor.

Features include:

  • Record of Achievement - clear and regular updates on progress, including achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Book Lessons - choose dates, times and Swim School Stage.
  • One account for multiple children - perfect for schools and families
  • Allowing you to move up onto the next class upon successful progression
  • Printing our Parent Barcode to gain quick access to our centres at lesson times
  • Pay Online - skip the queue and go straight to your lesson




Lessons are delivered on a rolling programme that allows pupils to join at any stage and progress at their own pace.

For those who want to make waves quickly, 1-2-1 lessons are available, as well as intensive courses during the holidays.

Our lessons operate for 50 weeks of the year with a gap in lessons over the Christmas period.





There are 2 quick and easy ways to pay:

  • A convenient monthly Direct Debit of 12 equal payments allowing you to spread the cost across the year.
  • Pay as you go - make an upfront payment for 14 weeks and renew at any time.

All payments can be easily managed online through your Home Portal.

As an added bonus, customers paying by monthly Direct Debit are entitled to free swimming during general swimming sessions.