Swimming at Better Wellington Sports Centre

Swimming is a great way to keep fit and have fun whatever your age. We have a superb 25m 6 lane swimming pool and we provide a whole range of sessions to suit. From swimming lessons for toddlers through to Wellington Swimming Club. You can pay as you go or spread the cost with an easy membership payment plan.

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Swim for Fitness

We believe that swimming is one of the best ways to improve your all round fitness and, because it is low impact, it could be the perfect way for you to get fit and healthy.Whatever your fitness levels, age or ability, you're sure to find a session for you at Wellington Sports Centre.

Our Swim for Fitness sessions take place in in laned off sections of the pool so you can take things at your own pace. 

Swim for Fun

At Better we believe that swimming should be exciting for all the whole family. That's why you'll find a wide range of fun swim sessions at Wellington Sports Centre.

From Parent and baby sessons, fun swims, to inflatable sessions, there's something to make swimming fun for kids of all ages, including mum and dad.

Did you know that if a child is on our swim school programme they get the added benefit of swim for all sessions for FREE.


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:

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

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 sessions
  • Under 5's
  • Junior Learn to Swim Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Intensive swimming courses, run during the holiday's
  • 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.

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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 ou 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

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

For those who want to make waves, 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 of 2 weeks for the Christmas period.


Payment for swimming lessons is through Direct Debit. Spread the cost across the year. 

As an added bonus customers paying monthly by direct debit are entitled to free swimming during Fun Swim Sessions.

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When it comes to your child's birthday party Better Wellington Sports Centre has everything all wrapped up.

With friendly, expert supervision and loads of fun activities, your child is sure to have a pool party that gets the whole playground talking.

If you're looking for a birthday that makes a real splash our swimming parties are brilliant for all ages - and we'll even take care of the cleaning up afterwards!

An Inflatable Assault Course is available for over 8's that can swim 25m minimum.

Mums and dads, uncles and aunties, nans and grandads are welcome too of course, whether you want to get involved in the games or enjoy the proceedings from the viewing area. Whatever your choice you can sit back, relax and watch them enjoy their special day.