Find Swimming Pools Near Me


As the largest swimming pool provider in the UK, we are committed to supporting the Sport England 'This Girl Can Swim' campaign. We know that fewer women are active than men in the UK, and want to help women become more active in and out of the water.  

Whether you’re new to swimming or returning to the swimming pool, our swimming sessions will build your confidence in the water.  What's more, they're fun, social and focused on relaxation rather than working on your speed or stroke. You can take time out and destress your body and mind at our women-only swim sessions. 

Where possible, you'll find female lifeguards and a Swim Activator present at our women-only sessions. So if you have any questions or need a few motivational tips, someone is on hand poolside. We also play music to make the experience more enjoyable. 

If you would like to learn how to swim, we also offer a wide selection of adult adult swimming lessons, some available during our women-only sessions. So why not pop along to a women-only swim session and try it out for yourself.  There's a sneak peek below of what you can expect...

Why Swim?

Here are just a few of the amazing things swimming offers:

  • It provides a full body workout, improves muscle tone, strengthens the body, raises your metabolism (so you burn off more calories) and helps reduce stress.
  • It’s a low impact exercise that works almost every muscle in your body without putting your joints under stress
  • It’s a great form of all-round exercise. Ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability.
  • Regular swimming can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and help to keep your weight under control.
  • Even a gentle swim can burn over 200 kcal in half an hour and a fast front crawl can burn as many calories as an 8mph run.

Whether you're an early riser or prefer a dip in the pool at lunch or in the evening, grab your swimsuit, grab your friends and head to your local Better pool. Take a look below to find a session that works for you.

Swim sessions on offer

Swim for Women

A swim session for women over the age of 16 years.

Swim for Women and Girls

A swim session for women and girls, under 16s welcome.

Swim for Fitness

Lanes available across the pool to suit all speeds to ensure you get the most out of your swim. Fitness swimming equipment may be available on poolside or to purchase.

Swim For All

A general swim session for all ages and abilities for fun and fitness. Lanes available where possible during this session.

Swim for Families

A dedicated swimming session for families to make the most of quality time together in a fun, pool environment. Floats and toys may be available on poolside or to purchase and swim safely rules apply.

Swim for Under 5s and Adults

A swim session for children under 5 years accompanied by an adult.

Swim for Adults

A general swim available for adults, over the age of 16 years, of all abilities.


Make sure you pack all your swimming essentials before you head to your local Better pool:

  • Swimwear
  • Swimming goggles
  • Towel
  • Change for your locker
  • Hairbrush
  • Toiletries

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