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Choose Swim UK membership

Whether you’re perfecting your front crawl, or just starting out, your local Better swimming pool is a great place to swim. With a Swim UK membership, you’ll enjoy inclusive access to over 140 swimming pools and 10 outdoor lidos and lakes throughout the UK. Which means you can use pools close to home, work or when you’re out and about.


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Membership benefits

Our Swim UK membership brings you so many benefits including: 

  • Access to over 140 pools and 10 outdoor lidos and lakes across the UK for general swim sessions, including access to the London Aquatics Centre
  • Access to Swim Doctor sessions
  • Plus up to 30% discounts on other activities

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Swim England

What are the health benefits of swimming?

From reducing stress to building muscle, there are many benefits associated with swimming. Here are a few highlighted by Swim England's Report 2019:

  • Improves your health - swimmers report feeling on average 6.4% healthier than non-swimmers. When put into years, this is the equivalent of around 12 years younger
  • You'll feel better - 1.4m adults agree that swimming has significantly reduced their anxiety or depression
  • Your quality of life will improve - swimming helps to reduce long-term health conditions
  • Benefits the UK - weekly swimming participation in England saves the NHS and social care system more than £357m a year

How to make the most of your swim

Swim Doctor

Swim Doctor

Swim Doctor is Better’s swim programme to help you reach your goals. With advice on how to improve your technique and fitness level plus tips on how to stay motivated, our Swim Doctors will help you make the most out of your time in the pool. 

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Swimming adults

Swimming lessons for adults

Can’t swim? Join the club! So many adults in the UK are learning to swim and enjoying a whole new world in the water. Of all the life skills worth learning, swimming is right up there. Not only could it save your life, but being confident in the water could also unlock a world of careers in the police, the military, air travel and more. 

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Better Swim School

Better Swim School

We are the largest provider of swimming lessons in the UK. Across the country, we help over 135,000 people learn to love the water and keep active, by becoming capable and confident swimmers. That's why you should come to us to teach your children this vital life skill. 

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