WELCOME TO BETTER

At Better we have a wide range of swimming facilities to choose from. With 98 indoor pools, 8 outdoor lidos and the world famous London Aquatics Centre, we’re sure to have a pool for you, near you – and at an affordable price! 

All of our centres have a wide range of public swimming sessions from family sessions, adult only and single gender sessions, so whatever your age or ability we have something to suit you. We also offer both adult and junior swimming lessons, plus diving lessons through the Tom Daley Diving Academy. And if you are looking to spend even more time in the water, we also offer snorkelling, water polo and a range of multi aquatics courses at many of our centres.

Whether you're learning how to swim or a seasoned swimmer, please take some time to read through our swim safely rules

BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Swimming is a great all-round exercise, working almost every muscle in your body without putting stress on your joints. So it’s perfect if you want to be more active and stay healthy whatever your age or ability.

Benefits of regular swimming include:

  • Improved muscle tone
  • Body strengthening
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Helping to reduce stress
  • Improved psychological wellbeing and boosting mood
  • Reduced risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and stroke
  • Helping keep weight under control - a gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in 30 minutes

As well as all of the health benefits, swimming is a lifelong skill that could save a life – yours or someone else’s, and if you can’t swim it’s never too late to learn! 

Being a confident swimmer also opens the doors to other exciting water based activities like sailing, canoeing, scuba diving and surfing. So whether it’s the morning, lunch time or evening, grab your kit and head for the water at a Better leisure centre near you.  

 

SWIMMING FOR FUN

We have a range of fun swim sessions; everything from water slides and flumes to the Extreme Aqua Splash experience at the London Aquatics Centre to make pool time fun for the whole family. 

With lots of holiday activities available such as holiday short courses and our fantastic summer offers, plus off-peak and concessionary prices, there’s never been a better time to get down to your local pool for a dip. 

As well as fun swimming sessions we also offer a wide variety of exciting multi aquatics courses and activities such as underwater photography, diving, snorkelling and water polo.

Find your nearest pool and discover what activities and courses they have on offer.     

 

SWIMMING FOR FITNESS

We have a number of swim for fitness sessions available with lane swimming in fast, medium and slow paced lanes in our pools across the country. And if you want to enhance your swim sessions even more, we have equipment available as well as our qualified swim Doctors and coaches on hand to discuss your training and technique. 

If you are training towards your first triathlon or open water challenge we have aquatic group exercise and open water swimming at West Reservoir to help you fine tune your technique, speed, fitness and endurance ready for your next competition. 

 Discover the facilities and sessions on offer at your local Better centre.

LEARN TO SWIM

Weather you’ve never been swimming before or want to brush up on your technique; we offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities at affordable prices. We work with National Governing Bodies to deliver our courses and lessons which mean all our teachers are professional, passionate and pupil focused, so you’ll be in safe hands with us!  

Our swimming lessons are run on a rolling programme which means you can join at any time and progress at your own pace. If you want to make waves quickly we have one-to-one lessons available, as well as intensive courses during the holidays. Our pools also provide the opportunity for you to continue your swimming journey into a competitive pathway, through our partnerships with local swimming clubs.

We provide swimming and lessons for adults too, and its never too late to learn. Check out what's on offer, get youtself in the pool and start enjoying the health benefits of swimming. 

 

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LEARN TO DIVE

The Tom Daley Diving Academy is our new Learn to Dive programme in partnership with Olympic Medalist Diver Tom Daley. The programme is for all ages and abilities wanting to take up this exciting sport. So whether you have aspirations to follow in Tom’s footsteps, or just want to learn something new, you’re sure to have fun and impress your friends. 

The Academy's hub is at the London Aquatics Centre, but the programme reaches out across the country at a number of centres to give children and adults the opportunity to try this great sport and find our future Tom Daley’s!

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SWIM MEMBERSHIP

At Better we have a wide range of memberships available but if swimming is your main focus the Better Swim membership is ideal. It gives you access to any pool in any Better leisure centre across the UK, for one single monthly price. And with no minimum contract, online booking for bookable sessions up to seven days in advance and up to 30% off non-member prices for other activities there has never been a better time to join us! 

If you like open water swimming or you are training for a triathlon we have a Better Triathlon membership available. As well as having all the benefits of Better Swim, you also get access to group cycle classes at all Better leisure centres and open water sessions.

 

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LOCATION

We have a wide variety of swimming facilities at our Better leisure centres across the UK, and with over 100 pools and 7 lidos you can easily find the best place to take a dip near you.

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TARGETED INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES

We run a number of programmes and sessions specifically targeted to certain key groups to get everyone happier and healthier. This includes our For The Girls programme which supports women to be more active and This Girl Can Swim, a pilot scheme to help get women swimming again, or swim for the first time. So no matter what your swimming ability,  we have a programme for you.