Find your nearest pool today and come along to a session, with women only classes and swimming lessons available, everything you need to get started is right here. Just enter your postcode below and choose the centre that's best for you.



As a leading Social Enterprise in the UK, we are committed to supporting the Sport England 'This Girl Can Swim' campaign. We know that less women are active than men in the UK and we want to support women to be more active and improve their confidence. 

Our women only sessions are fun and social. The sessions are not about your speed or stroke; instead its about de-stressing, taking some time out to provide some relaxation for your mind, body and soul. Whether you’re new to swimming or returning to the pool, these sessions are for you.

Where possible we ensure our sessions have female lifeguards, and we play music to make the experience more enjoyable. Some of our sessions have an Swim Activator present, someone on hand to answer any questions you have and provide a few movtivational tips.

If you would like to learn how to swim, we offer a wide selection of adult swimming lessons, some available during our women only sessions. For more information click here

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 can offer you:

•  It provides a full body workout, improves muscle tone, strengthens the body, raises your   metabolic rate and helps reduce stress.

•  It’s a low impact exercise, but will work 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!

So, whether it’s the morning, lunch time or evening, grab your swim suit, grab your friends and head to your local Better pool! Take a look below to find a session that’s convenient for you.





Swim for Women/This Girl Can Swim

A swim session for women, for those over the age of 16 years

Swim for Women and Girls/This Girl Can Swim

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 5's 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


*Swim safety rules apply.


Don’t forget your swimming essentials

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



Here at Better, our Swim Doctors can help you reach your swimming goals with free advice on how to improve your technique and fitness level, as well as providing tips on how to stay motivated.

With pool inductions, one-on-one consultations and fitness-based swimming sessions available, everything you need to get started is right here.


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Whether you’re perfecting your front crawl, or you’re just starting out, your local Better swimming pool is a great place to swim. With a Better Swim membership, you’ll enjoy inclusive access to over 90 swimming pools including 8 outdoor lidos, at our Better leisure centres throughout the UK. Which means you can use pools close to home, work or when you’re out and about.


Our Better Swim membership brings you so many benefits, including:

Inclusive access to our swimming pools at Better leisure centres across the UK for general swim sessions
Over 90 indoor pools & outdoor lidos
Plus, access to and discounts on other activities not included in your membership, like fitness classes, gyms, day crèches, family swim sessions, saunas and much more…


Join today and start your journey to a fitter healthier, better you. And with Better Swim memberships available for both adults and juniors, there's never been a better time to get started