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Kids Swim for £1

Enjoy the summer with a fantastic value swimming offer for children, allowing under 16s to swim for just £1 (accompanying adults usual admission applies). The offer is available on participating Swim for All sessions before 10am. Bookings are recommended to guarantee admission. Swim for All sessions are great for family and friends to have fun spend some casual time together during the school holiday mornings and on the weekends during term time. Full terms and conditions available at


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Why swim?

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. With Better, you’ll have access to a local indoor swimming pool near you, as well as many more across the country and even some outdoor lidos. From swimming lessons and lane swimming sessions to family fun swims and the Tom Daley Diving Academy, Better offers everything you need to take the plunge, build confidence, develop lifelong skills and get active while having fun in the water.

To ensure the safety of everyone, please read through our swim safely rules prior to swimming with Better.

Swimming pools

With over 140 indoor swimming pools and 10 outdoor swimming lidos and lakes including the world-famous London Aquatics Centre, you can take the plunge with a number of water-based activities, such as snorkelling, water polo, swimming lessons and courses, Aqua Splash sessions for kids and diving.

Selected pools are equipped with springboards and diving boards reaching the heights of the Olympic high board. And if you’ve never dived before, we offer a range of classes open to all abilities, including the Tom Daley Diving Academy.

Pool facilities include:

  • Training and Childrens pools
  • 9 lidos, heated and unheated 
  • Flumes, slides and Aqua splash
  • Diving pools and boards
  • Disability access and Poolpod lifts at many of our pools (please check)

Swimming activities

Swimming for all

No matter your fitness ability, our Swim for All sessions are perfect if you're looking to build your confidence, work on your strokes, float away any stress, or just simple want to enjoy a more casual swim with your family and friends. 

Swim for All sessions are included in your Better membership.

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Swim for fitness

If you’re looking for a low-impact way to get fit and healthy, swimming could be the perfect choice. Our Swim for Fitness sessions take place in slow, medium and fast lanes, so you can take things at your own pace. Bookings available online (click the link below) or via the Better UK app.

Swim for Fitness sessions are included in your Better membership. 

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Family swimming

At Better, we believe that swimming should be fun and exciting for all the family. That’s why you’ll find a wide range of fun swim sessions at any of the local swimming pools and leisure centres. From Family Fun Swim sessions,  Aqua Splash, Swim for All, Aqua Play and Swim for Families, there’s something to make swimming fun for kids of all ages – and mum, dad and carers too.

Family Fun Swim, Aqua Splash, Aqua Play and Swim for Families sessions are not included with a Better membership and come with an additional cost. 

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Swimming lessons

Swimming is a vital life skill and it is accessible for everyone in their local pool. That's why Better offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, at affordable prices.

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.

Available at over 130 locations, we have designed our swim school programme to be flexible and affordable, with prices starting from as little as £3 per lesson (dependent on location).

Our Learn to Swim Framework is designed by industry experts to ensure the lessons are of the highest quality, progressive and make our pupils journey fun and hassle free.

All our teachers are professional, passionate and pupil-focused; and will ensure you’re in safe hands in the water.

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How to safely make the most of your swim

  • Shower thoroughly from ‘top to toe’ with soap before entering the pool to remove deodorant, cosmetics and perspiration
  • Use the toilet facilities before your swim and remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap
  • When it comes to babies, go for tight-fitting waterproof baby trunks while swimming rather than nappies
  • Please dispose of nappies, trunks and sanitary products in the bins provided
  • You are advised not to swim if you have consumed a meal within the last two hours
  • Never swim if you have consumed alcohol or are under the influence of drugs
  • Please do not swim if you are currently suffering from a cold or flu
  • Please do not swim if you have suffered from food poisoning or diarrhoea within the last 14 days
  • Observe social distancing rules displayed around pool-side before entering the pool

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The Better UK app is an important part of your experience, as all swim sessions will need to be pre-booked ahead of your visit. 

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