Women & girls swimming

At Better, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of swimming. That’s why, following Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, we run dedicated swimming classes and swim sessions specifically for women and girls to enjoy swimming in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

Run for women, by women, our sessions are led by female swimming instructors and cater to girls and women of all abilities. With our ladies swimming sessions and classes, you can develop a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the social and mental benefits of swimming. 

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Learn to swim with Better

Whether you’re new to swimming or returning to the pool after a break, our ladies swim sessions will help you build your confidence in the water. 

Attending any class for the first time can feel intimidating when stepping outside your comfort zone, especially if you’re a beginner. At Better, you’ll find a range of swimming classes for women and girls, helping you get active in a friendly and comfortable environment. Our women's only swimming lessons are taught by female swim teachers only. 

We also have classes at a range of times throughout the day, perfect if you’re an early riser or want to get some swimming in during your lunch break.


“The swimming community is very embracing and very kind. It's a sport that welcomes people of all abilities, all shapes, and sizes. Everybody's in a collective mindset, everyone wants to do the same thing.” – A Better member

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Ladies Only Swimming Lessons Near Me

At Better, we want to make swimming enjoyable and easy for all. We offer a range of ladies swim classes and pool sessions for people of all ages and abilities.

So whether you’re an adult swimming for the first time, want to practice your technique, make some new friends or someone swimming with a disability, our ladies swim sessions are for everyone. 

Women's Only Swim Lessons

  • Swim Doctor Learn, Women Only – A swimming class for adult learners and improvers. Whether you are getting in the pool for the first time or improving your existing swimming skills, come and learn with our female Swim Doctors.

  • Foundation, Women only (9 years and over) – Our Foundation swimming lessons are designed for school-aged children who are beginners or completely new to swimming. These lessons will teach them how to be safe in and around water.

  • Women Only Parent & Baby Lessons – Our SWIMBiES women & baby sessions consits of Paddlers ( 2- 3 Yrs), Splashers (13-24 months) and Dippers (3-12months). Find out more here.

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Women's Only Swim sessions

  • Swim for Women – Swimming classes for women over the age of 16 years.
  • Swim for Women and Girls – Swimming classes for women and girls with under 16s welcome.

Our women only swimming sessions embody a great mix of having fun, socialising and technique. These sessions give you some time to destress during a busy week among like-minded women and girls.

Lanes are available across the pool during these sessions for a range of speeds and abilities. There will even be fitness swimming equipment available to use at many of our pools so you can get the most out of your swim.

You'll find mostly female lifeguards at our women only sessions, but on some occassions a male lifeguard may be present. 

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Getting swim ready

Swimming has great physical and mental benefits and it couldn’t be easier to get started.

You don’t need any equipment to start swimming, just some swimwear you feel comfortable in and a towel. You may also want to bring some googles and a cap for when you’re in the pool.

You can also bring a friend with you to our women only swimming sessions to make sure you both stay motivated to keep active.

If you’re still not sure if swimming is for you, try our Day Passes to get access to the pool at your local leisure centre and give our swimming classes for ladies and girls a try.

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“It makes such a difference to have someone who's actually going to keep turning up in the morning and saying, “come on, we can do this.” – A Better Member

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