Swimming

Swimming

Come in for an early morning lane swim, work out in the water with our aqua classes, bring the family down for our family fun session or hold your child’s next birthday party with us, we have plenty to make a splash about.

Remember to bring a 50p for lockers (refundable).

View our live timetable below to see what’s happening in the pool right now.

For a copy of our pool timetable please click here
For a copy of our summer holiday pool timetable please click here
For the latest information on our gala dates please click here.

Child admission policy
A responsible adult over the age of 18 years may supervise up to two children under the age of 8 years in the main pool and up to three children under the age of 8 years in the teaching pool. All adults supervising children under 8 years of age must accompany the children in the water.

Free Swim

If you are a Hertsmere resident aged 60 years plus or under 16 years of age you are eligible to access free swim sessions.

Monday – Thursday 3.00 – 4.00pm, Friday 5.30 – 7.30pm.

Health Suite

Take a well-deserved break after your workout and enjoy our sauna, steam room and spa pool. Open from 7am weekdays and 8am on weekends. Users must be 16 and over. Please be aware that the health suite will always close 30mins before centre closing time.

Day Times
Monday – Friday 6.30am – 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday 8.00am – 7.30pm

Swimming Lessons

Our swimming lesson follow the leading Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, the leading national teaching syllabus, helping children and adults to learn how to swim in a safe, effective and enjoyable environment.

Swimming lessons are available for all ages: babies (over four months), children, teenagers and adults. If you are entering the syllabus for the first time, there will be a FREE assessment with a level 2 qualified instructor to ensure you or your children is in the correct lesson based on existing skills.

FREE assessments are available weekdays at 3.50pm for those who can swim and may be returning to lessons.

To book your assessment please contact reception on 020 8386 9886.

There are four specialised stages in the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme:

Pre-School Framework

This is an ideal introduction to water through fun and games for children from 4 months old. Made up of two stages, Adult and Baby and Duckling Awards for toddlers.

Adult & Baby sessions allow you to be in the pool with your child, whilst being guided by the instructors. In the Duckling Awards, your children progress to swimming without you in the water, but guided by our qualified teachers.

From these sessions, children will gain water confidence and foundations as they start their swim journey.

Adult and Baby lessons:

  • Under 12 months – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings
  • 13 months – 24 months – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday mornings
  • 25 months – 36 months – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday mornings

Ducklings lessons:

  • Ducklings 3 – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons and Monday & Saturday mornings
  • Ducklings 4 – Tuesday afternoons

Learn to Swim Framework

Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 years, the seven stages will teach children the fundamentals of swimming and help them to develop into confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment.

Lessons take place throughout the week, Monday – Friday between 4pm – 5.30pm and Saturday mornings from 8.30am:

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5
  • Stage 6
  • Stage 7

For further information on the seven stages click here

Aquatics Skills Framework

For children who have completed the Learn to Swim Framework this stage helps them to develop existing skills further including synchro, water polo, diving and swimming.

Lessons take place:

  • Stage 8 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings
  • Stage 9 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings
  • Stage 10 – Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings

Adult Swimming Framework

For older teens and adults that are looking to start swimming these sessions cater for a range of abilities, from non swimmers and nervous swimmers to those that want to build water confidence. These sessions help develop swimming skills and technique.

We run the following lessons for adults:

  • Adult beginners – Monday mornings and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • Adult stroke development – Tuesday evenings

For further information on Swim England Learn to Swim Programme visit their website

Swimming lessons run for 50 weeks of the year and you can join at any time. Once enrolled you can follow your child’s progress online with our home portal, where you will be able to track their progress through the stages and see the awards they achieve. Log onto our home portal here.

Swimming lessons are available in blocks of ten lessons, starting from as little as £62.50 or by direct debit at a monthly cost of £25.00 for children and £29.00 for adults.