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Swimming is a healthy activity for all ages and abilities. As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit and stay active, and it is an activity that you can enjoy throughout your life - whatever your age.
This is why, in partnership with Newham Council, we offer free swimming sessions to all Newham residents over the age of 60 and under the age of 16. Swimming is an important life skill which is why we offer a wide range of lessons for people of all ages.
We have some of the best facilities in London, with large swimming pools and smaller teaching pools at our centres.
Please note: the swimming timetable is subject to change; please call Customer Services on 0300 124 0123 .

Disability Swimming

For more information on the current disability sessions available, please call our team on  0300 124 0123

Swim Safely Admission Rules

Under 8’s must be accompanied by a competent adult swimmer (over 16yrs old and recommended that they be able to swim at least 25 meters). No more than two under 8’s to each competent adult swimmer.

The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise the under 8’s weak/non-swimmers, under 8’s, must be actively supervised in the water. All non-swimmers must remain in shallow water, and are not permitted past the relevant mark on poolside situated at a depth of 1.2m: this includes anyone wearing armbands or using other swimming aids, as well as adults who are weak or non-swimmers.

Young people aged between 9–16 years must show they are able to competently swim 25 meters before they are allowed to swim outside the shallow water area. Young people who have demonstrated they are able to swim 25 meters must wear the wristband given to them at all times.

It is strongly recommended that under 8’s and all non-swimmers wear armbands and/or another appropriate type of buoyancy aid. Non swimmers over the age of 16 are recommended to be accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer.

Family Splash

A fun and friendly session for families with children under 8 years old to enjoy. Held in our teaching pools, this is an excellent way to enjoy the water with your children. Swim Safely Admission Rules apply.

Adults cannot attend this session without a child.