Swimming lessons and clubs
- visit your nearest centre or book online
- Swimming lessons are continuous programmes that run over a number of weeks. Holiday
crash courses run over 5 days with a lesson everyday.
Swiss Cottage Swimming Club runs competitive coaching groups for children aged
9+ and adults who have progressed beyond the lesson stage.
- For further information and other swimming opportunities visit swimming lessons and clubs in Camden
Free adult swimming lessons
Camden Active Communities is offering free places on a 14-week programme of swimming lessons. We have Beginners sessions for those who are completely new or have no experience of swimming. These sessions include building confidence in the water, learning basic technique and beginning to learn the strokes. We also offer sessions for Improvers, which are appropriate for who able to swim at least 10m on their front and back. Stroke technique will be further developed as well as being introduced to deeper water.
The following sessions are available:
Kentish Town Leisure Centre
Tuesday 7.45pm Improvers
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
Tuesday 8.10pm Beginners
Pancras Square Leisure Centre
Wednesday 6.45pm Improvers
Oasis Leisure Centre
Thursday 5.30pm Beginners
Cally Pool (women-only sessions)
Friday 6pm and 7.30pm Beginners
All courses start the week commencing 25 July. To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids for a quid
Kids can swim for as little as £1 during public swimming sessions from Monday to
Saturday during the school holidays. This offer is for Camden residents under the
age of 16. To take advantage of this offer under 16s must hold a valid Better pay
and play membership card. Membership cards can be purchased from any Better leisure
centre in the borough and proof of address will be required. The card costs from as
little as £2.70. Please note that the ‘Kids for a Quid’ offer is available during
public swim sessions, subject to availability.
Free swimming for Camden residents 60+
Free swimming is available for Camden residents aged 60+, weekdays 7am-12pm at our Better leisure centres. Residents should present their freedom pass or centre membership card to gain free admission.
Whether your goal is to get fit, lose weight or train for an event, SwimFit training session cards are available on poolside and provide fun and progressive training options. You can choose from one of 30 different SwimFit Activate cards.
Water workout classes
This fun water workout is led by an instructor and provides exercise to music in
water, suitable for all ages and abilities. Visit your local leisure centre or website
for class programme information. Booking is required.
Women only swimming sessions
Swimming for people with disabilities