Swimming pools

Swimming lessons and clubs

  • Just 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.
  • Camden 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
  • Summer Crash Course swimming lessons 2015
    27th-31st July Kentish Town Sports Centre
    3rd-7th August Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
    10th-14th August Pancras Square Leisure
    17th-21st August Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre 

      Swimming offers

      A Summer of Free Swimming

      All the family can swim for free this summer. Free sessions for residents run weekdays from 22 July to 28 August, 2-4pm, at our leisure centres*. Swim safely rules apply. Please check local leisure centre programmes for conditions and availability.

      *Please note: Pancras Square Leisure will run a women-only session each Thursdays 2-3pm & Fridays closed 2-3pm for Water Workout (see below). Admission to all sessions listed cannot be guaranteed and is subject to pool availability and timetable on the day. This offer is available to Camden residents only.

      Kids for a quid

      Kids can swim for as little as £1 during public swimming sessions from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. 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 under 16 years

      Free swimming is available during the school holidays Monday to Saturday until 10am during public swimming sessions. To take advantage of this offer under 16s must be a member of the centre. Joining is easy, just ask a member of staff at your local leisure centre (joining fee applies).

      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 –  available at each of the Better leisure centres in Camden.

      Swimming for people with disabilities

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