20 of the Best Places to Learn Swimming in London

20 of the Best Places to Learn Swimming in London

As water is 12 times more dense than air, swimming is a far more effective way of toning your muscles than any other form of cardiovascular exercise that you can do on land. When you swim you get the cardio part of your workout while also working on an even body tone. Working out in water provides a certain amount of water resistance, which has a similar effect as using a light weight on a resistance machine at the gym.

 

Check out these clubs below.

1. Tooting Bec Lido

You can start swimming at any age. If you want to learn to swim we offer classes for all age groups from parent and baby through to adults. For the more experienced we offer lane swimming sessions at different times throughout the day as well as offering a range of fun water based exercise classes for you to enjoy.
If you’re recovering from injury or have limited mobility swimming offers a low impact and non-weight bearing exercise.

Address
Tooting Bec Rd,
London
SW16 1RU

Tel: +4420 8871 7198

Class Times: Mon – Fri 97am – 9pm), Sat (9am – 5pm)

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2. Clapham Leisure Centre

The newly built Clapham Leisure Centre offers state of the art gym facilities for all. Located just off Clapham High Street with easy transport links, it’s the ideal place to achieve your health and fitness goals.

Address
141 Clapham Manor Street,
Clapham,
Greater London
SW4 6DB

Tel: +4420 7627 7900

Class Times: Mon – Thurs (6am – 10pm), Sun (8am – 5pm)

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3. Swimming Class UK

Welcome to swimmingclass.co.uk – our swimming school is based in Soho Gyms Farringdon. We teach all levels how to swim, babies, children & adults. Our philosophy is to teach you how to swim with fun and laughter. Swimming is a life skill that is essential in this day and age. When you get the right direction, you will learn how to love water and be at ease in the water.

Address
122 Clerkenwell Rd,
London
EC1R 5DL

Tel: +447936 182778

Class Times: Mon – Thurs (9am – 9pm), Fri (9am – 8:30pm) Sat-Sun (9am – 5pm)

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4. Brixton Recreation Centre

Gym and fitness studios with badminton, basketball, fencing, football, swimming and table tennis.

Address
27 Brixton Station Rd,
London
SW9 8QQ

Tel: +4420 7095 5100

Class Times: Mon – Thurs (9am – 9pm), Fri (9am – 8:30pm) Sun (9am – 5pm)

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5. London Aquatics Centre

A modern, former Olympic venue with striking wave-shaped roof and pools for diving and swimming. Visit the venue to experience the magic for yourself. Whether you’re a novice swimmer or an experienced athlete, the London Aquatics Centre provides ways for you to get in on the action at this outstanding facility.

Address
Olympic Park,
London
E20 2ZQ

Tel: +4420 8536 3150

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6am – 10:30pm)

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6. SwimWay

SwimWay operates in a wide range of exclusive venues in London. The majority of the locations are private houses with beautiful swimming pools perfect for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. From small group parent and baby lessons for ages 6-36 months to 1 : 1 and 1 : 2 childrens lessons for ages 3-9 years, and even bespoke private adult lessons. SwimWay can cater to all your swimming needs.

Address
Unit 15 Northfields,
London
SW18 1PE

Tel: +4420 8871 3972

Class Times: Contact for bookings

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7. Queen Mother Sports Centre

Queen Mother Sports Centre offers a fantastic selection of facilities and activities for everyone including gym, swimming, group exercise classes and a variety of racket sports. The popular centre is located in the heart of central London, just a short walk from Victoria station.

Address
Queen Mother Sports Centre,
223 Vauxhall Bridge,
London
SW1V 1EL

Tel: +4420 7630 5522

Class Times: Mon – Thurs (9am – 9pm), Fri (9am – 8:30pm) Sun (9am – 5pm)

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8. Turner Swim

Turner Swim is London’s premier one-to-one adult swimming lessons London experience based within the five star Le Meridien Hotel Spa at Piccadilly Circus.
Turner Swim’s Adult Swimming Lessons London cater for a variety of abilities, including those looking to overcome water phobia, learn to swim, transform a head-up breaststroke into a stylish front crawl, or advance technique for an open water swim or triathlon.

Address
21 Piccadilly,
London
W1J 0BH

Tel: +447592 303641

Class Times: Contact for bookings

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9. The Serpentine Lido

Located in Hyde Park, the Serpentine Lido has been a Londoner’s escape for over 100 years. Come and experience the outdoors in a unique atmosphere and enjoy a relaxing swim in the Serpentine. Or pull up a deckchair and sunbath while children play gleefully in the background. It’s all right here in the middle of London.

Address
Hyde Park,
London
W2 2UH

Tel: +4420 7706 3422

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10. Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club

Based in Kentish Town, offers lessons and competitive training for children and adults. Click visit for more information on the club’s activities and achievements.

Address
Swiss Cottage Sports Centre,
Adelaide Rd,
London
NW3 3NF

Tel: +4420 7974 5440

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6am – 10:30pm)

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11. Oasis Sports Centre

Oasis Sports Centre, located in the heart of the West End offers London’s only heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as a 140 station gym with dedicated functional training zone, three squash courts, and two exercise studios hosting a range of exercise classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Group Cycle and Rebounding.

Address
32 Endell St,
London
WC2H 9AG

Tel: +4420 7831 1804

Class Times: Mon – Thurs (6am – 10:30pm)

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12. Finchley Lido Leisure Centre

Finchley Lido provides a 80 station state-of-the art gym, and studio operating 32 classes per week. The centre has a new designated membership lounge, with kiosk and entry system. The junior fitness sessions are fully supervised and are available for 11-15 year olds in the form of eight weekly sessions across weekdays and the weekend.

Address
Chaplin House,
Great North Leisure Park,
Chaplin Square,
London N12 0GL

Tel: +4420 8343 9830

Class Times: Mon – Thurs (6am – 10:30pm), Sun (8am – 5pm)

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13. Golden Lane Sport & Fitness

You are never too old to start swimming. Whether you are a complete beginner or need help to improve your technique, adult Swim School is just for you.
Adult lessons will be available for Non-swimmer – those who are frightened of water and are complete beginners.

Address
Fane Lane,
London
EC1Y 0SH

Tel: +4420 7250 1464

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6am – 10pm), Sun (8am – 5pm)

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14. Cally Pool

Cally Pool & Gym is situated in the west of the London Borough of Islington in the heart of the community in Kings Cross. It has a 25 metre pool and large shallow pool, a small gym overlooking both pools and a sauna suite.

Address
229 Caledonian Rd,
London
N1 0NH

Tel: +4420 7278 4676

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6am – 4pm), Sun (8am – 4pm)

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15. London Baby Swim

At London Baby Swim, we offer Baby and Toddler Swimming classes at dedicated Baby Swimming Centres in London. We provide a gentle introduction to baby swimming in a playful, fun and safe environment with a progression that will develop natural swimming skills.

Address
178 Wood Ln,
Isleworth,
Middlesex
TW7 5EH

Tel: +4420 8400 9091

Class Times: Contact For Booking

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15. Chingford Leisure Centre

Chingford Leisure Centre (formerly known as Larkswood) offers an outstanding 45 station gym, 28 group exercise classes a week, a large 25 metre 6 lane swimming pool and a smaller shallow pool for children. This community focused centre has something for everyone, whether you are looking to train, get fit, socialise, learn to swim or just enjoy a swim in our pools.

Address
4,
Larkswood Leisure Park,
New Rd,
London E4 9EY

Tel: +4420 8523 8215

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6am – 4pm), Sun (8am – 4pm)

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16. The Lion Swimming Club

The Lion Swimming Club is open to any disabled person of any age with a permanent physical, learning, mental or sensory disability. Many of our members live in South East London and North West Kent.

Address
The Eltham Centre,
2 Archery Rd,
London
SE9 1HA

Tel:

Class Times: Tue – Thurs (6am – 8pm), Sun (10am – 12pm)

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17. Swim For Tri

Swim for Tri, based in London but now coaching across the UK, is a swim technique and coaching concept brought to you by the brother and sister team of Dan and Keeley Bullock.

Address
2-6 Batemans Row,
London
EC2A 3HH

Tel: +442072 472 998

Class Times: Contact for Bookings

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18. Virgin Active West London

When you join Virgin Active you become part of our family. We’re here just for you. From brilliant service with a smile to money can’t buy treats, we let you know it’s great to have you around.

Address
36 Bromyard Ave,
Acton,
London
W3 7AU

Tel: +4420 8600 9600

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6am – 10pm), Sat (9am – 5pm), Sun (8am – 8pm)

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19. Leyton Leisure Centre

The transformed centre includes, a state-of-the-art 90 station gym, swimming pool including water flume and aqua play area, teaching pool offering lessons and courses, new group exercise studios, and a sauna and steam room.

Address
763 High Rd Leyton,
Leyton
E10 5AB

Tel: +442085 588 858

Class Times: Tue – Thurs (7am – 10pm), Sun (9am – 5pm)

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20. Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Dolphin Square Fitness Club is completely independent, enabling us to set the very highest standards, control the quality and choose the facilities that our members and residents demand. Together with our multi award-winning Moroccan spa, the Club is an excellent way for residents and local residents to help to achieve health and wellness.

Address
Dolphin Square,
Chichester St,
London
SW1V 3LX

Tel: +4420 7798 8686

Class Times: Mon – Fri (6:30am – 10pm), Sat (9am – 1pm) Sun (9am – 6pm)

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