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Kids Swimming Lessons

Swimming is an excellent life skill for children to learn and a brilliant way for them to exercise.

Through Better, we offer swimming courses and lessons for kids of all levels and abilities. It's never too early to start swimming so book your child's place today.

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The Course Structure

To provide children with extra incentives to improve, we provide qualifications in accordance with the STA. 

Baby Swimming

At Better, our affordable adult and baby swimming sessions support infants and toddlers in building their water confidence at a pace that's natural to them. Our adult and baby programme takes infants from three months old to age three, preparing them for the next stage of their swimming journey and a lifetime of fun in the water. 

We have developed a new programme for infants (babies) and toddlers called Swimbies. Swimbies offers a syllabus of fun in the water for confidence that lasts a lifetime for babies to children aged three. 

3 years – 5 years

Starting your children on swimming lessons as early as possible can be of great benefit, at the London Aquatics Centre, under the STA Pre School course we offer lesson starting at 3 years to 5 years old. This course is designed to help toddlers and young swimmers become familiar with the water and begin to learn to swim.

5 - 16 years

From the age of 5 upwards, depending on ability, pupils can work their way through from level 1 to 8, continually developing their ability and technique, which will enable them to reach the Swimming Stroke Awards for each of the four individual strokes butterfly, breast stroke, back stroke, and front crawl.

Going Professional

Our framework, levels 9-10 offer the choice to specialise in a specific water sport and develop your skills to a professional level.


Prices for Children's swimming lessons -

Direct Debit* 30 mins £19.50
  45 mins £25.50

* Your DD price is based on a 50 week programme over 12 months ( with 2 weeks off for Christmas )

Please note, we operate a rolling swimming lesson programme which is automatically renewed until you tell us to stop. If you would like to cancel please notify us via Contact Us link.

Concessionary prices are also available, please ask at reception.

Ensuring Safety

There are always certified lifeguards on hand at the pool during lesson times. We use a number of fun swimming aids to encourage children in the pool and help develop their confidence in a positive way through our lessons.

Getting Started

Before your young swimmer starts swimming at the London Aquatics Centre in lessons or courses, consider following our top tips for parents and guardians:

  1. Bring your child to the London Aquatics Centre to check out the venue before the first lesson. This way, the child is comfortable with the venue and the pool.
  2. Be prepared to help your child get ready before the lesson in the family changing area, and ensure they have all equipment required such as goggles, a towel, and floating wings.
  3. If your child is using goggles or a swimming cap, help them learn how to use these tools independently. Equipment like goggles can be overwhelming for a young child, and helping them practice putting on goggles at home can be beneficial to their confidence both in and out of the water.

Tracking Your Child’s Progress


Track your child's progress with our CoursePro app.

Updated by swimming teachers after each lesson, CoursePro gives parents a clear picture of how their child is performing and offers suggestions on how your child can improve. With CoursePro you can be sure your child gets the most from their lessons.

Speak to your swimming instructor today.