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27th -29th May 2023 - AP Race London International

Children Swimming Lessons


At Better, our 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 four, preparing them for the next stage of their swimming journey and a lifetime of fun in the water. 

Swimbies offers 3 stages for your little one to work their way through.

Dippers:3 -12 months

Splashers:13-24 months

Paddlers:2-3 years 


Pre School is aimed at  3-4 years 


Previously known as:
Stage 1, 2, 3

Teaching pupils the essential swimming skills to ensure they learn to be safe in and around water. Learning the basic techniques for all 4 strokes, achieving 10metre on Front Crawl and Backstroke by the end of their Green milestones.

Ability Groups: 
Red, Amber and Green


Previously known as:
Stage 4, 5, 6, 7

Teaching pupils advanced swimming skills, developing their techniques on all 4 strokes to create efficient and effective swimmers. Lessons focus on a wide range of skills across all aquatic sports. Pupils will learn basic water survival and rescue skills as part of the milestone awards. Here we will also work with other partner clubs to assess each pupils ability to progress in talent pathways.

Ability Groups:
Bronze, Silver and Gold


Previously known as:
Stage 8, 9, 10

Supporting and developing your child to achieve their own person goals in the pool. Setting personal targets related to challenge award in fitness swimming, personal survival and junior lifesaving and other aquatic sports. Here we will continue to  work with other partner clubs to assess each pupils ability to progress in talent pathways should they choose to.

Ability Groups:
Talent Lanes




Prices vary depending on the class type: 

Swimbies - Direct Debit* 30 mins £42.00
Pre School, Foundation, Development Direct Debit* 30 mins £30.00
 Academy Direct Debit* 45 mins £35.00

* 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 from £15.00 per month

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

To get started with your little ones lessons please follow the step by step guide below:

1. Click here to find your chosen class and join today

2. Sign up to the home portal and track your childs progress here

3. Visit the venue on your first lesson to get started

Track your childs progress using our Coursepro App


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


Please ensure to read our frequently asked questions for the most up-to-date information on the new protocols. Your cooperation, along with the safety measures and all the efforts from our swim teachers, will help keep your visit safer, better and stronger than ever.

If you need further assistance with lessons please cilck here