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Learn to Swim with Better Swim School 

Learning to swim is a vital life skill for everyone, that’s why, as the leading operator of swimming lessons, the Better Swim School offers a programme suited to all abilities from babies through to adults. 

The programme we run at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre focuses on a set of achievements linked to a set of skills and distances achieved which are natural and progressive milestones for every child to become the best swimmer possible.

Why swim?

Ellie Kendall, Swim Lead  – Swimming is a great all-round exercise, working almost every muscle in your body without putting stress on your joints. So it’s perfect if you want to be more active and stay healthy whatever your age or ability. With Bath Sports and Leisure Centre, you’ll have access to a main swimming pool for fitness swimming sessions. From swimming lessons, lane swimming sessions to family fun swims, Bath Sports and Leisure Centre offers everything you need to take the plunge, build confidence, develop lifelong skills and get active while having fun in the water.

For our youngest swimmers, we have the Swimbies programme which takes children aged 3 months to 3 years and works on the child’s water confidence through the use of songs and toys. This leads into our Pre-School lessons, which are for children aged 3-4 years and help the children explore the water more independently and introduces essential swimming skills such as floating and kicking.


The learn to swim programme for children from age 4 to 16 teaches and develops the child’s swimming skills via learning the basic techniques for all 4 strokes, achieving 10 metres on Front Crawl and Backstroke by the end of their Green milestones. They then move onto learning basics survival and rescue skills and following that, we get setting personal targets related to challenge award in fitness swimming, personal survival and junior lifesaving plus other aquatic sports.

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Our Swim Doctor programme is aimed at adults who want to improve their swimming technique or are training for a specific goal.

Therefore, whether your children are beginners or you're wanting to build their confidence or yours, we will help them progress in the world of water. Why not try our lessons today

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