We have a 33-metre swimming pool and a 12m teaching pool perfect for our swimming lessons.
Come in for an early morning lane swim, work out in the water with our aqua classes, bring the family down for our family fun session or hold your child’s next birthday party with us, we have plenty to make a splash about.
Remember to bring a £1 for lockers (refundable).
Download a copy of our pool timetable here
View our live timetable to see what’s happening in the pool right now.
If you are a Hertsmere resident aged 60 years plus or under 16 years of age you are eligible to access free swim sessions.
|Day (Adults only)||Times|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||7.30 am – 9.30 am, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm and 6.00pm – 7.00 pm|
|Saturday||2.00 pm – 4.00 pm|
Inflatable fun sessions
Come along and enjoy our swim sessions with our 20m long obstacle course. Every Saturday in the main pool 13.00 – 14.00 and Sunday’s 12.45 – 13.45. We also offer pool parties with our inflatable, contact us for more information.
Our swimming lesson follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, the leading national teaching syllabus, helping children and adults to learn how to swim in a safe, effective and enjoyable environment.
Swimming lessons are available for all ages: babies (over four months), children, teenagers and adults. If you are entering the syllabus for the first time there will be a FREE assessment with a level 2 qualified instructor to ensure you or your children is in the correct lesson based on existing skills.
FREE assessments take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 6.00pm – 6.15pm.
For more information or to sign up call reception now on 01707 850500.
There are four specialised stages in the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme:
This is an ideal introduction to water through fun and games for children from 4 months old. Made up of two stages, Adult and Baby and Duckling Awards for toddlers.
Adult & Baby sessions allow you to be in the pool with your child, whilst being guided by the instructors. In the Duckling Awards, your children progress to swimming without you in the water, but guided by our qualified teachers.
From these sessions, children will gain water confidence and foundations as they start their swim journey.
Adult and Baby lessons (4 months – 36 months):
- Monday – Friday mornings
- Saturday mornings
Ducklings lessons (3 – under 5 years):
- Monday – Friday mornings and afternoons
- Saturday and Sunday mornings
Learn to Swim Framework
Suitable for children aged between 4 and 11 years, the seven stages will teach children the fundamentals of swimming and help them to develop into confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment.
Lessons take place throughout the week, Monday – Friday between 3.30pm – 6.00pm, Saturday mornings from 9.00am and Sunday mornings from 9.30pm:
- Stage 1
- Stage 2
- Stage 3
- Stage 4
- Stage 5
- Stage 6
- Stage 7
For further information on the seven stages click here
Aquatics Skills Framework
For children who have completed the Learn to Swim Framework this stage helps them to develop existing skills further including synchro, water polo, diving and swimming.
Swimfit classes take place on a Saturday at 12 noon.
Adult Swimming Framework
For older teens and adults that are looking to start swimming these sessions cater for a range of abilities, from non swimmers and nervous swimmers to those that want to build water confidence. These sessions help develop swimming skills and technique.
We run beginners and stroke development lessons for adults:
- Wednesday evenings
- Thursday afternoons
For further information on Swim England Learn to Swim Programme visit their website
Swimming lessons run for 50 weeks of the year and you can join at any time. Swimming lessons are available in blocks of ten lessons, starting from as little as £62.50 or by direct debit at a monthly cost of £25.00 for children and £29.00 for adults.
Once enrolled you can follow your child’s progress online with our home portal, where you will be able to track their progress through the stages and see the awards they achieve. Log onto our home portal here
Summer Crash Courses
Join one of our crash courses this summer to help build water confidence, improve your stroke technique and have heaps of fun in the water.
Stages 1 and 2 take place at 3.00pm – 3.30pm
The crash courses will run Monday – Friday from Monday 29th July – Friday 30th August 2019.
Rooke Lifeguard Crash Course
The Rookie Lifeguard programme is a fun and educational way to learn essential water based lifesaving skills. Completing a one week intensive course you can achieve 3 Rookie Lifeguard awards. The course will run 19th – 23rd August.
Our swimming pool is used for training by local swimming clubs. If you are interested in finding out more about Potters Bar Swimming Club or Barracuda Swimming Club click here