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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.

Lanes available

Free Swim

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

Fun sessions

Weekend fun swim sessions

Come along and enjoy our fun swim sessions with a range of fun floats and our giant inflatable obstacle ‘the BEAST’ 20m long obstacle course. Every Saturday in the main pool 13.00 – 14.00 and Sunday’s 12.45 – 13.45.

Beat the BEAST

Can you take on the challenge of our brand new inflatable the BEAST? Join us for a structured session where you can enjoy fun games including capture the flag, team races, total wipe-out and bulldog. Beat the BEAST sessions will run every Friday in school holidays.

Beat the BEAST Pool Parties

If you have a birthday to celebrate why not book our new Beat the BEAST party for your special day, where you can take on the challenge with your friends. Call 01707 850500 contact us for more information.

New Float Fit sessions

Float Fit is a group exercise programme on the water using the world’s first floating exercise mat, the Aquabase. This challenging, low impact and effective class delivers a 30 minute workout suitable for all ages and abilities. We will be running two types of adult classes, HIIT and Balance. We will be introducing a Children’s session during school holidays. For more information click here .

New Aqua Zumba class

Join us for our new Aqua Zumba class on Tuesdays 11.45am – 12.40pm. Perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.

Swimming Lessons

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:

Pre-School Framework

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 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:

Easter Holiday Crash Courses

Join us for a swimming crash course this Easter, we are running the following courses during the school holidays.

Week One: Monday 6th April – Friday 10th April 2020

  • 09.00am – 09.30pm – Duckling 3 (3 years plus not at full time school)
  • 14.30pm – 15.00pm  – Stroke Development (stroke correction and stamina) lengths.
  • 15.00pm – 15.30pm Stages 1 & 2 (5 years plus at full time school) non-swimmer and weak swimmers.

Week Two: Monday 13th April – Friday 17th April 2020

  • 14.30pm – 15.00pm – Flipper session (all strokes excluding breast stroke) lengths.
  • 15.00pm – 15.30pm – Stages 1 & 2 (5 years plus at full time school) non-swimmer and weak swimmers).

Price: £40.00 per person, per week

Swimming Clubs

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