We have a 33-metre swimming pool and a 12m teaching pool perfect for our swimming lessons.
We have swimming lessons available for ages 6 months and older. Or come in for an lane swim.
Please note that an Adult over the age of 18 or Parents/Guardian are required to accompany children under 8 years & non-swimmers. Adult : Child ratio enforced & monitored (1:2 Main pool up to 1.25m, Teaching pool 1:3)
Public swimming sessions are available throughout the week in both the learner and main pools. Walk-ins are available, however we advise customers book in advance to secure their session. Members and leisure card holders can book up to 8 days in advance and non members 48 hours before their session.
Remember to bring a £1 for lockers (refundable).
View our live timetable to see what’s happening in the pool right now.
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
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.
For more information or to sign up call reception now on 01707 850500, alternatively you can register your interest using the form below;
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 Discovery Duckling and 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 – 18 months):
- Monday – Friday mornings
- Saturday mornings
Adult and Child lessons (18 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.
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
NEW Adult Swimming Lessons
Thursday’s at 2.30pm for beginners/non-swimmers in the boom pool. All lessons will run at the swimmers individual pace in a social and friendly environment.
For further information on Swim England Learn to Swim Programme visit their website
Benefits of joining our swimming lessons;
- Learn to swim in a safe environment with fully trained staff.
- Swimming lessons run 7 days a week, for 50 weeks of the year – join at any time.
- Track your progress via our online home portal.
- Free swimming in public sessions (subject to availability).
- Free swim hat for each stage.
May Half Term Fun Swims
Monday – Friday: 11.30am – 12.15pm *Friday’s in the main pool
The home portal will be able to view the current status of your child’s progress.
Before you can access the portal you will need to activate your child’s account by logging on below and following the instructions on the screen and validate the data. You will need to know your membership number.
Should you wish to cancel your swimming lessons, please complete the following form and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.