Directory of swimming lessons & swimming coaches in London & swimming pools in London

Kids swim group www.swimminglessonslondon.co.uk Mobile - 07703 069990
Location: Downside Fisher Youth Centre, Druid Street, London SE1 2EZ

We form small groups based on age and ability. Each group will consist of only 3-4 children . Therefore the ratio will be no higher than 4:1 (4 students per teacher).  Each session will last 30 minutes.Because of our small groups, we maximise our effectiveness.

All our swimming teachers are ASA qualified  and insured.

Each Course will run for 10 weeks (10 x 30min weekly sessions). Thereafter we will assess the progress of each student and look at badges which can be undertaken and achieved (this is all included in the price).
The cost for 10 week term is £150 per child.

The sessions will take place on the following days and times:
Saturday afternoons: 4.40pm-6.30pm
Sunday mornings: 10am -12pm


Swimming Lessons London

Tel - 020 8292 8550    Mobile - 07703 069990    email - info @ swimminglessonslondon.co.uk

Location: Circle Spa, Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1 2JE

We offer private one-to-one swimming lessons to all adults and children of all abilities
(from aqua-phobics to Masters swimmers)
in Central, Southwark, Westminster, and West End London area

We are A.S.A. School of Swimming coaches in London that provide 1st class, intensive, private 1-2-1 swimming tuition to adults and children in WC1 and SE1 London. We also provide 'small groups' children's swimming lessons.
For more information see www.swimminglessonslondon.co.uk

Swimming Lessons London

Tel - 020 8292 8550 Mobile - 07703 069990 email - info @ swimminglessonslondon.co.uk

Bannatyne's Health Club, 32 Woburn Place, Russell Square, London WC1H 0JR

We offer private one-to-one swimming lessons to all adults and children of all abilities
(from aqua-phobics to Masters swimmers)
in Central, Southwark, Westminster, and West End London area

We are A.S.A. School of Swimming coaches in London that provide 1st class, intensive, private 1-2-1 swimming tuition to adults and children in WC1 and SE1 London. We also provide 'small groups' children's swimming lessons.
For more information see www.swimminglessonslondon.co.uk

Swimming Drama: Barracuda

If you're into competitive swimming, I recommend this Australian 4-part TV drama Barracuda. It's a glimpse into what it takes to become a swimming champion. But it's also a salutory tale about the perils of losing perspective of all the things that are important in life, when you focus on winning one thing to the exclusion of all else. Beware of the simplistic "all or nothing" mentality, it can poison you.

Available on BBC iplayer until 17 March 2017.

Restore Britain's Historic Swimming Pools

30 September saw the launch of a campaign to restore Britain's Victorian and Edwardian swimming pools, such as Camberwell Baths in London. Historic Pools of Britain promotes the restoration of these pools so the public can enjoy swimming in some of Britain's most iconic indoor swimming pools.

Haggerston Baths on Whitstone Road, Hackney, has been put up for sale by Hackney Council, after the property has stood derelict for 15 years. The council say it would take £25 million to restore this swimming pool, and they can't afford to do it. The failure to secure the premises resulted in vandals gaining access and covering all surfaces with graffiti, and there was evidence of squatting. Campaigners failed to get this pool listed as an "asset of community value", which is bizarre given that London is crying out for more good quality swimming pools. This is yet another example of failure to prioritise what's most important: decent sports and fitness facilities for a deprived London borough in which obesity levels are high, and youth crime is high. If central government valued the nation's health, it would contribute to some of the restoration costs, so that Hackney Council wouldn't have to foot the full bill.

Personal trainers in London who are also swimming instructors: Rob Popper (Triathlon House, Paddington) and Angela Chapman (Strictly Swimming; in City of London, Knightsbridge, Tower Bridge, and Fulham) to name just two.

Rio 2016 Olympics

Team GB took silver in the 4 x 100 relay.

Michael Phelps took multiple golds this olympics. He is the most successful olympic swimmer of all time.

Congratulations to Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow for their bronze on the 10m synchronised dive. 

Gold medals for Team GB's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears for the 3m synchronised diving. Awesome performance, beating the Chinese, a super-human achievement.

Adam Peaty wins gold in the 100m breaststroke, having smashed the world record in the earlier heats. The 21 year old hated water as a small kid, and would cry whenever he went into the water. Meanwhile Jazz Carlin takes silver in the women's 400m freestyle.

Ever browsed the online swimming store Simply Swim? For an awesome range of men's and women's swimwear check out the banners on this page and get shopping! Gorgeous sexy swimwear and all the swimming accessories you could wish for.

Are you a keen swimmer in London? Which are the best swimming pools in London in your experience? Does your pool have lane swimming, so you're not bumping into kids at the shallow end? Are the showers and changing area clean and well maintained? Does your pool have chlorine or is it ozone treated? Let me know and I'll feature it on this page.

Are you into Triathlon or Openwater races? Check out Swimfortri.com, a London based swim company founded by brother and sister Dan and Keeley Bullock. They coach swimming for budding triathletes and openwater race enthusiasts.

What is the quietest time to swim at the Aquatics Centre Stratford? Let me know!

Swimming is a fantastic way to get fit in London, particularly in the winter whenthe weather is cold and wet, or even freezing. It's great for cardiovascular fitness, and muscular strength (broad shoulders in particular) and endurance too. When the London 2012 olympic pool in Stratford E15 finally opens to the general public, you'll see just what a test of fitness a full size 50 metre long pool is. For a city the size of London, two Olympic swimming pools is not enough, but it's a small step in the right direction. When I lived in Australia I got a taste of what a nation which takes sport seriously looks like. Even small towns like Cairns in Queensland had a 50m olympic pool (outdoor) and a thriving programme of swimming coaching and competitions.

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Swimming in Central London (West End WC1 etc)

Central YMCA Club Tel: 0333 920 4843
112 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NQ
25 metre indoor pool, the largest in central London
Next to St Giles Hotel

Swim Dem Crew (@swimdemcrew on Twitter)
Founded by Peigh Asante
Outdoor swimming in London

Oasis Sports Centre Tel - 020 7831 1804
32 Endell Street, London WC2H 9AG
Run by Better Leisure, swimming coaches and classes available
27.5 metre outdoor heated pool in the heart of Covent Garden. There's also an indoor pool.

Swimming Nature Tel: 03445 040506
Fitness First Tottenham Court Road, 179A Tottenham Court Road, London  W1T 7PA
Shaw Method swimming lessons

Swimming Lessons - Pain & Able Daphne Wood   Mobile: 07941 941883
Experienced Shaw Method teacher, also ASA qualified.
Specialises in fear of water (including deep water),
and use of swimming to help manage chronic back pain and other pain.
Venues in London WC1, also your chosen venue.

Swimming in the City (EC1 etc)

Ironmonger Row Baths Ironmonger Row London EC1V 3QF   Tel - 020 7253 4011
Nearest Tube: Old Street

Vie Health Clubs tel - 020 7278 8070
122 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5DL
Swimming pool, gym, free weights area, sauna
Classes: aerobics, spinning, yoga, zumba, box circuits

Golden Lane Leisure Centre Golden Lane Estate, Fann Street, London EC1Y 0SH
Tel - 020 7250 1464
Nearest Tube: Barbican

Virgin Active Bank Tel: 020 7065 5550
5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW
15 metre indoor swimming pool
Classes: Aqua Zumba, Hydro, Aqua Classes
Gym: personal trainers, Woodway Curve treadmills, Watt Bikes, rotating climbing wall, free weights

Adult Swimming Lessons - Immerse 21b Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DP
Tel - 020 8802 1122
Individual and Group Lessons
Venues in One Aldwych WC2, Old Broad Street EC2, London Wall EC2, Leadenhall EC3,

Swimming in West London (W1 etc)

Chuan Health Club at The Langham Hotel Tel: 020 7636 1000 (must book in advance)
You need to book a 1 hour treatment (massage etc) then you get 2 hours' use of the pool.
1c Portland Place, off Regent Street, London W1B 1JA
16 metre indoor pool in a former bank vault in the basement.

Marshall Street Leisure Centre Tel: 020 7871 7222
15 Marshall Street, London W1F 5EL
Swimming pool and gym run by Better Leisure

The Lansdowne Club Tel: 020 7629 7200
9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD
Swimming pool, gym with personal trainers, zumba, squash, physiotherapists, massage

Acton Swimming Baths
Salisbury Street, Acton, London W3 8NW
Tel - 020 8992 8877

Serpentine Lido
Hyde Park, London W2 3XA   Tel - 020 7706 3422
Nearest Tubes: Lancaster Gate Tube, Knightsbridge Tube

The Park Club
East Acton Lane, London W3 7HB
Tel - 020 3393 5145
20 metre indoor pool
25 metre outdoor pool (heated to 31 degrees in winter)
Swimming coaches for individual lessons

The Hogarth Health Club
Airedale Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2NW
18 metre pool
Tel - 020 3468 4654

Phoenix Fitness Centre & Janet Adegoke Swimming Pool
Bloemfontein Road, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7DB
Tel - 020 8735 4900

Swimming in East London (E1 etc, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham)

Aquatics Centre Stratford Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 2QZ
Tel: 020 8536 3150
Venue of the London 2012 Olympics swimming competitions
Open 7 days a week, 6am - 10pm.
From Tuesday 9 September - Sunday 14 September the Invictus Games will restrict public use.
Full size 50 metre olympic pool for lane swimming (10 lanes)
Swimming lessons, diving lessons, for adults and children.
For more details see Londonaquaticscentre.org

Mile End Park Leisure Centre
190 Burdett Road, Mile End, London E3 4HL
Tel - 020 8709 4420
25 metre pool

East Ham Leisure Centre
324 Barking Road, East Ham, London E6 2RT
Tel - 020 8548 5850

Leyton Leisure Lagoon
763 High Road, Leyton, London E10 5AB
Tel - 020 8558 8858
25 metre pool

Newham Leisure Centre
281 Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, London E13 8SD
Tel - 020 7511 4477

Tiller Leisure Centre
Tiller Road, Docklands, London E14 8PX
Tel - 020 7987 5211
25 metre pool

Kings Hall Leisure Centre
39 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, London E5 0NU
Tel - 020 8985 2158

York Hall Leisure Centre
5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
Tel - 020 8980 2243

St George's Pools
221 The Highway, London E1W 3BP
Tel - 020 7709 9714

Balaam Leisure Centre
Balaam Street, Plaistow, London E13 8AQ
Tel - 020 7476 5274

Canary Riverside Virgin Active
34 West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 8RR  
Tel - 020 7513 2999
20 metre swimming pool
Nearest Tube: Canary Wharf

Atherton Leisure Centre Tel: 0300 124 0123
89 Romford Road, Stratford, London E15 4JF
Newly refurbished with gym and swimming pool

Aquavision Swimming Club
Tel: 020 8370 1021
Synchronised swimming club (youth team)
707 Forest Road, London E17 4JB
Also at Waltham Forest Pool & Track, 170 Chingford Road, London E17 5AA
Also at Sylvestrian Centre, Forest School, College Place, Snaresbrook, London E17 3PY
Swimming coaches: Laila Vakil, Daniela Slopkova, Leon Nelson, Daniella Waller

London Fields Lido
London Fields West Side, Hackney, London E8 3EU   Tel - 020 7254 9038
50 metre heated outdoor pool

Swimming in North London (N1 etc, Barnet, Enfield)

Britannia Leisure Centre 40 Hyde Road, Hackney, London N1 5JU
Tel - 020 7729 4485

Highbury Pool Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RR   Tel - 020 7704 2312
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
25 metre pool, gym

Cally Pool 229 Caledonian Road, London N1 ONH   Tel - 020 7278 1890
Nearest Tubes: Kings Cross, Caledonian Road
25 metre pool

Finchley Lido Leisure Unit 4 Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square, North Finchley, London N12 0GL
Tel - 020 8343 9830

Clissold Leisure Centre 63 Clissold Road, London N16 9EX
Tel - 020 7254 5574

Sunstone Health & Leisure Club for Women 16 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 7HR
Tel - 0844 880 2501
Women's only swimming pool.
Pool-based classes.

Swimming in North West London (NW1 etc)

Hampstead Heath Ponds Hampstead Heath, London NW5 1QR
Tel - 020 7332 3773
Open daily from May to mid-September.
Competent swimmers only, no children under 8, under 16's only with an adult.

Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, Adelaide Road, London NW3 3NF
Club Tel - 020 7974 5440 for details
Leisure Centre tel: 020 7974 2012
Largest swimming club in central London with 25m pool (8 lanes)
Also a separate 20m teaching pool
Swimming lessons in Camden for adults and children.

Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre Champions Way, Hendon, London NW4 1PX
Tel - 020 8457 9900

Parliament Hill Lido Ring for opening times: 020 7332 3773
Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP
60m x 28m with a stainless steel lining to capture and retain heat.
Nearest London Overground train Station: Gospel Oak (closed until Feb 2017)
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town (northern line) then take bus up Highgate Hill to the junction with Gordon House Road.

Swimming in South West London (SW1 etc, Richmond, Kingston)

The Berkeley Hotel Rooftop Pool Tel: 020 7201 1699 (must book in advance; £150.00 day pass, 24 hour cancellation policy)
Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL
30 degrees heated pool, views over Hyde Park, sliding roof (depending on weather and outside temperature)
One of London's most exclusive swimming pool experiences

Brixton Recreation Centre 27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8QQ
Tel - 020 7926 9779

Swimming Lessons - Swimming Nature Tel - 08700 949597
Venues throughout London, email for details: bookings (at) swimmingnature.co.uk

Tooting Bec Lido Tooting Bec Road, London SW16 1UT   tel - 020 8871 7198
90 metres - Largest freshwater open air pool in England

Wimbledon Leisure Centre Latimer Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1EW
Tel - 020 8542 1330
30.1 metre swimming pool

Pools on the Park Health and Fitness Club Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF
Tel - 020 8940 0561
33 metre indoor pool.
33 metre outdoor pool (May to September)

Swimming in South East London (SE1 etc)

Swimming Lessons - Swimming Lessons London Tel - 020 8292 8550   Mob - 07703 069990
Top Notch Health Club, 51-55 St Thomas Street, London SE1 3QX
Private swimming lessons, and swim-based personal training

Eltham Centre 2 Archery Road, London SE9 1HA
Tel - 020 8921 4344

Waterfront Leisure Centre Woolwich High Road, Woolwich, London SE18 6DL
Tel - 020 8317 5000

Arches Leisure Centre Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9UX
Tel - 020 8317 5020

Brockwell Lido Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA
50 metre pool, steam and sauna, hydrotherapy

Thamesmere Leisure Centre Thamesmere Drive, Thamesmeade, London SE28 8RE
Tel - 020 8311 1119
25 metre pool

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Ledrington Road, London SE19 2BB   Tel -  020 8778 0131
50 metre olympic swimming pool (8 lanes), 25 metre swimming pool (6 lanes), teaching pool.
Diving pool (not for general public, advanced booking required)
Nearest Train Station: Crystal Palace

Swimming requires a great deal of muscular endurance, and cardiovascular fitness (strong heart and strong lung capacity too). Why not hire a personal trainer in London to give your swimming fitness a turbo-boost? For maximum benefits from your swimming, vary your strokes, and include some breast-stroke, front-crawl (freestyle), back-stroke, and butterfly stroke.

Shoulder flexibility is vital for all swimming strokes, and a personal trainer can help you with shoulder stretches to make you a more effective swimmer.

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