Learning to swim or picking up where they left off? Our 10-stage Swim programme is perfect for your child, wherever they are in their swim journey.

under 4 years old

Parent & baby
For children aged 3 months to 2 years, our parent and baby classes help you both build water confidence and new skills together.

Our pre-school programme for 3-4 year olds will give your junior confidence and allow them to meet new friends while developing the skills they need for our main Swim programme.

junior swim programme

Learn to swim
Juniors aged 4+ can make a start on level 1-7 of our Learn to Swim Programme. In this national awards scheme, we’ll help your child build skills until they’re ready to join our Junior Squad sessions.

Junior swim squad
These Bronze, Silver and Gold classes will help challenge your juniors, working further on technique. We love to celebrate achievements, and hold a special awards ceremony whenever our juniors reach a new level.

swim galas

Our annual Swim Gala at the London Aquatic Centre is one of the most exciting dates in the Virgin Active calendar. Your child, aged 8+ could team up with similar aged juniors from their club and compete against other club swim teams in a friendly competition. Make friends, challenge themselves and step out of their comfort zone at our iconic swim galas.

family swim

Our dedicated family swim space is open for parents and juniors of all ages to swim together, no booking required.

We know it's important to swim together, that’s why our family swim sessions run 7 days a week, 9am - 7pm everyday. Check your local club for the swim timetable.

Active Splash
Our wet and wild pool sessions are run by our Junior Activities team and are full of fun for the whole family!

Swim crash course

A chance for your junior to join an intensive course during the school holidays for 30 - 60 minutes each day for 3 or 5 consecutive days. Designed to help all juniors improve their stroke technique and support their progress through the swim programme.

50 week swim term
We run consistent swim lessons to ensure your junior maintains their water safety skills and swimming technique. Our year round programme continues throughout school holidays including Easter and Summer break.

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