FREE Swimming Lessons

FREE swimming lessons for adults

We offer free 12-week adult beginner swimming lessons for Southwark residents at selected times of the year at all Southwark leisure centres with swimming pools.


Who can have free swimming lessons

If you’re a Southwark resident, a non-swimmer and aged 16 or over, you can book free swimming lessons. Lessons are available as follows:

  • adults aged 16 or over can book lessons at any centre listed 
  • over-60s can book lessons at any centre listed 
  • residents with disabilities can book at any centre listed

Where can you have free lessons?

How to book your free lessons

Courses are fully booked until September. Bookings are not available for that course yet so please don’t enquire until after 1 August. Enquiries before then will not be responded to via this form.

When you submit your enquiry please state your preference of when you’d like to have lessons.

Southwark Leisure will contact you by phone or email to offer you a lesson slot. If a suitable slot isn’t available, you’ll be put on a waiting list.

You need to confirm whether you’d like to accept the place if one is offered.

Bring proof of your address to the leisure centre on the day of your first lesson.

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