Swimming & lessons

Take the plunge

Swimming at Balham Leisure Centre

Swimming is a great way to stay physically active, whatever your age or ability. Whether you’re lane swimming to maintain and develop your fitness, splashing around with the family or learning to swim so that you can join in the fun, we have something for you!

Enjoy a range of swimming and pool activities for you and your whole family where you can have fun and be active together.

Learn to swim with our swimming lesson programme, book a swim session from our timetable or find out about our pool.

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Swimming lessons

Our team follows the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework to deliver swimming lessons. We use fun and games to build water confidence from the first splash to a lifetime of loving swimming and being safe in the water.

To learn more about our swimming lessons at Balham Leisure Centre, click the button below.

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Pool info

We have a main pool to enjoy at Balham Leisure Centre, as well as a pool-side sauna and steam room. 

Main Pool
Length: 25m
Lanes: 4

Sauna and steam room sessions are available to book via the timetable

Swimming memberships

We offer a range of Swim memberships that will allow you to enjoy your time in the pool – whether for fun or structured, fitness activity.

Take a look at what else is included in each membership type and learn how you can join today. 

Our memberships


Take a virtual tour

Our pool facilities are well worth checking out. Want to see them before you visit? Check out our virtual tour at the link below.

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Aqua classes

Classes range from gentle to high impact so you can work hard and enjoy the support of the pool improving strength and fitness. 

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Sauna & steam

Have you had a busy day or just finished a hard workout?  Why not finish it off with a lovely relaxing session in our pool-side sauna and steam room.

£12.40 per session.

Ask us for more details on 0208 772 9577.

Leander Swimming Club

We welcome Leander Swimming Club to our centre to make use of our facilities.

If you'd like to find out more information, please contact them via email or visit their website.

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SWIMTAG is the latest, waterproof wearable technology that helps you track your swim strokes, lengths, times and calories burned. You can enter challenges and competitions to compete against other swimmers or your own personal best.

SWIMTAG is free for members. Simply sign up for SWIMTAG at reception, or via the link below.

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