Swimming & lessons

Take the plunge

Swimming at Waltham Abbey 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.

Book online

To find out more about our swimming lesson programme, click the button below.

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Pool info

We have two pools to enjoy at Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre - our Main Pool and Teaching Pool.

Main Pool
Length: 25m
Lanes: 6

Teaching Pool
Length: 12.5m

Remember, you will need to bring appropriate swimwear, a towel and £1 for your locker.

Please remove footwear before entering the changing rooms.

Swimming butterfly stroke

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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Family Fun

Make a splash at Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre.

Baby and Toddlers through to weekend Family Fun sessions. Check out our timetable for details.

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Inflatable Fun

Make a splash and take on our pool inflatable obstacle course, in one of our Inflatable Fun sessions!

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Aqua classes

We operate a number of Aquafit classes throughout the week. Take a look at our timetable to book your space.

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Swimming clubs

Epping Forest Swimming Club are regular visitors to Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre.

If you'd like to join them, you can find more information on their website.

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SWIMTAG

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.

More info

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Timetable

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19AprFriday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
20AprSaturday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
21AprSunday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
22AprMonday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
23AprTuesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
24AprWednesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
25AprThursday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
26AprFriday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
27AprSaturday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
28AprSunday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
29AprMonday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
30AprTuesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
1MayWednesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
2MayThursday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
3MayFriday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00