Swimming lessons

at White Oak

We offer swimming lessons for both adults and children.


White Oak Leisure Centre runs a programme of swimming classes and courses suitable for both children and adults. Taught by our experienced and qualified instructors, our lessons are fun and inclusive.


Our Swimming Academy follows the nationally recognised Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, which includes a wide range of water confidence and stroke improvement activities for children and adults. It is the leading national teaching syllabus for delivering safe, inclusive and effective swimming lessons for all ages. The Programme provides motivation and support for children at every level – from their first splash to gaining their enhanced aquatic skills.

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Swimming lesson programmes

Junior swimming lessons

Teaching Pool and Main Pool

See programme

Parent and Baby lessons

January to March timetable


Parent and Baby

We encourage parents to introduce their babies to the water an early age to develop their strength and confidence. Parent and baby courses are fun and healthy for both adult (or guardian) and child.  Suitable for children from 4months – 4 ½ years, it’s a great opportunity to do something fun and healthy for both you and child.

See the Play programme for details.

View January to March 2020  timetable

Our swim teachers are experts in the field, and follow Swim England’s Learn to Swim Programme. Courses can be paid for up-front or with our direct debit membership, a more cost-effective and convenient way to pay for lessons plus get free swimming.

Swimming lessons membership

Whether you want to improve your technique or get in the pool for the first time; you can learn with confidence in One-to-One lessons. Get in touch and book your first One-to-One, plus get 10% off when you book 5.

We also offer group lessons, which take place on a Monday (19:00) or Wednesday (12:30).

Take advantage of our fantastic diving facilities of 1 and 3 metre springboards, a 5 metre platform and dedicated diving pit. Highgate Diving Club teaches people of all ages and abilities, and love to see a new face getting involved with diving. See highgatedivingclub.co.uk for more info, and contact us to book.

Why not attend a fitness class in the pool, where you can work out amongst friends to improve fitness and mobility. We offer:

A low impact aerobic workout in shallow water, perfect for non-swimmers and those wishing to improve their fitness. Suitable for anti/post natal and during pregnancy (please notify the instructor before the class starts).

See our complete classes programme here.

An all over body workout using floating aids (not suitable for non swimmers).

See our complete classes programme here.

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