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Better Leisure runs the UK's largest Swim School, and you can join lessons at York Leisure Centre at Monks Cross. Across the country, Better helps over 135,000 people learn to love the water and keep active, by becoming capable and confident swimmers. They have designed their swim school programme to be flexible and affordable, with prices starting from as little as £3 per lesson (dependent on location). They offer a range of payment options from monthly direct debits and annual payments.


Bond with your baby and have fun in the water one milestone at a time with Better at York Leisure Centre. Their baby swimming programme SWIMBiES is for babies and toddlers from three months to three years. 


For children aged  3 to 5 years. Please note that due to COVID-19 Adults are required to support their child in the water for this class. Pre School lessons focus on developing water confidence, introducing the essential swimming skills to enable your child to become safe and confident independent swimmers, ready for their first Foundation class.

Their swim programme focuses on a set of achievements linked to a set of skills and distances achieved which are natural and progressive milestones for every child to become the best swimmer possible. There are also adult lessons and 1-2-1 lessons

Class Times & Locations

Visit the York Leisure Centre website for the latest timetable and to book.

York Leisure Centre, Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross Dr, Huntington, York YO32 9AF


Baby to adult


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