We will be opening our doors next month!
If you are looking for swimming lessons, swim! Chatham is the place for you! Our members-only swimming facility is designed specifically for children aged 0-11 to learn to swim, which is a vital life skill. Our lessons are delivered by expert teachers and are fun and progressive. We have small class sizes and teachers in the water with beginners. Adopting a child-led approach, we commit to ensuring your child has the best 30 minutes of their week. All swimmers’ achievements are celebrated with certificates and stickers. With a simple online booking process and a monthly direct debit we will take your child from splash to swim!
experience our facilities
Designed for the whole family.
star of the week
Be sure to applaud our Stars of the Week at the end of their lesson.
A relaxed area to get ready.
Be sure to share any pics with us! #weareswim
air-conditioned viewing lounge
With floor-to-ceiling windows for a full view of the pool.
Perfectly heated for all swimmers.
Remember to bring your own lock!
coffee machine in the viewing lounge
Enjoy free WiFi and a clear view from every seat.
The swim! team will be here to greet you.
Designed to store your pram or car seat.
swim! play area
To keep little ones entertained.
For your convenience.
Perfect for a pre or post-lesson dip.
To get your swimmer pool ready!
don’t take it from us, take it from them!
This is a wonderful place! Brilliantly designed for kids and the staff are lovely! My son has not got on well with swimming lessons at other places, and has been really frightened of going again, but this evening he was smiling and laughing! Fantastic! We signed up straightaway for lessons.Jessica
We absolutely love swim! You cannot believe that such a lovely swimming pool is situated here. Our little boys third swimming lesson and he is already so much more confident in the water. I asked him today what his favourite part of his lesson was and he said “Emma”. He loves his swimming teacherBerni
I would recommend swim! to anyone who wants to take their child to learn how to swim, the best decision I made was the bring my little boy here. All staff are very friendly and very welcoming :Caitlin
Amazing experience for your little ones to learn to swim. The instructors are so welcoming, patient and kind.Loren
frequently asked questions
We’ll be next door to Home Bargains and Aldi at Horsted Retail Park, off Maidstone Road in Chatham, ME5 9QF
Yes we do!
Our baby swim! lessons are designed specifically for ages 0-3.
We have limited availability for these lessons as they only take place of specific weekdays.
At swim! we offer a seamless learn to swim! journey for all ages, with group swimming lessons for 0-11.
- Our bespoke programme focuses on great technique and core skills before progressing onto distances, with small class sizes allowing for individual feedback and progression.
- Lessons have fun themes each week and our teachers are highly skilled and experts at what they do.
- State-of-the-art facilities allow for member-only access offering clean, modern, and warm changing rooms designed for children.
- Our comfortable viewing lounge has air conditioning, free WIFI and refreshments available for spectators.
- We celebrate every milestone and achievement no matter how big or small through our unique swim! awards.
All of this comes with a simple online booking process and online progress tracking so you can keep up to date with how your little one is getting on in their lessons.
Please arrive at your lessons around 10 minutes prior to your start time. You will be welcomed by the swim! team at reception and you can gain access to the changing room via the QR code on your online account. Outdoor shoes should not be worn in changing areas, please use the cover shoes provided before entering the changing rooms.
Once your little one is changed, for ages 3-11 they will complete a warm-up video in the warm-up area 5 minutes before the lesson starts, they’ll then hop onto poolside where they’ll be met by their teacher to start their lesson. You will then collect your child from their teacher at the collection point at the end of the lesson.
For baby swim! please proceed to poolside with your baby just before the start time of your lesson, you’ll teacher will meet you in the pool! Our viewing lounge is designed for family and friends to enjoy watching swim! lessons. For baby swim! one adult will be in the water and other family and friends are welcome to come and watch.
Our pools are heated to a warm 31 degrees, perfect for little ones.
Our opening times will be….
Weekdays 3pm to 8pm
Weekends 8am to 7pm
The best way to get in touch is via email!
Lessons are group based with up to six children per class and require children to have the capability to be independent in the water and able to take instructions from our teachers. We don’t currently offer SEN or disability-specific sessions. However, we may in the future have one-to-one lessons on offer which may be suitable.