South East

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!


Horsted Retail Park, Chatham ME5 9SQ

Opening times

  • Monday 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Free on-site parking available
  • Your centre manager is: Aimy Southern


enjoying your swim! experience from day one

Our fun, bespoke programme is designed to support your child through their introduction to swimming lessons. With small class sizes, teachers in the water with beginners and weekly themed lessons we will unlock their swimming potential.


fun and bespoke experience for babies & toddlers

Our ‘baby swim!’ lessons are child-led and designed for you to bond with your little ones while they build water confidence. Our lessons focus on your child’s development, using sensory equipment whilst learning how to be safe in the water.

experience our facilities

changing rooms

Designed for the whole family.

star of the week

Be sure to applaud our Stars of the Week at the end of their lesson.

vanity area

A relaxed area to get ready.

pram park

Designed to store your pram or car seat.

award podium

Be sure to share any pics with us! #weareswim

warm-up area

To get your swimmer pool ready!

air-conditioned viewing lounge

With floor-to-ceiling windows for a full view of the pool.

31-degree 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.

swim! play area

To keep little ones entertained.

retail area

For your convenience.

shower area

Perfect for a pre or post-lesson dip.

take your child from splash to swim!

Here at swim! Chatham, we do things differently. Led by Olympians Becky Adlington OBE and Steve Parry MBE, we are on a mission to get every child in the UK swimming. Learn to swim in a clean, safe and warm environment. Our expertly trained teachers will make your little one’s swimming journey fun and memorable. Get ready to swim!

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.


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 teacher


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 :


Amazing experience for your little ones to learn to swim. The instructors are so welcoming, patient and kind.


Really great place for kids to learn to swim. Looks really nice and fresh all the staff are lovely. Highly recommend


Thoroughly impressed with the whole venue, looks beautiful! Have already signed my kids up for some lessons and they're excited. All staff are very polite, kind and helpful.


frequently asked questions

Not sure what swim! group is best for your swimmer?

Why not take our group checker quiz to find the perfect swim! group for your child….

group checker