North East

If you are looking for swimming lessons, swim! Newcastle Benton is the place for you! We are located on North Tyne Retail Park on Whitley Road. We are next to JD gyms, The Range and Starbucks. We have lots of free car parking spaces. 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!


North Tyne Retail Park, Whitley Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SR

Opening times

  • Monday 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thursday 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Weekends 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Free on-site parking available
  • Your centre manager is: Charley McKeurtan
  • what3words location : broom.props.slate


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.

find the perfect swim! group for your child

Still not sure what group is suitable for your little one? Not to worry, use our easy to follow swim! group checker to see our recommendation.

swim! group checker

experience our facilities

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.

award podium

Be sure to share any pics with us! #weareswim

changing rooms

Designed for the whole family.

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

Enjoy free WiFi and a clear view from every seat.


The swim! team will be here to greet you.

pram park.

Designed to store your pram or car seat.

swim! play area

To keep little ones entertained.

retail area

For your convenience.

shower area

Perfect for a pre or post-lesson dip.

warm-up area

To get your swimmer pool ready!

take your child from splash to swim!

Here at swim! Newcastle Benton, 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!

Fantastic customer service and brilliant easy booking system. Facilities are 1st class. The team are outstanding. Would highly recommend!


Wow! Is all the comes to mind! We haven’t been at regular lessons for a couple of months due to most places only offering lessons at times not suitable for school age. The facilities at swim! are fantastic, super modern and most importantly clean! Despite the fact we’d had problems booking previous to opening, staff were very helpful in getting it sorted quickly. Every member of staff we encountered were phenomenal, making my daughter feel totally at ease and super excited to get started.


Amazing friendly staff! Facilities are fantastic!


Premium facilities, staff go above and beyond to help everyone. Lovely warm pool and themed lessons are jam packed with fun which you can watch from the amazing viewing lounge


My daughter had her first swim lesson today! She absolutely loved it and is very excited to come again next week. She was a bit behind others in her group, but she had some slightly altered assistance along the way and did great - thank you!


Thomas had his first swimming intro tonight and absolutely loved it! He was so shy at the beginning but came out his shell and was jumping in at the end, asking to come back. Thankyou so much, can’t wait to see his confidence in the water grow every week


Hunters Loving his swimming lessons he was very nervous at first but overcame it quickly and can’t wait to go back each week thanks


frequently asked questions

book your swim! free taster lesson today

Why not book a free swimming lesson at swim! Newcastle Benton and come and meet our amazing swim! team.

book taster