West Yorkshire

If you are looking for swimming lessons, swim! Castleford 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!


Xscape Yorkshire, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA

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
  • Weekends 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Free onsite parking available
  • Your centre manager is: Danni Hitch


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.

award podium

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.

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.

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!

don’t take it from us, take it from them!

It was my daughter's first session today and she absolutely loved it (so much that she didn't want to get out of the pool). Staff are great with kids and lessons are fun. Nice and clean inside the baths too.


The facilities are excellent and very well presented. The viewing gallery for parents is fantastic. My son very much enjoyed his first session and can't wait to go back next week


My son came to his first swimming lesson this week, the place and the staff were absolutely excellent. I accidentally booked my son into the wrong class and luckily there was a space for him to switch. They put him in the lower class so we could work out what was best for him. The staff kept coming in to update me and were SO helpful and kind. Everyone was so helpful and nice! My son absolutely loved it too! Would definitely recommend.


Amazing teachers got my boy swimming when he’s so scared in water. My boy said his teacher was a ‘lovely lady’ and he can’t wait to go back. She helped him swim on his back which he has never done before and he even got star of the week! I would definitely recommend we can’t wait to come back

Emily Jane

Absolutely beautiful venue! The lessons are fantastic! Great value!


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