Adult Swimming Lessons - Central YMCA Club

Adult swimming short course

Learn how to swim with our experienced tutor, there’s a class for you, no matter your level, whether beginner, post-beginner or advanced.

We have swimming lessons in London for everyone, from absolute beginners, to competent swimmers who are looking to improve their technique. All courses are taught in a positive atmosphere with a focus on how to swim technically well.


This class is for you if you have little or no experience of swimming.
Intermediate 1
This class is for you if you have completed Beginners and can swim but are not confident in deep water and working towards building your confidence.
Intermediate 2
This class is for you if you have completed Beginners and are confident in deeper water and progressing towards moving into the Advanced classes.
This class is for you, if you can swim a full length of the pool confidently and want to improve your swim technique.

About the tutor
Martin Purcell, is a former competitive swimmer with over 10 years’ coaching experience. He has coached people with a wide range of abilities including the University of London Swimming Team.

Time and Prices

8-week terms
15 July – 9 Sept 2024 (no class 26 Aug)
19 July – 6 Sept 2024

Beginners (8 weeks)

Mondays: 5pm – 5:45pm

Fridays: 4:45pm – 5:30pm

Fridays : 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Intermediate 1 (8 weeks)

Mondays: 5:45pm – 6:30pm

Fridays: 6:15pm – 7pm

Intermediate 2 (8 weeks)

Mondays: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Fridays: 7pm – 7:45pm

Advanced (8 weeks)

Fridays: 7:45pm – 8:30pm

Club members: £73

Non-members: £99

You can book using the Central YMCA App or the link below.

*Terms and conditions apply.


112 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NQ

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0203 994 9600

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 8:30 pm
Weekends 9 am – 4:30 pm

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