Swimming Pool in Putney

Venues Location: Saturday Lessons at Wimbledon College Sports Complex (SW19 4NS)

  • Saturday lessons run from 2.30 to 5.30 pm
  • Saturday lessons run from 2.30 to 5.30 pm 1

Swimming Pool in Putney (at Putney Leisure Centre)

We used one of the swimming pools at Putney Leisure centre. The teaching pool which we use is a 12-metre indoor heated swimming pool with the water temperature set at 31.5°C throughout the year. It is ideally nice and warm for little ones and we use it for our baby and toddler classes. The pool is regularly tested to make sure the appropriate standards of hygiene are being maintained. The shallow end is 0.8 metres deep and the max depth is 0.9 meters. At this depth, all parents will be in water up to their waist or chest so, even parents are not confident swimmers, there should be no issues. By the age of 2.5 to 3, toddlers are able to touch the bottom of the pool making it an ideal place for pre-schoolers to begin their learn-to-swim journey. Being able to reach the bottom enables them to confidently enjoy the water. Putney leisure centre’s teaching swimming pool has two fun slides too.  Many London pools do not have this facility. The venue is well supplied with all the teaching aids – such as mats, floats and noodles, required for teaching swimming so there is no requirement to bring along additional swimming equipment to lessons.