Virgin Active swim gala

Welcome to Virgin Active's National Swim Gala. Find out how your kids can take part and make a splash in the world of swimming.

about Virgin Active's LAC swim gala

We host a national swim gala every year at the London Aquatic centre, and it's one of the dates we look forward to the most!

There are sixteen competing kids swim teams representing our clubs across the UK. That means friends, family and club team members get to come together to cheer on participating squads in a variety of relays.

All children aged 8+ that can swim 50 metres who are enrolled into our swim programme are eligible to participate in our iconic annual swim gala. Check out the highlights from our latest event from January 2023 below.


dive into kids swim at Virgin Active

Equip your little ones with vital life skills in the water with junior swim lessons available weekday evenings and weekend mornings at selected clubs. Our qualified instructors and lifeguards are there with your kids every step of the way.

Juniors aged 4+ can make a start on level 1-7 of our Learn to Swim programme. In this national awards scheme, we’ll help your child build up their skills until they’re ready to join our Junior Squad sessions. There are also parent and baby lessons for children from 3 months - 2 years and pre-school swim lessons available for 3 year olds.

Fancy a slice of the action? We know you do, and so will your kids! We've collated a handy list of our most frequently asked questions to get you and your juniors one step closer to having a swimmingly good time.

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