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Where to go swimming in Brighton: Indoor, outdoor, in the sea

Swimming is a great way for so many people to keep fit.

Whether it’s a splash-about with friends and family or you want to really get the blood pumping, there is no shortage of options when looking at swimming in Brighton. 

If you’re looking for Brighton’s best swimming pool or open-air swimming locations, this list will cover all bases as you find the ideal location to take a dip. Here are our top four places you can swim in Brighton. 

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Brighton Swimming School 

This swim school in Brighton has been operating since 1988, offering lessons every week to more than 1,000 children and adults. 

To enjoy the whole range of swimming locations that Brighton has to offer, one must first know how to swim which makes this the starting point for any current non-swimmer. Take part in weekly 1:1 sessions or opt for the intensive swim course to accelerate your progress. 

Prince Regent Swimming Complex 

Located just an 8-minute walk from the train station, Prince Regent Swimming Complex is the ideal swimming location for anyone travelling to Brighton.

Swimming lessons, water workouts, yoga and Pilates are all available as this Brighton swimming pool offers several classes. What’s more, under 16s swim for free during public swimming sessions, making it an ideal family activity. 

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Brighton Pier to Pier Race 

Brighton’s sea swimming doesn’t get more competitive than this with over 250 people participating in a one-kilometre swim around Brighton Pier.

A bit of healthy competition is good for the soul so if you fancy your chances then be sure to show off your swimming ability as you go for gold. If the competitive element is not for you, there are slots available for swimmers who would like to take on the Brighton pier swim without the time pressures. 

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Saltdean Lido 

Saltdean Lido is one of Brighton’s most popular outdoor swimming pools and is busiest in the summer months. With over 150 reviews on TripAdvisor giving this pool an impressive four-star rating, Saltdean Lido is a great location to go swimming in Brighton. 

So whether you’re a professional swimmer or just starting out, we’re sure you’ll find a great place to swim when you next visit Brighton. 

Always remember to be cautious when swimming. If you find yourself in trouble in the sea, you can help yourself get back to safety by learning to float. Check out this handy guide on how to float.

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