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Swimming classes in Barcelona

Written by Christine

Summer is in full swing and one of the best ways to beat the heat is to take a refreshing dip in the pool and cool off. However, safety should always come first so if you want to improve your swimming skills or learn some new ones, there are many pools in Barcelona that offer swimming classes for all ages and levels. Sign up for a swimming class in Barcelona and you’ll be swimming laps around the rest of the people in no time!

Holmes Place

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Holmes Place is a fully-equipped gym that has a state of the art pool that can be used by patrons for many different purposes. While there are several aquatic classes available, they also offer swimming lessons for people of all ages. Classes are available for babies and their parents, children, and adults. Swimmers will learn basic water safety and skills, all in a fun and dynamic group setting.

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 44-46

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Club Natació Barcelona

If you’re looking for a place that’s dedicated specifically to swimming and improving your technique, then look no further that the Club Natació Barcelona. Choose a class from a variety of levels and objectives to help you improve your breathing, strokes, and performance, which will give you a complete cardio workout. There are also classes and swim teams for children and teens, as well as synchronized swimming. Club Natactió Barcelona is the most complete center for all kinds of aquatic classes and activities where you will get great instruction and personal attention.

Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 93

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PENGUINS Barcelona

PENGUINS Barcelona specializes in swimming classes for babies, children and pregnant women, making learning fun, exciting, and appealing to kids. PENGUINS Barcelona helps young swimmers become acclimated to the water while learning strokes, breathing techniques, and playing fun games. Especially interesting are the AIPAP classes for pregnant women which help to prepare for childbirth. The group classes are taught by trained midwives who help you to strengthen crucial muscles and tendons that are needed during delivery. Check out PENGUINS’ website for more information and class times.

Address: Carrer de l’Horaci, 7


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DiR has several locations across Barcelona but not all have a swimming pool. At DiR Gràciayou can enjoy a wide range of swimming classes for all fitness types, whether you are looking for something to get your heart rate up or something slower-paced. You can try basic swimming classes or get more adventurous with Aqua Fit Pilates or Aqua Total Body. All of these swimming classes will allow you to enjoy the benefits that water offers the body and will leave you feeling healthy, fit, and refreshed.

Address: Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 37

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!


  • Dears
    Am locking for a swimming pro academy just to evaluate my daughter’s swimming will be coming to Barcelona in April for a costa cruise and will be staying another 2 nights would like if you can help me to do the evaluating for her she is 9 years and she swims well

    • Hello Geacard,
      You can try contacting the swimming schools to see if they do private evaluations.

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