The Royal Maritime Club

Welcome to Baby Squids Portsmouth


The Royal Maritime Club swimming pool is conveniently located in central Portsmouth, a few minutes walk from Gunwharf Quays. The site is modern, with the pool having been redesigned and refurbished in 2017, with some free parking available in front of, and to the side of the club. It is a warm water pool heated to a lovely warm 32 degrees, therefore no wetsuits required, and suitable from birth. It has a depth of 1.3 metres and is easily accessed by steps. There are two changing rooms with showers for males and females with a changing table. There are chairs on poolside too for grandparents and other spectators and a great cafe upstairs too!

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Term Dates & Class Times

All the below term dates are confirmed and will be taking place at The Royal Maritime Club pool in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Portsmouth baby swimming classes are 30 minutes & run consecutively in the time slots below. Children will go into the most appropriate class dependent upon your child’s age and experience.


Term DatesClass Times (each class runs for 30 mins)Course PriceCourse Duration
26 Apr 2022 - 27 May 2022Tue 9am - 12.30pm
Fri 1pm - 3pm
£67-505 lessons

6 Jun 2022 - 24 Jul 2022Tue 9am - 12.30pm
Fri 1pm - 3pm
£101-507 lessons

Find the Pool

The Royal Maritime Club, 78-80 Queen Street, , Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3HS

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As well as having a lovely cafe just upstairs above the pool, it is extremely close to Gunwharf Quays, perfect for an after swim shop or bite with friends!

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Why not give us a try?

Book up for a course of baby swimming lessons in Portsmouth and if after your first class you decide it’s not for you we offer a full refund to all new customers.

It’s a chance for you to meet the team and enjoy a Splash, Kick and Swim the Baby Squids way.

Our Instructors

All of our teachers understand young children and have a huge amount of experience supporting a variety of abilities. Each of them specialise in the baby, toddler and pre-schooler age groups. Our swimming teachers are the main reason so many of our Squidlets come back term after term.

Emma Dawson Southampton swimming teacher

Emma loved taking her daughter Alissa swimming with us that she had to retrain as a swimming teacher. Emma absolutely loves showing parents how to have fun in the water with their children and developing their water skills.

What our Customers Say

The Royal Maritime Club Pool

We love teaching at The Royal Maritime Club because it’s a great warm water pool, heated to 32C, in an ideal central location, and is absolutely perfect for teaching young children learning to swim!