GLL - BETTER
GLL, established in 1993, is the largest charitable social enterprise in the UK, delivering leisure, health, and community services. Operating under the brand Better, we have partnerships with 50 local councils, public agencies, and sporting organizations, managing 258 public sports and leisure facilities, 88 libraries, 10 children's centers, and 5 adventure playgrounds. With over 650,000 members and 46 million annual visitors, our aim is to invest surpluses back into providing high-quality facilities for the benefit of the communities we serve.
As a diverse and inclusive organization, GLL not only focuses on leisure and library services but also runs sport and legacy development, health intervention, education, and the GLL Sports Foundation, supporting talented young athletes. With a national presence, from Carlisle to Cornwall and Belfast to Cardiff, we have grown significantly since our humble beginnings and continue to make a positive impact on local communities. With a projected turnover of £274 million, we demonstrate that a charity can successfully compete with private sector providers in the leisure market, contributing to the UK's social economy.
Our SWIMBiES swimming lessons offer a fun syllabus for children aged 3 months to 3-4 years, promoting water confidence that lasts a lifetime. Led by experienced teachers, these lessons allow parents or guardians to join their little ones in the pool, fostering a safe and enjoyable learning environment. With our status as the largest provider of swimming lessons in the UK, finding a SWIMBiES class near you is convenient. These lessons focus on building water confidence, bonding through exercise, developing coordination and motor skills, and ensuring safety through exercises, games, and songs.
When you choose parent and baby swimming lessons with Better, you benefit from our expertise in continuously developing the program with the latest techniques. Our experienced teachers are dedicated to helping everyone learn, stay safe, and have fun during classes. We tailor the lessons to suit your child's needs, nurturing confidence and ensuring a baby-friendly environment with limited class sizes in selected pools throughout the UK.
Why choose Konfidence?
Konfidence, a trusted brand in the children's buoyancy and swimming industry for over 25 years, is renowned for its commitment to excellence, customer service, and sustainability. By incorporating recycled materials into our product range and partnering with influential organizations like the Swimming Teachers Association and RNLI, we promote water safety and the vital skill of swimming. Our passion for water safety goes beyond business; it is ingrained in our ethos. Through collaboration and support, we empower individuals to enjoy the water with confidence while fostering responsibility and respect for our natural surroundings. Konfidence is more than a brand; we are dedicated advocates for water safety and learning to swim as essential life skills.
What is e-FLEX™?
Introducing e-FLEX™, a revolutionary material exclusively
developed by Konfidence. With its impressive environmental credentials and unparalleled performance, e-FLEX™ is set to redefine the world of swimming. This cutting-edge material combines all the desirable characteristics of neoprene, such as flexibility and durability, but takes it a step further. Engineered from recycled plastic, e-FLEX™ demonstrates our commitment to sustainability while delivering a softer and stretchier experience than ever before. And with its luxurious plush inner lining, you can enjoy a truly comfortable and eco-friendly adventure.
Experience the future of materials with e-FLEX™. As a brand at the forefront of innovation, Konfidence has recognized the need for environmentally responsible solutions. By harnessing the power of recycled plastic, e-FLEX™ not only reduces waste but also ensures a greener and cleaner planet. The recycled plastic used in its production is meticulously processed to create a soft and supple fabric, guaranteeing a gentle touch against your skin. With e-FLEX™, you can embrace your passion for swimming while knowing that you're making a positive impact on our oceans and environment.
Double Layer System?
Introducing our eco-friendly nappy bundle, featuring the Konfidence Splashy Nappy and Aquanappy. These products, endorsed by the STA and Swim Schools, offer a top-quality double layer system made from recycled plastics called e-FLEX. With a snug fit and excellent protection, our bundle combines sustainability with performance without compromise.
Experience the game-changing Splashy Nappy, designed to fit perfectly over the Splashy Aquanappy. This dynamic duo ensures no accidents go unnoticed, giving you peace of mind during your baby's swimming adventures. Crafted from our exclusive e-FLEX material, derived from recycled plastics, the Splashy Nappy exemplifies our commitment to environmental responsibility. It's an essential part of the double layer nappy system required in most swimming pools, offering a secure and hygienic experience. Say goodbye to disposable swim nappies and embrace the Splashy Aquanappy, a reusable and adjustable solution that grows with your child, while making a positive impact on the environment.
The Babywarma, available from Konfidence, is a fantastic product designed to keep your little one warm and comfortable in the water. Made from high-quality neoprene, this wetsuit-style garment provides excellent insulation and flexibility, allowing your baby to move freely while maintaining a snug fit. The adjustable Velcro fastenings ensure a secure and customizable fit for your baby's unique size and shape. The Babywarma's soft and comfortable material provides thermal insulation, making it ideal for swimming lessons, trips to the beach, or simply splashing around in the pool. It also offers UPF 50+ sun protection, safeguarding your baby's delicate skin from harmful UV rays. With its adorable and vibrant design, the Babywarma is not only functional but also visually appealing. Choose the Babywarma to enhance your baby's water experience while keeping them cozy and protected.
Splashy Swimsuit made with e-FLEX
The Splashy™ Swimsuit with e-FLEX™ is a remarkable and eco-friendly product offered by Konfidence. Made from recycled plastics, the swimsuit provides ultimate comfort, flexibility, and durability for little ones during water activities. The use of e-FLEX™ showcases Konfidence's commitment to sustainability, minimizing plastic waste while ensuring high-quality performance. This swimwear choice not only offers exceptional benefits for children but also promotes environmental consciousness, making it a fantastic investment for both the child and the planet.
Splashy™ Roll and Go Baby Changing Mat
The baby changing mat offered by Konfidence, known as the Roll and Go Baby Changing Mat, is a must-have accessory for parents on the go. This practical and portable changing mat is designed with convenience in mind. Its Roll and Go feature allows for easy storage and transportation, making it perfect for travel or outings. The mat is made of high-quality, durable materials that are both soft and comfortable for your baby's delicate skin. Its waterproof properties ensure easy cleanup, and the mat's compact size fits seamlessly into diaper bags or strollers. With the Roll and Go Baby Changing Mat, you can change your baby's diaper with ease and peace of mind, no matter where you are.