Swimming Pool

Swimming is one of the most effective ways to exercise or just to unwind and have some fun. 

Our pools offer a balanced mix of everything from casual public swimming to competitive swimming/diving for our clubs, swimming lessons and water aerobics or having fun on our waterslides and inflatables.

Swimming Pool Opening Times What's On [link to page] Swimming Lesson Enquiry Form [external link] Prices [link]

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Dolphin Centre Main Swimming Pool Dolphin Centre Pool Complex Dolphin Centre Training Pool Children in Toddler Pool

The Dolphin Centre offers an outstanding pool complex that includes an:
Eight-lane, 25m competition standard swimming pool; Training Pool; Interactive Toddler Pool; 1m, 3m and 5m Board Diving Pool; and two Waterslides.

The temperature of the pools is maintained between 28º - 30ºC, in line with industry recommendations.  Our Toddler Pool is fitted with a heat exchanger which enables this pool to be heated individually.  The temperature for this pool is maintained between 30º - 31ºC.

For details of activities happening in our pool see our What's On Page.


All our pool lifeguards are qualified to the national standards required by The Royal Lifesaving Society [external link].  We expect the highest level of vigilance from our lifeguards at all times, providing a safe and secure environment for all our customers; and as such they are required to carry out lifeguard training at least once every three weeks

Swimming Notice

Additional swimming lessons will be held in the shallow end of the main pool between 4pm-5pm Monday to Friday. This is to accommodate the waiting lists for children wanting to access swimming lessons.

During this time 18.5 metre lane swimming will still be available in the deep end of the main pool and further pool space will be available for family and casual swimming.

There will be a short set up and take down time required to change the layout of the lanes.
The diving boards and slides will be available as normal.

Changing Village Lockers

A new locker system has been installed, to improve security and help manage pool capacity safely. 
There is a small locker charge of 20p and a refundable £1 deposit.

Casual swimming prices have not been increased since April 2012 and will not be reviewed until April 2014.

Swimming Pool Information

Swimming Ratio

1 Adult : 2 Children (Under 8 years) or
1 Adult : 2 Non Swimmers (Under 16 years)

This is in line with industry best practice (Royal Life Saving Society).  This system has been implemented in the interests of customer safety.

Swimwear Policy
Please read our Policy on Swimwear [pdf document] and additional health and safety information.

Swimming Hygiene Policy [pdf]
For further information on Cryptosporidium please see this YouTube Video [external link]

Swimming Goggles
We advise that you do not wear swimming goggles if you use the water slides and diving boards, for health and safety reasons.

To use our inflatable, children must be able to swim unaided.

Dolphin Centre Merchandise

Dolphin Centre Swimwear Range

We have recently updated our Pool Merchandise Retail Offer [pdf] with lots of new products. 
Please come and see us at Reception or telephone 01325 388406.