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.
We offer an outstanding pool complex that includes an: eight-lane, 25m competition standard swimming pool, training pool, interactive toddler pool, 1m/3m/5m board diving pool and two waterslides
The Council is committed to creating equal access for disabled people. Please see details of the Changing Places Registration Scheme [link] for provision we provide at The Dolphin Centre.
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.
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.
One adult must accompany every two children under eight years, or two non-swimmers under sixteen years. This is in line with best practice from the Royal Lifesaving Society.
To use our inflatables, children must be able to swim unaided.
The following items are not allowed in the pool:
baggy, see-through or ripped swimwear, t-shirts, vest tops, skirts, sarongs, denim jeans, cut-offs, shorts with studs, belts, shorts longer than just below the knee, underwear or thongs. Provision will be made for cultural requirements and medical conditions.
Do not wear swimming goggles if you are using the slides or diving boards.
Prams and pushchairs can't be taken onto the poolside. Please use the buggy park in the Changing Village or the one next to the 'Under the sea' soft play area.
You must get permission from management if you wish to take photos or videos.