Swimming opening times

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These times are subject to change. If you are travelling far, please contact us first to double check.

Please note that pushchairs are not allowed on to the poolside. There is a pram park in the Changing Village, where customers can lock their pram up (£5 refundable deposit is required for a pram lock). Alternatively, customers may use the pram park situated next to the Soft Play Area.

Main Pool Opening Hours

Main Pool Timetable [pdf document]

For details of activities and offers in the pool see our Swimming What's On page.  See below for School Holiday opening times of Diving Pool, Water Slides, Toddler Pool and Inflatable

The Pool Complex opening times are detailed below.  Please view our Pool Timetable details of activities.

  • Monday:  6.30am - 9.00pm
  • Tuesday:  6.30am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday - Friday:  6.30am - 9.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday:  8.00am - 4.00pm

Lane Swimming

Lanes are sectioned off either in 25m lengthways or 18.5m widthways, as detailed in the table below:

Weekday 25 Metre 18.5 Metre 25 Metre 25 Metre
Monday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 5.00pm 5.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Masters and Adult lane swimming)
Tuesday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 3.00pm 3.00pm - 5.00pm  
Wednesday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 5.00pm 5.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Adult lane swimming)
Thursday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 3.00pm 3.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Masters and Adult lane swimming)
Friday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 3.00pm 3.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Adult lane swimming)
Weekend 25 Metre
Saturday 8.00am - 1:15pm
Sunday 8.00am - 4.00pm

Lane Swimming is only between 1-3pm Monday to Friday term time.

Training Pool - 25 Metre Lane Swimming Session

Monday and Thursday, 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only)

Interactive Toddler Pool

  • Monday:  9.00am - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday:  9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday - Friday:  9.00am - 7.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday:  8.00am - 4.00pm

Fin's Splash Time - for U5's

Fun in our pool with our qualified staff (Level 2 Swim Instructor). Parents must get into the pool with their child.

  • Mondays: 10.15am - 11am
  • Thursdays: 10.15am - 11am

Monthly Animated Fin's Splash Time (last week of every month) 

  • Games
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Sing and Dance along
  • Meet Fin the Dolphin

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment on 01325 406000.

Diving Pool

  • Monday: 4.30pm-5.00pm, 5.30pm-6.00pm, 6.30pm-7.00pm, 7.30pm-8.00pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 4.30pm-5.00pm, 5.30pm-6.00pm, 6.30pm-7.00pm, 7.30pm-8.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am-4.00pm

Please Note: the diving pool will be closed to public on Sundays between

3-4pm when a Water Walkerz party is booked in.

Water Slides

  • Monday: 4.00pm-4.30pm, 5.00pm-5.30pm, 6.00pm-6.30pm, 7.00pm-7.30pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 4.00pm-4.30pm, 5.00pm-5.30pm, 6.00pm-6.30pm, 7.00pm-7.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am-4.00pm


Saturday: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

To use our inflatable, children must be able to swim unaided.  During this session we put out smaller floats and these can be used by children with armbands.

Water Walkerz

Saturday's: 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Following the Pool Floats Session

Price: £6.50 (includes swim).

To book, please call 01325 406000.

New Water Walkerz Party – 8yrs plus

This party includes private hire of the Water Walkerz and access to the public session using the Main Pool and Slides.

Package includes: Pool entry and private hire of the Water Walkerz – Invitations - Party gift for each child - Party catering

Price: £100 plus £5.50 per child (Maximum 15 children)

Available Sunday’s: 3-4pm

School Holidays

The Water Safety Code - out of the public swimming pool 

Water may look safe, but it can be dangerous. Learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you will be able to swim in cold water.

The dangers of water include:

  • it is very cold
  • there may be hidden currents
  • it can be difficult to get out (steep slimy banks)
  • it can be deep
  • there may be hidden rubbish, e.g. shopping trolleys, broken glass
  • there are no lifeguards
  • it is difficult to estimate depth
  • it may be polluted and may make you ill

Take safety advice!

Special flags and notices may warn you of danger. Know what the signs mean and do what they tell you.

Go together!

Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves.

An adult can point out dangers or help is somebody gets into trouble.

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