Aquatic fitness

Exercising in the water offers a resistance and buoyancy that cannot be experienced when doing regular ground-based exercises. The benefits of aquatic based activity include: lower blood pressure, increased bone density, stronger muscles, corrected body posture, pain relief and weight loss. The calming effect of water on our bodies extends to our minds as well and therefore has a positive impact on things like stress relief.

Key information for 19th July

  1. We ask customers where possible to come swim ready
  2. The showers are now in use and we recommend customers have a quick rinse off before entering the pool. The showers will be available after your swim for a quick shower.
  3. Locker bands will be back in use and available from reception. Locker bands are £1.20 with £1.00 refundable using the hopper (underneath the stairs)
  4. Customers using the pool will enter and exit the building via the main doors.

Below are the classes and sessions that we currently offer as part of our aquatic fitness timetable:

Aqua Aerobics 

A workout to music whilst in the pool, performing various moves and exercises to get your heart pumping.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12.00pm - 12.45pm
  • Tuesday 6.30pm-7.30pm

Aqua Natal 

A midwife led session giving you a range of water based exercises that are suitable during pregnancy.

Not currently available on the timetable 


This is a high intensity energy blast in the water. The session incorporates equipment including mitts, dumbbells, leg weights and woggles.

Not currently available on the timetable 

Aqua Circuits

Water based circuits class with different stations around the pool for different water based exercises. The session incorporates equipment including mitts, dumbbells, leg weights and woggles.

Thursday 12.00pm - 12.45pm

Swim Tag

Swim Tag is a wristband that you can wear in the pool that will track your personal swim, including lengths, stroke rate, calories burned and more.

These details are automatically uploaded to the Swimtag website where you can see your progress in the pool 'See Your Swim' new personal bests plus you can access a range of fantastic resources including:

  • Challenges – challenge yourself and others... can you swim around the Isle of Wight?
  • Competitions - join the virtual league and find the competitor in you
  • Training Plans – follow a structured training plan to help you get results in the pool

If you want to try Swimtag, ask for a wristband at reception, and visit the Swimtag website [external link] to create an account.