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.

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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Supervised Swim

Our supervised swim session is a great way to build fitness and meet new people.

Tuesday and Friday 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Aqua Natal 

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

Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 7.00pm


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

Tuesday 12.00pm - 12.45pm and Friday 9.45am - 10.30am

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 11.00am - 12.00pm

GP Swim

Low impact exercise in the pool.

Tuesday 8.00am - 9.00am

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.

Aquatic Activity for the Family

Whether you want to swim casually or want to take part in our some of our programmed swimming activities, the Dolphin Centre has an extensive aquatic family offer for you.

Why not come along and ride on our slides, have a go on the diving boards (must be a competent swimmer), try our interactive toddler pool (for under 8’s accompanied by an adult) or even join us at some of our programmed family sessions:

Fin's Splash Time - Under 5's

Fun in our main pool with our qualified staff (Level 2 Swim Instructor). Plus you can tie in a half price visit to Under the Sea (Soft Play Area) to complete your morning. Parents/guardians must get into the pool with their child.

Mondays: 10.15am - 11.00am
Thursdays: 10.15am - 11.00am

Please note: in the holidays this session takes place in the training pool and therefore numbers are limited, we advise to book in advance to avoid disappointment 01325 406000.

Disney Inspired Sessions

Swim England family swim sessions that are inspired by Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Friends. The sessions are delivered by aquatic activators that have received training from Disney and are aimed at children aged 3-11 years. By getting involved the children will be participating in pool adventure using the magic of Disney. It is hoped that by attending these sessions your child will become more water confident and learn a skill that will stay with them for life.

Sunday: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Please note: spaces are limited, please book in advance 01325 406000.


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. (During the holidays our inflatable is on Monday - Saturday)

Coming Soon (Feb 2020) Musical Mayhem our new pool inflatable along with our new supplementary pool floats.