Swimming Pools

Our main pool consists of a five lane x 25m swimming pool with a shallow end of 1.0m and a deep end up to 1.8m.

Our learner pool is 0.40cm – 0.80cm deep.

We regret that there are no longer diving boards at this leisure centre due to current health and safety considerations. Swimmers may still dive from poolside into the diving pit which is 3m deep.

As well as fitness and leisure use, the pools host Better Swim School Lessons, Pool Parties and Water Workout fitness classes.

So, whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.

The water temperature is 29°C and spectators are able to view the pool from our cafe.   

St Austell Leisure Centre also offers acces to a hydrotherapy pool. With its warm water, it is particularly suitable for customers with disabilities alongside other activities such as Aqua Fit and Parent & Toddler sessions. The water temperature is 34°C in the hydrotherapy pool.


You’ll receive a lively welcome at our well-equipped gym. Come and try for yourself the cardiovascular section and resistance training free weights section.

Our fully qualified friendly fitness instructors are always on hand to help you meet your fitness goals from your initial induction through to refocus sessions we are here to help you achieve your goals.

We also offer personal training for those who want an extra push to overcome any obstacles.

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall offers:

  • 6 x badminton courts
  • Indoor football
  • Circuit Training
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Judo
  • Soft Play for under 4's
  • Birthday parties, events and function


We have a variety of classes that run in our two fitness studios on a weekly basis. We're sure to have just the right options to keep you motivated.



Our cafe offers a lovely selection of food, including healthy and vegetarian options, and includes favourites such as paninis with various fillings and jacket potatoes. We also offer delicious ‘homemade specials’ and have a ‘deal of the day’. Hot and Cold drinks are always available and we have a wide selection of crisps, cakes and biscuits.


We are excited to announce that refurbishment work is underway at Better, St Austell Leisure Centre.

Over the coming weeks you will see a brand new larger gym complete with top of the range Technogym equipment. There will also be a brand new mezzannine level which will boast a new fitness studio helping more people to get more active, more often!

Additional work will see:

  • Refurbishment work to the dryside changing rooms 
  • Much needed improvement to the Cafe
  • Improvements to the reception area
  • New corridor flooring

This will provide our customers with leisure facilities that will be a pleasure to use and will be a real asset to the community.