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 Water Workout The water temperature is 34°C in the hydrotherapy pool.


In April 2018 we opened our brand new health and fitness offering which saw an investment of £700,000.

The state of the art 60 station gym is filled with a large variety of top of the range Technogym equipment.

Our Cardio Vascular machines are the latest EXCITE range from Technogym ranging from treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, stepper, cross trainers, spinning bikes, stair climbers, vario trainers and upper body ergometer.

The Free weights areas have over 300KG of weight plates, dumbbells up to 50KG, Olympic half rack, multi power, and much more, complimenting our fixed resistance machines to ensure you can work all areas of the body.

Finally, we have the functional area kitted out with the premium KINESIS functional stations including High Pull, Press, Over head Press and Low Pull. In addition we have all the small functional equipment you would need from Power bags to Battle ropes, Fitness balls to Foam rollers

Our fully qualified and 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 every step of the way!

We 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


Studio Two, our brand new studio is located on the new mezzanine floor. With a class capacity of up to 30 people, the studio boasts a sprung floor, mirrored walls and feature lighting.

Studio One, located on the ground floor, is home to new, top of the range group cycle bikes.

Book a class and try something new today.








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 now complete at Better, St Austell Leisure Centre and some fantastic improvements have been made!

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Hydrotherapy Pool

Our Hydrotherapy Pool combines immersion in warm water (33-36 degrees C) and exercise. The pool, temperature is 34.5 degrees with depths ranging from 0.9m to 1.2m and is perfect for those who are disabled, in rehabilitation or have a long term medical condition . We have an overhead hoist and chair hoist available as well as shower beds and spacious, accessible changing areas.