SWIMMING AT WATERFRONT LEISURE CENTRE

Swimming is great at any age.  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.

Waterfront Leisure Centre hosts two swimming pools. A 25m Fitness Pool with up to 6 lanes, it’s the perfect place for all your water activities including our Better Swim School lessons and a Leisure Pool which offers Aqua Splash sessions including swimming, an Anaconda slide, a multi-slide and a wave machine.

If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing then why not take a dip in our bubble pool or relax and relieve stress in our sauna.

There’s something for everyone at the Waterfront. Seen something you would like to try? All Swimming sessions can be seen on the weekly programme.

 

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OUR SWIM SESSIONS EXPLAINED

SWIM FOR FITNESS

If you’re looking for a low-impact way to get fit and healthy, swimming could be the perfect choice. And whatever your fitness levels, age or level of ability, you’re sure to find a session for you at the Waterfront Leisure Centre. Our Swim for Fitness sessions take place in slow, medium and fast lanes - available to suit all speeds and needs to ensure you get the most out of your swim. Additional fitness swimming equipment including goggles, swimwear and swimming aids will also be available to purchase.  

Check out our timetable:

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FAMILY FUN SWIMMING

Why not take the whole family for a dip and enjoy the wave machine, flume, slide, waterfall or even the baby pools water feature for the little ones.  Our holiday family fun swim sessions are back! These extremely popular sessions will be available to attend both during the day and at the weekends during school holidays.

 

PLEASE SEE OUR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS BELOW FOR RATIOS AND SWIM TESTS

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BETTER SWIM MEMBERSHIPS

If it's just swimming that you're interested in, our single activity swimming membership means you'll get unlimited access to swimming.

If you're looking for our best value memberships that offer access to our gyms and classes too, we offer a wide range of memberships with options to suit every budget. Everything from Pay and Play, to monthly or annual Prepaid memberships. What’s more, we won’t tie you in to a long term contract, giving you greater flexibility.

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SWIM SAFELY RULES

  • Under 8's and non swimmers under 16 must be accompanied in the water by a competent adult swimmer.
  • No more than two under 8's or non swimmers under 16 to one competent adult swimmer.
  • The competent adult swimmer must actively supervise under 8's and non swimmers under 16 keeping them close and safe at all times.
  • Under 8's and all non swimmers must remain in shallow water. There are flotation barriers and red demarcation lines to help highlight areas of deep water.
  • We strongly recommend under 8's and non swimmers use armbands and/or an appropriate buoyancy aid.
  • Swim testing by lifeguards may be implemented to check the ability of swimmers before they are allowed into deep water. This will be at the discretion of the lifeguard on position.
    • The swim test requires swimmers to swim one length of the pool (25m) in a recognized swimming stroke without stopping.
    • When swimmers pass the test, they will be provided with a wristband to help highlight to lifeguards they are deemed safe in deeper water.
    • Swimmers who do not pass the swim test will be required to stay within shallow water under the supervision of a competent adult.
    • If parents are unable to adhere to the 2:1 supervisory ratio, then all swimmers may not be allowed to continue swimming. This is for the safety of all swimmers.
    • It’s extremely important adults ensure they have the right supervisory ratios before booking their swimming session to ensure all visitors can enjoy their swim.
  • Please adhere to the poolside rules otherwise you maybe asked to leave.

 

 

ENSURE YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FITNESS SWIM

Pre Cleanse - Please help us to keep your pool clean by following our Swim Hygiene guidelines by showering and using the toilet facilities before you swim.
Respect - People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim.
Speed - Choose your lane using the fast, medium and slow signs and by watching those already swimming. Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching.
Direction - Please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane for each length.
Space - Try and leave at least 5 metres between yourself and another swimmer and if it’s possible to see a pace clock, then a 5 second gap is just as good.
Strokes - Wide stokes such as butterfly and breaststroke should be avoided when the lanes become busy. If you change to a slower stroke as part of your session, think about moving lanes.
Equipment - Fitness swimming training equipment, such as fins and hand paddles, is permitted at the discretion of the lifeguard and based on capacity. Snorkels can be used in conjunction with conventional swimming goggles.
Resting - Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep on swimming without stopping.
Share - Celebrate your achievements and share your swimming stories with us on social media using #betterswimming, we’d love to hear them!

FAQ's

Will all features and pools be open for Family Fun Swim?

This is our intention, but it isn’t always possible. Sometimes we have to close or rotate certain parts of the pool or features, for example for maintenance, cleaning, or due to staffing levels. We will always endeavour to notify customers in advance via our website.

Do you need to book?

Sessions can be booked in advance, either online, via our App or in centre. Alternately you can pay on arrival, although we guaranteed availability.

Which pool should be booked for families?

Leisure Pool - Family Fun Sessions

How long are Swim Sessions?

Family Fun Swim is 90 minute booking

Swim for fitness is 80 minutes

What are the operating hours for slides and flumes?

All operated during Family Fun sessions

Weekdays Wednesday / Friday 4.00pm-7.00pm

Weekends 10.00am-6.00pm

Can you book more than one session?

Yes

What do you need to wear?

Swim wear, shorts/swimming costume/burkini. Avoid baggy/heavy clothing, jeans/trousers

What are the pool opening and closing times?

Fitness Pool

Weekdays 6:30am-10.00pm

Weekends 8.00am-6.00pm 

Leisure Pool

Wednesday /Friday 4.00pm-7.00pm

Weekends 10.00am-6.00pm

Do you have a hoist?

Yes - Pool Pod

Is there disability access?

Yes - via Pool Pod and beachside entry in to leisure pool

How much are the lockers?

20p charge in wetside areas located next to the beachside showers, £1 returnable in dryside areas

What is the price of swimming?

Prices can be found here

Do you have to wear a swim hat?

Not for general swimming sessions

Do you sell swim hats?

Yes

What products do you sell?

Swimming shorts, costumes, goggles, floating and swimming aids, swimming nappies

Where can I find information on 121 swimming lessons and prices?

Prices can be found here

Who is daytime swimming for?

Competent Swimmers (8 and above that are able to swim 25 metres in a recognised stroke without stopping)