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Swimming’s a great way to have fun and get healthy, whatever your age or level of ability.
The Link Centre pool is a 6 lane, 25m pool ranging in depth from 1 to 2 metres, where you can improve your fitness in a controlled environment.
At the Link Centre, we believe swimming should be fun and exciting, that is why you will find a wide variety of activities available. Our pool is hosting school swimming lessons along with own popular Better Swim School, but also several local swimming clubs. And from adult lane swimming to fun family sessions and Aqua Aerobics fitness classes, when it comes to developing your skills, teaching your child or just having fun, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge!
Arange of Speedo swimming equipment, floats and other swimming aids are available to purchase from reception.
Lane swimming sessions suitable for competent swimmers over the age of 11. Swimmers aged 11-17 should be able to swim the pool 25m length unaided. Please note some lanes may be closed during part or whole of a session.
A general swim session suitable for all ages and abilities for fun or fitness. Families with children of all ages welcome. One competent adult swimmer may supervise up to two under 8's or non swimmer under 16.
A session for all ages and abilities, with a variety of floats and toys available for everyone to enjoy. One competent adult swimmer may supervise up to 2 under 8’s or non swimmers under 16 at a time.
Suitable for adults (over 16) with learning and/or physical disabilities. Also appropriate for those with stable health conditions, including poor mental health.
Although not a structured lesson, staff are available to support and motivate.
Pool hoist and disabled changing facilities are available.
A general swim session dedicated for over 60's of all abilities.
2 pool lanes are set up for the more confident swimmers who wish to keep swimming lengths for fitness. An open pool space equivalent to 3 lanes is also available for those who would like to swim more casually, who need to take more frequent breaks, or simply want to exercise in the shallow end. Floating aids such as pool noodles and kickboards can be used in this area. (Floating aids are not provided by the centre, but customers are welcome to bring their own or purchase items from the Speedo stand at reception.)
Swim session dedicated to Healthwise members (GP referrals).
Suitable for adults only, who are competent swimmers and able to swim 25m unaided.
To find more information on our Healthwise GP Referral programme, please click here.
For any further question regarding this session, or to know if this could be suitable for your exercise routine, please email the team at Healthwise.Swindon@gll.org.
Suitable for adults over 16 only. All fitness abilities welcome.
This invigorating instructor led class provide all the benefits of a great workout, as well as being lots of fun. Aqua Aerobics is particularly recommended to those looking for a low impact exercise. The support provided by the water helps reduce joints and muscle injuries.
You don’t even need to be able to swim, as all exercises take place in the shallow end of the swimming pool.
Find out more about the Link Centre fitness classes offer here.
Swim Doctor is Better's adult swimming programme for over 16. Swim Doctor Learn is suitable for complete beginners, while Swim Doctor Fitness is for those who already know how to swim but would like to improve their technique. Find out more about Swim Doctor here.
Membership is not required and attendance is totally flexible: book a lesson up to a week in advance, just like you would join a fitness class!
Swim Doctor Learn:
Swim Doctor Fitness:
Swimming is a valuable skill for any child to learn. It’s a great form of all-round exercise as well as being a vital life skill that can help keep children safe in and around water.
Lessons for children of all levels are available here at The Link Centre:
See our lessons availability and register online. And track your child's weekly progress on your Home Portal.
Please comply with the following rules:
Advice to adult non swimmers:
All swimmers must wear clean swimwear, you can find our guide to appropriate swimwear here.
Inappropriate swimwear includes underwear or any garment with obscene or offensive pictures or slogans. Denim or heavy garments, including cotton leggings, long flowing clothes and baggy t-shirts. Swimwear that is not made from chlorine-resistant materials may be damaged.
We would advise that weak or non-swimmers wear close-fitting swimwear (i.e. swimming trunks or a full swimsuit). Our staff at the centre reserve the right to determine whether swimwear is appropriate.
Accessible changing rooms and pool pod and hoist are available for customers who require them. Please speak with the staff upon arrival to be given access.
To find out more about our pool pod, please click here.
Regular swimmer? Find a membership that suits you.
From Swim only with UK access to Centre's or All Swindon's access All Inclusive memberships, we've got something that's right for you.
Not swimming enough to pay monthly? Check out our Pay as you Go membership: for a small yearly fee, you'll then pay for swimming (or any other activity) at a discounted rate.
See all our activity prices here.