Energise Leisure Centre has a packed pool timetable offering a range of lessons, courses, classes, casual lane swimming and fun sessions to get everyone in the water.

The main pool is a 6 lane 25 x 13 metre pool and the warmer small pool is suitable for young families, beginners and those who wish to improve their water confidence.

Both pools have easy walk in steps and pool hoists if you need assistance.

We also have a hydrotherapy pool for a therapeutic form of exercise in water, which allows greater freedom of movement.

Changing rooms

The 'changing village' has over 30 unisex changing cubicles, including some adapted for families and disabled swimmers.

To help us keep the facility clean:

  • remove your shoes before entering the changing village (store securely in your locker)
  • take a shower on the poolside before going in the water


Swimming Pools


Swimming Lessons



Energise offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, from babies to adults we have something for everyone.

Energise teaches swimming to children and adults following the Better Swim School Programme. Better are currently teaching over 100,000 people to swim across the UK).

This structured pathway allows all learners to progress at their own pace, developing into confident swimmers. We carefully monitor the progress of each pupil, ensuring that they improve and develop according to their individual needs and ability.

All of our teachers are qualified to Level 2 and assistant teachers to Level 1. All teachers are DBS checked and experienced in teaching swimming to both children and adults. All sessions are supervised by qualified lifeguards to ensure a safe environment to learn to swim at all times.

Swimming lessons are available throughout the year, weekdays, weekends and evenings, and with both group classes and 1:1 teaching on offer you can choose what is best for you.

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• 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.
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.
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.
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!

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Swim Doctor

Swim Doctor is Better’s swim programme to help you reach your goals. With weekly fitness classes in the pool our trained Swim Doctors provide a friendly and welcoming training environment which can cater for a wide range of swimming abilities.

Session themes alternate weekly:

Technique sessions

Based around drills that will enhance your stroke mechanics as well as work your cardiovascular fitness, the session will test your technique under fatigue.

Fitness sessions

Based on repetition, sets help improve speed, power and endurance, our Swim Doctor designs training plans for a range of abilities to help achieve individual fitness goals.


Swim Doctor is a bookable fitness class which can be booked here