Swimming pool

Our 25 metre six-lane swimming pool is open to members and non-members, irrespective of age or ability. Alongside the swimming pool is a sauna for users to relax in after their swim.


We are actively helping the university in reducing its carbon footprint by reducing the amount of printing we do, therefore timetables are only viewable online. Click to view our our current swimming pool timetable. Explanations of public sessions are explained below.


Lane swim - Suitable for competent swimmers only, swimmers must be able to swim full lengths un-aided.

Aqua Aerobics - Aqua class bookable at reception or online.

Public Swim - Open to swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Family Fun - Suitable for families, floats and toys are provided for the session.


Swimming Pool Terms

Casual swim prices
Students £3.00
Staff £3.00
General Public £3.50
Junior £2.00
Family (two adults and two children) £9.50

Book a pool party

Pool parties are available on Saturday afternoon’s from 12.30-2.30pm.

The party is split into an hour in the pool on or off the inflatable, followed by an hour in our reception area where we provide tables and chairs for you to have a party meal.

Non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the pool, with a maximum of 25 swimmers in the pool.

To reserve the swimming pool for a party complete our booking form.

Learn to Swim

From infants to adults, Start2swim offers great tuition for children aged 3 years through to adult encouraging confidence and safety in the water. All our classes run throughout the year including school holidays.

Our Parent & Baby classes start with babies from 4 months up to around 3 years old, accompanied in the pool by a parent/guardian. When the child is considered to have progressed and is tall enough they are encouraged to transfer to an independent class.

For 3 year olds and over, there are pool platforms to reduce the water depth and where required an additional assistant in the water to boost confidence.

Adults can enroll as complete beginners, or improvers if you want to develop your strokes. There are both daytime and evening courses.

Occasionally we can offer 1-2-1 tuition but this is only when water time and teachers are available.

The teachers for all our courses are fully qualified, enhanced DBS checked and lifeguard trained. Every class is lead by a Level 2 teacher aided by a qualified assistant. Many of our teachers are national standard competitive swimmers so correct strokes and breathing are taught right from the start.

For all enquiries, prices and more information please visit www.start2swim.co.uk


Swimmers use their membership card to activate a wristband on the docking station, no buttons or calibration required, simply slip on a band and jump in the pool.

The swimmer returns their wristband to the docking station and their swim data is automatically uploaded to the website, ready to be viewed online.

Track how many lengths, calories burned, stroke type, stroke rate and much more with SWIMTAG - you can also view our monthly leaderboard.

Free for all leisure centre members. Ask a reception for a wristband.

For more information visit the swimtag website.


We have a variety of swimming programme cards at our facility, designed to help improve your swimming fitness and ability in the pool. From beginners to advanced, whatever your level of swimming is there's a card for you!

For more information visit the Swimfit website.



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