Swimming is a great way to exercise - working muscles all over your body. Our pools are available to all, regardless of age or ability.
Our pools are home to many swim clubs for those looking for something more serious, as well as activities such as:
- aqua (including 50+ session and women only sessions)
- aqua zumba
- aqua natal
- ASA swim fit
- lane swimming
- toddler splash
- splash discos
- family splash.
Contact your local leisure centre to find out what is on offer near you. You can do this by selecting the 'Find and contact your nearest leisure centre to find out what is on offer' quick link above.
Under 16s free swimming
We want to help young people get active and stay active, so we're offering free weekly swims at selected leisure centres to all young people aged 16 and under who live in the city.
We offer free swimming for under 16 year olds at:
- Braunstone Leisure Centre
- Cossington Street Sports Centre
- New Parks Leisure Centre
- Spence Street Sports Centre
How does it work?
Anyone aged 16 years and under who wants enjoy a free swim at our leisure centres above needs to register for The Card. To do this, they need to bring some ID with their home address on it when they turn up - our team will do the rest.
Children nine years and under enjoying a free swim must be accompanied by someone 16 years or over - that person (or persons) will need to pay the full admission price to go swimming.
Our leisure centre swimming pools have individual admissions policies. Please contact your preferred leisure centre before hand to avoid disappointment. Our free swims programme does not include swimming lessons, aqua fit or equipment use. Swimmers must wear appropriate swimming gear when they attend their free swim.
Free swimming at Leicester Leys
Children enrolled for swimming lessons can now swim for free at Leicester Leys during public sessions.
Finding Dory sessions
Families will have a whale of a time as they dive in like Dory, splash like a sea lion or hide like Hank the Octopus in Finding Dory-inspired activities based on core aquatic skills.
These sessions are available for a limited time only.
Sessions available at:
- Braunstone Leisure Centre: Monday 1.30pm - 2.30pm and Saturday 1.00pm - 2.00pm
- Aylestone Leisure Centre: Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am and Friday 10.00am - 11.00am
To book either visit or contact the centre directly using the links above.
All sessions require parental/guardian participation in the water.
Swimming home portal
Our online home portal helps you track swimmer progress as they learn to swim.
You can sign-up to receive updates, pay for swimming lessons and check what criteria your child needs to meet at each swimming stage via our secure home portal.
All of our swim sites now offer free WiFi. Ask at reception for more information.