Swimming is a great way to exercise - it's a low impact activity that works muscles all over your body. Our pools are available to all, regardless of age or ability.

Further information

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 16’s free swimming

We want to help young people get active and stay active in 2015 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:

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.