Pool Closures

Don't forget to check our forthcoming pool closures

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If you are into swimming then look no further than our facilities at GL1. We have four fantastic swimming pools, meaning that the whole family is catered for – so whether you’re a beginner, your children want a fun session or you’re a serious swimmer, we have the pool for you.


A bit more about our pools:

  • Barton Pool:  our 8 lane, 25 metre competition swimming pool is regularly used for national and international competitions but the rest of the time it’s perfect for our local community to use. What’s more, the depth of the pool can be varied, depending on its use

  • Twyver Pool: our 4 lane, 25 metre pool is perfect for lane swimming and specialist sessions. It has a fixed depth of between 0.9 and 1.8 metres

  • Elver Pool: our shallow learner swimming pool where most of our children’s swimming lessons take place. When lessons are not taking place, it is also available for public use. Under 11s must be accompanied by an adult

  • Tad Pool: this is where the fun really happens. The fun pool with slide, bubble seat and water jets for under 11s when accompanied by an adult

Fun sessions

There’s lots of fun to be had at our public fun sessions during the holidays. This includes floats, inflatables and is available for everyone.

Public sessions

These sessions are public swimming sessions in our range of pools and are available for the whole family.

All public sessions are free to Active Life Junior and Adult members.

Don’t forget to check out our pool closures for up to date notices.

Please note pool timetables are subject to change.

Swim School at GL1

We are running a comprehensive timetable of week-long crash courses throughout the October Half Term. We aim to cater for all abilities with beginner lessons, stroke improvement and many more. Please see below:

MINNOWS AND SHRIMPS

Introduction to kids first lessons of 3 and 4 years old

SEAHORSES AND TURTLES

For our more experienced kids of 3 and 4 years old

RED

For non-swimmers of 5 years and above

ORANGE AND YELLOW DEVELOPMENT

For kids who are working towards swimming 5m and 10m on their front and back

YELLOW

For kids who are working towards 10m on their front and back with arms over the water

GREEN

For kids who are working towards 10m and refining their leg kick technique

BLUE

For kids who are working towards 10m of all four strokes

INDIGO

For kids who are working towards 25m and refining their breathing and technique.

VIOLET AND ACADEMY

For kids who are swimming 25m or more and looking to refine their stroke technique.

STROKE IMPROVEMENT

For kids who are swimming 10m or more and wish to refine their strokes. There is a different stroke focus for each day.

ROOKIE LIFEGUARD

This programme features swimming and lifesaving skills supported by water safety education, allowing participants to enjoy swimming as an activity, whilst promoting safety in or out of the water.

Each session is split with 25 minutes of practical application in the water and 20 minutes of theory in the classroom.

This is the perfect crash course activity for our older more able swimmers so participants need to be in Violet or above to take part in this course.

SNORKELTASTIC

Our Snorkeltastic courses teach children to snorkel safely; using the (BSAC) Dolphin Snorkeller competency standards; by taking part they learn new skills, develop water confidence and have fun all whilst gaining an industry recognised badge and certificate.

These sessions are suitable for any child under 17 who can already confidently swim unaided for 2 lengths or are in our blue classes or above. Learn to snorkel the fun way, masks and snorkels included.  Completion of the British Sub-Aqua Club Declaration of Medical Fitness is required prior to booking.

 


What it costs

  Non Member Aspire 20 Cardholder
Adult £4.70 £3.75
12 Swim - Multibuy £47 £37.60
15 & Under £2.85 £2.25
Junior Swim (block booking) £28.50 £22.80
Under 5s Free Free
Family - (1 adult + 1 child) £5.95 £4.76
Family - (2 adults + 2 children) £11.90 £9.52
Useful Links

Looking for Pool closures this month? Click here

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Looking for Swim Timetables? Click here

 

Visit our Parties page to find out more about how we can help you have the best party ever!

Click the links below to download our app and keep up to date with information about opening times, special offers and pool closures.

Barton pool and Twyver pool:
1 adult = 1 child under 4 yrs
1 adult = 2 children age 4-7 yrs


Tad pool and Elver pool (designated non-swimming areas):
1 adult = 2 children under 4 yrs
1 adult = 3 children age 4-7 yrs


Please note : Elver pool and Tad pool are child friendly pools.