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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

    Tad pool water features will normally be active at the following times

      Term Time Holidays
    Monday to Friday Not available 12:00 to 4:00
    Saturday 1:30 to 5:00 1:30  to 5:00
    Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 12:00 to 5:00


Fun sessions

Inflatable fun for children of all ages.

Please note, children will need to be deemed confident by our lifeguards in deep water to use our inflatable. Floats and rafts available for not so confident children.

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.

Please note pool timetables are subject to change.


*Please note, our pools have maximum occupancy limits. At busy times there may be a delay in entering the pools.

What it costs

  Non Member
Adult £4.95
12 Swim - multibuy £49.50
15 & Under £2.95
Junior SwimBook (12 for 10) £29.50
Under 5s £1.00
Family - (1 adult + 1 child) £6.45
Family - (2 adults + 2 children) £11.90


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.

Useful Links

Looking for Swimming Lessons? Click here

Looking for Swim Timetables? Click here