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At Aspire we have a number of swimming options for the whole family.

Due to the restrictions around COVID 19 and our phased re-opening our swimming timetable is running to a temporary timetable.

Please check the latest swim timetable here

All sessions must be booked and paid for in advance - Book now

Anyone not registered with aspire already will need to apply for a FREE Community Card to enable bookings.

The family member booking will need to be signed up to a free Community Card; other family members can use the same card number when they swim as a group.

If you are booking for a family swim session, then only one adult per house hold will need to register for a community card. Non members booking with an aspire member will need to register for a community card, bookings will need to be booked separately.

If you are already a member with Aspire you will already have a membership number.

Adults £4.95 / 15 and under £4.95 / Under 5’s £2.50
*Under 16’s can only take part in the family swim at this time.

For more information contact us on GL1 01452 396688

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
15 & Under £4.95
Under 5s £2.50


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