We're pleased to announce that from our pools are now re-open for public swimming and swimming lessons.

At aspire, we have a number of swimming options for the whole family. Please check our latest swim timetable here

All sessions must be booked and paid for in advance - call 01452 396688 (GL1)

Adults - £4.95
15 and under - £4.95
Under 5s - £2.50

For more information contact us on 01452 396688

If you're looking to swim more than once per week, check out our membership options here

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 5's and their parents or guardians

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.

  • Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Lane swimming now operates in double-width 25 metre lanes. Capacity is based on Swim England guidance and will be continually reviewed.
  • All swim sessions must be booked online up to 14 days in advance, through our website so we can manage capacity in the pool at all times.
  • Limited poolside changing areas are open and we encourage people to arrive 'activity ready' in swimming costumes and ready for their swim to avoid gathering in changing rooms.
  • Sessions are a maximum of 60 minutes long to allow for the cleaning of our changing rooms and showers.
  • Pool rule notices are visible in our changing rooms and we actively ask all members/customers to follow these at all times.
  • We are no longer able to loan out pool floats or swimming aids. We ask that you come prepared with your own.
  • Plastic overshoes are no longer available and we ask all members/customers to remove footwear before entering changing areas.
  • Please don't forget your current £1 coins/locker coins to use in changing room lockers.
  • You may bring sinky/small toys with you for your children to play with but please do not bring large inflatables. Equipment use will be at the discretion of the lifeguards

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