Swim

Swimming Activities

Intensive swimming courses
Help your child to become a more confident swimmer ahead of the summer holidays with our intensive swimming courses.

Dates
Monday July 26 – Friday July 30

Times
Seahorses (three year olds) – 11.15am
Stage 1 – 9.30am, 10am or 10.45am
Stage 2 – 10am or 11.15am
Stage 3 – 9.30am or 10.45am

Cost
£26.40 for five 30-minute sessions.
One-to-one sessions can also be arranged for £23.50 per 30-minute session.

Details
• Parents of seahorse stage, stage 1 and stage 2 children are asked to accompany swimmers in the water.
• Stage 3 children can swim by themselves. Our new FitStop café will be open serving a range of food and drink.
• Normal swimwear required.
How to book
Email learntoswim@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk, call 01242 528764 or visit the reception desk at the centre.

Children’s diving taster sessions
Led by a professional diving instructor, this is an exciting opportunity to try out diving with these taster sessions.
No previous experience of diving is needed but children will need to be water confident and be able to return independently to the side of the diving pit.
Thursday July 29, 3pm to 4pm
Friday July 30, 2.30 to 3.30pm
£7.50 per person.
How to book
Email learntoswim@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk, call 01242 528764 or visit the reception desk at the centre.

Sessions will last one hour and available to book via the 'Book Online' header on our website or through the app.

Swim info Information and Prices

Will the changing cubicles be open?

changing cubicles are available for stage three and below swimmer (and accompanying adult) to change at the end of your swimming session or swimming lesson. Changing facilities are not available before sessions or lessons so please arrive at the centre dressed ready for your session.

 

Can we use the splash pad?

The splash pad can be used with the teaching pool by those who have booked a session in the teaching pool.

 

What is the maximum capacity of each session

The maximum capacity per session is 30.

 

I’m coming with my family but not swimming, can I watch poolside?

No, the government Covid19 guidance does not allow spectating so you will not be able to sit poolside during lessons. Designated waiting areas are provided, you will be required to wear a face mask at all times while you are in the building. If you do not have a mask you can buy them at the reception desk when you arrive.

 

Will anyone else be using the pool at the same time?

No, the family sessions are dedicated sessions and the pool/s will be empty. Please be aware there will be no floats and no lanes.

 

I’m a member, why am I now having to pay for my child?

Due to reduced capacities required by the government’s Covid19 restrictions we are unable to offer free swimming for under 16 year olds.

 

Can I put my belongings in a locker while my child swims?

Lockers are not currently available so we are advising customers not to bring valuables with them and to bring only essentials for your session/class.

 

 

Prices From

Adult swim (including concessions) – £4.50

Child swim – £3.00

Swimwear
We accept all swimming costumes however we cannot permit trousers or t-shirts to be worn in the pool unless previously authorised by a member of the Leisure at Cheltenham management team.

 

Swimming lessons

We offer a range of swimming lessons, suitable for pre-school children through to adult beginners and improvers. See the ‘Swim Courses Information’ below for more details.

Swim Courses Information

Family Swim Splash Pad

One hour sessions are now available to book. Session times can be found on the timetable here. Prices are £4.50 for adults (non-members) and £3 for all children under the age of 16.
If you have any queries please refer to our FAQs here – https://leisureatcheltenham.com/reopening-information/
We look forward to welcoming you to Leisure at Cheltenham.

Public Swim Diving Pool Facilities

Main Pool
The main pool at Leisure at Cheltenham is 33m x 12.8m and can have up to six single lanes. The shallow end is 1.3m in depth and the deep end 2.5m in depth.

The main pool has a pneumatic boom that can split the pool into a 25m pool and a smaller 7m area used for swimming lessons.

The average water temperature of the main pool temperature is 28.5 degrees Celsius.

There is a hoist available to provide access to the pool for customers with reduced mobility.

We have a range of activities on offer, including swimming lessons, educational lessons and family swim sessions.

We’re proud to welcome  Cheltenham Swimming & Waterpolo Club, Cheltenham Tri- club and Cotswold Water Canoe Club to make use of our facilities.

Lane Swimming
The main pool can be split into 3 double lanes and we operate a slow, medium and fast system to accommodate all swimming abilities.

Swim timetable

Teaching Pool
The teaching pool is 23.8m x 9.65m. The shallow end is 0.3m in depth and the deep end is 1.2m in depth.

The average water temperature of the teaching pool is 30.5 degrees Celsius.

There is a hoist available to provide access to the pool for customers with reduced mobility.

We offer a range of activities and lessons in our teaching pool, including aqua aerobics, swimming lessons, dedicated swim sessions for children and adults with disabilities and family swimming.

 

 

Diving Pool

The diving pool is now open, unless stated otherwise.

The diving pool is 12.8m x 12.8m with the depth of 4m.

The diving pool has four diving boards: two x 1m spring boards, a 3m spring board and a 5m platform.

Please be aware that customers using the diving boards must be able to swim unassisted.

The average pool temperature of the diving pool is 28.5 degrees Celsius.

All of the pools at Leisure at Cheltenham are supervised by a qualified lifeguard.

 

Children’s diving taster sessions

Led by a professional diving instructor, this is an exciting opportunity to try out diving with these taster sessions.

No previous experience of diving is needed but children will need to be water confident and be able to return independently to the side of the diving pit.

Thursday July 29, 3pm to 4pm

Friday July 30, 2.30 to 3.30pm

£7.50 per person.

How to book

Email learntoswim@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk, call 01242 528764 or visit the reception desk at the centre.

Family Swim Swim Family Family

We offer family fun sessions, we recommend under 8s use the teaching pool and Splash Pad (1 hour slots are available regularly throughout the week). For booking and information please visit the leisure hub here. Check the swim timetable for session times.

Family fun We have a family fun swim sessions in the main pool over the weekend. This is for competent over 8s and we do not at present offer floats.

Swimming Courses Information

Times
For booking and information please visit the leisure hub for the full time table, here.

 

Prices
 £4.50 per adult.

Child swim – £3.00

 

Swim Spa Swim Spa Health Spa

We do not at present offer this service.

Indulge yourself in our relaxing health spa. We have a jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and relaxation area. Spa access is included in our membership package and is also available on a pay as you go basis for those aged 18 and over.

To access the spa please visit the customer service desk to receive the current door entry code.

Prices
Adults (peak hours): £7.70
Adults (off peak hours: Tuesdays,Thursdays & Sundays after 6pm): £5.00
Concession (peak hours): £6.10
Concession (off peak hours): £4.70

Diving Diving Diving

Children’s diving taster sessions

Led by a professional diving instructor, this is an exciting opportunity to try out diving with these taster sessions.

No previous experience of diving is needed but children will need to be water confident and be able to return independently to the side of the diving pit.

Thursday July 29, 3pm to 4pm

Friday July 30, 2.30 to 3.30pm

£7.50 per person.

How to book

Email learntoswim@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk, call 01242 528764 or visit the reception desk at the centre.

The diving pool is open, unless stated otherwise.

The diving pool is 12.8m x 12.8m with a depth of 4m.

The diving pool has four diving boards: two 1m springboards, a 3m springboard and a 5m platform.

Unless required for a competition or private hire booking, only one 1m spring board will be in use.

Diving Times and Prices
Access to the diving boards and diving pool is included in the cost of swimming entry. Please check the timetable before planning your visit to ensure the diving facilities are available for your chosen session.

You can use the diving boards if you are a competent swimmer.

Adult swimming: from £4.50

Junior swimming: £2.80. Off peak swimming (8.30am – 5pm weekdays) is from £1.70.

Spectators: £2.40

Diving Pool Rules:

  • You must not wear goggles when jumping off the boards.
  • Once you have entered the water exit quickly and safely.
  • Do not stand on the back of the boards while another diver is jumping.
  • Somersaults, backward dives, spins and handstand dives are only allowed during adult dive sessions.

Family Swim Swim Family Hire Us

To hire any of our swimming pools contact customer.contact@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk or telephone on 01242 528764.