Swim

Swimming Activities

Monday 19 October
We are pleased to announce that members are now able to book online for lane swimming and family swim. Please click on the timetable icon to be taken to the swimming timetable.

Family swimming returns

Family swimming sessions resume on Saturday 12 September and are now available to book by emailing customerservices@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk or calling 01242 528764 during centre opening hours.
One hour sessions are available daily (except Sunday when the centre is currently closed) and 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.
The family swim sessions will be dedicated sessions in the main pool or the teaching pool and the Splash Pad. Capacity is limited to 30 per session in line with government Covid19 restrictions. Booking is essential, please do not come to the centre if you do not have a booked session. 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. Please note showers, hairdryers, mirrors and lockers are not currently available.

Compulsory face masks

Parents and guardians accompanying children to swimming lessons, and anyone visiting the centre but not taking part in a booked session, must wear a face mask at all times while in the building at (except those who are exempt for health reasons in accordance with government guidance.) You will be asked to wait in designated areas and to remain within the marked areas and to maintain two metre social distancing at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


Following the successful reopening of Leisure at Cheltenham gym and classes, we are now delighted to announce our next phase when the main swimming pool will reopen to members aged 16 and over from Monday 17 August.

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

You can find more information of the main pool reopening via the 'Reopening Info' header on our website.

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

Family swimming sessions are resuming on Saturday, 12 September, in our phased reopening. One hour sessions are now available to book Monday to Saturday. 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.
The family swim sessions will be dedicated sessions in the main pool or the teaching pool and the Splash Pad. Capacity is limited in line with government Covid19 restrictions and booking is essential, please do not come to the centre if you do not have a booked session. 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. If you have any queries please refer to our FAQs here – https://leisureatcheltenham.com/reopening-information/
We look forward to welcoming you back 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 currently closed.

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.

 

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 call our customer contact team on 01242 528764. 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 call our customer contact team on 01242 528764.

 

 

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.

Times
Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm
Bank Holidays: 9am – 8pm

 

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

The diving pool is currently shut.

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.

Diving Courses Information

Family Swim Swim Family Hire Us

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