Swimming Pool


Welcome to the Carolyn Shaw Swimming Pool

Our outstanding Carolyn Shaw Swimming Pool measures 25 meters in length, with the depth ranging from 0.9 meters in the shallow end and increasing to 2 meters in the deep end. As recommended by CIMSPA, our pool is maintained at 29ºC and treated with minimal chlorine using an ultraviolet (UV) light disinfectant system, which is a powerful natural disinfectant. This enables a safe reduction of residual chlorine levels, improving the quality of water here at the facility.

Our pool is able to cater for a range of activities, from swimming galas, birthday parties and swimming lessons. It can also make for a refreshing end to a gym session, a fantastic training workout or a fun splash around with the children.


Changing Facilities

We have separate male, female and pupil changing rooms with showers that lead out on to poolside. We also have a family changing room located on poolside. Pool times often reflect the time you need to be out of the changing rooms. If you are unsure please check at reception.

Disabled Access

We provide a reserved parking space and accessible poolside changing room for use by people with disabilities. All of our staff are trained to operate the swimming pool hoist. We ask that you please inform reception in advance if you require its use.


Swimming Lessons

Private 1:1 Lessons

Private swimming lessons for adults and children can be arranged on a 1:1 basis (One teacher, one student). These lessons are arranged with one of our swimming teachers and can be booked during a members use swim.

For prices or booking, please visit or call reception or email Christina Wood: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Children's Swim School

Children’s group swimming lessons run every Thursday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

Please see the 'Swim School' tab at the top of the page for more information.


General Information

Private bookings

Our swimming pool is available for private functions, events and parties. Please see 'Other Activities' - Parties for more information or please contact reception. 

Fun Swim

Fun swim sessions have 3 lanes available for length swimming and an assortment of floats are available for use in the remaining half of the swimming pool.

Photography/Video Recording

If you wish to use a recording device, permission must first be granted and a form must be completed at reception.

 

Health and Safety

  • Anyone with a verruca must wear an approved verruca sock, available for purchase at reception.
  • Armbands and goggles are not available to borrow, however they can be purchased at reception. Floats and pool toys are only available during fun sessions.
  • It is important that you read the safety posters located on poolside which outline further swimming pool rules.
  • Masks and snorkels are not permitted.
  • Pay attention to the lane signs during lane swimming sessions and use the relevant lane for your swimming ability.
  • Please adhere to the admission policy which states that children under the age of 8 must be accompanied in the swimming pool by a responsible person over the age of 18 and a ratio of 2 children under 8 to 1 adult applies.
  • Remember to use the bathroom and shower before entering the pool.
  • We ask that you inform staff of any medical conditions e.g. epilepsy, asthma, heart problems etc.
  • Swimming pool etiquette must be followed at all times including lane swimming etiquette which can be found on poolside. 

 

 

Centre Opening Times

Tel: 01249 857335

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Monday 06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday 06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 21:30
Thursday 06:30 - 21:30
Friday 06:30 - 21:30
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 07:30 - 19:30

 

Dates For Your Diary

Monday 25th September All fitness classes will now be located at either St Mary's School Gymnasium or St Margaret's School. Please see 'Classes' page for full information.
Friday 29th September Member Swim will start at 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 30th September 5:00pm Member Swim will be Member Lane Swim due to a Private Booking
Saturday 7th October 5:00pm Member Swim will be Member Lane Swim
Saturday 14th October 11:30am Member Lane Swim is Cancelled. 12:00pm Member Swim will start at 12:45pm
  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause your visit to St Mary's School Sports Centre