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Leisure and Sport

Swimming in Swindon

Webster - Swindon Borough Councils swimming mascot

The Swimming pools in Swindon offer a range of activities to meet the needs of every swimmer. With six pools in five locations, we offer a large variety of organised sessions, coached lessons, fitness classes, individual training and leisure swimming.

Six Pools - Each with a Unique Atmosphere

Six pools on five sites offer an enormous variety of organised sessions, coached lessons, individual training and leisure swimming. The Swim Swindon Academy, provides pathways for progression by carefully programmed stages from a comprehensive range of learn to swim sessions to club level and eventually, for the very best, to Racing Club Swindon.

See: Pool Activities

Swim4Life logo

Everybody 60 and over will be entitled to swim for free at published public swimming sessions at any of our pools. The scheme is part of a national campaign to promote swimming, general fitness, more active lifestyles and well-being.
For more information see Free 60 and Over Swimming.

Daisy learn to swim logoSwimming lessons

Swimming lessons at all of the pools follow the Amateur Swimming Association's National Plan for teaching swimming, ensuring that all learners are given a thorough grounding in the skills appropriate to their level of attainment by trained and experienced instructors. The plan concentrates largely on developing water confidence and producing technically accurate swimmers with a solid foundation to move onto participation across the range of swimming disciplines. Achievement at specific levels is recognised by awarding ASA National Swim Awards. Courses are available from children aged 6 months to adults.

All of our swimming instructors are qualified to Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) standard and some hold current National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications (NPLQ).

We also offer a range of Private Lessons. All lessons we offer are for 30 minutes duration. For more information please contact the individual swimming pool sites.

Children's Safety Information

Important Information - Please note that supervision ratios for children's safety are in effect and must be followed.

For further details, please click here.

As a guide, the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM) advise babies should be 6 months plus, due to temperature and Chlorination levels.

The Pools

Oasis Leisure Centre

The 'new' Lagoon Falls WaterslideThe lagoon pool at the Oasis provides a fun time for all ages, home to 3 giant waterslides (Domebusters), a NEW indoor open-topped water slide (Lagoon Falls) as well as hydro-slides, wave machine and water cannon. There is a beach type gradient to the Lagoon Pool and a learner pool, with 'The Jolly Soaker' Pirate ship (an interactive water play feature) and elephant slide for the under 8's.

Tel: 01793 445401.

Oasis Leisure Centre Pool Programme

Below is a downloadable p.d.f. of the swimming pool programme

Swimming Pool timetable 2010 (414Kb)

Health Hydro

Health Hydro swimming pool
The Health Hydro has two swimming pools within one building, a 33 metre conventional five laned pool and a smaller, warmer 18 metre teaching pool. The Hydro also stages galas for local clubs.

Tel: 01793 465630

Health Hydro Swimming Pool Programme

Below is a downloadable p.d.f. of the both the Term time and School Holiday pool programme

Swimming Pool Programmes 2010 (195Kb)

Link Centre

Link Centre poolThe Link Centre is home to Swindon's only 25 metre deck level competition pool. The six laned pool, has excellent viewing facilities. Lane swimming is available every day for the more focused swimmer, while fun 'float' sessions keep the children amused.

Tel: 01793 445566

Link Centre Swimming Pool Programme

The pool programme is available as a downloadable pdf file:

Swimming Pool timetable 2010 (228Kb)

Dorcan Recreation Complex

Dorcan Swimming Pool - swimming lessons

Dorcan is situated in East Swindon. This unique 20m x 10m pool, set in cosy surroundings, provides a wide variety of water-based activities, including Aquafit, swimming lessons and lane swimming. There is something for everybody.

Tel: 01793 533763

Dorcan Swimming Pool Programme

Below is a downloadable p.d.f. of the swimming pool programme

Swimming Pool timetable 2010 (90Kb)

Highworth Recreation Centre

Pool picture

Highworth is situated to the north east of Swindon. When the sun shines, The Rec is the place for exercise and relaxation. Both sides of the 25m pool retract, opening onto sun terraces, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing family day out. When the weather cools, the deck level pool is fully enclosed under a state of the art domed roof, providing a comfortable swimming environment.

Tel: 01793 762602.

Highworth Rec Swimming Pool Programme

Below is a downloadable p.d.f. of the swimming pool programme

Swimming Pool timetable 2010 (155Kb)


Enrol on a swimming course and learn to swim or improve your skills, whatever your age or stage, under the guidance of ASA-qualified coaches in accordance with the nationally-recognized award scheme.

Why not enrol on a school holiday swimming course?

Swimming and Diving Clubs

There are lots of swimming clubs in the local area.

Further Information/Contact

Oasis Leisure Centre
North Star Avenue
Telephone 01793 445401
Map showing location

Link Centre
Whitehill Way
Telephone 01793 445566
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Highworth Recreation Centre
The Elms
Telephone:01793 762602
Map showing location

Health Hydro
Milton Road
Telephone 01793 465630
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Dorcan Recreation Complex
St Paul's Drive
Telephone 01793 533763
Map showing location

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