Swimming & lessons

Take the plunge

Swimming at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre

Swimming is a great way to stay physically active, whatever your age or ability. Whether you’re lane swimming to maintain and develop your fitness, splashing around with the family or learning to swim so that you can join in the fun, we have something for you!

Enjoy a range of swimming and pool activities for you and your whole family where you can have fun and be active together.

Learn to swim with our swimming lesson programme, book a swim session from our timetable or find out about our pool.

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Child in a swim cap smiling in pool

Swimming lessons

Our team follows the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework to deliver swimming lessons. We use fun and games to build water confidence from the first splash to a lifetime of loving swimming and being safe in the water.

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To find out more about our swimming lesson programme, click the button below.

 

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Take a virtual tour

Our pool facilities are well worth checking out. Want to see them before you visit? Check out our virtual tour at the link below.

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Swimming butterfly stroke

Swimming memberships

We offer a range of Swim memberships that will allow you to enjoy your time in the pool – whether for fun or structured, fitness activity.

Take a look at what else is included in each membership type and learn how you can join today.

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Pool info

We have two pools to enjoy at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre - our main pool, and our leisure pool. 

All under 8s must be accompanied by an adult on a 2:1 (child:adult) ratio. Children must be aged under 8 to use the slides.

Main Pool
Length: 25m
Lanes: 4

Depth: 1.0m - 1.8m

Leisure Pool
Length: Free form

Depth: 0.0m - 0.75m

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Aqua classes

We offer Aqua Dance classes every week that focus on low impact exercises so you can work hard and enjoy the support of the pool improving strength and fitness. 

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Man swimming breaststroke

Portishead Swimming Club

Portishead Amateur Swimming Club is a non competitive swimming club with around a hundred members who meet weekly on a Monday night.

Our qualified teachers deliver a range of sessions including a variety of opportunities to develop and enhance their stroke technique, skill development and personal safety skills. The club runs water polo sessions as well as an annual gala, timed swims and other lifesaving and skills based sessions.

To put your child's name on the waiting list please get in touch.

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SWIMTAG

SWIMTAG is the latest, waterproof wearable technology that helps you track your swim strokes, lengths, times and calories burned. You can enter challenges and competitions to compete against other swimmers or your own personal best.

SWIMTAG is free for members. Simply sign up for SWIMTAG at reception, or via the link below.

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Timetable

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24MayFriday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
25MaySaturday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
26MaySunday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
27MayMonday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
28MayTuesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
29MayWednesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
30MayThursday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
31MayFriday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
1JunSaturday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
2JunSunday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
3JunMonday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
4JunTuesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
5JunWednesday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
6JunThursday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00
7JunFriday
Morning06:00-12:00
Afternoon12:00-18:00
Evening18:00-22:00