Swimming pools near you

Take a dive into what our pools provide

Find a swimming pool near you

We have over 50 leisure centres across the UK with a range of swimming facilities, from leisure pools, to lidos, to lessons, Places Leisure have a swimming pool for you.

Indoor pools

Come rain or shine, we’ve got a pool for you!

Open all year round, our indoor pools provide a fun, inclusive, and positive environment for beginners, casual users, and experienced swimmers to stay healthy and keep active.

Pool facilities include:

Whatever you’re into, our indoor pools are well-suited for many purposes and activities!

Lane swimming at Aldershot Lido

Lidos & outdoor pools

One of the best things about swimming at Places Leisure is that we have pools to enjoy during every season!

For the warmer months, our lidos are the perfect place to embrace outdoor swimming. Lidos and outdoor pools across the UK have seen a revival in recent years, encouraging more generations to enjoy swimming outdoors. There’s nothing quite like cooling down in a sparkling body of water when the sun comes out!

Swim, splash, or sit back and soak up a warm summer’s day in our outdoor pools at Aldershot Lido and Tooting Bec Lido and outdoor pool areas at The Triangle and The Pavilions In The Park. 

Take a look at how the Lido Ladies have embraced outdoor swimming!

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Swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons incorporate care, confidence, and competence, with the additional benefit of learning a lifesaving skill. Dedicated, fully qualified instructors are here to guide you in the pool, whether that’s in a group session or one-on-one. People of any age and ability are welcome! 

We’re proud to follow the Learn to Swim Framework from Swim England, and our free Course Hub allows you to track progress against key competencies and stages. We offer a range of different lessons, including:

  • Adult and Baby
  • Adult and Child
  • Children’s Swimming Lessons
  • Adult Beginner

It's never too late to learn - read how some of our members did it!

Swimming sessions

If you’re looking for some quiet time, want to try out training in our pools, or you’re looking for something new to do with the family, our range of sessions have got you covered:

Just Swim: The clue is in the name – take a relaxing dip and just swim with us at your own pace! It’s ideal if you’re just getting used to swimming, or just want to enjoy your time in the water.

Lane Swim: This is a swimming session structured with individual training lanes to keep you on the path to success! With fast, medium, and slow-paced lanes, it allows all swimmers to go at their own speed. Adult Only Lane Swimming sessions are also available.

Why not use SWIMTAG to track your swim?

Disability Swim: Calm, quiet pool time dedicated to swimmers with a disability and their supporters that helps build a relationship with the water.

Family Fun: Swimming should be exciting for the whole family, that’s why our Family Fun sessions make a fantastic day out! Take the plunge and make a splash as you all spend quality time together.

Inflatable Swimming: Feeling brave? Take on the challenge of the aquatic obstacle course in our Inflatable Swimming sessions, which offer another fun way to enjoy the water!

Fun Splash and Slide: Complete with flumes, rapids, and interactive features, these sessions are a great way for children to be introduced to the pleasures of the pool!

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Aqua classes

Rule the pool with our Aqua Fit, Aqua Jog, and Aqua Zumba classes!

The music, instructors, and upbeat energy of the classes come together to create a fun and sociable atmosphere for all pool abilities and age ranges.

With classes ranging from gentle to high impact intensity levels, aqua classes are great in enabling you to improve strength and fitness while enjoying the support of the water.

Read more about Aqua Fit

Man swimming breaststroke

Swimming benefits

There’s power in the pool!

By being gentle on the joints, soothing for the mind, and fantastic at combatting loneliness, swimming is an incredibly versatile activity that can boost the body and brain.

Aside from the good it can do for our mental and physical wellbeing, swimming is a lifesaving skill to have with a wealth of transferable benefits.

More reasons to get in the water

Sauna and spa facilities

Our health and wellness facilities are here to help you invest in your mind and body.

Enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation is a must in your post-swim routine – get ready to let off some steam!

Relax, rejuvenate, refresh and repeat as you soothe tired muscles on one of our heated loungers, relieve stress in our sauna and steam rooms, and take some “me time” in our salt rooms.

Workouts and wellness have never looked so good!

Swimming etiquette

Now that you know what our pools provide, here’s everything you should keep in mind before you visit us!

  • Shower thoroughly before and after entering the pool
  • Use toilet facilities before your swim
  • Ensure babies and toddlers wear tight-fitting waterproof trunks while swimming instead of nappies
  • Don’t swim if you feel unwell
  • Ensure that hair is tied up or a swimming hat is worn
  • Adults are recommended to wear swimming costumes, swimming trunks/shorts, tankinis/full coverage bikinis, burkinis, wetsuit-style costumes, close fitting long/short sleeved tops, or close-fitting leggings
  • Young children are recommended to wear swimming costumes, swimming trunks/shorts, tankinis/full coverage bikinis, knee/elbow length suits, or neoprene float jackets

Sessions, classes, lessons, and facilities vary by centre. Children under 8 must be supervised in the water and changing rooms by their parent or adult (16+). A maximum of 2 children is permitted per parent/adult. Set up time is included within swimming session times. Age/height restrictions and supervision ratios apply to flumes.

Find your local swimming pool

You can use our pools on a pay as you go basis, choosing the swimming sessions suitable for you, visit us for regular swimming lessons, or sign up to one of our great value swim only memberships.

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