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GoSwim aims to encourage more people in Coventry to swim more often.

GoSwim is set to make a splash and get people who aren’t regular swimmers active and exercising in pools across the city. The initiative, a partnership between Coventry Sports Foundation, Coventry Sports Trust and Coventry City Council, is funded by Sport England and will see a range of events and sessions introduced over the next 12 months based on feedback about what stops local communities using the pools closest to them.

Activities will take place at the Foundation’s Xcel Leisure Centre in Westwood Heath, Centre AT7 on Bell Green Road and the Trust’s Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre on Fairfax Street in the city centre. More pool hours will be made available at all three sites and there will also be more fun splash sessions introduced at Centre AT7 to make sure there is something for all ages.

There will also be more Wave Raves, a family-friendly disco swimming session, which already runs in the city centre and was an idea suggested by local people.

Activities on offer will be suitable for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal of promoting swimming as a fun activity that can help you to stay fit and healthy.

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We have a wide range of swimming sessions suitable for individuals and families, view our swimming timetables

Open Water Swim

£2 per person (includes a free hot drink)

Xcel Leisure Centre

Saturday 25th November 2017 from 7.00pm-8.30pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to swim outdoors? Wear a wetsuit and come and join us for an outdoor experience inside. Featuring poolside plants, buoys & canoeing lifeguards Book your place at reception or call 024 7685 6956

The Big Paddle

Free Event

Xcel Leisure Centre

Saturday 2nd December 2017 from 1-2pm

For adult non-swimmers. Ever wondered what it’s like to step foot in a swimming pool? Come along in shorts and t-shirts to ‘paddle’ in our raised floor pool. Book your place at reception or call 024 7685 6956

FREE Adult Swimming Lessons

FREE Session

Xcel Leisure Centre and Centre AT7

7th December 2017 - 5th January 2018

Contact Natalie on: for more information & to book your free lesson. Lessons are subject to pool and teacher availability

NEW Pool Circuit Training

FREE Session

Xcel Leisure Centre

Male only - Every Tuesday 8.00-8.30am Intense / 8.30-9.00am Beginner

Male and Female - Every Wednesday 7.00-7.30am All abilities

A different approach to the usual lane swimming. A brand new session with Earl James (PT/Former Royal Marine Commando) which uses dynamic exercises in the pool to increase toning and conditioning to achieve a healthier and fitter body.

NEW Inflatable Fun Sessions

Xcel Leisure Centre and Centre AT7

For programming view our swimming timetables

Splash fun sessions with a difference. Large pool based inflatables available for the whole family to enjoy.

Swim Buddies

Xcel Leisure Centre and Centre AT7

Let the team help you to GoSwim. Our experienced staff are on hand to advise & assist you. The buddies are here to answer any queries you might have and to help your visit to the pool go smoothly to ensure you have the best experience possible. If you are a new customer/new to swimming, the buddies will offer a helping hand by showing you to the swimming pool, changing rooms and letting you know what the pool rules and etiquette are.

Ladies Only Sessions

Xcel Leisure Centre and Centre AT7

For programming view our swimming timetables

For those who prefer a female only environment, there are dedicated sessions at both Centres.

The GoSwim partners are:

Go Swim partners

Lifestyles Memberships

Lifestyles Health Clubs offer a range of membership packages, which offer access to swimming, gyms, classes and health suite as part of the package.

View the Lifestyles membership packages
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