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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

Finding Dory Swim and Film Night

Xcel Leisure Centre

Saturday 12th May

Swim: 6.00-6.45pm, Film: 7.00-8.30pm

£2 per person

For adults and children.

Pop corn and other snacks included during the film. Toys and Lighting in the pool.

Book your place at reception or call 024 7685 6956

Toddler Party

Xcel Leisure Centre

Thursday 24th May

£2 per toddler

Aquatots (with parent) 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Pirates Cove & Toddler Food (except milk) 2.00-3.00pm

Book your place at reception or call 02476 856956

Caribbean Carnival

Centre AT7

Saturday 26th May

£1.50 per person

Caribbean Themed Swim: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Caribbean Style of Food: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Fun Inflatables, themed music, disco lights and decorations

Book your place at reception or call 02476 665530

Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Poolside Exhibition

Xcel Leisure Centre

Friday 8th June


FREE entry

FREE Food and drinks

Get inspired by the rich history and future of swimming in Coventry with our poolside exhibition.

The Little Mermaid, Swim and Film night

Centre AT7

Saturday 9th June

Swim: 6.00 - 6.45pm

Film: 7.00-8.30pm

£1.00 per person

Popcorn and other snacks included during the film • Toys in the pool

Book your place at Reception or Call 02476665530

Please see reception for Pool Ratios upon booking

Teenager Wave Rave 2

Xcel Leisure Centre

Friday 15th June

12-17 years

7.30 - 9.30pm

£2.00 per person

Putting the fun into swimming by popular request! No lane swimming - think music, fun floats, laughter & conversation! Includes disco, pizza and mocktails.

Book your place at reception or call 024 7685 6956.

Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Pool Circuit Training

FREE Session

Xcel Leisure Centre

Male and Female - Every Wednesday 7.00-7.30am Qopn to all abilities and ages.

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.

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.

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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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