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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.

Paul Breed, Chief Executive of Coventry Sports Foundation said “The main aim of the GoSwim programme is to engage people in Coventry and encourage them to head down more often to their local pool. There will be activities for people of all ages and a range of events where families can enjoy time in the pools together. We will be offering a range of unusual, fun and innovative classes to show people that swimming is an easy and fun way to improve your fitness and wellbeing. It will be a really action-packed year for swimming in Coventry, building toward the opening of the new pool at the Alan Higgs Centre.”

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

Tell us what you think about your local leisure centres and have the chance to win one of twelve £25 Amazon vouchers!

We’d really like to hear your views about your local leisure centres. By sharing your thoughts, you can help ensure we improve the experience for you and other local residents. We are working with a leading independent research agency, Critical Research, to gather feedback on local leisure centres from our customers, whether you come regularly or from time to time.

Everything you tell us is anonymous, will be held in strictest confidence and you will not be contacted as a result of anything you say – this is for research purposes only.

Critical Research are offering the opportunity to win one of twelve £25 Amazon vouchers and will enter all completed surveys into the prize draw.

The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and you can also access it from your phone or tablet. Your views are really important to us, so please take the time to respond.

The survey link is:

Thank you for sharing your views and helping this facility to provide the best experience possible for the community.

Moonlit Swimming

FREE Session and Events available

Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre on 25th & 26th September 2017

A swimming experience with a difference. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to swim under moonlight. Exclusive & tailored sessions programmed on both days.

For more information and programming visit Coventry Sports Trust website

Wave Rave

FREE Entry

Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre on 26th September 2017 from 7.30pm-8.30pm

A party with a difference: Swim, dance, live DJ and disco lights all with a view of the moon artwork in the Olympic pool

To book your place visit Eventbrite website and search 'Cov Wave Rave'

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.

Ideas Factory Meeting

Thursday 19 October

Centre AT7 on 6.00-7.30pm

GoSwim has well and truly arrived in Coventry. But we need to hear from you! The ideas factory is an informal opportunity for the public to express their ideas on how we as a community can encourage and support more people to take up this great activity.

Laides 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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