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Xcel Leisure Centre Holiday Swimming Timetable

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All sessions are subject to availability. Due to popular demand they may be full on occasion. The sessions are run on a first come first serve basis with tickets only available 15 minutes prior to a session.

Concessions: Only available for Passport to Leisure, NUS Extra or Seniors and Priority Card Holders.

Please note our parent and child pool ratios: Children under 4 and children who cannot swim must be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 basis. Children who can swim aged between 4 and 8 years must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 to 1 basis. Children who can swim aged 8 and over may use the pool without an accompanying adult.

October Holiday Timetable

Monday

6:30am - 9:00am Early Birds**
9:30am - 10:00amParent & Toddler ½ pool
11:00am - 12:00pmPublic Swim ¾ pool
12:00pm - 1:00pmAdult Only (deep water) ½ pool
1:00pm - 2:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
2:00pm - 3:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool
8:00pm - 9:00pmAdult Only

Tuesday

6:30am - 9:00am Early Birds**
9:30am - 10:00amParent & Toddler ½ pool
10:00am - 10:30amParent & Toddler ⅓ pool
12:00pm - 1:00pmAdult Only ½ pool
1:00pm - 2:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
2:00pm - 3:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim
8:00pm - 9:00pmLadies Only

Wednesday

6:30am - 9:00am Early Birds**
9:30am - 10:00amParent & Toddler ½ pool
12:00pm - 1:00pmAdult Only ½ pool
1:00pm - 2:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
2:00pm - 3:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool
8:00pm - 9:00pmAdult Only

Thursday

6:30am - 9:00am Early Birds**
9:30am - 10:00amParent & Toddler ½ pool
10:00am - 11:00amPublic Swim
12:00pm - 1:00pmAdult Only
1:00pm - 2:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool
2:00pm - 3:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
3:00pm - 4:00pmPublic Swim
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool

Friday

6:30am - 9:00am Early Birds**
9:30am - 10:00amParent & Toddler ½ pool
10:00am - 11:00amPublic Swim ½ pool
12:00pm - 12:30pmAdult Only
1:00pm - 2:00pmInflatable Fun / Public Swim ½ pool
2:00pm - 3:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool
3:00pm - 4:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool

Saturday

8:00am - 9:00amPublic Swim
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim ½ pool
1:15pm - 1:45pmInflatable Fun
1:45pm - 2:30pmInflatable Fun
2:30pm - 3:15pmInflatable Fun
3:15pm - 4:00pmPublic Swim
6:00pm - 7:00pmPublic Swim

Sunday

12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim
6:00pm - 7:00pmAdult Only

Timetable Guide

    Open Sessions

    These sessions are open to all. Please see the Policies and Restrictions section for Adult and Child Pool Ratio's.

  • Early Birds - All ages. Half pool lane swimming and half pool casual swimming.
  • Public Swim - All ages. Whole pool available.
  • Inflatable Fun - All ages. Suitable for families. Whole pool available with large inflatables.
  • Splash Time - All ages. Centre AT7 Splash Pool only.
  • Slides All ages. Centre AT7 Splash Pool only. Must be 1.3m tall. 25m pool users can access slides during this session.
  • Complimentary Lifestyles members only 'Lite' breakfast available until 9am.

    Dedicated Sessions

    These sessions are for specific target audiences. Please see the sanme and description for more information.

  • Parent & Toddler - Adult and Under 5s. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Lane Only Swimming - All ages. Choice of slow, medium and fast lane depending on speed and confidence.
  • Quiet Hour - All ages.Suitable for SEN users. No music with blinds down.
  • Inclusive Swim - All ages. These inclusive sessions are specifically for those with additional needs that need a session to not only suit them but to also enjoy as a group!
  • Adult Only - 16 years +. Half pool lane swimming and half pool casual swimming.
  • Ladies Only - Weekday sessions for ladies aged 16 years and over. Weekend sessions for all ages, ladies only. These sessions can still be lifeguarded by Male Lifeguards.
  • Male Only - Weekday sessions for men aged 16 years and over. Weekend sessions for all ages, males only. These sessions can still be lifeguarded by Female Lifeguards.

Table Notes (these only apply if the session has a number next to the description)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • L Only
  • P
  • S
  • ¼ pool
  • ½ pool
  • ¾ pool
  • All places are on a first come first served basis, tickets go on sale 15 minutes before.
  • On Bank Holiday, swim times may change.
  • The Foundation does not provide any floation aids during public swimming sessions. Armbands can be purchased at Reception.

This timetable was last updated on Monday 21 Oct, 2019, and is subject to change.

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