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Xcel Leisure Centre Swimming Timetable

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Holiday swimming timetables will become available closer to the holiday period.

Please note the slide height restrictions: Children must be at least 1.3m to use the slides. Please take shoes off when checking your child's height.

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.

Mondays

6:30am - 9:00amEarly Birds
8:00am - 9:00amPublic Swim and 5 for 5
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim 3
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim 1
8:00pm - 9:00pmPublic Swim
9:00pm - 10:00pmLane Only 2

Tuesdays

6:30am - 9:00amEarly Birds
9:30am - 10:00amParent & Toddler 1
10:30am - 11:00amParent & Toddler 1
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim 1
2:30pm - 3:00pmParent & Toddler 1
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim
8:00pm - 9:30pmLadies Only L Only

Wednesdays

6:30am - 9:00amEarly Birds
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim 3
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim 1
8:00pm - 9:00pmLane Only
9:00pm - 10:00pmLane Only 3

Thursdays

6:30am - 9:00amEarly Birds
8:00am - 9:00amPublic Swim and 5 for 5
10:30am - 11:00amParent & Toddler 1
11:30am - 12:00pmParent & Toddler 1
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim 1
3:00pm - 4:00pmPublic Swim
7:00pm - 8:00pmLane Only 34

Fridays

6:30am - 9:00amEarly Birds
10:00am - 10:30amParent & Toddler 1
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim 1
3:00pm - 4:00pmPublic Swim
7:00pm - 8:00pmPublic Swim 1
8:00pm - 9:00pmPublic Swim and 5 for 5
9:00pm - 10:00pmLane Only 3

Saturdays

8:00am - 9:00amEarly Birds
12:00pm - 1:00pmPublic Swim 1
1:00pm - 1:45pmSplash Inflatable Fun
1:45pm - 2:30pmSplash Inflatable Fun
2:30pm - 3:15pmSplash Inflatable Fun
3:15pm - 4:00pmSplash Time
6:00pm - 7:00pmPublic Swim

Sundays

12:00pm - 1:00pmAdults Only
1:00pm - 1:45pmSplash Inflatable Fun
1:45pm - 2:30pmSplash Inflatable Fun
2:30pm - 3:15Splash Time
3:00pm - 3:30Parent and Toddler
3:30pm - 4:00Parent and Toddler
8:00pm - 9:00pmAdults Only

Timetable Guide

  • Early Birds - See Public Swim description.
  • Parent & Toddler - Under 5s in splash pool at Centre AT7 and main pool at Xcel Leisure Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Public Swim - All ages. Half pool dedicated lane swimming and half pool casual swimming. For members and casual swimmers.
  • Lane Only Swimming - All ages. Choice of slow, medium and fast lane depending on speed and confidence.
  • Ladies Only - Weekday sessions for ladies aged 16 years and over, weekends all ages including children. Dedicated lane swimming.
  • Splash / Slides & Splash Time - Adults and children only. Slides, water features and floats at Centre AT7 splash pool. Floats at Xcel Leisure Centre main pool.
  • Adult Lane Swim - Over 16's only. Dedicated lane swimming. must be a confident swimmer and be able to swim continuous laps. See Public Swim description.
  • Adult Only - Over 16's only. See Public Swim description.
  • Inclusive Swim - Great session for children & adults with disabilities. Carer can aid user in the pool for free.

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

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • L Only
  • P
  • S
  • 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 Friday 15 Sep, 2017, and is subject to change.

Public Swimming Prices

Adult Swim
  • £4.20
  • £3 with concession
Junior Swim
Under 16yrs
  • £3.20
  • £3 with concession
Child Swim
Ages 1 - 4yrs
  • £2
Senior Swim
Over 60yrs
£3
Family Swim
(2 adults, 2 kids)
  • £12
  • £8.50 with concession
Splash Time (XCEL)£3
Splash Pool (AT7)
  • £3 chidren over 3yrs
  • £2 children age 1 - 3yrs
  • FREE for children under 1yr
Parent & Toddler£2
Special Needs£3
Youth Swim / Multi Aquatic / Disability Swim£1 (12 - 16yrs, named session only)

Lifestyles Member Swimming Prices

Adult SwimFREE
Splash TimeFREE
All other sessions are priced as normal

Try a Swim Combi Deal!

You can combine a fitness suite or exercise class session with a swim session.

Fitness Session & Swim Session
  • £9
  • £6 with concession

Concessions

Concessions are available for Passport to Leisure, NUS Extra, Priority Card holders, and seniors over 60.

Check your Priority Card eligibility

Want to Learn or Improve Your Swimming?

Adult and children's swimming lessons are available year-round.

Find out how to enrol
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