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swimming at Littledown

The huge facade of glass bathes the Littledown pools in daylight all year round, making it a very inspiring place for our swimmers, from absolute beginners to elite athletes. The pool area is always a hive of activity, with lane swimming, lessons, aqua aerobics, hydrotherapy sessions, plus a couple of waterslides for some splashing fun.

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main pool timetable

A 25-metre swimming pool, ideal for lane swimming for fitness, a relaxing swim, or a splash about with the family. Weekly sessions include public swimming, adult-only sessions, Wet & Wacky, and more.

TERM TIME

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Main pool length: 25m

teaching pool timetable

Public swimming and Wet & Wacky sessions

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Teaching pool length: 17m

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early years activities

We have lots of pool activities for the early years, including; First Splash Adult and Baby, Adult and Under 4½ swim sessions and Early Years swimming lessons.

TIMETABLE

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swimming lessons

Learn to swim with the BH Live Swimming Academy and gain a skill for life!
Our swimming lessons start from 4 months with early years sessions and continue through school to adults.
Take a look at our timetables to find a class to suit you.

Early Years Lessons

April-July
2017

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Early Years Lessons

April-July
2017

Timetable (PDF)

School Years Lessons

April-July
2017

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School Years Lessons

April-July
2017

Timetable (PDF)

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adult swimming lessons

Learn to swim with the BH Live Swimming Academy and gain a skill for life!
There’s a range of adult lessons to suit all abilities from non-swimmers to advanced courses

Swimming Lessons

Timetable (PDF)

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wet & wacky and water slides

Have fun in the pool with inflatable pool toys and giant play mats, and ride the two giant waterslides – the Green Scream and Yellow Peril.

session times

Saturday & Sunday

11.50-1pm (session 1)

1.20-2.30pm (session 2)

2.50-4pm (session 3)

Advanced booking is recommended as classes are limited. Bookable 7 days in advance at customer services or by calling 01202 055500. Payment required at the time of booking.

waterslides

The waterslides are open:

Saturday & Sunday 11.50am-4pm Wet & Wacky / 4.15-6pm public swimming

Bank Holidays 11am-6pm public swimming

 

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pool guidelines

We operate our pools according to industry-recognised guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment.

So that everyone can enjoy the facilities, please follow these guidelines:

  • Under 5s swim FREE during general sessions when accompanied by a full paying adult
  • FREE waterslides with every swim (check waterslide opening hours)
  • Children under 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult (16+)
  • Maximum ratio allowed is two children under 8 to one adult
  • Nappies: all babies, infants and young children who are not toilet trained should wear aqua nappies underneath their swim suit or a nappy swimming costume
  • Only swimwear manufactured for use in swimming pools will be acceptable and this includes the spa. They are:
    – bikinis
    – burkinis
    – swim trunks
    – swim costumes
    – speedo type shorts above the knee
    – all-in-one fitted swimsuits manufactured for the purpose of swimming
    – baby suits up to 1 year old
    – swimming hats
  • Wetsuits, rash vests, face masks, fins, large inflatables, paddles and snorkels are not permitted, unless in a structured session
  • Aqua nappies, swimsuits, goggles and armbands are available to purchase from the foyer shop. Visit our Shop page for more information
  • Shirts may only be worn during public sessions with the permission of the front of house, centre or duty manager
  • A band system will operate in the swimming pool area at busy times, allowing at least 1 hour in the pool
  • Last entry to the pool and spa is 9.15pm weekdays and 5.30pm at weekends and bank holidays
  • You should not use the sauna, steam room or spa if you:
    – have a serious illness or heart condition, high or low blood pressure, or respiratory condition
    – are taking medication for any of the above conditions
    – have a contagious disease, infectious skin condition, open sores or wounds
    – have had a heavy meal within 90 minutes of arrival
    – are under the influence of drink or drugs
    – have recently exercised. You should allow time for your body temperature to return to normal
    Elderly people, pregnant women and diabetics should seek medical advice before using the facilities
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