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Customer Notice: The pool and spa will be closed on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February as we are hosting the Dorset County Championships Swimming Gala. Swimming lessons will take place as normal.

Don’t forget you can use the pools at Stokewood, Pelhams, Queen’s Park and Corfe Mullen.

 

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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learn to swim

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 juniors to adults (14+).

Swimming Lessons

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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.
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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
    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
  • FREE waterslides with every swim (check waterslide opening hours). Our slide rules are:
    – children must be at least one metre high to ride
    – must be a confident swimmer (without floatation devices e.g. armbands, woggles and floats)
    – not suitable for people with cardiac or back problems or pregnant women
    – no loose or baggie clothing to be worn (including rash vests, t-shirts, tankinis or burkinis that are not securely fastened to the trousers)
    – no jewellery
  • 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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