Sports centres and swimming pools
There is no need to book for casual swimming, but we do recommend that you call our recorded daily timetable to check opening times on 01473 433655 or download the current swimming timetable here.
Occasionally, we may have to limit public swimming to one hour during very busy periods when we reach our full bather load. However, this does not happen very often and we will advise you when you arrive before you pay for admission if this situation occurs.
Sometimes special events, such as galas are held at the pool which can affect our normal timetable and result in one or more of the pools closing for some or part of the day. The sauna/steam room also closes in the event of galas.
Changes to programme
Please note that on 11th and 18th May the 'Dolphinator' slide sessions will be replaced with a family float session.
Spring Bank Holiday opening times:
Crown Pools 07:45-17:00
Fore Street Pool closed
Aqua fitness classes
Find out more about aqua classes
School holiday programme
Find out more about our school holiday activities
Swimfit at Crown Pools
Hit the lanes with Swimfit and you will never want to take a dip without it! Lane swimming has been transformed, with added structure to motivate you to go further and get more out of your swim workout. With our expert poolside support, you can be assured you will get the ultimate swim every time.
Book your Swimfit session online with your iCard now and pay at Crown Pools reception when you attend.
Day: Wednesdays 18:15-19:00
Cost: £4 per session (not included with a monthly membership)
Find out more about British Gas Swimfit and register to get the most out of your swim.
Great East Swim
Train for the 2013 Great East Swim at Crown Pools and Fore Street and find out about the unique funded training programme for youngsters.
Every Tuesday afternoon between 14:30-16:25 a double lane is reserved for our swimmers aged over 50 years. Public swimming is also available at this time.
Crown Pools features three separate pools:
- Eight lane 25-metre pool
- Aqua fitness classes
- Swimming lessons
- Regional or national swimming events
- Spectator seating and full timing equipment/scoreboard.
The ideal facility for families and children.
- Beach area;
- Freddy the Frog slide;
- Dolphinator slide (programmed);
- Mushroom Fountain shower.
An ideal introduction for babies and toddlers with parents.
- Single depth pool of 0.75m;
- Slightly warmer than other pools.
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Junior members (PJ's) can book sessions in the gym weekdays from 15:00-16:00 and 16:00-17:00. They can also access the gyms during normal opening times at weekends and no booking is required.
We offer a wide range of swimming lessons at both Crown Pools and Fore Street. Download the current scheduled timetable of lessons here. To book lessons please call us on 01473 433655.
Swimming membership and pay per visit prices
We offer several professional courses throughout the year including the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Course Read more here
And the ASA Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Teaching Aquatics (QCF)
Children under the age of 8 years must be supervised by a responsible adult over the age of 16. One adult can only supervise two under 8's at any one time. The adult must accompany the child/children in the water at all times.
We recommend that non-swimmers over 8 years old are also supervised.
There is no minimum age at which you can bring babies into the water, although we do recommend they have had their first immunisation injections.
Parking at Crown Pools
There are two conveniently located car parks either side of the facility.
William Street car park, and Crown surface car park. Find out more about tariffs and locations.
Parties at Crown Pools
Read more about the children's parties available at Crown Pools and the sports centres.
For private hire of the pool please contact us on 01473 433655.
One of the four Profiles gyms is located at Crown Pools.
Visit the Profiles gym pages to find out more.
We have a creche at three of our centres including Crown Pools, which is voluntarily registered with Ofsted and staffed by trained creche leaders. Creche places can be booked seven days in advance with an I-card and the price for creche places are included in our monthly memberships.
If you do not have a monthly I-card membership the cost is £2.20 per visit.
Please note: All children must be registered on their first visit to the creche. Children must be under 5. Maximum 2 hour stay for any child. Adult I-card monthly memberships includes up to two children.See opening times on table above.
Disabled facilities and Optua Big Splash sessions
Facilities at Crown Pools for people with disabilities are listed on the Disability Sport page. You can also find out more about the Big Splash sessions organised by disability charity Optua.
Catering and spectating facilities
- Full and varied vending service;
- Additional seating in first-floor vending area;
- Tables and chairs overlooking all three pools;
- Children's party area.
Tel: 01473 433655
Fax: 01473 433649
Last Updated: Wednesday 15th May 2013