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Public swimming times

As part of the improvement programme at Crown Pools new turnstiles are being installed. From Monday 2 March work will begin on replacing the existing turnstiles. Customers are advised there will be some disruption in the reception area, but staff will be on hand to offer assistance when needed. Once the turnstiles are installed monthly iCard members will be able to swipe their iCard to gain access to the facility and not have to queue at reception. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

There is no need to book for casual swimming. To find out when public swimming is available choose from the links below or call our recorded daily timetable on 01473 433655.

Competition pool public swimming 

Leisure pool public swimming

Teaching pool public swimming

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. These changes will be shown on the above links when special events occur.

Pay per visit prices and swimming memberships

If you want to swim regularly, more than once a week for example, our monthly memberships offer the best value for money. You can also pay per visit.

Other features at Crown Pools:-

Swimming lessons
Aqua fitness classes
Profiles gym including opening times
25m Competition Pool
Teaching Pool (slightly warmer)
Leisure Pool with beach area
Sauna/steam room
Wave machine every 20 minutes
Inflatable slide (programmed)
Freddy the Frog slide
Mushroom fountain shower
Spectator seating
Vending with range of drinks and snacks
Children's parties

Admissions policy

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. 

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.

Contact us

Crown Street, Ipswich, IP1 3JA
01473 433655

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