Swimming is ideal for everyone, whether you want to relax after a hard days work or compliment your fitness training programme, or even just entertain the kids! It’s a hard activity to beat when it comes to finding something that tones the body, relaxes the mind and is such good fun!

Not everybody has the time to swim regularly though, which is why we offer casual swimming at all of our pools. This means that you can use the pools as often as you like and just pay for the times you use them, rather than needing a full membership. You can take part in a lane swimming workout or simply have fun splashing around in the pools or using the flumes*.

We run lots of different sessions which you can take part in with casual swimming, including Aqua Play for under 5s, Big and Little Splash for families with disabled and special needs swimmers, and Lane Swimming for those who want more of a workout. Visit our Swim Timetables for more information.

*Flumes only available at Bury and Haverhill Leisure Centres.


If you want information on swimming lessons, please visit our Swim Academy site. 


Disabled Swimming 

We have designated times set aside within the swim timetable for people and families with disabled or special needs swimmers. These are our Little Splash (children with disabilities) and Big Splash (adults with disabilities) Sessions. All disabled or special need swimmers are welcome to attend any of our casual or lane swim sessions too as we are full equipped with hoists and wheelchairs within the changing rooms. All carers are free when accompanying a disabled or special needs swimmer.

Please refer to our timetables for disability swim times.