Timetable dates 2024

We run different timetables during term time and holidays. 

During the dates below, we will be running our holiday timetables.

  • Monday 1 April to Sunday 14 April
  • Monday 27 May to Sunday 2 June
  • Monday 22 July to Sunday 1 September
  • Monday 21 October to Sunday 27 October
  • Monday 23 December to Sunday 5 January (subject to Christmas closures).
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young boy swimming on back

Swimming Crash courses

Our swimming crash courses are a perfect way to introduce swimming with a week of daily lessons to increase intensity and learning capacity or to top up on stamina, skills and water confidence.

More about our swimming crash courses

The Strand Leisure Park

Opened in 1896, The Strand Lido is the only remaining riverside tidal saltwater pool in the country.

More about The Strand

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Instructor interacting with swimming class participants around the pool

Swimming pool children to adult ratios

Children under 4

Children under 4 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person over the age of 16 on a 1:1 ratio.

The ratio becomes 1:2 if any child under 4 is wearing a suitable buoyancy aid that is ‘kite marked’ or carries a BS EN number.

Buoyancy aids accepted under this policy are those that fully support the child's weight in the water and remain secure in and out of the water, for example, armbands, or a float jacket or suit. Buoyancy aids that are handheld, such as floats, are not considered appropriate.

Children aged 4 to 7

Children aged 4 to 7 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person over the age of 16, with no more than 2 children per responsible person.

Responsible person over the age of 16 may supervise up to 3 children aged between 4 to 7 years of age in the Teaching Pool or a designated ‘controlled area’, such as a boom pool or laned off section of shallow water.

Children aged 8 up to 11

Children aged 8 up to 11 years of age must be accompanied into the facility by a responsible person over the age of 16 years.

The responsible person is not required to enter the water but must remain within the facility and supervise the children.

Children aged 11 and over

No accompaniment is necessary.

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Mum Jemima says ‘I love seeing the delight and surprise on my baby’s face when she makes her very own splash!  She wears herself out and always has a long nap after swimming’.