Swimming

Swimming is good for everyone.

Swimming is a healthy activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age and ability. It offers a variety of health benefits and you can swim on your own or as part of a group workout. So whether you want to learn to swim, specialise in a specific area like synchronised swimming, or to simply swim because you enjoy it then come along to one of our 13 pools in different locations across Leeds.



 

 

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We have a wide variety of different swimming sessions and activities taking place across our leisure centres. Whether you take your swimming seriously or just want to splash around with the family, we have sessions suited to everyone's needs. Make a splash with Active Leeds today!

Descriptions

Adult Swim: These sessions are open to those 16+

Coached Sessions: Sessions taken by a qualified instructor to help you improve your swim technique

Disabled swim: For adults and children with a disability.

Female Swim: Exclusive use for females (It cannot be guaranteed that this session will be by female staff on all occasions)

Male Swim: Exclusive use for men.

Junior Swim: Session exclusive to juniors e.g. swim lessons

Private Hire: Private hire of the pool by a third party

Public Swim: Session open to both adults and juniors.

Restricted: These sessions are rescricted in size as there may be another session or lesson taking place in another part of the pool at the same time

Session Descriptions

1M springboard open: Public diving

Adult and child: A fun session for adults and children with some small toys to add to the fun. Please note a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children applies.

Adult and child swimming lessons: These lessons provide an opportunity for the child to develop their water confidence and their basic motor skills through structured fun and games.

Beginners swimming lessons (Adults): Develop a range of skills to be confident, competent and safe in the water. All abilities are catered for.

Big splash family swimming: Fun for all the family with a range of equipment to put the fun back into swimming. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Remember adults you must be accompanied by a child.

Disabled swim: For adults and children with a disability.

Disney Inspired Family Fun Swim Sessions Join us for new Disney inspired themed pool adventures. Each 45 minute session provides endless family fun AND kids learn a key life skill - perfect for 3 – 11 year olds.

Diving lessons (Adults): Learn to dive course developing a range of skills to achieve diving awards. Must be able to swim 50 metres or completed level 5 learn to swim.

Diving lessons (Juniors): Learn to dive course devloping a range of skills to achieve diiving awards. Must be able to swim 50 metres or completed level 5 learn to swim.

Family swim: A session where you can enjoy all the fun of the water as a family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Remember adults you must be accompanied by children.

Female only: Exclusive use for females (It cannot be guaranteed that this session will be lifeguarded by female staff on all occasions)

Fun session: Come and make a splash with floats and water equipment in this swimming session aimed at having fun. Adults must be accompanied by children.

General lane session: If you want to swim within a strucutred organised way then this session is for you.

General swimming: Ideal if you want to play or swim, anything goes in this session- well almost!

Hydro pool session: Please contact the centre for further details.

Inflatable fun session: Come make a splash with flots and water equipment in this swimming session aimed at having fun. Adults must be accompanied by children.

Let's Get Active: An opportunity to take part in a Leeds Let's Get Active (LLGA) swim (Part of the £10 monthly LLGA membership or £2 pay as you play)​ The session type will vary from centre to centre.

LGBT (General Swim): The LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival and Active Leeds have collaborated to bring you a weekly LGBT General lane session. This fully inclusive event is open to all

Male only: Exclusive use for men.

Stage 8: Starter training for junior competitive swimmers.

Swimfit (Coached): A coached session for those aged 16+. This session aims to maintain or improve fitness and, or your stroke. Please note this is not a swimming lesson

Swimfit Activate: A supervised session where you can follow a range of length based and goal based pool workout programmes to suit all swimming abilities 

Swimfit Activate+: An instructor led session where you can follow a range of length based and goal based pool workouts programmes to suit all swimming abilities.Contains a basic fitness element. You can even log your progress online with the ASA online tool  

Swimfit Activate+ (Juniors): An instructor led session where you can follow a range of length based and goal based pool workouts programmes to suit all swimming abilities.Contains a basic fitness element. You can even log your progress online with the ASA online tool  

Swimming lessons: Develop a range of skills to be confident, competent and safe in the water. All abilities are catered for.







 

 

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