GL1 has a magnificent complex of four swimming pools with a variety of sessions from beginners and splashers to serious swimming.
View the swim timetable here and find out about pool closures here.
You can also download our free app to keep updated on any special offers and pool closures.
Child Safety in the Pools (Public Sessions)
At GL1 we observe the following safety ratios for children under 8 years old.
Barton Pool & Twyver Pool:
1 adult = 1 child under 4 yrs
1 adult = 2 children age 4-7 yrs
Tad Pool & Elver Pool (designated non-swimming areas):
1 adult = 2 children under 4 yrs
1 adult = 3 children age 4-7 yrs
If you suffer with any medical condition, please inform the lifeguards before entering the swimming pool!
Before entering the pool:
Parents with babies
Please use leak proof swim pants (available from reception)
Young children and adults
Please ensure you use of the toilet and shower thoroughly before entering the pool
If you or your child has had a tummy upset recently, it is recommended that you do not use the pool. Ask for further advice.
An 8 lane 25m competition swimming pool, suitable for national and international competitions as well as community use. The pool has a variable depth floor, which is altered to suit different swimming sessions.
A 4 lane 25 metre pool (fixed depth 0.9-1.8m) suitable for lane swimming and specialist sessions. The programme changes throughout the year to encourage a healthy lifestyle and cater for everyone's swimming needs.
A shallow learner swimming pool primarily for teaching children to swim in our popular swim school programme, but also open for public use when lessons are not taking place.
A children's fun pool with slide, bubble seat and water jets for the under 11's.
For the price of a adult public swim drop in and speak with our fully qualified coaches on the poolside. They will be able to help with stroke technique and provide a swim programme for you. Whether your aim is to swim the channel or just keep fit, this session will enhance your fitness programme.
(See swimming timetable for session times.)
Swim tag records your progress in the pool (the number of lengths, split times, stroke rate and stroke type) allowing you to share results with friends, set yourself personal challenges and take part in online competitions.
SO GRAB A WRISTBAND AND JUMP IN THE POOL (link swimtag to your MYZONE
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(1 adult + 1 child)
(2 adults + 2 children)
A lane will be available in the Barton/Twyver pool most of the time during swim 4 all sessions.
Start your day with a swim. Lane swimming 6.30am-9am every weekday.
Wet ‘n’ Wild fun sessions
There’s lots of fun to be had at our wet ‘n’ wild fund sessions every Saturday 1-2.30pm. Also during School holiday on Monday Tuesday and Thursdays. 1.30 - 3.30pm.
Ideal for babies, toddler and pre-school children. Public swim session under the supervision of a lifeguard, Monday – Friday 9.45am-12noon.
Aspire endeavor to ensure a high standard of cleanliness in our facilities.
We regularly inspect and clean all areas, however, if you find an area unacceptable, please report it immediately to a member of staff.
You can book taster sessions for swimming lessons and snorkelling here.