Unfortunately there are pool closures this month.

GL1 has a magnificent complex of four swimming pools with a variety of sessions from beginners and splashers to serious swimming.

GL1 also offers comprehensive swimming lessons for adults and children as well as pool parties

View the swim timetable and find out about pool closures.

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

All swimmers
If you suffer with any medical condition, please inform the lifeguards before entering the swimming pool!

Healthy Swimming
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.

Barton Pool
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.

Twyver Pool
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.

Elver Pool
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.

Tad Pool
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.

Pool Prices

  Non Member aspire20 Cardholder
Adult £4.70 £3.65
12 Swim
£47 £36.50
15 & Under £2.85 £2.25
Under 5s Free Free
(1 adult + 1 child)
£4.70 £3.65
(2 adults + 2 children)
£9.40 £7.15

Lane swimming
A lane will be available in the Barton/Twyver pool most of the time during swim 4 all sessions.

Morning Risers
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.

Elver Tots
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.

Pool Closures

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