Swimming Pools - The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre


Active sessions are for those looking to use swimming for exercise purposes, or to improve fitness levels. Active sessions permit the use of training aids and equipment for the more serious swimmer.


Social sessions are for those looking to get enjoyment out of swimming. These sessions enable you to swim with others of similar ability and are a great way to meet like-minded swimmers.


Wellbeing sessions are for those looking to use swimming to improve overall health, fitness and wellbeing. A great way to exercise, tone and relieve stress.


Family sessions have been specifically designed for those with children.  The Family sessions offer a calm and enjoyable atmosphere for young and old alike - the perfect family day out.


Our fun sessions are perfect for children and teenagers, offering a lively, energetic and exciting atmosphere - the perfect pool party!

Male swimmer
Child in pool
Senior male in pool
Child in rubber ring
Aqua class

Swimming Pool

Swimming is the ideal leisure activity for all ages. It is a great fun way for children to keep active whilst adults can benefit from enhanced stamina, increased strength and improved muscle tone.

The varied swimming pool programme ensures there are sessions to suit the whole family. The keen swimmer can choose to swim lengths or widths  whilst swimming lessons and fun sessions are available for children. General swimming sessions are suitable for all and for the fitness enthusiast water workouts are also available. 

Use the session descriptions in the right hand column to find the perfect session for you.

Swimming Pools

The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre is home to 4 great swimming pools, offering a range of sessions to suit your needs.




Quarry Pool

The Quarry pool is one of the biggest in the county at 33 metres long and has:

  • 6 lanes
  • 51 metre flume
  • Spectator gallery

Priory Pool

This 25m pool is ideal for all types of swimming and is also available for private hire such as galas or birthday parties.

Claremont Pool

This 18m pool is the main home of our swimming lesson programme.

Teaching pool

This 10m pool is where our beginner swimming lessons are held.


Wave Rave

Come and join the Party every Friday at The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre with our fun with float sessions.

A special session ideal for those aged 8-15 where we add some serious sounds, games, inflatables and party the night away!



Swimming Pool Etiquette

  • Shower before entering the pool
  • Babies must wear swim nappies
  • Swim within your ability – use equipment and buoyancy aids if required
  • Do not swim if feeling unwell
  • Inform a lifeguard if you have any medical conditions
  • Look out for yourself and others while in the pool
  • Be aware of danger - sudden pool depths or slippery surfaces
  • Listen out for the emergency alarms or lifeguard instructions