Swimming Pool

Clayesmore has a 25m x 9m deck top pool, from 1m depth in the shallowest part to 2m deep. The temperature ranges from 29 ̊c to 30 ̊c, which accommodates most activities currently running in the Centre. To assist with access in to pool we have inclined access steps along with poolside hand bars to aid mobility.

The pool is used for public swimming, kayaking and swimming lessons, Clayesmore Swimming Club and Aqua Fit Water Aerobics.

Learn to Swim Programme

The Clayesmore Sport Centre Swimming Programme’s philosophy is to provide a motivating environment to help develop and realise each swimmer’s potential, whether young or old.

Our programme aims to provide a safe environment in which each individual’s goals can be fulfilled, and to provide a situation where every participant can develop their swimming and glean many years of enjoyment. The Clayesmore Swimming Programme caters for swimmers of all ages and abilities. So, whether you are a parent wanting to introduce your infant to the water for the first time, or ensuring your child learns important life saving skills, or an adult wanting to learn to swim and/or improve technique and fitness, there will be something for you.

All our staff are qualified and registered with the Amateur Swimming Association. We take great pride on constantly updating our knowledge by attend regular training seminars that help guarantee the quality of teaching in lessons to the highest possible standard. 

Children’s Swimming Lessons: Term Time School-age Children, aged 4 ½ +

9 to 12 weeks of lessons structured to follow the ASA National Plan for Swimming. The Amateur Swimming Association scheme has been designed to provide a template for learn-to swim programmes and create consistency throughout the Country with regards to the provision of swimming.

The Lesson Group size is kept to a minimum to ensure a high standard of teaching and increase teacher-pupil contact. There will be a maximum of 12 children in each lesson. Children must be at least 4 ½ years of age. A lesson lasts 30 minutes and cost £5.50 per lesson, paid in advanced for the term.

Lesson Time Table:

Monday 15.50 – 17.20
Tuesday 16.00 – 18.00
Thursday 15.45 – 17.15
Friday 16.30 – 17.00

Children’s Swimming Lessons: School Holidays Private Lessons/1:1:

To improve water confidence and stroke technique, we offer one to one and one to two lessons, which can be booked during the school holidays. Half term, Easter, Summer and Christmas swimming courses compliment our term time swimming lessons. For further information/booking please contact Ali Pickford, the Swimming Programme Director.

Private 1:1 Lessons £11 per half hour
Private 1:2 Lessons £16.50 per half hour per child (children must be of similar ability)

Adult Swimming Lessons: Term Time Adult Swimming Lessons:

Learn how to swim and gain confidence, learn new strokes, learn new water skills. What ever your need in the water we will give you all the support you need. Two instructors take this lesson with one in the water and one teaching on poolside.

Swimming Pool Timetable

This timetable is a live document and as such is subject to change.

Please be aware that the times shown are the start time for that session, NOT the finish time of the previous session! To view the session finish time click on the session name.



Clayesmore Swim Club

Clayesmore Swimming Club is a friendly club based at Clayesmore Sports Centre, catering for swimmers aged 8-18 years. The club is registered with ASA and is accredited as a SWIM21 club. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.clayesmoreswimclub.org.uk/