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Public And Lane Swimming

Swimming is a good all-round activity that is great for the body and mind and whatever your age or ability, we offer a wide variety of swimming options. Our sessions explained.

Swim For Fitness

  • Just Swim: A session ideal for all swimmers. Enjoy a relaxing swim where you can set your own pace without the restrictions of lanes.
  • Lane Swimming: Swimming is a great all round exercise whatever your ability and you can set your own pace in these dedicated sessions.
  • Swimfit: Fully qualified staff will be present at poolside to provide advice and assist in developing strength fitness and technique. Swimmers must be a competent level.
  • Ladies Only: Relax with a session for females only. Boys under the age of 5 may attend these sessions.
  • Tranquil Swim: Have a peaceful swim with dimmed lights and relaxing music to ensure the day's stresses are eliminated.
  • Silver Swim: A dedicated session for our swimmers over 50.


Adult £3.85 / Junior £2.55    (Adult £4.80 / Junior £2.80 at Ponds Forge and Hillsborough Leisure Centre)
Family Swim (2 adults and 2 child or 1 adult and 2 children £7.55
Family Swim (2 adults and 3 children) £12.60
60+ Swimming £2.55
Prices shown are with a Sheffield lifeCARD


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Sheffield Community Events

Fun Family Swimming

  • Family Swim: Enjoy time together as a family in this dedicated session ideal for practising skills and having fun!
  • Family Splash: Grab some floats and have fun as a family in this dedicated session.
  • Splash Session: Have fun with floats and inflatables in this family friendly session!
  • Baby Splash: Fun for babies and parents to build water confidence under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Available for children ages 3 months to 3 years.
  • Feature Packed Leisure Pool: Ride the waves or speed down our slides at our leisure swimming pools at Ponds Forge and Hillsborough Leisure Centre (Prices vary from shown below). Click here to find out more about our leisure pools.


Swimming Adult £3.85 / Junior £2.55

Family Swim (2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children £7.55
Family Swim (2 adults and 3 children) £12.55
60+ Swimming £2.55
Baby Splash £5.85
Splash Session £2.55
Prices shown are with a Sheffield lifeCARD


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Swimming Activities

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Swimming

Public swimming, lanes swimming, aqua classes and lessons available

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Leisure Pools

Take a dip in our feature packed leisure pools with flumes and waves.

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Swim Parties

Celebrate your birthday at our splash or exclusive leisure pool parties.

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Pool Information

  • Concord Sports Centre: Main pool shallow end 0.9 metres and deep end 1.5 metres. Teaching pool shallow end 0.6 metres and deep end 0.9 metres 
  • Westfield Sports Centre: Pool shallow end 1 metres and deep end 1.45 metres
  • Heeley Pool: Pool shallow end 0.9 metres and deep end 2 metre. Pool length is 25 yards.
  • Springs Leisure Centre: Pool shallow end 0.9 metres and deep end 1.9 metres
  • Hillsborough Leisure Centre: Beach leisure pool shallow end 0.00 metres and deep end 2.00 metres. Blue slide - Upto 2 children can ride with an adult. Black slide - Only one person minimum height 1 metres can ride at one time
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre - Competition pool depth is 3 metres and leisure pool shallow end is 1 metre deep and deep end is 1.5 metres. Flumes are 1.3 metre high (single rider)

Admissions Policy

Please note the guidelines and admission policy is applicable at all pools unless stated.

  • Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16) on a one to one ratio.
  • Children between 4 and 7 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16) on a two to one ratio.
  • Children aged 8 are over can enter the pool unaccompanied.
  • At Heeley Pool boys aged 4 and under may attend our ladies only sessions (usual swim ratios apply).
  • At Hillsborough Leisure Centre children under 4's can be accompanied by an adult (over 16) on a 2 to 1 ratio Monday-Friday 9am-3.30pm or between 9am-10.30am and 3-4.30pm at weekends and bank holidays.
  • At Hillsborough Leisure Centre during School Holidays the 2 to 1 ratio for under 4's is only applicable Monday - Friday between 9am - 10.30am and 3pm - 4.30pm
  • At Ponds Forge children under 4's can be accompanied by an adult (over 16) on a two to one ratio in the family area of the leisure pool.

Swimwear Guidelines

  • Items of clothing worn in the pool should ideally be designed for use in that particular activity. This means that anything which is deemed unsuitable and does not comply with the criteria below would not be allowed to be worn.
  • The clothing should not offend decency. This means that any items of a material which could go see through (for example boxer shorts or Bermuda shorts) would not be permitted.
  • The clothing should be made from a suitable material. This means anything which may become heavy when water is absorbed such as cotton should not be worn. Items such as this pose a danger to both the wearer and other users by restricting movement. Denim should also not be worn.
  • The clothing should be hygienic. Clothing worn for everyday use should not be worn in the pool, the items should specifically used for swimwear.
  • The clothing should be safe. Anything too baggy which may become tangled with limbs causing difficulties while swimming should not be worn.
  • The clothing should not pose a risk to the wearer or other users. Any items which do not meet the above recommendations should not be allowed in the water.
  • For religions which do not allow the wearer to reveal any of their body there are several items of clothing which have now been designed to be worn specifically by these groups, such as one piece costumes covering most of the body, arms, legs and head.
  • For wearers who wish to keep their head covered, an appropriate piece of swimwear should be used. This can be in the form of a swim cap, or other available garment which allows the user to feel comfortable, not compromise any religious beliefs and keep in line with any health & safety concerns. Items of headwear not complying with any of the other points should not be permitted to be worn in the pool.