Heights Leisure Centre

Swimming

New pool at The Heights

Pool Programmes

To see the Heights pool programme, including water workout and other pool-based classes, please visit the 1Leisure website.

Swimming Lessons

No matter what age or level we can develop swimming skills for any individual in any stroke. Using games children can develop fundamental aquatic skills.  Once they have achieved all the required outcomes, children can transfer to one of the sport-specific classes: competition swimming, synchronised swimming, water polo or rookie lifesaving.

There are swimming lessons in both pools with classes for beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers.  Booking is preferable but not essential, to contact the pool to book please use the contact details which can be found in the 'Contact Information' tab.

Our swimming lessons are in line with the Amateur Swimming Association Learn to Swim Pathway.  This is a comprehensive integrated and progressive teaching programme based on technical and educational principles.

Water Workout Classes

Water aerobics, or aquafit, usually combines a variety of techniques from gym-based aerobic classes and includes walking or running backward and forward, jumping jacks, along with various arm movements.  Your workout will also use equipment such as flotation belts and flotation devices.

In addition to the standard benefits of any exercise, the use of water in water aerobics supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury. There is less stress on your joints when stretching and you have a greater range of movement.  Its fun and it’s good for you! 

Please note: the school holiday pool programme may affect when the water workout classes are held.

Aqua Rehab

If you have had a stroke, or have arthritis, mobility problems or had a hip or knee replacement, this is a great class to help you get more mobile.  The gentle exercise will help release tense muscles around joints.  The water helps support your weight and the gentle movement is also ideal for pre and post-pregnancy.

Aquanatal

Pre and post-natal exercises.  A gentle warm-up followed by a specially designed aerobic workout in the water.   The water helps support your weight while the gentle stretching exercises make you feel good.

Aquababes

Swimming is great for babies and children of all ages.  Aquababes classes are a fun, safe environment.  Please check the latest Heights pool programme for up-to-date times for Aquababes sessions.

  • Friendly and safe environment.
  • Qualified teachers.
  • Learn through play.
  • Develop motor skills.
  • Mixture of free and structured play.
  • Build confidence in the water.
  • Get certificates and badges.

If you are not sure if this is for you and your baby, come along and see.  Our teachers are happy to answer any questions you have, please use the 'Send a Message' tab which you can find via the 'Contact' tab at the top of this page.

Aquababes is suitable from birth to four years, although it’s advisable that your baby has had their inoculations.  During school holidays, children up to age seven are welcome if accompanying a parent with a pre-school sibling.  All babies must wear swim nappies which are available to purchase from reception.