We are proud to announce the re-opening of the refurbished swimming pool area.
'Park Drive Swim and Spa'
New porcelain stone tiles have been laid throughout, a new roof has been installed above the lounge area with a new disabled/family changing 'wet room' with a toilet and hand basin. 2 x shower and change rooms with an additional 2 x changing rooms near the brand new hot tub. New heat exchange equipment has been installed along with fresh furniture so you can relax with some calming music before/during/after your swim. The pool was drained and refilled with purified water (only the best for Park Drive Members and Guests).
Due to the success of our lane booking system we have decided to continue on with this process from 06:00 - 13:00 weekdays and 07:30 - 10:00 weekends. Members are able to book online or call the club on 01621 770836 to book their preferred time and lane up to 2 weeks in advance.
Family swim sessions are available after 13:00 weekdays and after 10:00 weekends.
Please do remember that our Swim School operates (weekdays term time only) from 3:30pm-6:30pm but does not operate throughout the school holidays.
If you wish to book your child onto one of the courses with our highly trained instructors please email [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
The pool is 15.75 metres long by 7.5 metres wide and has a constant depth of 1.2m. We try to keep it heated to 30 degrees, winter and summer, making it ideal for serious swimmers as well as those not so confident.
Why Exercise in Water?
- More key muscles groups are used in swimming than in other sports
- It improves flexibility, strength and circulation
- It improves the ability to control and maintain a healthy weight
- Injury is less likely due to the support of the water with no pounding or jarring the joints
- Water is 800 times denser than air so it requires more effort to move through it
- Being submerged creates a private environment to exercise in
- Water can be as heavy as you want it to be making it an excellent piece of fitness equipment
Please note that the pool must be vacated at least 1 hour before the club closes each evening.
A full swim programme is available every weekday (term time only) from 3:30pm to 6.30pm offering small classes of no more than 6 with friendly ASA qualified teachers. To book your place please email [email protected] or call 01621 770836
Beginner - Non swimmers
Improvers - Able to swim 5m front and back
Junior Advanced - Able to swim 10m front and back and knowledge of breaststroke
Senior Advanced - Able to swim 10m front, back, breastroke and knowledge of butterfly
Personal Survival - Able to swim 20m. Covers water safety, rescues and basic first aid
Challenge - Able to swim 50m. Develops stamina and advanced water skills
Junior Lifesaving Club - 8 to 11 yrs. Session includes rescuing, water safety, dry side CPR and first aid. Rookie awards
Senior Lifesaving Club - 12 yrs and above. Gold Rookie and Bronze Medallion