Life Leisure
Swimming

Our fantastic swimming pool is open to everyone at lifeLEISURE Barrow Park.

Join us for a swim

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely swim, to train for an event, enjoy our fun sessions or even learn how to swim, we’re sure you’ll love your time in our pools.

Reopening swimming pool timetable

 

To maintain high standards of hygiene, we have updated our swimming pool timetables to allow our team to clean every hour. 

If you are a Life Leisure member, you can book onto a swimming session using your online account. Click here for instructions on how to set up, or use, your account. 

If you are not a member and are only going to make swim bookings, you can make these without a bookings account. Swim bookings can be made here.

Please see our updated pool timetable below:

Main Pool

25 metres long
6 lanes wide
0.9 metre to 2 metres deep
Heated to a comfortable 29.5 degrees C

Leisure Pool

Free form
Wave machine
Water slide
Pirate Cove interactive water play zone

Swimming Lessons

Customer Notice: Swimming lessons are not currently running. We will be in touch with customers when we are able to start lessons again. Thank you.

Everyone is welcome to our pool here at lifeLEISURE Barrow Park! No matter what age you are, we have swimming lessons available to suit both adults and children.

Our Learn to Swim programme follows the Swim England programme and frameworks, taking your child on a journey from the first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water.

Learn To Swim

Stage 1-7 Awards

Our swimming lessons follow the Swim England Learn to Swim Awards. They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential aquatic skills they need to be confident, competent and safe in the water.

Customer Notice: Swimming lessons are not currently running. We will be in touch with customers when we are able to start lessons again. Thank you.

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Duckling Awards

Parent & child 6 months – 4 years

Our Duckling Awards are designed to help toddlers enjoy learning to swim with help from their parents or guardians.

Customer Notice: Duckling Awards are not currently running. We will be in touch with customers when we are able to start lessons again. Thank you.

 

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Admissions Policy

All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied in the water by a *responsible person. *Responsible person must be 16 years or above and be a competent swimmer of 25 metres as a minimum.

Children under 4 years:
A responsible person must always be present in the water with the children. Children must wear approved floatation devices unless the ratio is 1:1 and parent is in constant contact. Children and parent to stay in the designated safe area.

Children 4-7 years:
A responsible person must always be present in the water with the children. If children are not confident swimmers, approved floatation devices must be worn, and they must stay within the designated safe area.

Children 8 years & over:
No parent supervision required provided the child can swim at least 25 metres. Children must be able to swim 25 metres minimum.

Swim test:
Lifeguards will request a swim test for children aged 8+ years who are entering deep water if they do not appear to be confident swimmers. Failure to complete the test will result in the child being asked to remain in a designated safe area or to leave the pool. In the instance a child is asked to leave the pool the duty manager will arrange for a full refund to be provided.

Pool pod:
If you have restricted mobility, we have the equipment and access to help you manoeuvre in and out of the training (main) pool and leisure pool. Our pool pod is designed to let you enter and exit the training pool with ease. If you need to use our pool pod, please inform staff at reception before the start of your session. For your safety and peace of mind one of our lifeguards will prepare the lift for your use and provide you with all the help you need to safely access the pool.

Please call us on 01229 871146 if you would like to find out more or let us know you’re on your way.

Interested? Come join us!