The Alan Higgs Centre

The 50 metre pool is located at the back of the building where the indoor 3G pitch once was. Along with a new pool, the changing room facilities have also been updated to get yourself ready for your swim.

Not only is the pool a huge 50 meters long, the floor also moves, just like the pool at Xcel Leisure Centre! This means it can be comfortably used by all swimming abilities. The floor can be raised to deck level for those who would like to paddle and can also be dropped all the way to two metres. 

The 50m pool is ideal for all events, big or small, due to the high-tech scoring board and the 500-person viewing gallery.

Although the pool is large, you shouldn’t be intimidated by it. Occasionally it will be divided into smaller sections for particular swim sessions. The pool is available to all Lifestyles members along with the public too.

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Pool Updates:

Please see below the following updates to our Pool Timetable throughout the year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • On Thursday 18th July – Due to engineering works, to resolve the technical fault that occurred on Thursday 20th June, our pool will be subject to alterations and cancellations of sessions. The following will be occuring on the day:
    • Our pool will be closed between 9am and approx 9:30am.
    • From approx 9:30am, all sessions will be 50m & 2m deep. A 30 min disruption will occur at some time during the day.
    • 12:15pm Aqua Aerobics will not be running.
  • On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July – there will be no public swim sessions.
  • Weekend sessionsUnless stated, no public sessions will be running on Saturdays and Sundays due to special events taking place. Please visit either Xcel Leisure Centre or Centre AT7 for public sessions or laned sessions at The Wave : https://cvlife.co.uk/term-time-timetable .

Bank Holiday – Monday 28th August
Please note that our centre will opening from 9:00am – 6:00pm on this bank holiday.
Please refer to our Half Term Timetable for this date.

TEMPORARY TIMETABLE IN PLACE FROM MONDAY 24TH JUNE

Due to a technical fault on Thursday 20th June, we will be running a temporary timetable whilst we work on fixing this fault and resuming our normal timetable
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Please use the following Timetable:

Alan Higgs Centre Swim Only members

Our Alan Higgs Centre Swim Only members can use alternative venues until our pool is fully repaired.

Parent and Toddler

Our parent and toddler sessions will be suspended until further notice. 

Alternative sessions are available at the following sites:

Wave
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 15:00

XCEL
Tuesday
 11:00 – 11:30
Thursday 9:30 – 10:00

AT7
Monday 
10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00, 11:00 – 11:30
Tuesday 10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00, 11:00 – 11:30
Wednesday 10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00, 11:00 – 11:30
Thursday 09:00 – 09:30
Friday 10:00 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:00

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Half Term Timetable
Class Timetable

Last Updated on 17th July 2024

Customer Note:
On Monday 24th June - due to a technical fault on Thursday 20th June, we will be running a temporary timetable. Click here to view Temporary Timetable (opens new window)
Mondays (Temporary unavailable - see customer pool notice for temporary timetable)
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (2) (3)
9.30am - 3:45pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (½)
6:00pm - 8:45pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (3) (5) (½)
Tuesdays (Temporary unavailable - see customer pool notice for temporary timetable)
7:00am - 8:45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (2) (3)
9:30am - 3:45pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (½)
6:30pm - 9:00pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (3) (5) (½)
Wednesdays (Temporary unavailable - see customer pool notice for temporary timetable)
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (2) (3)
9:30am - 3:45pm Adult Swim 23.5m (2) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Parent and Toddler 1m (5) (¼)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Adult Swim 25m (5) (½)
6:00pm - 8:00pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (3) (5) (½)
Thursdays (Temporary unavailable - see customer pool notice for temporary timetable)
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (2) (3)
9.30am - 3:45pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (½)
6:30pm - 9:00pm Adult Lane 23.5m (2) (3) (5) (½)
Fridays (Temporary unavailable - see customer pool notice for temporary timetable)
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (2) (3)
9:30am - 3:45pm Adult Lane Swim 23.5m (2) (½)
Saturdays & Sundays - Special Event Programme
The following dates have been confirmed to be running: Please note that no public sessions will be running on dates that are not mentioned below or in the pool updates.
Sunday 30th June 2024 12:00pm - 2:00pm: 23.5mm Adult Lane Swim
Saturday 6th July 10:30am - 6:00pm: 23.5m Adult Lane Swim (3) (4) & 25m Adult Lane Swim (3)
Sunday 7th July 9:00am - 12:00pm: 23.5m Adult Lane Swim (3) (4)
Saturday 13th July 10:30am - 6:00pm: 23.5m Adult Lane Swim (3) (4) & 25m Adult Lane Swim (3)
Sunday 14th July 9:00am - 12:00pm: 23.5m Adult Lane Swim (3) (4)
Notes:

(1) The whole pool may not be available during all sessions. (2) Must be a confident swimmer and be able to swim continuous laps. (3) Deep water only. (4) Male staff may be on duty during Ladies only sessions. (5) Shallow water only. (½) Half pool is used. ( ¼ ) One Quarter pool is used. *This session may be cancelled due to a party booking. Please check the website for further details.

  • All places are on a first come first served basis, bands will only be released 5 minutes prior the session.
  • On Bank Holiday, swim times may change.
  • The Foundation does not provide any flotation aids during public swimming sessions. Armbands can be purchased at Reception.
  • 12-15 year olds maybe permitted during Adult Swim Sessions providing they are accompanied by an adult and very strong / competitive swimmers’.
  • It is the responsibility of the adult who is attending with a junior or a carer, who is only there assist, someone in care to ensure they are supervised when attending these sessions.
  • Please ensure when attending with a child that you abide by our Adult to Child ratio, as per our swimming policy.

Adult Swim

Standard
£7.00
Go CV
£6.00
Go CV + Concession
£3.80

Juniors

5-15 years

Standard
£5.00

Juniors

Ages 1 – 4yrs

Standard
£2.50

Senior Swim

Over 60yrs

Standard
£3.80
Go CV
£3.80

Family Swim

(2 adults, 2 kids)

Standard
£16.00
Go CV
£13.00

Lifestyles Member Swimming Prices

All other sessions are priced as normal

Adult Swim
FREE
Splash Time
FREE

Fitness Session & Swim Session

You can combine a fitness suite or exercise class session with a swim session.

Standard
£10.90
Go CV
£9.40
Go CV + Concessions
£7.40

Student

Standard
£3.80
Go CV
£3.80

Parent and Toddler

Standard
£3.50
Additional Adult
£2.50