The Alan Higgs Centre

Service Updates

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.

Pool Updates:

Please see below the following updates to our Pool Timetable throughout the year. During these events, we recommend visiting Xcel Leisure Centre or Centre AT7. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • On Saturday 30th October 2021, our pool will only be open until 1:00pm due to training camp taking place.
  • On Sunday 31st October 2021, our pool will be closed all day due to Para-Swimming Talent Programme Training Camp taking place.
  • On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021, our pool will be closed all day due to Midland Swim England short course championships will be taking place.
  • On Sunday 14th November 2021, our pool will be closed all day due to Midlands Inter-county masters taking place.
  • On Wednesday 20th November 2021, 23.5m lane swimming will be available only 10:30am – 3.00pm.
  • On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November 2021, our pool will be closed all day due to Midland Swim England short course championships will be taking place.
  • On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December 2021, our pool will be closed all day due to COCSC short courses taking place.
  • On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December 2021, our pool will be closed all day due to British Water Polo Performance Training Camp will be taking place.
  • On Saturday 18th December 2021, our pool will only be open until 1:00pm due to a private booking.

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Class Timetable

Last Updated on 26th October 2021

Mondays
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (3)
9.30am - 11:00am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
11.00am - 12:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Parent and Toddler 1m (5)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 25m (5) (¼)
2:30pm - 3:45pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
6.00pm - 7.00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (½)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
8:00pm - 9:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
Tuesdays
7:00am - 8:45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (3)
9:30am - 10:15am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
10.15am - 11.00am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
11:30am - 12:15pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Parent and Toddler 1m (5)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 25m (5) (¼)
12:15pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
3:00pm - 3:45pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
6:30pm - 7:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5)
7:15pm - 8:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3)(½)
8:00pm - 9:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5)
Wednesdays
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (3)
9.30am - 10.15am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
10.15am - 11:00am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
11:00am - 12:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Parent and Toddler 1m (5)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 25m (5) (¼)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
3:00pm - 3:45pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
6:00pm - 7:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
Thursdays
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (3)
9.30am - 10:15am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
10:15am - 11:00am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
11:00am - 12:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Parent and Toddler 1m (5)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 25m (5) (¼)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
3:00pm - 3:45pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
6:30pm - 7:15pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
7:15pm - 8:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
8:00pm - 9:00pm Public Lane 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
Fridays
7:00am - 8.45am 50m Adult Only - Early Birds (3)
9:30am - 10:15am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
10:15am - 11:00am Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
11:00am - 12:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Parent and Toddler 1m (5)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (½)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Public Swim 25m (5) (¼)
3:00pm - 3:45pm Public Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
Saturdays
10:30am - 11:30am Family Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
10:30am - 11:30am Adult Only 25m (½)
11:30am - 12:30pm Family Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (½)
11:30am - 12:30pm Adult Only 25m (½)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Adult Only 50m (3)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Adult Only 50m (3)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Adult Only 50m (3)
Sundays
8:30am - 9:45am Adult Only 25m (½)
8:45am - 9:45am Family Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (¼)
9:45am - 10:30am Adult Only 25m (½)
10:30am - 11:45am Adult Only 25m (½)
10:15am - 11:15am Family Swim 23.5m (3) (5) (¼)
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.

Adult Swim

Standard
£5.00
Go CV
£4.20
Go CV + Concession
£3.00

Juniors

+4 years Under 16yrs

Standard
£3.50
Go CV
£3.20
Go CV + Concession
£3.00

Juniors

Ages 1 – 4yrs

Standard
£2.00

Senior Swim

Over 60yrs

Standard
£3.00

Family Swim

(2 adults, 2 kids)

Standard
£15.00
Standard & Go CV
£12.00
Go CV + Concession
£8.50

Splash Time

Children over 3 yrs
£3.00
Children age 1 - 3 yrs
£2.00
Children under 1 yr
FREE

Parent & Toddler

Standard
£2.00

Inflatable Fun

Standard
£3.00

Special Needs

Standard
£3.00

Youth Swim / Multi Aquatic / Disability Swim

12 - 16yrs, named session only
£1.00

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
£10.50
Go CV
£9.00
Go CV + Concessions
£6.50