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    • Opening Times

      The times below are the general opening hours for each area. For more specific times and availability for particular activities please refer to the relevant pages. Please also refer note that our Christmas/New Year opening hours are slightly different and full details can be found at the bottom of this section.

      Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays.


      Fitness Centre
      Monday – Sunday: 06:30 to 22:20


      Swimming Pool
      Times vary, please refer to the pool timetable on our Pool webpage.


      Indoor Courts
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to last booking at 21:40.


      Outdoor Courts
      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00


      Climbing Wall
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 22:20


      Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 21:30
      Friday to Saturday: 07:30 to 21:00

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.

Sportspark offers a world-class pool, offering some of the finest swimming facilities in Britain.

With a timetable featuring public swimming sessions, swimming lessons, Aquafit classes, family splash sessions and Swimfit, Sportspark's 50m pool is perfect for both lane swimmers and fun seekers alike.

Please click on the sections below for more details on all of our pool activities and policies.


Pool Timetable

The Sportspark Pool Timetable is effective from 16th Ocotber 2018.

We are excited to announce that the UEA Water Polo Squad will be training in our deep pool from 18:00-22:00 every Saturday for this academic year, commencing on 30th September. However, this does mean an amendment to our Pool Programme with the deep end unavailable for public swimming between those times. There will, of course, continue to be lanes available within our shallow end. Thank you

Shallow Pool (25m): Public Swimming
Public swimming sessions for all ages and abilities.  There may be a number of lanes (for lane-swimming) available for those that wish to use them.

Deep Pool & 50m Mode: Public Lane Swimming
The deep pool and 50m mode is split into lanes for lane swimming and is suitable for competent swimmers only – due to the depth of the pool (1.8 metres).

Timetable Amendments
Sportpark's pool timetable may need to be altered during certain periods. The pool may also have to close to accommodate events and club galas.  Closure and timetable changes will be advertised on our website Customer Notices.

Sportspark Pool Lane Bookings - Busy Periods
During certain times (i.e., school holidays), the pool may be extra busy due to the programming of extra courses and activities.

Children/Adult Supervision Ratios
As a minimum, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian aged 16 years+ and there must be a ratio of at least 1 adult to every 2 children aged under 12 years. Please see our section on pool policies below for more details.

Our pricing brochure, details all of our Sportspark pool pricing including public swimming sessions, 50 metre lane swimming, Aquafit, Swimfit, Ante-Natal / Post-Natal classes, Parent and Toddler sessions and adult swimming lessons.


Peak / Off-Peak Timings

Peak: Monday – Friday  16:00 – 20:30

Off-Peak: All other Times

Pool Closes at 21:40 daily


What is SWIMTAG?

SWIMTAG is a training aid and monitoring system that is worn on the wrist and tracks your progress in the pool. To begin your Swimtag journey you simply need to visit reception and borrow a band. A receptionist will then explain how to sign up to the technology behind Swimtag so you can start analysing your swims!

Visit for more information.


Ever wondered whether you could swim the Atlantic, the distance of an Ironman or escape from Alcatraz?

Step up your swimming game and see what you’re made of with the exciting challenges available with Swimtag at Sportspark!

The Swimtag devices track everything from calories burnt, strokes, distance and
time splits, so you can know exactly how hard you’re working and what you’re achieving. Swimtag is free for Gold and Silver members, so get involved and challenge yourself this Summer!

Visit reception to start using Swimtag today.
All challenges can be found online when you sign up to

GO Tri-Splash Crash Course

Booking for this brand new course is open now

Tri-Splash is a 5 week crash course aimed at triathletes of all levels. This is training only for the swimming element of triathlon.

New dates added

Course 1

Monday 15th October - 5 week course

Novice- 7pm - 8pm

Intermediate- 8pm - 9pm

Course 2

Monday 19th November - 5 week course

Novice- 7pm - 8pm

Intermediate- 8pm - 9pm

The course will help you to further develop your swim confidence, technique and endurance to improve your ability to tackle the swim distances involved with an entry level aquathlon or triathlon.

10 Places are available for the course with 2 lanes available each session.  Participants will be spread across the two lanes so as to facilitate the best experience for those partaking. 10 Places are available for the course with 2 lanes available each session.

The course will be given by a British Triathlon Level 2 coach with experience of delivering swim coaching to novice swimmers. To enrol we suggest that you are able to swim 200m continuously.

Cost is £36 (£30 for Sportspark members) and bookable at the Sportspark Reception.

Download a booking form

For any questions please email

Planned Pool Closures/Timetable Changes

Please find following details of our planned pool closures over the next few months.

Pool Closures

Sportspark will be welcoming Swimmers from clubs & schools all over East Anglia to compete in the following galas. Unfortunately the pool will not be available for general swimming as detailed below:


 Sportspark Swimming Pool Closures 2018

Saturday 6th October      Swan Meet Deep end                                                                     1600 -  2140

Sunday 7th October        Arena League Deep end                                                                 1200 - 1720

Sunday 14th October    Diss Gala Deep end                                                                          0700 - 1800

Sunday 21st October    Waterpolo Fixture                                                                              0930 - 1430

Saturday 3rd November  CoNSC Deep end                                                                           1600 - 2140

Saturday 17th November CoNSC Deep end           See updated customer notice                     All Day

Sunday 18th November   CoNSC Deep end            See updated customer notice                  All Day

Saturday 1st December   Swan Open Meet Deep end                                                            1600-2140

Saturday 15th December Gt Yarmouth Deep end                                                                       All Day

Sunday 16th December   Gt Yarmouth Deep end                                                                       All Day

Saturday 19th January     Swim England Championships Full pool                                         1100 - 2140

Sunday 20th January     Swim England Championships Full pool                                              All Day

Saturday 26th January     Swim England Championships Full pool                                            All Day

Sunday 27th January     Swim England Championships Full pool                                              All Day


Learn To Swim Programme New Term Starting January 2019

Love the water with our brand new Learn to Swim Programme. Our new term starts in January 2019. The new learn to swim brochure will be available soon from reception and as a download from our website. We have some great new classes added to our programme so watch this space.

Our Learn to Swim Programme gives children and adults the ability to learn through the stages and gain certificates along the way. For all the information please visit out learn to swim page. 


All enrollments onto stages 1-10 will get FREE swimming outside of thier lessons for the duration of term.

We will be running Swim England (formally ASA) Stages 1-10. We have also expanded our Adult Learn to Swim programme adding new times and lessons. Just ask at reception for a course timetable.



Pool Activities

In addition to general swimming, 50 metre lane swimming and family fun sessions, Sportspark offers some great pool classes and lessons. 

Activity Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday Sunday
Parent and Baby/Toddler (1) (3) (4)   9:30-11:00 13:10-13:45    
Ante-Natal*  (1) (3)      12:30-13:05    
Aquafit+  (1) (3)  10:25-11:00        


Aquafit Light (1) (3)  11:00-11:45   14:00-14:45    
Family Fun Sessions (2) (3) (4)       12:00-14:00 12:00-14:00
Swimming Lessons (16+) (1) (3)   11:00-11:45      


  1. Please note, classes typically run during term-time only.
  2. An increased number of weekday Splash sessions usually run during school holidays. Updates will be published on this page.
  3. We may have to close the pool or cancel sessions at late notice, so please check our website Notices section (on the home page) for updates.
  4. As a minimum, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian aged 16 years+ and there must be a ratio of at least 1 adult to every 2 children aged under 12 years.



These 45 minute classes are designed to help expectant mothers maintain a level of fitness throughout pregnancy, or for mothers who have had their post natal check to get back into an exercise routine. This is also a great way to meet other expectant or new mums!


Parent & Baby/Toddler

Mum and Dads can enjoy helping their little ones learn the values of the water whilst playing with colourful toys and singing with actions in the water. During the classes you are free to either participate in the activities or play freely on your own.



Unlike aerobics on land, Aquafit is low-impact and the cushioning effect of the water protects joints in the spine, ankle, hip and knees.


Aquafit Light (FILL)

Aquafit Light is part of our FILL - Fitness in Later Life programme (for the over fifties).  Aquafit Light is a slightly lower impact version of a full Aquafit class. The cushioning effect of the water protects joints in the spine, ankle, hip and knees.


Adult Swimming Classes

If you are new to the water or want to improve your technique, we offer both 11 week courses or a weekly drop-in class (see class timetable above).

If you're looking for something more structured and progressive, our 11 week adult swimming courses will help you develop the skills required to enable stroke development and give you confidence in the pool. These courses range from complete beginner to experienced swimmers training for a triathlon.

The course times and dates can be found on our Learn to Swim page below. The courses take place at Sportspark UEA and City Academy.
More details on our Learn to Swim Programme, booking forms and course start dates can be found on our Learn to Swim web page. 



Please see section below for more information on our Swimfit sessions.



Please refer to our prices tab on our website, details all of our Sportspark pool pricing including public swimming sessions, 50 metre lane swimming, Aquafit, Swimfit, Ante-Natal / Post-Natal classes, Parent and Toddler sessions and adult swimming lessons.


Timetable Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Swimfit 07:00 - 08:00 19:00 - 20:00 07:00 - 08:00 19:00 - 20:00


Swimfit is a tool to help swimmers of all abilities set goals, stick to them and achieve more in the water we offer a couple of options to encourage swimmers to get involved in the Swimfit programme:

Swimfit Activate

If you want to follow some of the swimfit workouts and just use the lanes swimfit card's will be available to collect from the board on poolside at any time. This allows you to get the most out of your swim using a structured workout card. There are 30 swimfit cards ranging from 10-120 lengths for customers of all abilities to get involved.

Swimfit Activate +

This Swim fit + sessions are led by a qualified Swimfit instructor. The instructor will take you through your very own pool workout including various strokes and tips. This all ability class is great for: 

  • Swimmers that want motivation and to get pushed to improve in the pool.
  • Swimmer who want to improve their general fitness.
  • A low impact workout.

Policies and Lockers


We pride ourselves on operating one of the best swimming pools in the UK, we have been awarded 100% for our IQL (Institute of Qualified Lifeguards) industry kite mark accreditation for the past 3 years and only employ RLSS (Royal Lifesaving Society) qualified staff and therefore offer no safer place to enjoy a swim!


Swimwear Policy
Sportspark has a swimwear policy to ensure high levels of water quality for our swimmers.

See policy here


Child Supervision Policy
The ISRM have issued guidance regarding adult to child supervision ratios in swimming pools. Our child supervision policy was developed in order to comply with these guidelines.

See policy here



Our lockers operate with a padlock system.  Therefore if you are using our lockers, please bring a padlock with you. We also sell padlocks at reception for £5 or they can be hired for a non-refundable fee of £1.

Please note that lockers are cleared every night after we close (padlocks are cut off if necessary). Locker contents are then stored and logged as lost property, unless they are wet or unhygienic items – in which case they will be disposed of.  Please note that non-valuable lost property items will be kept for 2 weeks, and valuable lost property items are stored for 6 months.

For further details on our Lost Property policies, please ask at reception.

Lifeguard Training

2018 Programme

Interested in becoming a lifeguard?

Living First Aid runs the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification at Sportspark:

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with First Aid at Work (FAW) 
A combined course of the nationally recognised qualifications from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS).

Where: Sportspark, UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
When: Mon. 22nd - Fri. 26th Oct 2018 (inc)
Cost: £250
Course closing date: Fri. 14th Sept 2018

For all course bookings or for further information, please contact Lynne Meale at Living First Aid on tel: 01603 270582 or email:


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