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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 12th October 2017.

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

Swimathon 2018

Registration is now open!

Enter Swimathon 2018 and join Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the nation’s hearts. Swimathon will be returning for 2018 and will take place at Sportspark

Saturday 28th April 1200-1500

Sunday 29th April 1200-1500

How to enter

Visit Swimathon website by clicking here . Fill in your details and select Sportspark.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

FREE Swimming Lesson - February 2018

FREE SWIMMING LESSON! Available on Saturday 17th & Saturday 24th February only. Lessons will be 30 minutes long and must be pre booked. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome but the minimum age is 4 years.

Saturday 17th February
Sportspark UEA
11:30 - 12:00 - Stage 1 & 2
12:00 - 12:30 - Stage 3 & 4

Saturday 24th February
City Academy
11:30 - 12:00 - Stage 1 & 2
12:00 - 12:30 - Stage 3 & 4

Booking Form

Please complete the booking form above and email to

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.



Starting Monday 12th February

Monday 12th 1900-2000 - 5 weeks - FULL


Tri-Splash Improver

Starting Monday 12th February

Monday 12th February 2000-2100 -  5 weeks  - SPACES  

(Tri-Splash Improver is aimed at established Tri-Athletes looking to improve their already existing swimming ability to help decrease time, stamina and technique and knock vital seconds off your competing times) 



New dates added


Tri- Splash

Monday 4th June 1900-2000 - 5 week course - SPACES


Tri-Splash Improver

Monday 4th June 2000-2100 - 5 week course - SPACES

(Tri-Splash Improver is aimed at established Tri-Athletes looking to improve their already existing swimming ability to help decrease time, stamina and technique and knock vital seconds off your competing times) 


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 10th February     Deep end only for CONSC Mini Meet                                              1600-Close

Saturday 3rd March           Whole pool closed for CONSC Gala                                                 All day

Sunday 4th March             Whole pool closed for CONSC Gala                                                 0630-2000

Friday 30th March             Whole pool for Easter Meet Gala                                                       All day

Saturday 31st March         Whole pool for Easter Meet Gala                                                       All day

Sunday 1st April                Whole pool for Easter Meet Gala                                                      0630-2000

Saturday 21st April           Deep end closed for Norwch Swan Open Meet                                  All day

Sunday 22nd April            Deep end closed for Norwich Swan Open Meet                                0630-1830

Saturday 5th May             Whole pool closed for ASA East Region Gala                                    All day

Sunday 6th May              Whole pool closed for ASA East Region Gala                                     All day

Monday 7th May              Whole pool closed for ASA East Region Gala                                    All day

Saturday 19th May          Whole pool closed for Noroflk ASA Masters                                       All day

Saturday 7th July           Whole pool closed for Mid-summer Madness                                      All day

Sunday 8th July              Whole pool closed for ASA East Region gala                                   1100-1800

Learn To Swim Programme

Love the water with our brand new Learn to Swim Programme.

Download our programme for January 2018.
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. 


We are relaunching Learn to Swim in January 2018 with a brand new term of lessons.

Our new Learn to Swim term will start in January 2018. We will be running Swim England (formally ASA) Stages 1-10 with Rookie Lifeguard.

We have also expanded our Adult Learn to Swim programme adding new times and lessons. We will be unveiling our new Learn to Swim timetable in the next few weeks. Be sure to pick up a copy at Reception.

Our priority booking for swimmers booked onto our current term will be the 25/11/17. Following this as from 01/12/17 our booking window opens fully for the new term and new swimmers.



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 9th - Fri 13th April 2018

Cost: £250
Course closing date: Friday 16th March 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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