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      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

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

       

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

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.

SportsPark

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 1st January 2017.

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.


Prices
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

Pool Lane Changes - 10/03/17

From Monday 10th April 2017 the Sportspark will be introducing a change to the management of our swimming pool lanes. Our aim is to improve the safety and enjoyment of all of our swimmers.

From this date there will be designated fast lanes with the remainder of public lanes kept for open use. This is a change to our previous plan of introducing a variety of lane speeds and has been amended after consultation with our lifeguards, trainers and external bodies in order to simplify the process for all.

It should be remembered that these fast lanes will always be relative to those using the pool at that time but we envisage these being predominantly used by our more competitive swimmers and those with specific training plans. By people utilising the most appropriate lanes for them at the time of their swim, there should be a reduced need for swimmers to overtake and therefore a reduced risk of collision. Our highly trained lifeguards will be on hand to assist the implementation of this system, however we would like to remind all of our users that they should be taking time and consideration to ensure they are utilising the most appropriate lane available.
See below some further guidance on how to ensure the use of our lanes are as enjoyable for all as possible.

Please take the time to read and utilise the information going forwards. We thank you for your continued use and look forward to lots of happy swimming.

Read our further guidance (PDF)

Planned Pool Closures/Timetable Changes

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

Easter Holiday Depths

Please see below the times during the easter holidays in which our depth will be 0.9m. There will be no family fun sessions.

Thursday 13th April - 10:00 - 15:30

On Friday 14th we have a closure lasting 3 days as stated below in the pool closures.

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:

DATE                                                              AREA                                                    CLOSURE TIME

Friday 28th April                     Special Schools Gala - shallow end only             09:00 - 13:00

Saturday 6th May                   Great Yarmouth Gala – deep only                        17:00-21:00

Saturday 13th May                 Norfolk Masters – whole pool                                   all day

Saturday 27/28/29th May    ASA East regional champs –  Whole pool                 all day

Saturday 10th June                CONSC Mini Meet - deep only                                16:00 -21:40

Saturday 8th July                    Midsummer Madness - Whole pool                         all day

 

Learn To Swim Programme

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

Download our programme for April 2017.
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. 

 

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    

17:45-18:30

   
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/Inflatable 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.

 

Antenatal

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.

 

AquaFit

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. 

 

Swimfit

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

 

Prices

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.

Swimfit

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.

Pool Family Fun Sessions

Our Pool Family Fun sessions are hosted in our shallow pool.  Swimming toys and floats are available during all sessions. These sessions are lots of fun and a great activity to keep your children activity and happy!
 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FAMILY FUN TIMETABLE

*Timetable amendments
Please check our website notices (on the right hand side of the page), for any updates regarding cancellation/timetable changes).

Summer Holidays
An extended programme of Family Fun sessions will run during the school summer holiday periods. Please be aware that the sessions may be banded with a minimum time of one hour during busy periods. (Currently no Family Fun sessions are planned for the Christmas, February half term or Easter holidays).

 

Policies and Lockers

Policies

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

 

Lockers

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

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).

2017 Programme

Tuesday 30th May - Saturday 3rd June (closing date for booking Friday 5th May)

Monday 24th July - Friday 28th July (closing Friday 30th June)

Monday 21st August - Friday 25th August (closing date Friday 28th July)

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October (closing date Friday 29th September)

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches (NRASTC)
A nationally recognised qualification from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) for swimming teachers who are responsible for the safe supervision of pool based programmes and aquatic activities.

New

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd April, Sat 17th - Sun 18th June, Sat 7th - Sun 8th October, Sat 9th - Sun 10th December.

Renewal

Sun 19th March, Sun 7th May, Sun 2nd July, Sun 17th September, Sunday 26th November.

For all course bookings or for further information, please contact Lynne Meale at Living First Aid on tel: 01603 270582 or email: info@livingfirstaid.co.uk

 

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