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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.

Please note in September our swimming drop in prices will be increasing by 10p across each member level. This has been raised due to competitor analysis.


Pool Timetable

The Sportspark Pool Timetable is effective from 23/09/19

Please note in school holidays (2019) the pool depth in the shallow end will be adjusted to 0.9m for SP Holiday Club to complete their sessions. The shallow end is still open for other users. This will be from 9.30am - 2.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

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


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 each of the courses with 2 lanes available each session.  Participants will be spread across the two lanes so as to facilitate the best experience for those partaking.

The course will be given by a British Triathlon Level 2 coach with experience of delivering swim coaching to novice swimmers.
To enrol for the novice course we suggest that you are able to swim 100m continuously and for the intermediate course at least 200m continuously.

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

Booking Form (PDF)

Planned Pool Closures/Timetable Changes

Please find following details of our planned pool closures over the next few months. Please also ensure you check our pool timetable above prior to coming.

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 2019


Thursday 19th Sept         Deep end closed for CONSC  25m gala               16:00 — Close

Friday 20th Sept               Deep end closed for CONSC 25m gala               16:00 — Close

Saturday 21st Sept           Deep end closed for British Water Polo League   11:00 — 20:30

Sunday 22nd Sept            Deep end closed for British Water Polo League   09:00 — 16:00

Thursday 26th Sept         Deep end closed for CONSC 25m gala                 16:00 — Close

Saturday 28th Sept          Deep end closed for CONSC 25m gala                 07:00 — 13:30

Sunday 13th Oct               Deep end closed for Diss Otters 25m gala           07:00 — 18:30

Saturday 2nd Nov            Deep end closed for CONSC 25m gala               14:00 — 20:00

Saturday 16th Nov           Deep end closed for CONSC 25m gala               07:00 — Close

Sunday 17th Nov              Deep end closed for CONSC 25m gala              07:00 — 20:30

Saturday 23rd Nov           Deep end closed for Norwich Swan 25m gala       16:00 — Close

Saturday 7th Dec              Deep end closed for Great Yarmouth 25m gala    07:00 — 21:00

Sunday 8th Dec                 Deep end closed for Great Yarmouth 25m gala    07:00 — 20:00

Monday 23rd Dec              Full centre closure for staff training                         All day


Learn To Swim Programme 2019

September Course Brochure 2019 (PDF)

Love the water with our brand new Learn to Swim Programme. Our new term starts in April 2019. The new learn to swim brochure is available now from Sportspark Reception and as a download above. We have some great new classes added to our programme and lots of stages to ensure your children can progress at their own level!

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




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)     13:00-14:00    
Ante-Natal*  (1) (3)      12:30-13:05    
Aquafit+  (1) (3)  10:25-11:00        


Aquafit Light (1) (3)  11:00-12:00   14:00-15:00    
Family Fun Sessions (2) (3) (4)       12:00-14:00 12:00-14:00
Swimming Lessons (16+) (1) (3)   10:30-11:30      


  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 Thursday
Swimfit 07:00 - 08:00 07:00 - 08:00


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

2019/20 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).

Want to become a qualified lifeguard? LIVING FIRST AID & SPORTSPARK are running a NPLQ & FAW course.

Where: Sportspark, UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

When: Mon. 17th - Fri. 21st Feb 2020 (inc)

Cost: £250

Course closing date: Fri. 24th Jan 2020 For further information, see contact details below.


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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