JUST KEEP SWIMMING

Pool Specification

Olympic Size Pool
Adjustable Depth
25m & 50m Mode

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.

Explore the sections in our menu for more details on all of our pool activities, lessons and policies.

View the Pool brochure here.

Swimming Prices

All public swimming sessions are free to Gold and Silver members (subject to availability).

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SESSION PAY & PLAY GREEN MEMBER CONCESSION
Swimming £5.00 £4.40 £2.90 £2.65
Swimfit (60 minutes) £5.50 £4.90 £4.50 £3.00

Pool Timetable

Please find our new swimming timetable here, live from Monday 20th September 2021.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

SPLASH Learn to Swim Programme

Important update regarding our Splash Learn to Swim programme (including both group and 1-1 lessons)

We had hoped to be able to reintroduce lessons from 21 June, in line with Step 4 of the government’s roadmap and proposed relaxation of restrictions. Unfortunately, due to that step being delayed, and with the ongoing restrictions and safety measures required, we are still currently unable to bring back our Learn to Swim programme in a safe, effective and financially viable way.

As previously stated, the impact that social distancing has on our ability to run the programme is significant, particularly within the changing rooms. Whilst we have space to cater in the swimming pool, we are restricted by the rest of the facilities. It is also vital that we can continue to follow our safeguarding policy, having parents accompany children up to the age of 8 into the changing rooms. Due to having to greatly reduce the changing room capacities, this very much restricts how many children we can have in any one lesson.

Unfortunately, we have also lost the use of the City Academy pool, an important facility for the provision of Stages 1-4. Consequently, in order for these stages to continue, we would need to operate them from the Sportspark pool. This would mean configuring multiple additional lessons that would significantly impact on our ability to provide general swim access at the current time.

We can, however, begin to provide a very limited amount of 1:1 swimming lessons. As we continue to follow governing body guidance, teachers cannot be in the water with their swimmers and therefore, at the current time, these lessons are only available for those at stages 5 or above.

This will be reviewed in line with the government roadmap review (due on 12 July) and we will look to increase our lesson provision as soon as we are able. If you would like to register your interest for these 1:1 lessons please contact M.Critchfield@uea.ac.uk or M.Saul@uea.ac.uk.

Please rest assured that as soon as we can implement additional lessons, we will communicate this information. We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time would like to again apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.

SWIMTAG

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 www.seeyourswim.com for more information.

SWIMTAG CHALLENGES

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! For Bronze members Swimtag is £1 per visit.

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

Swimfit

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 runs on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7am – 8am.

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.

Planned Closures

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

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:

Saturday 25th September

Deep End Only – CONSC Club Champs 25m Gala

06:30 – 13:00

Sunday 26th September

Deep End Only – Great Yarmouth 25m Gala

16:00 – CLOSE

Sunday 17th October

Deep End Only—Diss Otters 25m Gala

07:00 – 20:00

Saturday 13th November

Deep End Only – CONSC Mini Meet 25m Gala

14:30 – 20:30

Saturday 27th November

Deep End Only – CONSC 25m Gala

ALL DAY

Sunday 28th November

Deep End Only – CONSC 25m Gala

07:00 – 20:00

Sunday 12th December

Deep End Only – CONSC 25m Gala

07:00 – 19:30

SWIMMING POLICIES

We pride ourselves on operating one of the best swimming pools in the UK, and only employ RLSS (Royal Lifesaving Society) qualified staff and therefore offer no safer place to swim!

Please see below our Swimming policies to ensure safety in our pool.

Swimwear Policy

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

Please note we do not permit the use of fins in public to prevent any potential injury being caused to other swimmers in the lane. These are only permitted in club swimming sessions where other swimmers will be wearing them and the use is trained and controlled by a club coach.

Download the policy here – Sportspark’s Swimwear Policy 

Child Supervision Ratios

The ISRM have issued guidance regarding adult to child supervision rations in swimming pools. Our child supervision policy was developed in order to comply with these guidelines. Our policy states:

  • Persons who appear to be intoxicated by alcohol or drugs or who are not well enough to enter the water must be refused admission.
  • As a minimum Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied in the water by a parent or adult aged 16 years of age.
  • 1 Adult to every 2 children under 12 years.
  • As a minimum children aged 12 and above may swim unaccompanied.
  • Weak/non-swimmers should be restricted to areas of the pool with water depth less than 1.5m.
  • The Admission Policy is on display in key areas at Reception and entrance to poolside.
  • These ratios will remain unchanged during fun sessions.
  • This policy is also detailed within the Access & Equity Procedure.

Download the policy here – Child Supervision Ratios

If you have any questions regarding these email sportspark@uea.ac.uk

Locker Policy

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.