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. Please note that as a competitive training pool our water temperature usually ranges from 26-28 Degrees.

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

Please be aware that, with effect from Tuesday 7th May 2024, the graduated steps, that have previously been in place in the shallow section of the Sportspark pool, will no longer be available for use.

Access and equity are extremely important to Sportspark however, this must always be balanced alongside the health and safety of all users and staff. Although these steps will no longer be available, we are in the process of reviewing a number of additional options to further improve access into the water.

The inbuilt wall steps and an accessible hoist will continue to be available for use.

If you require the use of the hoist, to safely enter the water, please contact reception on your arrival who will ensure a member of the team is made available to assist you.

We thank you for your understanding and patience on this matter.

Swimming Prices

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


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Swimming £6.00 £5.30 £3.50 £3.20
Swimfit (60 minutes) £6.15 £5.55 £5.05 £3.40

Pool Timetable

Download our PDF pool timetable here.

Please be aware that every Monday from 16:00 – 17:30, every Wednesday 16:00 – 17:00 and every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 14:00 the pool depth will be 0.9m.

We apologise for the adjustments made to this programme and thank you for your understanding.


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Sportspark Swim School

Sportspark Swim School offer a variety of lessons for both children and adults including group lessons, 1-1 and 1-2’s. Due to the continued success of our Sportspark Swim School, we’ve been able to add several additional group lessons and adult sessions to our timetable. For further details on these lesson please visit our Learn to Swim page here and submit an interest form.



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.


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 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 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.


Full Course Programme 2022/23

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Course Dates Booking Closing Date
NRASTC Renewal Sunday 10th March 2024 Friday 16th February 2024
NRASTC New Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2024 Friday 23rd February 2024
NPLQ Monday 8th - Friday 12th April 2024 Friday 15th March 2024
NRASTC Renewal Sunday 16th June Friday 24th May 2024
NRASTC New Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2024 Friday 7th June 2024
NPLQ Monday 1st - Friday 5th July 2024 Friday 7th June 2024
NRASTC Renewal Sunday 8th September 2024 Friday 16th August 2024
NRASTC New Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2024 Friday 23rd August 2024
NPLQ Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2024 Friday 4th October 2024

For all course bookings or for further information, please contact Lynne Meale at Living First Aid via 01603 270582 or info@livingfirstaid.co.uk. Please note that this does not include any swimming lessons.

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:

Planned Closures

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Saturday 22nd June 2024 Whole Pool - Norwich SWAN 50m Gala All Day
Sunday 23rd June 2024 Whole Pool - Norwich SWAN 50m Gala 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 6th July 2024 Whole Pool - CONSC Midsummer Madness Gala All Day
Sunday 7th July 2024 Whole Pool - CONSC Midsummer Madness Gala 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 13th July 2024 Deep Pool Only - Norwich SWAN Club Champs 25m Gala All Day
Sunday 14th July 2024 Deep Pool Only - Norwich SWAN Club Champs 25m Gala 07:00 - 18:30
Thursday 18th July 2024 Deep Pool Only- CONSC Club Champs 25m Gala 15:45-21:00
Friday 19th July 2024 Deep Pool Only- CONSC Club Champs 25m Gala 15:45-21:00
Friday 26th July 2024 Deep Pool Only- CONSC Club Champs 25m Gala 15:45-21:00


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, hand paddles, snorkels or other specialised training aids in public sessions 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 instructed and supervised 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.

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