Swimming

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Swimming

Where can I swim?

Swimming is available in Wednesbury, Oldbury, Smethwick and Tipton with a choice of both full-sized and learner pools.

Our swimming centres provide a range of swimming sessions and swimming lessons including female only, male only (lessons), parent and toddler, adult only and 50+ as well as Aquafit exercise classes and Aquanatal sessions. Simply select your leisure centre for available activities and further information on these sessions.

Pool parties, inflatable, fun and float sessions are available subject to prior booking and programming at Wednesbury Leisure Centre, Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre.

Our changing facilities provide lockers for just 20p, which is non refundable.



Hydrotherapy Pool 

At Portway Lifestyle Centre we have a Hydrotherapy Pool.

Our Hydrotherapy Pool uses warmer water to support pain relief and health related treatments including physiotherapy with fully accessible changing facilities, steps and assisted pool hoist.

The Hydrotherapy Pool can be used for a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as warmer temperature for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.

Relax swimming sessions are available to the public and swimming lessons are also available. 

When can I swim?

Simply select a leisure centre and then select swimming from the activity list for that centre for a list of times and prices for public swimming sessions.

You can also use the activity search facility located on top right of each page on our website which includes a search by day tool.

You can also download our timetable for more details of public swimming and swimming activities.

Lane Swimming sessions at Haden Hill are pre-bookable online. 

Free swimming, concessions and discounts...

Find out more about FREE Swimming in Sandwell for young people aged 18 and under and 60 plus...

A Free Swim Pass is also provided for anyone enrolled on our SLT Swimming Lessons.


Save on swimming with our memberships...

50% targeted concessions with Concessionary Leisure Pass for those eligible.

10% discount for all ONE Card and Standard members.


Where can you learn to swim?

SLT Swimming Lessons provides swimming lessons in Sandwell for all ages and abilities, whether non-swimmers, beginners, improvers or advanced. You can also save when you pay by direct debit.

You can join and learn to swim with the SLT Swimming Lessons at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Tipton Leisure CentrePortway Lifestyle Centre and Wednesbury Leisure Centre.

See our SLT Swimming Lessons for times, prices, discounts when paying by direct debit and further information.


What swimming clubs are available?

Canoe Clubs are available at Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

Competitive Swimming Clubs are available at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Wednesbury Leisure Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre.

Sub-Aqua Clubs are available at Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

Water Polo Clubs are available at Sandwell Aquatics Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre.


Where can I train to become a swimming teacher or pool lifeguard?

Our Swimming Development Team host a range of courses to help keen swimmers turn their passion into a profession.

Swimming is a priority sport managed by the team, which works to help people of all ages and abilities to discover the benefit of sport.

We run courses for Swimming Teachers and Pool Lifeguards, which are advertised on our website and social media when booking is available.

For more information, call the Sports Development Team on 0300 012 0121 for sports development or email your enquiry to info@slt-leisure.co.uk.


Under 8s Policy

Under 8s Child Admission Policy for public swimming sessions - Adult responsibility.

Parent/guardian responsibility

Following a review by the Health & Safety Executive and the Institute Of Sport And Recreation Management on child admission, this is Sandwell Leisure Trust`s child admission policy.

Adult responsibility for using the Main pool

One adult can be responsible for two children aged 4 - 7 years old

One adult can be responsible for one child aged 0 – 3 years old

(In these circumstances, an adult can only be responsible for another child aged 8 and over.)

Adult responsibility for using the Small Pool

One adult can be responsible for three children aged 4 - 7years old.

One adult with one child aged 0 – 3 can be responsible for another child aged 0 - 7 years old.

Please see table below for easy ratio calculation for children under 8

swimming policy

Once admitted the Adult is expected to remain with any children at all times and will need to go into the water with them. Adults are also requested to remain in the same pool water with any children that meet the Swimming Competency Test criteria. Weak and non-swimmers will be asked to wear armbands to ensure safety during their time in the water.

Definition of an adult

An adult is a responsible person who is at least 16-years-old and can provide proof of their age if asked by staff.

Competent swimmers aged 7 and under

Children may be exempt from these ratios if they complete the Sandwell Leisure Trust Swimming Competency Test. The adult must still remain in the same pool with the children at all times.

Sandwell Leisure Trust reserves the right to request proof of a child’s age and request that a swimming competency test is conducted to ensure the best possible standard of health and safety and well-being for all our customers is maintained.



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Time Activity Centre
07:00 - 08:30 Lane Swim 50m Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
08:00 - 08:45 Public Swim Wednesbury Leisure Centre MAIN POOL
08:00 - 08:30 Splash Time Portway Lifestyle Centre SPLASH TIME
09:30 - 10:30 Family Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
09:30 - 10:30 Public Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
10:30 - 11:30 Family Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
10:30 - 15:30 Lane Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
10:30 - 11:30 Public Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
11:30 - 12:30 Family Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
11:30 - 12:30 Float Session Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
12:30 - 13:30 Family Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
12:30 - 13:30 Public Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
13:00 - 14:00 Public Swim Tipton Leisure Centre MAIN POOL
13:00 - 14:00 Public Swim *Subject to pool parties Tipton Leisure Centre SMALL POOL
13:15 - 15:45 Public Swim Wednesbury Leisure Centre MAIN POOL
13:15 - 15:45 Public Swim Wednesbury Leisure Centre SMALL POOL
13:30 - 14:30 Family Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
13:30 - 14:30 Public Swim Sandwell Aquatics Centre COMPETITION POOL
14:15 - 15:15 Ladies Only Swim Tipton Leisure Centre MAIN POOL
14:15 - 15:15 Ladies Only Swim Tipton Leisure Centre SMALL POOL