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Swimming isn't only a great form of general exercise, it can also be soothing, relaxing and best of all great fun!  Swimming is an excellent way to tone up and trim down. Just swimming a few lengths can involve most of the major muscle groups, giving your body a great work out.

The other big advantage of swimming is that water supports your weight and takes the stress off your joints, so you can put your body through a good work out without your knees, hips or spine paying the price.

Whether you are looking for adult or children's swimming lessons in Hertfordshire or wet and wild splash sessions, a venue for a kids pool party, a relaxing swim or an invigorating work out – we have the perfect activity for you...! So if you are looking for swimming actvities in Hertfordshire - no further than The Venue!


Remember a 50p piece (returnable) for your locker...

Swimming only memberships

Don't fancy using the gym or classes and are more of a water lover? We also have swim only memberships available. Call our memberships team today on
020 8386 9823/9830 to discuss your options today!



Pool Temperature

Please be advised that our pool temperature is taken every 2 hours through out the day and we aim to keep the temperature within the following parameters; Between 27-28 degrees for the Main pool & between 30 - 33 degrees for the teaching pool. The temperatures shown below are subject to change throughout the course of the day. For the most accurate pool temperatures readings please ask a member of staff during the time of your visit.



We have a number of gala's taking place. Please see our notice board for further details. 

Please be aware that the pool will close at 18:00 hours on a sunday evening, between the following dates - 21st January - 20th May 2018.  Plesae refer to the live timetable for the latest information.



Twilight Swimming

Enjoy a tranquil swim... Relaxing music... Mood lighting... Adults only. Every Thursday 9-10pm.

Free Swimming for under 16s and over 60s!

Hertsmere Leisure in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council will be continuing with free swimming sessions for Hertsmere residents aged 16* and under and over 60 years.

Monday: 7:30am - 9:00am  |  3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday: 7:30am - 9:00am | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday: 7:30am - 9:00am  |  3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00am | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday: 7:30am - 9:00am  |  5:30pm - 7:00pm

You must bring proof of age (passport or birth certificate) and address (on utility bill or bank statement - for parent if U16) to get your Free Swim Card.

*Please note that the free swimming sessions are not valid for under 16s during school holidays.


The Venue is home to Potters Bar Swimming Club

Potters Bar Swimming Club aim to offer their swimmers the opportunity to reach their full potential and to provide competition appropriate to their abilities.

They offer swimming sessions 6 days a week and have a squad system with clear criteria for progression from  our entry squad (approx Level 7 on the NTPS) to the top squads (County & Regional level).

To arrange a free trial session please click here to visit their website