Swimming at William Penn!
At William Penn we have a 25 metre, 4 lane main pool as well as a fantastic 12 metre teaching pool complemented by fully accessible changing facilities including disabled, family and group changing rooms.
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.
The comprehensive pool programme is designed to cater for everyone and includes early morning, lunchtime and evening lane swimming, casual sessions and Aqua Aerobic classes. Take a look at our pool programme here: WP Pool timetable
Please note: William Penn operate a change in the pool programme during school holidays. Please click here for details.
We have swimming lessons for Parent & Babies, Adults - beginners & improvers, and ASA Stage 1-8.
Lessons take place Monday through to Saturday. For more information on availability and times Click here or call 01923 771050
** NEW CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE FOR TODDLERS AND ADULTS **
Swim Style Membership
If you are swimming more than twice a week you may benefit from taking out a Swim Style Membership which entitles you to unlimited public swimming, as well as Gold Motivate4 benefits on other facilities. Contact us now for further information.
Disabled swimming sessions at William Penn
For information on disabled swimming sessions at William Penn click here.
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The Pool inflatable
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with our challenging inflatable obstacle course! Walk the plank off the pirate ship and tackle the huge shark mouth.
Please be aware all users must be aged 8 years and over and able to pass a swim competency test. Weak swimmers or anyone below this age will be unable to use the inflatable. We thank you for your co-operation.
Family Fun Sessions
Please be aware that our Family Fun Sessions on Friday evenings and during school holidays may include the large inflatable, other floats, or both, depending on staff availability. The large inflatable is only suitable for children aged 8 and over, and able to pass the swim competency test. Weaker swimmers and those aged under 8 years will be unable to use the inflatable. Please contact the centre for more information. We thank you for your co-operation.
Swimming Club & Rookie Lifeguard News!
The Rookie Lifeguard Course runs during term time from 6.15-7pm on Tuesdays and is open to those aged 8-12 years. It is a great way to learn life skills and make new friends. You can join at any point during the term as skills are continuously assessed and awarded.
The swimming club is non-competitive and is aimed at those who have achieved stage 8 and above of the ASA swimming award scheme. Sessions focus on endurance, distance and correct swimming techniques. The club takes place from 7-7.45pm and 7.45-8.30pm on Tuesdays, term time only.
Under 19's FREE Swimming!
Free swimming for Three Rivers residents who are under 19 will continue until 31 March 2014. For more information please visit the centre or call 01923 771050.
Over 60's FREE Swimming!
Come along or invite some friends to take the plunge!
All Three Rivers residents aged 60+ can swim for FREE at William Penn Leisure Centre on Mondays 12noon - 1pm, and Wednesdays 9am - 10am.
Advance registration is required for new participants.
Offer now extended until 31st March 2014!