Swimming at William Penn!


At William Penn we have a 25 metre, 4 lane main pool as well as a fantastic 13.5 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.

See what's happening in the pool right now!! 

Our comprehensive pool programme is designed to cater for everyone and includes lane swimming sessions during early morning, lunchtime and evenings, casual sessions and Aqua Aerobic classes. 

Download our live timetable powered by SpeedoFit straight to your Smartphone by using the link above, or alternatively download a hard copy here WP Pool timetable 

Holiday Timetable

We operate a holiday programme during school holidays. Please click here for details. 

Swimming Lessons

We have swimming lessons for Parent & Babies, Adults - beginners & improvers, and  ASA Stage 1-8.

Lessons take place Monday to Saturday. For more information on availability and times Click here  or call 01923 771050 


Casual swimming at Rickmansworth School Pool

We are pleased to say that we are now able to offer casual swimming at Rickmansworth School Pool.  The swimming pool has undergone extensive refurbishments and welcomes all residents to the facility.  The heated pool measures 25m x 7.5m and has a 3m deep end.  There is a changing village with individual showers and cubicles, group/family change, and a comfortable seating area for spectators.

Swimming at Rickmansworth School Pool will take place during school holidays (apart from Christmas).

Casual swim prices are Adult £3.60, Junior/Senior £2.10, Under 3 Free.


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.


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.

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. Thank you for your co-operation.


Family Fun Sessions

Family Fun Sessions on Friday evenings and during school holidays may include the large inflatable, other floats, or both, depending on staff availability. All users of the large inflatable 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 it. Tthank you for your co-operation.

Swimfit and Rookie Lifeguard news...

Our Rookie Lifeguard Course runs during term time from 6.15-7pm on Tuesdays and open to those aged 8-12 years.  Its a great way to learn life skills and make new friends. Join at any point during the term as skills are continuously assessed and awarded.

Swimfit sessions take place on Tuesdays from 7.30-10pm, and Sundays 6.30-8pm. Swimfit is a world leading pool workout programme, designed to provide structure and purpose to a pool session to help you achieve your goals. .


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 on Mondays 12noon - 1pm, and Wednesdays 9am - 10am.  This free swim session is within the general lane swim, and we would request that lane etiquette is displayed at all times.

Advance registration is required for new participants. Swim for free until 31st March 2015.

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