Swimming

Spectrum Pools - Have a FanSPLASHtic Time!

Spectrum has a magnificent complex of four pools with a variety of sessions for beginners and splashers, to serious swimmers and divers.

Please make yourself aware of the Leisure Pool Development Works taking place until 15th December 2014 - more information on this link 

Leisure Pool

The Leisure Pool is an exciting area with fun features including flumes, a tyre ride, bubble beds, sprays and a wave machine. You can also race your friends on the Surf, our 3 lane slide.

Please note that the Whizz Slide will be closed whilst the Pools Development Works take place.

At peak times a coloured band system operates in the leisure pool. A minimum of 90 minutes is allocated to your visit to the Pools subject to opening hours and capacities.

At peak times the wave machine operates for five minutes in every thirty. During off-peak sessions the wave machine operates for five minutes once an hour. The Whizz and and Surf slides are not available during off-peak times.

 

Competition Pool (25 Metre Pool)

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The pool is a 25 x 17 metre, 8 lane deck level swimming pool which is the home of our resident swimming club - Guildford City SC. The pool is used for both programmed lane swimming as well as casual swimming sessions. It is also used for group and private swimming lessons and hosts our water aerobics progamme.

 


 

Diving & Teaching Pools

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The  Diving Pool provides users with a dedicated pool for diving with use of 1 and 3 metre springboards and a 5 metre platfrom.

The Teaching Pool offers parents the opportunity to introduce their children to swimming away from all the activity in the Leisure Pool. It is also used in the complex's extensive swimming lesson programme and for children's parties

 

 

 

 


Pool Safety - Please read before your visit

All children under 9 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. Only 2 children under 9 years to every one adult of which only one child can be under 4 years. During Toddler Splash sessions up to 2 children under 4 years can be accompanied by a responsible adult. An adult is someone aged 16 and over.

Please inform the lifeguard if anyone in your group suffers from a medical condition. e.g. epilepsy. There is disabled visitor access to all pools and two chair hoists are available to gain access to the competition pool. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require assistance.

Slide Height Guidelines

For The Surf and Aqua Whizz, riders must be over 1 metre tall to use the slide. For the Ramp, riders must be under 1 metre tall to use the slide.

Pool Changing Areas

The changing areas for all four pools are situated adjacent to Pool Reception. The area has family cubicles, disabled cubicles, unisex and separate male and female changing rooms.

Affordable Swimming for those aged 60 years and over

Spectrum Pools welcomes customers over 60 years to discounted swimming. For more information please contact Customer Services on 01483 443322.

Pool Training Qualifications

Guildford Spectrum runs a number of Royal Life Saving Society, National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses each year. The courses run Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm with an exam on the Saturday. Course Fee: £230.00

NPLQ Dates for 2014;

Mon 15th December - Fri 19th December

For more information or to book, please email info@freedom-leisuretraining.co.uk