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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. Avoid disappointment and book in advance as sessions do sell out.
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.
At peak times a coloured band system operates in the leisure pool. All swimmers are guaranteed 90 minutes in the pool 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.
We have an extensive range of low and high level interactive water features within the children's section of the leisure pool. These are designed to provide visual stimulation, aid sensory development and build water confidence through play. These include:
Splash Pads, Water Wheels, Tipping Buckets, Fish Squirts, Shark Shower.
Competition Pool (25 Metre Pool)
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 programme.
Diving & Teaching Pools
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.
The use of "Mermaid Tails" is not permitted in any of our pools during public swimming sessions (as advised by the QLM).
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. Lockers Require £1 coins. We have multiple shower areas including two family sets and two banks of walk through showers to help ensure effective pre-swim hygiene. (We welcome all swimmers to Guildford Spectrum however would advise you do not swim if you have diarrhoea, or for 48 hours after diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms have stopped).
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.
For details of these courses and other training opportunities at Spectrum please click here
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Due to a swimming gala there will be no public access to the 25m pool, Teaching Pool or Dive Pool on this day. The Leisure Pool programme and morning lane swim session in the 25m Pool are unaffected.
Sunday 24th March 2019
Due to a swimming gala there will be no public access to the 25m Pool, Teaching Pool or Dive Pool on this day. The morning lane swim session will operate as a reduced session (7:30am - 8:45am). The Leisure Pool programme is unaffected.
Tuesday 26th March 2019
Due to a schools swimming gala the 25m Pool will close to the public at the end of the lunchtime lane swim session (1:30pm) and will be available again for public use for the teatime lane swim session (5:30-6:30pm).
Sunday 31st March 2019
Due to the hosting of a Swimathon event the morning lane swimming session in the 25m Pool will operate as a reduced session (7:30am - 8:45am) and the "Swim for All" session in the 25m Pool will start at the later time of 12pm. All other pools are unaffected by this event.