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Leisure Swimming Pools

Our fun leisure swimming pools at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Hillsborough Leisure Centre are the perfect place to spend a relaxing and fun time with family or friends. 

Surf City Leisure Pool

Our Surf City Leisure Pool features include:

  • Leisure Pool
  • Baby and Toddler Pool - Shallow water bursting with features including mini slide and interactive sensory wall.
  • Leisure Pod
  • Lazy River
  • Wave Machine

A hoist holding up to 170kg is available to access the leisure pool and leisure pod. 

Sessions Explained

  • Leisure Swim - A feature packed session suitable for the whole family! Relax in the lazy river and ride the waves in our action packed leisure swimming sessions. There’s even a dedicated baby and toddler pool for our younger swimmers. Features available include leisure pool, baby/toddler pool, leisure pod, lazy river and wave machine.
  • Social Swim - This session is ideal for all swimmers. Enjoy a relaxing swim with background music, where you can set your own pace without the restrictions of lanes. Session is for adults only. 
  • Little Swimmers (Under 5s) - A dedicated session for our young swimmers to enjoy. Session takes place in the leisure pool and baby and toddler pool with shallow water bursting with features including mini slide and interactive sensory wall
  • Accessible Leisure Swim - A dedicated, quieter session for swimmers who may require a little extra help or have additional needs.
  • Dementia Friendly Swimming - A dedicated, quieter swimming experience for those living with dementia, along with their carers.
  • Mobility Swim - A dedicated, quieter session for swimmers who may be recovering from injury or looking to improve their mobility. 
  • Ladies Only - Relax with a session for females only. Children under the age of 5 may attend these sessions.
  • Family Swim Pods - During this session you will have exclusive access to our leisure pod for 5 people.  

Pricing

Adult

Junior

Leisure Swim and Little Swimmers - Pay As You Go
£7.00
£4.00 
Leisure Swimming - lifeCARD Plus (Am I eligible?)
£4.20
£2.40
Leisure Swimming - Members (Find out more)
Free
Free
Leisure Swimming - Direct Debit Lesson Customers (Find out more)
Free
Free
All other sessions
£3.85 
£1.55
Leisure Swimming - Under 3
N/A
£2.00


Booking Information

  • Sessions must be booked online in advance.
  • Each leisure swimming session lasts 1 hour (Other session times may vary).
  • Please ensure your booking meets our swimming ratios and admissions policy.

The Beach Leisure Pool

Features at Hillsborough Leisure Centre Pool include:

  • Leisure Pool
  • Baby Pool
  • Slide and Flume 
  • Pirate Ship 
  • Wave Machine

Sessions Explained

  • Leisure Swim - A feature packed session suitable for the whole family! Features include, leisure and baby pool, slide and flume, pirate ship and wave machine
  • Social Swim - This session is ideal for all swimmers. Enjoy a relaxing swim, where you can set your own pace without the restrictions of lanes. Session is for adults only and take place in the deeper end of the pool (1 metre +)
  • Little Swimmers (Under 5s) - A dedicated session for our young swimmers to enjoy. Session takes place in the leisure pool and baby and toddler pool with shallow water bursting with features 
  • Family Swim Pods - During this session you will have exclusive access to our leisure pod for 5 people.  

Pricing

Adult

Junior

Leisure Swimming - Pay As You Go
£7.00 
£4.00 
Leisure Swimming - lifeCARD Plus (Am I eligible?)
£4.00
£2.40
Leisure Swimming - Members (Find out more)
FREE
FREE
Leisure Swimming - Direct Debit Lesson Customers (Find out more)
FREE
FREE
Leisure Swimming - Under 3
N/A
£2.00



Booking Information

  • Sessions must be booked online in advance.
  • Each leisure swimming session lasts 1 hour (Other session times may vary).
  • Please ensure your booking meets our swimming ratios and admissions policy.

Find Us

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Beulah Road
Sheffield
S6 2AN

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Sheaf Street

Sheffield
S1 2BP

Hillsborough Leisure Centre Pool Information And Admissions Policy

Guidelines:

  • ALL under 4s must wear a floatation aid. The floatation aid must be attached to the child. For example, armbands, floatation vests or a float with an attachment. Swim rings without a seat or hand held woggles are not accepted as floatation aids. Babies in Arms must be held at all times 
  • We advise all 4 - 7 year olds to wear armbands or floatation vests 
  • All children must be supervised at all times 

Child Ratios:

All children must be accompanied in the pool by the following ratios:

  • Leisure Swim Sessions: Weekends, School Holidays and Term Time Weekdays AFTER 3.00pm
    • Under 4s - Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every child under the age of 4.
    • 4-7 years - Must be supervised on a 2:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every 2 children aged 4-7 years
    • 8 years+ - Can enter the pool unaccompanied.

  • Leisure Swim Sessions: Term Time Weekdays BEFORE 3.00pm
    • 4-7 years - Must be supervised on a 2:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every 2 children aged 4-7 years
    • 8 years+ - Can enter the pool unaccompanied.

  • Little Swimmers (Under 5s Only)
    • Under 5s - Must be supervised on a 2:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every child under the age of 5.

  • Accessible Swims (Dedicated session for disabled swimmers and swimmers who require assistance)
    • Under 8 years - Must be supervised on a 2:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every 2 children aged under 8 years
    • 8 years+ - Can enter the pool unaccompanied.

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre Pool Information And Admissions Policy

Guidelines:

  • Leisure pool shallow end is 1 metre deep and deep end is 1.5 metres. 
  • ALL under 4s must wear a floatation aid. The floatation aid must be attached to the child. For example, armbands, floatation vests or a float with an attachment. Swim rings without a seat or hand held woggles are not accepted as floatation aids. Babies in Arms must be held at all times 
  • We advise all 4 - 7 year olds to wear armbands or floatation vests 
  • All children must be supervised at all times 

Child Ratios:

All children must be accompanied in the pool by the following ratios:

  • Leisure Swim Sessions: Weekends, School Holidays
    • Under 4s - Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every child under the age of 4.
    • 4-7 years - Must be supervised on a 2:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every 2 children aged 4-7 years
    • 8 years+ - Can enter the pool unaccompanied.

  • For all little swimmers sessions (under 5s only) children must be accompanied by the following ratios:
    • Under 5s - Must be supervised on a 2:1 ratio, this means 1 adult for every 2 children aged under 5

Swimwear Guidelines

  • Items of clothing worn in the pool should be designed for use in that particular activity. This means that anything which is deemed unsuitable and does not comply with the criteria below would not be allowed to be worn.
  • The clothing should not offend decency. This means that any items of a material which could go see through (for example boxer shorts or Bermuda shorts) would not be permitted.
  • The clothing should be made from a suitable material. This means anything which may become heavy when water is absorbed such as cotton should not be worn. Items such as this pose a danger to both the wearer and other users by restricting movement. Denim should also not be worn.
  • The clothing should be hygienic. Clothing worn for everyday use should not be worn in the pool, the items should specifically used for swimwear.
  • The clothing should be safe. Anything too baggy which may become tangled with limbs causing difficulties while swimming should not be worn.
  • The clothing should not pose a risk to the wearer or other users. Any items which do not meet the above recommendations should not be allowed in the water.
  • For religions which do not allow the wearer to reveal any of their body there are several items of clothing which have now been designed to be worn specifically by these groups, such as one piece costumes covering most of the body, arms, legs and head.
  • For wearers who wish to keep their head covered, an appropriate piece of swimwear should be used. This can be in the form of a swim cap, or other available garment which allows the user to feel comfortable, not compromise any religious beliefs and keep in line with any health & safety concerns. Items of headwear not complying with any of the other points should not be permitted to be worn in the pool.

Booking Terms

  • All bookings must be paid for in advance.

  • Leisure swimming sessions last one hour. Please check in at reception 10 minutes before your swim time. e.g. if you book to arrive at 12pm your swim time will be 12pm-1pm.

  • All bookings need to adhere to the admission guidelines. Entry will be refused if these are not met.
  • All advanced bookings are non-refundable. Refunds will only be issued where the activity cannot be run e.g. pool closure.

  • Bookings can be transferred, where sessions are available within 7 days of the original booking, should the customer ask more than 24 hours in advance.

  • Should a customer need to cancel their session due to Covid-19 symptoms or isolating due to being in contact with someone who has tested positive the booking can be transferred past the 7 days at the venue managers discretion.


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