Our pool is 25 metres long, 14.5 metres wide and goes from 0.9m in the shallow end to 2.0m in the deep end. We have a set of sloping steps for easy access that are in every public & adult only swimming session as well as a pool hoist available to add assistance. During term time we have a lot of use by schools during the day but we have public swimming available every evening and we have more availability in the school holidays.
Price (with Amber Card or B-line)
Parent & Toddler
Wacky Water Adult
Wacky Water Child
£14 a month
For more information please ring 01773 825285 and speak to Palms
Swimming is free for under 5's and children who swim with our swimming lessons.
Child to adult ratio:
3yrs and under 1-2-1
4-7 yrs 2-2-1
If a parent wishes to bring three children aged between 4 and 7 then one of the three children must be able to swim 25 metres and then tread water for 30 seconds without rest.
Be Inspired to Swim- 8 benefits of excersising in the pool!
Swimming England, who provides the international teaching plan that we follow for our swimming lessons at Belper Leisure Centre, has this to say about the benefits of swimming:
Full body workout. Swimming uses all the muscles in the body so whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or hammer butterfly, you will get a full body workout. Plus, exercising in water makes your body work harder so 30 minutes in a pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land.
Great for general wellbeing. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times a week alongside a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy and maintain a positive mental outlook. Do it with friends, and it’s even more fun!
De-stresses and relaxes. Whether it’s work stressing you out, the kids being a nightmare, or just life in general, we all get times we just want to SCREAM. Well, help is at hand. Swimming regularly can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your sleep patterns. Feeling the mental benefits of swimming takes just a light swim. No lane pounding needed.
Burns those calories. Swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in just half an hour, more than double that of walking. And a faster swim would see that indulgent chocolate bar gone quicker than if you went running or cycling.
Lowers the risk of diseases. As well as being a great form of cardiovascular exercise, swimming just 30 minutes a week can help to guard against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Supports the body. Water supports up to 90 per cent of the body’s weight. So if you sprained an ankle at Monday night football or have a long term injury or illness, swimming is a brilliant way to stay active.
Increases your energy levels. Inactivity and not ageing is often responsible for people’s lack of energy. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times per week can boost your energy levels through increased metabolic rate.
Exercising without the sweat. If sweating puts you off other forms of exercise, fear not! As a swimmer, you’ll never feel sweaty no matter how hard you work because the water around you is constantly cooling you down.