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The pools

There are 3 pools at Bracknell Leisure Centre.

Competition pool graphic showing size of pool

25m long, 1.25 to 3m deep, 26°C to 27°C

This pool is for lane swimming only.

Training pool graphic showing size of pool

25m long, 1m to 1.5m deep, 29°C to 30°C

Learner pool graphic showing sizes of pool

12.5m long, up to 0.75m deep, 31°C to 32°C

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Inflatable Aqua Run sessions

Our inflatable aqua run is in the pool every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm for some extra fun in the water. The inflatable is open to all, however children under 8 years old, non-competent swimmers and those wearing arm-bands must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

We reserve the right to cancel the Inflatable Aqua Run session at short notice due to safety and operational reasons. To confirm that this or any other sessions are running please contact our Main Reception on 01344 454203 or check our facebook page for the latest news.

Saturday 10 February - Training pool

The training pool will be closed from 4:50pm due to a private party taking place.

We apologise for the inconvenience which this causes.

Saturday 17 February - Competition pool, Training pool and Learner pool

Due to an NPLQ (lifeguarding) exam taking place at the Centre, the following restrictions will apply:

  • Competition Pool – restricted lanes from 8am to 10am
  • Training Pool and Learner Pool – closed from 8am to 10am

Saturday 3 March - All pools

All pools will be closed from 11am to 5:45pm due to a swimming gala taking place.

Last tickets will be sold at 10:30am.

Pool facilities


£1 refundable deposit required


Lifeguards are on poolside to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Please follow the pool rules and any instructions given. Notify the lifeguards of any relevant medical conditions that may affect you during your visit.


Wristbands are issued at reception for certain sessions and must be worn in the water. If you do not wear your wristband, you will be asked to leave the pool.


The use of cameras is only permitted with the prior consent of the Duty Manager.


We welcome people with disabilities and have hoists available in the pools and changing rooms to facilitate your visit.


Floatation devices and swimming aids (including armbands, rings, goggles, training fins and hand paddles) may be used. Snorkels and masks are not allowed.


Only appropriate swimwear will be allowed in the pools.

Multiple use of pools

From time to time lane restrictions may occur without notice.

Health and safety

Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over at all times when in the water. A maximum of 2 under 8s per adult is permitted.

Please ensure you use showers and toilets before using the pools.

If you have recently suffered from a diarrhoeal illness, it is recommended that you do not use the swimming pool.

Nappy policy

For health and hygiene reasons, all babies and children who are not potty trained must wear a swimming nappy when using the pools. Swimming nappies can be purchased at reception.

Discover your potential

We offer a variety of activities in our swimming pools. From lane swimming, to L'eau Robics classes, Bracknell Leisure Centre has something to offer you.

Watch our video to explore your options.

Swimfit Activate+

Swimfit Activate+ is an effective pool based workout for adults (16+), in a fun and social environment.

No longer will you be left plodding up and down, getting bored and not seeing the results you want.

Come and get fit or tone up by following motivating sessions delivered by qualified instructors on the poolside.

Swimfit Activate+
Women in swimming pool



Swimming lessons

We run an extensive range of swimming lessons for children and adults.

Discover our swim courses
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