The centre piece of the Flash is this superb leisure pool, with twisting 30 metre flume, spa pool, paddling and beach areas. Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practicing the life skill of swimming, a great way to cool down on hot days or to escape the rain during the traditional British summer.

A full programme of water-based activities includes Early Morning Swims, Canoeing, Swimming Lessons, Life Saving and Parent & Toddler Sessions, Disabled swim, Family sessions (slide and jacuzzi), Water mania (slide and jacuzzi), 50+ sessions and  Lunchtime swims. 

Used regularly by local schools and swimming clubs, the leisure pool is also available for private hire parties and swimming Galas. The pool runs at a constant temperature of 30-31 degrees which is ideal for toddlers and small babies. Changing facilities consist of male and female changing rooms and two family disabled changing rooms.

Our pool operates a range of different swim sessions to suit all different types of people. 


A gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in half an hour. As water is 12 times as dense as air, swimming is a far more effective way of toning your muscles than any other form of cardiovascular exercise that you can do on land. Swimming can support up to 90% of the body’s weight in the water, meaning that those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis can take part in a comfortable and safe environment. Swimming will help your wellbeing. 30 minutes of swimming 3 times per week have also seen improved sleep patterns & lower stress levels.

               Under 8's pool admission policy

             Please note that we have under 8's admissions policy

             Public and Watermania sessions :

                0-3 years : 1 child to 1 adult

                4-7 years : 2 children to 1 adult

             Family session :

               0-7 years : 2 children to 1 adult

learn to swim

Swimming is a fundamental skill that all should learn in order to stay safe near the water. Flash Leisure Centre offers a great environment for people of any age to learn how to swim at their Freedom Leisure swim school.    

Flash offers a wide variety of swimming classes for both children and adults, whether you are a beginner or want to improve your stroke technique then, Freedom Leisure swim school is perfect for all.  

All our teachers are friendly, approachable, willing to help and want all their students to get as much as possible out of their swimming lessons.

We run lessons Monday- Friday between 4 - 6 pm and Saturdays 8.30-11.30am. Stages 1-7 are 30 minutes long and from there your child can then progress onto Dolphins, Piranhas and Rookies.

We also offer 1-1 lessons for children and adults with our amazing teachers, helping you or your child gain confidence and progress even more.

For information call 01938 555952 or drop in and the team will be happy to help.

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