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!

swimming in Hailsham

swim for fun & fitness...

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.

sauna at Hailsham Leisure Centre

relax in our sauna...

Saunas have so many amazing health benefits.

Our sauna is available during all of our public swimming sessions. Take a look at our pool timetable here for opening times. 

family swimming in Hailsham

swim as a family 

At Hailsham we also have a baby pool, suitable for beginners & young children as well as family sessions suitable for all!

Toddler Splash - Ideal for parents & children under 5 and a great opportunity to build early water confidence 

Family Swimming - A fun family session, suitable for all ages and abilities. Please note our pool ratio policy

Open Swims - A pool session open to everyone! 

Floats & Fun - Have fun with your friends & family with our floats & music

have you tried a water based class?

Great news! due to popular demand we have added more classes to the timetable!

Aqua Aerobics (level 3) is a faster class with music to match – for those who like a workout

Water Therapy (level 2) is slower with quieter music – for those who prefer to take it a bit easier

Exercise Referral – Aqua Rehab Course (level1) is more one to one support – for a maximum of 6 people in the flume pool with quiet background music, suitable for those on GP referral and is used as a stepping stone to Water Therapy.

learn to swim with us

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

Hailsham offers a wide variety of swimming classes for both children and adults, whether it is to improve your stroke or you're starting from scratch, Freedom Leisure swim school is perfect for all. Classes are taught by qualified instructors, who assess and work towards badges or awards.

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


Are there any time restrictions?
At busy times a band system will be put into operation to limit session to one hours.

Do children need to be accompanied?
All children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. An adult may only take responsibility for a maximum of two children. Click here for our swimming admissions policy.

I often use the swimming pool in Hailsham Leisure Centre. The facilities are good and the staff are lovely.