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!
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.
At Hailsham as well as a 25 metre leisure swimming pool and baby pool we also have a flume and inflatable so there's lots of fun to be had too! For those of you just wanting to wind down we also have a sauna, its a great way to finish off a workout or de-stress from a hard day.
Sauna opening times:
Mondays: 6.30am - 9.00am, 12pm - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 7.00pm, 7.00pm - 8.30pm ladies only, 8.30 - 10.00pm* once a month session not avaiable due to staff training - dates available at reception.
Tuesdays: 6.30am - 10pm
Wednesdays: 6.30am - 10pm
Thursday: 6.30am - 10pm
Friday: 6.30am - 9.00am, 11am - 1.30pm, 3.45pm - 6.30pm, 8pm - 10.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 5pm
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.
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.Anon