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 and lower stress levels.
At Knighton we have a 20 metre pool which is ideal for taking in a few lengths or having a relaxing swim to aid the stresses and strains of the day.
Our varied pool timetable offers sessions including public, adults, ladies, aqua aerobics, over 50s, family swim, parent and toddler as well as others.
With a range of swimming pool parties available and school holiday activities too, we really are the ideal location for the whole family.
Learn to swim
Knowing how to swim is a must – it is a skill that could ultimately save your child’s life.
Knigthon Sports Centre offers a highly structured programme of swimming lessons based on quality, with nationally recognised levels of achievement.
Learning to swim is a gift for life.
60+ free swimming
The 60+ provision complying with the minimum requirements of the Welsh Assembly Government Free Swim Initiative (FSI) we offer free unlimited swimming during term times (39 weeks of the year). If you would like to extend this to the full 52 weeks (extra 13 weeks unlimited) to include schools holidays then this can be done with a one off annual payment.
*please note, 50+ swims are not included in 60+ term time free swim or 60+ annual free swim" -This sessions runs every Tuesday and Friday 11am -12pm.
Parent and Toddler
This is a specific session that we run for children under 5 years old and is ideal for your little ones to build water confidence, enjoy the freedom of movement and have fun, this is also brilliant for parents to socialise and build bonds. In this session we provide an additional lifeguard to allow for the ratio to be exceeded by 1 child. 1 adult to 2 children under 5 years old.
Tuesday and Friday 10.00am-11.00am
We offer this session for the whole family to enjoy the water, have fun and keep fit and active together. This is a great way to cool down on a hot day or escape the rain. In this session we provide an additional lifeguard to allow for the ratio to be exceeded by 1 child. 1 adult to 2 children under 8 years old.
This is a great activity for children to gain water confidence, have fun whilst splashing around with their friends or family. Playing on the floats help aid balance, core stability and aquatic breathing whilst under the water.
pools child admissions policy
Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied in the water by an adult on a 1 child to 1 adult ratio.Children aged between 4 and 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult on a maximum 2 children to 1 adult ratio
I regularly use the swimming pool in Knighton Sports Centre mostly at least twice a week and the pool and facilities are brill and the staff are very helpfulJohn