Swimming at Penyrheol Leisure Centre

There is plenty of choice at Penyrheol when it comes to swimming so come and have a splashing time!

Whether you're looking to swim for fun, swim for fitness, learn to swim or improve your technique with our fantastic swim school.

At Penyrheol Leisure Centre we have lots to offer when it comes to swimming. If you fancy just having a nice relaxing swim come down to one of our open swim or lengths session. 

Pool opening times are:
Monday to Friday 6:15am - 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am - 9:30pm

For more detailed timetable check our pool timetable on the home page. 

Here at Penyrheol we run a fantastic junior and adult swim school programme.

Junior swimming lessons

Swimming is a fundamental life skill that everyone should have the opportunity to develop and help them stay safe near the water.

Penyrheol Leisure Centre works in partnership with Swim Wales and offers a fun and safe environment for children to learn to swim and improve their swimming skills. 

Our swim school offer group lessons, private lessons and crash course lessons in both English and Welsh.

Adult swimming lessons

It's never too late to start your swimming journey whether your looking at learning to swim for the first time, looking to improving your technique or lookign for support with training for a specific event. 

Within our adult swim programme members will have their own goals and work at their own pace supported by our fully qualified instructors. 

Private lessons are available for those who would appreciate more individual support.

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Family Swim

Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practising the life skill of swimming. Cool down on hot days and enjoy a fun indoor activity in the cold wet months of the year. the whole family will enjoy the time spent together in the pool

Did you know

Regular swimming sessions can help to improve your overall health and strengthen your heart.


Swimming is a great form of exercise for the whole body, a gentle swim can burn over 200 kcal in half an hour and regular weekly swimming can lead to improved sleep patterns & lower stress levels.

Look for our early morning lane swimming, adult swim session and lane swimming sessions in our pool timetable.

Please note pool entry policy - Children must be accompanied into the pool according to the following ratios:

  • Children aged under 4years need one adult to supervise one child
  • Children aged 4-7years need one adult to supervise two children
  • Children over 8years are able to use the pool unaccompanied.

An adult is considered to be a person aged 16 years and over - the responsible adult should keep the children within eye contact at all times.

This policy is aimed at providing a safe and enjoyable environment at all times.