Waterworld Swimming

Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practising the life skill of swimming, a great way to cool down on hot days or to escape the rain during the traditional British summer.

general swimming

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.

The impressive layout of the aquatic facilities includes a 25 metre, 6-lane competition pool with spectator seating for 300. In addition to this, facilities include learner and function pools, a 65 metre slide, which is great for the family, as well a relaxing bubble pool and rapids river ride for the more adventurous.

We would like to think our programme of activities is as impressive as our facility. We offer a full range of swimming lessons for babies through to non-swimming adults to nationally recognised standards, aquatic exercise to music classes, 50+ sessions, family sessions and Splash Nites and facilities are available for people with disabilities.

 Coupled with a successful swimming club as well as a sub aqua club and lifesaving club, the pool programme should hold something for everyone, but if not just let us know.


learn to swim with us

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

Waterworld 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 use Swim Wales criteria to 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.

Pool Child Swim Policy

Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied and supervised in the water by an adult on a 1 adult to 1 child ratio.

Children between the ages of 4 and 7 must be accompanied and supervised in the water on a 1 adult to 2 child ratio.

Children over the age of 8 can enter the pool unaccompanied.

Please note non-swimmers will not be allowed on the inflatable. 


Parent and Paddler Sessions

Parent and paddler sessions offer a relaxed adult to child swim ratio. This allows an adult to take 2 children under 4 years of age into the pool.

Every Saturday 3 - 4pm & Sunday 9 - 11am

Holidays Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11am - 12pm


swimming pool guidance

We continually strive to maintain the highest standards of pool water quality for our customers enjoyment. Customers can assist us in this process by showering before swimming and wearing clean swimwear. We want customers to feel comfortable when using our pools and pride ourself on being a leisure provider for everyone. See below our swimwear guide to help make it clearer.

swimwear must be suitable and appropriate

we welcome customers wearing

  • Swim costumes, swim dresses, bikinis, tankinis, burkinis, modesty suits
  • Swim trunks, swim shorts
  • Babies and children not yet toilet trained must wear a disposable swim nappy under appropriate swimwear such as neoprene swim nappy, swim suit or baby wetsuit
  • In addition to swimwear customers may wear lycra based t-shirts (long or short sleeved), shorts or leggings
  • We remind customers that swimwear that is not a chlorine-resistant material may be damaged
  • We ask that customers wear garments which provide suitable coverage and are not transparent when wet

please refrain from wearing

  • Underwear / thong-style bikini bottoms
  • Denim items, heavy and/or loose clothing
  • Cotton based garments
  • It is recommended that all jewellery is removed before swimming


  • Customers may wear suitable pool shoes when moving from changing facilities to poolside, no outdoor footwear
  • Only pool socks can be worn when swimming. However, if you have a medical condition and require additional footwear please speak to reception prior to entering for your swim.

family swimming

Wrexham Waterworld is the perfect place to take your family for a swim. Take a splash in learner pool which is kept at 31°C to keep little ones warm. The rapids and water slide are perfect for keeping older children entertained! The main pool has plenty of space for young swimmers to play and swim.

Please call in advance to ensure that our learner pool/ rapids/ slide are open at your chosen visiting time


Family fun session

Join us for our family fun session every Saturday 3.30 - 4.30pm. The large inflatable will be in the pool for this session and is open for swimmers to race to the finish. The slide will be closed during this session.

Please note, non-swimmers and buoyancy aids will not be allowed on the inflatable.

15:30 - 16:30

I regularly use the swimming pool at Waterworld mostly at least twice a week and the pool and facilities are brill and the staff are very helpful


please fill in the form below to find out more and select your swimming pool of choice

Make sure that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing when taking part in any sport. If you are unsure what to wear please contact 01978 297300 for advice.

To enquire about pool hire for special events or birthday parties please complete our facility booking form and return to waterworld@freedom-leisure.co.uk