freedom leisure | 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
  • 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.

pools admissions policy

  • All children under 8 years old (or 9 years at Guildford Spectrum) must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. An adult may only take responsibility for a maximum of two children
  • The accompanying adult must be aged at least 16 years or be the child’s parent / guardian

  • This document details general guidance however we recommend customers contact the relevant centre for site specific child admission policies

If in doubt please email

Freedom Leisure reserve the right to determine whether swimwear is appropriate to be worn at any session in our pools