Swimming is one of the best forms of all round exercise available, an activity for everybody, whether you want to get healthier, fitter, or just have fun or relax. No matter what your age, weight and physical ability, swimming and water-based activities can provide you with whole body workout, great for shaping up and even a gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in half an hour. It is also a great way to relax and refresh you after a stressful day. We have a family changing room option in addition to our standard changing facilities and our lockers require a £1 coin which is returned to you.
- Adult £3.80
- Junior £2.20
- Halton Leisure Card £2.30
- Under 8’s FREE
Swim supervision policy
Children under 8 must be supervised in the water and changing rooms by their parent or adult (18+). A maximum of 2 children is permitted per parent/adult. This is the recommendation of the Health & Safety Executive.
Additional customer information
Please note that our pools may run additional activities. This may affect the number of lanes or space available during your session. Please contact the Centre before you visit if you require further information. All customers are asked to wear appropriate swimwear designed for water based activities when using the pools. Every effort will be made to accommodate customers with specific religions, cultural, medical or other requirements. Our priority is customer safety at all times.
You can learn to swim at any age. For those wanting to start swimming we offer learn to swim classes for children 3yrs + through to adults. All of our lessons are taught by qualified instructors who will help to develop confidence both in and around the water.
- You can use our booking form to book lessons. Please email completed forms to RuncornSwimmingPool@halton.gov.uk
Our lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Swim England, Learn to Swim framework. This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water. The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme guides your child through ten clearly defined stages, and there’s a foundation level to get babies as young as six-months-old started. All of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme is supported by the Kellogg’s Swim England Awards scheme. Reflecting our commitment to continuously improving the delivery of swimming lessons, we are investing in the latest technology to record the performance of children during their lessons. Through an internet based Home Portal parents/guardians will be able to access information about your child’s swimming lessons including:
- Your child’s performance against the key competencies for their course level E.g. Swim 100m efficient backstroke.
- A rating from the teacher on how they are doing against this competency E.g. Needs practice / Fair / Good
- Notification of when your child is ready to move up a level and the ability to choose from the available times for your child to move into
- Record of all assessments and pass dates for each level
For more information contact us.
Lessons can be enjoyed as a group or on a 1-to-1 basis. Contact reception to book individual lessons.
If you have a fear of the water, can’t get your face wet or panic just thinking about the deep end then it’s easy to think swimming is not for you. But if you learn to swim you can have fun in the water with your friends, children and grandchildren. You can also make a splash in the water while on holiday. The important thing to know is that you are not alone. One in five adults across the country can’t swim – but it’s never too late to learn. Most pools offer adult classes in a friendly and supportive environment. The best thing to do is contact us for information on lessons for all ages. If you are unsure about starting lessons, ask if you can watch a class or two to get a better idea of whether it’s for you, or ask to speak with one of the teachers. Most lessons take things at a slow pace – starting off with teaching you to how to stand up and regain your feet, float and swim without fear before being taught specific strokes. For more information contact us.
We now offer several classes of Aqua fit each week. Here is a list of our current sessions, but do check out our timetable for the full list of workout classes.
An aerobics session in the pool that can maintain and improve stamina, strength and suppleness as well as increase cardiovascular fitness. Unlike aerobics on land Aqua Fit is low-impact and the cushioning effect of the water protects joints in the spine, ankle, hip and knees. It is suitable for people of all ages and abilities as participants can work at a variety of levels by increasing effort and using resistive equipment.
We have a special Family exclusive session for making the most out of your special time together. Don’t forget to visit our timetable for session times.
Floats and toys are available in the pool for parents and younger children to enjoy.
You can enjoy a pool party in our main pool. View our party information in our Children’s section.
You can hire our pool for a swimming gala, school swimming lessons or for a special event. For more information contact us.