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Tone the body and relax the mind with swimming at Riverside Leisure Centre or South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC).

Swimming at SWFLC

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You can enjoy a lane swim in our main pool, or bring the family to a fun swim in the learner pool.   

Our pool is fitted with a moving hydraulic floor, which allows us to split the pool into two. We can offer anything from a 25m main pool to a smaller shallow pool. 

Our newly-refurbished changing facilities are suitable for everyone, and include a changing places changing room. We also have a pool hoist for those who need a little help to get in to the pool.

Timetable

Times and prices

Peak times

Monday to Friday, open to 9am and 5pm to close

Saturday and Sunday, open to 12pm

Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to close


ourChelmsford Lite card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £5.50

Discounted (under 21s): £5

Under 5: £1

Family Standard: £13.30 

Family Discounted: £12.10 

(family is one adult and three children or two adults and two children).

Off peak prices

Standard: £4.60

All discounted: £4.20

Under 5: £1

Family Standard: £11.40

Family Discounted: £10.40

(family is one adult and three children or two adults and two children)


Spectators 

Standard: £1.40

Discounted: £1.30

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak prices

Standard: £4.50

Discounted (under 21s): £4

Under 5: free

Family Standard: £12.20 

Family Discounted: £11.10

(family is one adult and three children or two adults and two children).

Off peak prices

Standard: £3.60

All discounted: £3.30

Under 5: free

Family Standard: £10.40

Family Discounted: £9.40

(family is one adult and three children or two adults and two children).


Spectating with an ourChelmsford Plus card is free.


Save money by upgrading to an ourChelmsford Plus or monthly Premium membership. 

Monthly memberships

Things you need to know

Safety

To keep everyone safe, we operate adult to child rations and maximum capacity at our swimming pools.   

Children that are seven years and under can’t use the pool by themselves.   

  • A person 16 years or over can accompany: 
  • One child that is under four years 
  • Two children that are under four years if they are wearing buoyancy aids, such as armbands or a float suit 
  • Two children that are between four and seven years. 


Swimming with children

Swim nappies

Children who usually wear nappies, must wear a swim nappy in the pool. 

Baby changing

The group changing areas have baby changing facilities available.  



Lockers and changing rooms

  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a £1 coin to release the key. You will get the £1 back when you return the key.  
  • There are individual changing cubicles as well as group female and group male changing areas available. 


Booking

Booking for swimming sessions is not available, just come along to the reception desk and purchase your ticket. 


What to bring

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SWFLC

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday, 7am to 8pm
Sunday, 7am to 8pm
Bank holiday, 7am to 2pm (pool, MUGA and 3G pitch only)

Our other facilities may have separate opening times, so please check individual pages.

Facilities

  • Gym
  • 25m, 6-lane swimming pool
  • Learner pool
  • Climbing wall
  • 3G football pitch
  • Floodlit tennis/netball
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting room

All prices are correct to 30 March 2020

Contact

Contact form

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre
Trinity Square
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex
CM3 5JU

01245 605600

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