We are continuing work on the new Riverside Leisure Centre. The whole centre will be closed from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 June inclusive, ahead of the reopening on Monday 10 June. You can find out more about the closures.

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Swimming

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

Swimming at Riverside

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Enjoy a lane swim in our 33m, six lane main pool, or bring the family to a fun swim in the learner pool. 

There are sessions for everyone of all ages and abilities. We have a pool hoist for those who need a little help to get in to the pool, and our changing facilities are spacious, family-friendly and fully accessible, to make swimming available to all.  

Timetable

Times and prices

Peak times

Monday to Friday, 5pm to close

Saturday and Sunday,  open to close


Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 5pm


Leisure card prices

Peak prices

0 to 4 years: Free

5 to 17 years: £3.50

18 years and over: £4.80

Family: £13.10 (one adult and three children or two adults and two children).

Off peak prices

0 to 4 years: Free

5 to 17 years: £3.50

18 to 59 years: £3.90

60 years and over: £3.50

Discounted rates: £3.50

Family: £11.30 (one adult and three children or two adults and two children).


Non Leisure card prices

Peak prices

0 to 4 years: £1 

5 to 15 years: £4.50 

16 years and over: £5.80

Family: £16.10 (one adult and three children or two adults and two children).

Off peak prices

0 to 4 years: £1

5 to 15 years: £4.50

16 years and over: £4.90

Family: £14.30 (one adult and three children or two adults and two children).


All spectators are required to pay £1.40.


Save money and upgrade to a monthly membership. 

Monthly memberships

Things you need to know

Safety

To keep everyone safe, we operate adult to child ratios 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. You can purchase these from reception for £1.70 each.

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.  
  • Spectators are required to pay £1.40. 
  • There are individual changing cubicles as well as group female and group male changing areas available.  
  • A Changing Places facility is available on poolside.

 

 Booking

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

 

Swimming accessories 

  • You can by buys Zoggs swimwear, googles, floats and more at reception.
  • Fins, paddles, mermaid tails and snorkels are not allowed in the pool.

What to bring

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Riverside

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday, 6.15am to 7pm
Sunday, 6.15am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink, may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.

Facilities

  • 95 station gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • Main pool
  • 10x20m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • Soft play
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting room

All prices are correct to 2 June 2019

Contact

Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1FG

01245 615050

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