Pool closure

On Thursday 30 May 2024, the main pool will open at 7am (rather than 6am) for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We have a range of fun and exciting sessions in both our main pool and learner pool.

 

We have been making improvements to the process of booking multiple tickets for our popular swimming sessions. In order to make this possible, family tickets are no longer available, but you are now able to book multiple tickets under one login or account.

At least one member of your party must have an ourChelmsford account before being able to make bookings online. The quickest and easiest way to book is using our free Chelmsford City Sports app, available to download from Google Play or the App store.

Mothers and babies having fun in the pool

Main pool

Bring down the family to a fun splash session with floats and toys in the main pool (variable depth). This session also includes the flume (height restrictions apply). 

All sessions are one hour and include mini inflatables, floats and flume.

Learner pool

Children under eight can make a splash with small floats and toys in the learner pool. This session also includes the splash zone. 

All sessions are one hour and include toys, floats, splash zone and splash pad.

Prices for ourChelmsford Lite card holders

  • £6.30 for single ticket (all ages)
  • Spectators: £2

Prices for ourChelmsford Plus card holders

  • £5 for single ticket (all ages)
  • Spectators: free

Both ticket types are free for Family Membership holders.

One-hour session which includes a large inflatable in the 2m side of the pool and small inflatables and floats in the moveable floor side of the pool. The flume will also be open. A safety talk and swim test will be carried out by the Lifeguard team before users are allowed on the inflatable.

Prices for ourChelmsford Lite card holders

  • £7.10 for single ticket (all ages)
  • Spectators: £2

Prices for ourChelmsford Plus card holders

  • £5.80 for single ticket (all ages)
  • Spectators: free

Both ticket types are free for Family Membership holders.

Musical splash

A session for toddlers and their parents/guardians. The pool will have toys for your little one to play with, and our friendly instructors will be on hand to sing nursery rhymes and help your child to develop water confidence. 

Prices for ourChelmsford Lite card holders

  • Standard: £6.20
  • Discounted: £5.70
  • Under 5s: £2
  • Spectators: £2

Prices for ourChelmsford Plus card holders

  • Standard: £4.90
  • Discounted: £4.40
  • Under 5s: Free
  • Spectators: free

You must book one space per person attending.

We have been making improvements to the process of booking multiple tickets for our popular swimming sessions. In order to make this possible, family tickets are no longer available, but you are now able to book multiple tickets under one login or account.

At least one member of your party must have an ourChelmsford account before being able to make bookings online.

The quickest and easiest way to book is using our free Chelmsford City Sports app, available to download from Google Play or the App store.

How to book

You will have to book in advance by:

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

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. 

Family Fun

  • You need to purchase tickets for either the main pool session, or the learner pool session. We will issue wristbands on the day for the learner pool.

Inflatable fun

  • We will give your child a wristband after they have completed a swim test.

Not an ourChelmsford card holder? You can get an ourChelmsford Lite card for free. 

  • There are individual cubicles, a male group changing area and a female group changing area.
  • A Changing Places area and accessible changing facilities are available.
  • 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.  

Shoes

The pools complex, including the changing area, is a shoe-free zone. This includes flip flops.

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