There are many opportunities in the Milton Keynes area to get fully involved in swimming. In this section you will find useful information about places where you can swim and the various teams and clubs you can get involved in whether you're a novice or a pro!
Stay Cool, Use The Pool
The safest place to enjoy water is a swimming pool, where the water is clear, clean and warm, the depth is known, and there are lifeguards present if things do go wrong.
Bletchley Leisure Centre SwimSchool
An award winning swimming development programme working in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association, to ensure that the highest possible quality is maintained.
For further details visit their website at www.hertsmereleisure.co.uk/bletchley+leisure+centre/homeBletchley Leisure Centre Princes Way Bletchley Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 377251
Bletchley & District Swim Club
Bletchley Swimming Club offers an Academy to help progress - from learn to swim programmes to competitive swimming. They also provide an adult swim class, from adults looking for fitness in a structured format to competent/competitive swimmers. A popular disabled swim group runs twice a week. Teachers are available to assist where required and offer guidance to progress and improve.
Leon School & Sports College
Tel: 01908 624 720
Middleton Swimming Pool
Middleton Pool is a modern swimming complex located in Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell. The facilities comprise a 33 metre pool, as well as a training pool for children and babies.
The pool offers a variety of swimming sessions in addition to normal public swimming. These include Parents and Toddler, Ladies Only, Adults Only, Over 50's, and Aqua-fit. The Pool can be booked for pool parties. It also has an active group providing support for people with disabilities.
For further details visit their website at www.newport-pagnell.org.uk or telephone 01908 610477.
Milton Keynes' performance swimming club, City of Milton Keynes SC
We train at Stantonbury Campus pool. For further information, visit our website: www.cmksc.com.
25 metre competition swimming pool, teaching/toddler pool.
Stantonbury offer a 10 week swimming course to help accelerate confidence and skills in the water. The course is suitable for all levels and abilities and follows the ASA learn to swim scheme. Classes take place Monday - Sunday. Limited space available.
For further details visit their website at www.stantonbury.org.uk.
Telephone: 01908 324466
The Woughton Centre
Early morning swimming and fitness training opportunities available.
Tel: 01908 660392
Swimming further afield... Here are details of other pools a little further afield, but still worth a visit:
Buckingham Swan Pool and Leisure Centre
Indoor pool with flumes
Contact: 01280 817500
There are two different pools in the centre. A 25 metre competition pool also a beached leisure pool suitable for children of all ages. There is a flume with separate splash tank and a wave machine to inject some fun into your swim, as well as a spa bath in which you can relax. Towcester Swimming Pool
This pool is one of only a handful of traditional lidos left for miles around and nestles close to the Woburn estate. It was in fact built by the Duke of Bedford in the early part of the last century to keep a smile on the face of the estate's workers and their families and it continues to be popular today.
The main pool and children's paddling pool are open from May to September from 10am to 7pm daily.
Tel: 01525 290168
Eversholt Heated Open Air Pool
Just a short drive from Woburn, this is another fantastic place to spend a sunny day. The lovely warm pool is complimented by a children's play area for extra fun!
The pool is open from 3pm-7pm on weekdays and from 1pm-7pm at the weekends and during school and bank holidays.
You can swim for £4 from Monday to Friday (£3 for under 16s) and for £1 more at the weekend.
A bit further away but an excellent pool. It boasts an indoor pool with slides and a 20m linked outdoor pool too. There are water jets, a flume slide, a lazy river, where you can just lay back and relax as the water carries you around, and a spa and bubble beds just for grown-ups.
A kids' play area, outside, make this a great location for a day out. The centre is open all year round from 9.30am to 10pm on weekdays, 8.30am to 8pm at the weekends. Prices vary depending on teh time you go.
Tel: 01296 499555
Swimming for the over 50's
Stephanie would like to start up a swimming club for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Many seniors and super seniors have never had the opportunity to learn to swim, and often miss out on the fun when their children and grandchildren are playing in water.
Are you interested?
Swimming Classes are held at Horwood House, Little Horwood, Milton Keynes and Tring, Hertfordshire.
Classes will be small and friendly.
British Swimming - ASA: www.britishswimming.org
Links to Useful Swimming Sites
BBC Swimming: www.news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy