Swimming Pools

We have 4 fantastic swimming pools with sessions to suit every type of swimmer.


Make a splash in the Fun Pool with waves and a flume. Or for the keen swimmer there is a 25 metre, 6 lane Gala swimming pool with an extra boom area for swimming lessons.

A warmer training pool is provided for swimming lessons which offers an excellent facility for children and adults who are new to swimming.  Plus the Sovereign Centre is the only public leisure centre in Sussex that has a diving pool!

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The Gym

The fully air conditioned gym has over 80 pieces of fitness equipment to choose from including cardiovascular (great for your heart and lungs) resistance equipment (great for toning the body) and a free weights area.

Our friendly and qualified instructors are always on hand to help out with programmes and training to meet your goals.  Or if you want the extra push then we also offer personal training.  Find our more on our gym page.

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Workout Studio

The fully air conditioned, workout studio caters for up to 30 people and is home to over 50 workout classes a week.  


Fully qualified fitness instructors take you through a range of classes to help you lose weight, tone up or simply get fit. 

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Sauna and Steam Room

The health suite offers a sauna, steam room and showers for you to enjoy – relax tired and aching muscles and rejuvenate your body and mind.

The health suite is a mixed use facility (minimum age 16). Swimwear must be worn.

Opening Times: Monday - Friday 06:30 - 21:00.  Weekend 07:00 - 18:00

Please see our Membership and Prices page for prices.


Sports Hall

The Sports Hall accommodates a range of sporting and non sporting activities and is also available for hire. Please scroll down for hire information or click the button for prices.

Facilities Include:

1 x Badminton / Short Tennis Courts
Short Mat Bowls

Soft Play Birthday Parties

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The Cafe

A Cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks is open every day.

There are a wide range of family favourite and healthy options available to buy.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 09:30 to 18:30.  Hot food served 12:00-17:15

Saturday - Sunday 09:30 to 17:00.  Hot food served 12:00-16:15

Facilities Hire

The Sovereign Centre has a range of facilities that are available for hire. The facilities are ideal venues for both sporting and non-sporting events.

Workout Studio

If you require a small, fully air conditioned space for dance rehearsals the Dance studio is available for hire. Our studio can be used by martial arts clubs and dance groups.

Studio Hire is £36.80 per hour

Swimming Pools

The swimming pools are also available for exclusive hire and can accommodate a wide range of events including:

  • Swimming Galas (Short Course 25m)

  • Swimming Training (Short Course 25m)

  • Synchro training/competitions

  • Children’s Pool Parties

If you are interested in hiring any of our facilities, please email eastbourneleisure@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements.