Fun Pool Swimming Online Booking

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We are currently operating a booking system for our Fun Pool which will be in place at Peak swim times. 

These are all Weekends, Bank Holidays and Monday to Friday during school holidays.

Please note Monday to Friday during the school term times we will not be operating a booking system.  This decision will constantly be under review and if the sessions become too busy then we will look to put a booking system in place.  The pool timetable for this time can be viewed on our pool timetable page.


Prices are as normal according to our price list and are per session.  Our prices can be viewed on our Prices and Memberships page.   We offer discounted rates for 60+, disabled and student customers for some facilities, please be advised proof of eligibility may be required when entering the building on one of these rates.  For disabled users we are able to register your proof so that you do not have to show it on each visit.  Please bring proof of eligibility (PIP or blue badge) and ask at reception on your next visit to receive one of our disabled user cards.  for disabled customers one carer may enter free.  Please note that the carer is there for support and may not use the gym equipment themselves when entering for free.  The carer may use the pool in order to support the disabled user.

Spectators fees are available for anyone wishing to enter the building to watch and not swim.  Spectators are not available as a ticket option but can be added on as an extra on the following page.


Pool Ratio for Swimming with Children

Please note if you are planning to visit the pool with children we operate safe pool ratios.

Wave Session - Children aged 4-7 years must be accompanied by an adult (i.e. over the age of 16 years) on a maximum of a 2:1 ratio. Children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied by an adult on a maximum of a 1:1 ratio.

Family Swim Session - Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a maximum of a 2:1 ratio, we advise that they wear approved buoyancy aids.  

The bookable sessions are as follows:


Monday to Friday School Holidays

09:30-11:00 - Family Swim Session - No Waves or Flume

11:30-13:00 - Wave Session with Flume

13:30-15:00 - Wave Session with Flume

15:30-17:00 - Wave Session with Flume

17:30-19:00 - Wave Session with Flume


09:30-11:00 - Family Swim Session - No Waves or Flume

11:30-13:00 - Wave Session with Flume

13:30-15:00 - Wave Session with Flume

15:30-17:00 - Wave Session with Flume

All sessions will be banded with a coloured wristband and your booking is valid for the session that you have booked for only.

Please note the waves and flume do not operate for Family Swim sessions.  

If you are visiting with children please ensure you have the correct ratio of adults to children or you may be refused entry. 

Full details on this are above under "Pool Ratio for Swimming with Children"


Gym, Swim and Swimming Lessons members still must book a place but this can be done for free by putting your member number in the appropriate ticket section.  Your member number is not the barcode number on the back of your card, it is a separate number.  If you do not know your member number please contact reception on 01323738822 or email

To Book Online for the Fun Pool please click the below button

Top tip! If the Fun Pool is fully booked for the day you want to attend then we may still have space on our Aqua Challenge, 

which also includes a swim in the Fun Pool.  Visit our Aqua Challenge page for details and to book the Aqua Challenge.

Arrival Information and centre use guidelines

  • We kindly request that you do not come to the centre if you feel unwell with any Covid-19 symptoms.

  • We recommend arriving swim ready with your costume on under your clothing to speed the process of entry to the pool.  We kindly request that you do shower before entering the pool.

  • Please use the lockers provided which are 20p non refundable for your belongings, and do not leave anything unattended on the tables.  

  • If you are spectating you do not need to book in advance.  There is a spectators fee which can be paid on entrance.

  • Babies must wear appropriate swim nappies.

  • Please follow our suitable swim wear guidance, family session ratio policy and Covid 19 guidance for using our centre which can be found on our FAQ page.

  • The Sovereign Centre has a zero tolerance approach to verbal and physical behaviour. Any unacceptable behaviour will be taken very seriously and may result in the immediate ejection from the centre.

  • Please note that photography and the recording of still and moving images of any kind is only allowed with the written authorisation of the centre management.

  • Inform a lifeguard if you have any medical condition we should know about, and do not swim if you are feeling unwell.

  • If you or your child has had diarrhoea in the last 14 days, please do not use the swimming pool.

  • If you or your child has vomited in the last 24 hour, has a tummy upset or is suffering with a cold or virus, then please do not use the swimming pool.

  • Please follow the guidance of the lifeguards at all times.

For full information on using our centre please visit our FAQ page