Whether you're looking for fitness or fun, swimming has it all! Nottingham City Council leisure centres offer a varied programme of swimming activities to suit all ages and abilities.

We have 7 fantastic swimming pools which run a comprehensive range of sessions including:

  • Parent and toddler swim 
  • Adult and child swimming lessons
  • Aqua-fit: Aerobics in the water, suitable for all abilities including non-swimmers
  • Inflatable sessions with toys for under 15's
  • Disabled swimming
  • 'Swim for Relaxation' swim sessions 
  • Adult lane swim
  • Flume rides
  • Diving board
  • Ladies only swim
  • Free Swimming 16

Family Swim Sessions

Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory

This summer prepare for an ocean of fun at all our swimming pools!

Disney, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and Change4Life want your family to ‘Just Keep Moving…’ as they dive into a summer of activity inspired by the new Disney•Pixar film, Finding Dory.

Families will have a whale of a time as they dive like Dory, splash like sea lions, and hide like Hank in a series of Finding Dory-inspired activities based on core aquatic skills and led by a trained pool activator.

The bookable sessions, open to families of all ages and abilities, will be available in Nottingham on various dates between 24 July and September 4. Check the timetable below, then book your session by calling 0115 876 1600 or going to www.booknottinghamsport.co.uk.


Location Times

Clifton Leisure Centre

Sundays from 24 July to 4 September: 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Djanogly Community Leisure Centre

Thursdays from 28 July to 25 August: 10am to 11am

Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Mondays from 1 to 22 August: 3pm to 3.45pm

Fridays from 29 July to 26 August: 11am to 12noon

John Carroll Leisure Centre

Fridays from 29 July to 26 August: 4pm to 5pm

Ken Martin Leisure Centre

Wednesdays from 27 July to 24 August: 1.30pm to 2.45pm

Southglade Leisure Centre

Thursdays from 28 July to 25 August: 11am to 12noon

Victoria Leisure Centre

Fridays from 29 July to 26 August: 1.30pm to 2.30pm

The first 100 children at each leisure centre who attend three sessions will receive a Finding Dory branded swimming bag from reception. All you need to do is collect a loyalty card from reception at your first session which must then be stamped on three separate occasions to qualify for the bag (one card per person only; full terms and conditions are available on the ASA website: http://tiny.cc/TheASA).

Photo Competition

You could also win a Finding Dory prize bundle worth £250 when you upload a photo from our Photo Standee via Instagram account using #JustKeepMoving.

The competition will run for six weeks, from 22 July to 4 September; 10 winners will be selected across the country every week, winning a prize bundle of £250’s worth of Finding Dory products. Full terms and conditions are available on the Disney website: www.disney.co.uk/justkeepmoving.

See the Summer Swim leaflet for all the rest of our family summer holiday swims.

Nottingham Swim School

Nottingham Swim School is our swimming lesson programme which caters for all swimming abilities - so whether you're an adult or child we have classes for complete beginners who need to build confidence and for those wanting to develop their technique or swim for fitness.

This Girl Can Swim

This exciting new project is coming to Nottingham and brand new 'This Girl Can Swim' sessions are being introduced at all 7 leisure centres!

'This Girl Can Swim' sessions are:

  • dedicated swim time for girls and ladies aged 14+
  • with female lifeguards
  • female pool helpers during the session to meet and greet you on poolside, provide guidance and support, answering any questions you may have!
  • FREE access to the health suite after your swim and up to 30 minutes after the swim session has finished (subject to health suite opening times and availability)

Whatever your swimming ability come along for fun, relaxation, health and enjoyment in this ladies only environment!

Standard swim prices apply to the sessions:

  • Full £5.30
  • Active Nottingham Member £4.30
  • Concession £1.80

Flexible Fitness and Nottingham Swim School members will access those sessions for free as part of their memberships.

Please see below for timetable of all sessions:

Leisure Centre

Day and time

Session Duration

Clifton Leisure Centre

Tuesday 11.30am to 12.15pm

45 minutes

Tuesday 6pm to 7pm

1 hour

Djanogly Community Leisure Centre

Tuesday 5.45pm to 6.45pm

1 hour

Wednesday 11am to 12 noon

1 hour


Sunday 10.45am to 11.30am

45 minutes

Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Friday 9pm to 10pm*

1 hour

Sunday 10-11.30am*

1.5 hour

John Carroll Leisure Centre

Friday 1.30-3pm

1.5 hour

Saturday 4-5pm

1 hour

Ken Martin Leisure Centre

Thursday 3-4pm

1 hour

Thursday 8-9.30pm

1.5 hour

Southglade LC

Monday 9-10pm

1 hour

Thursday 9.30am-10.30am

1 hour

Victoria Leisure Centre

Thursday 1.30-2.30pm

1 hour

Friday 6.30-8pm

1.5 hour

*This Girl Can Swim - Please note due to the location of the pools at Harvey Hadden, there may be male lifeguards and male swimmers in the South pool during these sessions. The viewing gallery may also be open.

For full details of the sessions visit www.booknottinghamsport.co.uk

No need to book however you can pre book by calling our Sport and Leisure hotline on 0115 876 1600.

View This Girl Can Leaflet

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Swimming Clubs

Our leisure centres host a variety of swimming clubs. For further information please visit our leisure centre pages.