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

Take the Plunge in 2016

FREE swimming lessons for people aged 16+ - Sessions running now

Wish you could swim or had more confidence in the water?

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn to swim, gain confidence or to enjoy a fun and healthy social activity.

Sessions available

Sessions are available at selected Nottingham city pools and there are sessions in the day as well as evenings.

This offer will run until May/June 2016

Clifton Leisure Centre
Southchurch Dr, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8AB

Tuesday 10am to 11am

Thursday 7pm to 8pm

John Carroll Leisure Centre
Denman Street Central, Nottingham, NG7 3PS

Monday 7pm to 8pm

Wednesday 10am to 11am

Southglade Leisure Centre
Southglade Rd, Nottingham NG5 5GU

Monday 7:45 to 8:45

Friday 9:30 to 10:30

Victoria Leisure Centre
Gedling St, Nottingham, NG1 1DB

Monday 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Friday 8pm to 9pm

Portland Leisure Centre
Muskham St, Nottingham NG2 2HE

Tuesday 11am to 12pm

Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Call 0115 859 9968 for more information about the sessions at

Portland Leisure Centre.

Harvey Hadden Sports Village,

Wigman Road, Bilborogh, Nottingham, NG8 4PB

Tuesday 9:30am to 10:30am

Sunday 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Lenton Centre

Willoughby Street, Lenton, Nottingham, Tuesday 11:15am to 12:15pm

Wednesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This Girl Can Swim

Starting 9 November 2015

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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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.

Swimming Clubs

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