Public Swimming Timetable

We offer public swim sessions at our pools. Whether you are interested in doing lengths or training for a competition, you can swim for fun and fitness at a time and venue that suits you!

When swimming at a Newport Live pool, you will need to follow our safety guidance and child to adult ratios; these can be viewed here

View swimming FAQs here

Lane Swimming

Lane swimming is currently available at Active Living Centre and the main pool at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre. 

You need to book a lane relevant to your swimming speed as there will be no overtaking. Backstroke is not permitted. Sessions will be a maximum of 55 minutes of pool time to allow our staff to clean.

Customers will be required to arrive swim ready as lockers and changing cubicles will be unavailable. Customers will be dedicated a 2-metre box on poolside to undress and store equipment.

Members can book swim sessions 8 days in advance and Pay & Play users 4 days in advance.



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Free Swim – Open Splash Sessions

Open Splash sessions are available in the main pool at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre and at Active Living Centre.

Lane ropes have been removed to allow children to have fun in the water splashing, moving and swimming about to encourage them to explore and develop confidence in an aquatic environment.

The minimum depth of water is 1metre – children need to be able to stand with their head above the water at this depth.

See Open Splash on the What’s On page for available sessions.

Under 17s can book onto Open Splash sessions for free, to be eligible you must possess a free swim card. Application forms can be downloaded here and can be returned to any Newport Live venue where you will be issued with a card.

Pay & Players can book onto these sessions for £4 per swim.

Seniors can book onto these sessions for £2.40 per swim.

Please arrive swim ready, changing rooms and showers will be available at the end of your swim.

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Family Swim

Our family fun swim sessions are recommended for families with children under 8 looking to enjoy the pool, practice their swimming and have fun in a friendly, safe environment. Our weekday sessions are perfect for pre-schoolers! 

Families (up to 5 people) will have use of one quarter of the Teaching Pool at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre for 1 hour.

Family swim sessions are bookable 1 week in advance and are not suitable for parties.

See Family Swim on the What’s On page for available sessions.

Child supervision guidelines apply to all family swim sessions.

Each family attending a session will be allocated a changing room following their swim.

The pool starts at a depth of 0.6m and goes to a depth of approximately 0.75m. Entry to the pool is via steps with a handrail at the shallow end of the pool.

The pool starts at a depth of approximately 0.75m and goes to a depth of 0.9m. Entry to the pool is via a pool ladder at the deeper end of the pool. 

£13.00 per family group

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Free swimming allows 8 – 16 years old, over 60s, members of the armed forces and veterans to swim for free at selected times at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre and the Active Living Centre.

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