As part of our Active Essex pages here’s a list of swimming pools open to the public in Essex. Happy swimming!
Basildon Sporting Village
As part of the Basildon Sports Village there is a training pool and a main swimming pool with lessons and activities programmed
Braintree Swimming and Fitness
There is a 25m competition pool plus a training pool with a sloping beach effect, and a pirate ship.
Brightlingsea Open Air Swimming Pool
Originally built in 1933 this lido facility is one of the few remaining outdoor swimming pools. There are two pools, one a 15m paddling pool, and the second a 50m main pool. Open from the end of May to mid September (do head over there to have a swim – ‘use it or lose it’ is very relevant to this lido which has had spells of being closed in recent years).
Riverside Ice and Leisure
A range of swimming facilities including a 33m, six lane main pool and diving pit with 1m, 3m and 5m boards.
There is a separate 20m learner pool and an outdoor pool which is open during the summer months.
There are 3 pools at Leisure World. The Leisure Pool has a 13m flume, the Castaway Spa Pool, bubbles and jets in Palm Tree Springs, Crazy River with slides and waves, Shipwreck Water Cannons, the Seahorse Squirter, Tipping Buckets and a Water Curtain. The Fitness Pool is 25m long, and the Teaching Pool is for children and adults beginners
Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles
A 25m swimming pool providing public sessions, swimming lessons, fun sessions, water aerobics and dedicated sessions for the 50+.
Frinton and Walton
Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool
A 25m swimming pool with flume offering a variety of public and fun sessions together with specialised sessions such as water aerobics, 50+, ladies and adults only. Shallow water area for children providing an ideal environment for parent and under 5 sessions.
Halstead Leisure Centre
There is a learner pool for children to experience the fun of being in the water The main pool has public swimming, plus lessons for all abilities.
There is a 25m pool and a learner pool. Lots of activities and lessons for all ages and abilities take place, as well as casual swimming and fun sessions.
Blackwater Leisure Centre
Fun for all the family. Whizz down the flume and land in the splash pool. There is a toddler pool, and you can relax on the jacuzzi rest ledge. There is a warm rock-pool for babies.
Clements Hall Leisure Centre
The 25m main pool offers a full programme of activities throughout the week including casual swimming, aqua classes, Swim School, adult sessions and fun sessions. With a shallow and a deep end, the pool is accessible for young, old, able-bodied and disabled customers.