Swimming has been called the perfect exercise. Apart from being great fun it is gentle on joints and therefore suited to all ages.
Swimming is a great way for families to get moving and have fun together, it can boost your mood and be an effective way of keeping your weight under control.
For those after more serious exercise we run regular lane sessions which can be a superb all-body workout, and regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
(between 10am and 12pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Bookings will not be accepted through social media or by e-mail.
We will be running limited sessions so as you browse the Price List and individual session pages of the website
look out for the and labels to see if the session is running.
Before Leaving Home
As part of the first online booking, a Health Survey must be completed prior to first use of the pool. Customers must make the pool aware of any changes to answers on the Health Survey.
Do not come to the pool if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19: temperature, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell.
Bring hand sanitiser so you can sanitise during your visit. We will provide sanitising stations at the pools entry and exit points. Please use them.
Bring any equipment with you such as armbands, floats, goggles and kickboards. Staff cannot lend any equipment out.
Ensure you have your booking reference handy, you will need it to gain admission to your pre-booked slot.
General Rules for Swimming, Public and Family Sessions
Any non swimmers or weak swimmers despite their age will be required to stay in the shallow end of the pool.
Swimmers ability and eligibility to enter the deep end is at our lifeguards’ discretion
Lane swim sessions are for competent swimmers who can comfortably swim continuous lengths during their booked period of time.
No overtaking. In lane swim sessions, if you need to overtake someone please be patient and wait for them to stop at the end of a length and allow you to pass. This will help everyone enjoy their swim.
Before pushing off at each turn, check to see if anyone faster is approaching. Please be courteous to other swimmers and adjust your stoke accordingly.
Do not make physical contact with other pool users. Always attempt to maintain an appropriate social distance between yourself and other swimmers.
Spaces in the pool will be allocated by members of staff, there can be no changing places. Ensure you choose a space that best matches your swimming speed.
If the lane is busy please avoid Butterfly. Backstroke in a straight line is difficult, if you are not well practised then please avoid backstroke to help the smooth running of the lanes and avoid collisions.
If you need a breather between a set of lengths be mindful that other swimmers will want to continue swimming without stopping. Please move to the left corner of your lane and face the wall not the swimmers.
Stay hydrated whilst swimming, bring you own pre-filled water bottle labelled with your name. You cannot stop at the end of the lanes for a chat in any circumstances.
No diving or jumping in. Please use the ladders provided.
Admission Policy - Children entering Settle Area Swimming Pool
Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible swimmer (16 years +) in the pool and building.
All children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied into the pool by a responsible swimmer (16 years +).
Under 4 years: 1 to 1 ratio
4 to 13 years: 2 to 1 ratio
The responsible swimmer must enter the water with the children, and supervise them at all times.
Any children who are weak or non-swimmers should wear suitable recognised buoyancy aids, stay in close contact with the supervising swimmer and remain in the shallow end at all times.
Parents are requested to ensure that their children wear sufficient nappies where appropriate – these are not available to purchase from the pool.