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Customer notice: Face Coverings

From Thursday 24 September 2020 we are asking our customers to wear face coverings in our centres at all times other than when actually taking part in physical activity.

We are asking that staff assist by reminding customers to wear face coverings. There are exemptions to who has to wear a face covering:

  • children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
  • people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
  • avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others - including if it would negatively impact on your ability to exercise or participate in a strenuous activity.

Customer notice: Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre re-opening from Monday 21 September 2020

The fitness suite, group exercise classes, sports hall and 3G pitch are re-opening at Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre from Monday 21 September 2020.

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Swimming

When it comes to swimming, we’ve got everything you need to suit all ages with our four swimming pools, a range of aqua classes and our Swim4Life lesson programme (we use the latest technology to allow you to check your child’s progress online via the home portal).

We offer a variety of public session’s across our four swimming pools from early morning swim, lunchtime lengths to inflatable fun sessions. We also offer a wide range of aqua classes to suit every need and ability. As well as the more traditional aqua fit classes, we provide aqua circuit, aqua jog and even the ultimate aqua dance experience in the Zumba pool party!

So whether it’s a swim, fun session or aqua class you want, we’ve got swimming covered. The great news is that as part of our aspirations fitness memberships you get public swimming included along with full use of our 7 gyms and over 120 fitness classes per week across our centres. If it’s just swimming you want we even offer a swim only membership (Swim4It) so come on and take the plunge.

Leisure facility


Swimming is the perfect activity for people of all ages and abilities, it's cost-effective, and has a wide range of both physical and psychological benefits.

The most obvious advantage to swimming is that it's a great form of exercise. Around 30 minutes of steady, paced lane swimming can burn over 200 calories, and brings the same benefits as 45 minutes of land-based exercise; the pressure and resistance of the water makes your body work harder. As well as burning calories, swimming is great for toning up as it works the muscles all over your body. And as the water takes your weight, it is a perfect method of low-impact exercise that is ideal for people with mobility problems, and those who just wish to protect their joints.

Swimming can also improve your overall health. It's an ideal workout for your heart and circulation, as you are using your whole body to swim; therefore your heart has to pump blood harder than it normally would to your arms and legs. Additionally, length swimming is great for your lungs as it forces you to breathe in a deeper, more rhythmic fashion.

Telford and Wrekin Leisure Services host the 4 biggest swimming pools within Telford. All our pools are 25 metres long and are great for improving fitness through swimming as well as enjoying your leisure time.

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We offer swimming memberships that allow members unlimited use of our public sessions across our 4 swimming pools from just £24.50 per month.

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