Do you accept card payments?
Abbey Fields, Castle Farm, Newbold Comyn and St Nicholas Park leisure centres all accept a range of credit and debit cards.
Do I have to be a member to use the facilities?
All the facilities are open to members of the public. No membership is required with the exception of Pyramids gyms for which a small joining fee and annual payment is required. There are then a number of membership options available for Pyramids members depending on how often and when they wish to join; this includes a “pay and play” option. Use the link above for further details on Pyramids membership options
At what age can I bring my child swimming?
The Amateur Swimming Association and health professionals recommend that infants do not swim until they are at least 4 months and have completed all their initial injections. Introduce very young children to the water gradually starting with short visits lasting no more than 10 – 15mins in the water. You may find the slightly warmer water in the leisure pool at Newbold Comyn the best choice for those early visits. Bring a towel onto poolside to wrap your baby in when you leave the water and buy some swim nappies to be worn in the pool (available at the centres receptions).
What age should children start swimming lessons?
The swimming pools offer a range of swimming lesson options ranging from Mums and Toddlers lessons (4 months+) to Pre-school lessons (3yrs+). At 4 years children will be able to enter the formal swimming lesson programme – contact the centre of choice or use the above link to see further details.
What is Aquafit?
Aquafit is a water based aerobics class taken by a qualified instructor that takes place in the shallow end of the pool.
What is SPLOSH?
Splosh is a fun session, with a large inflatable and mats in the pool. Suitable for all ages. (Please note the Junior Admission policy still applies for this activity)
How can I become a lifeguard?
All lifeguards working at Warwick District Council pools hold a current RLSS National Pool Lifeguard qualification. To enrol on a training course to obtain this qualification or to find out more information, contact one of the trainer/ assessors at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre (01926) 882083. Minimum age 16 yrs.
What temperature is the pool water?
- Abbey Fields Indoor Pool - 29 degrees
- Newbold Comyn Main Pool - 29 degrees
- Newbold Comyn Leisure Pool - 30 degrees
- St Nicholas Park - 29 degrees
- Abbey Fields Outdoor Pool (Summer only) - varies depending on weather
What size are the swimming pools?
- Abbey Fields Swimming Pool - 25m x 10m (0.9m – 1.9m deep)
- Newbold Comyn Main Pool - 25m x 13m (1.0m – 2.0m deep)
- St Nicholas Park - 25m x 13m (0.9m – 1.9m deep)
I represent the County at sport and train regularly at Pyramids Gym & Edmondscote Athletics Track, can I get any discount?
Through our Sporting Stars scheme, young people who compete for the County or above in their sport may be eligible for a 50% discount off the cost of using some Warwick District Council Leisure Facilities including swimming pools, Pyramids Gyms and Edmondscote Athletics Track. Visit the Sporting Stars page for further information.