Swimming Liverpool

Swim away your stress at these 6 Liverpool Swimming Pools

Speedos at the ready, we’re heading to the pool to keep up our cardio this winter time.

The blustery weather can be enough to make you want to swerve that early morning run but you can still get your cardio hit at one of the many swimming pools across the region throughout the Autumn and Winter months. Whether you want to clock up a personal best in the lanes or simple breast-stroke your way to toned thighs (or even treat the kids to an hour mucking about on the flumes) there’s a pool and session for you.

Here’ 6 Merseyside swimming pools to swim away your stress….

1 – Aquatics Centre, Wavertree

Our state of the art aquatic centre in Wavertree boasts a 50m and 20m pool and alongside regular public swimming times there are also lane sessions, tri training classes, adult swimming lessons and women only swimming times too. It’s as little as £4 to swim and there’s tonnes of membership deals to be had too. For info on classes and times follow @Liv_poolAquatic on Twitter or click here.

2 – Dunes Splash World, Southport

Alright so there’s not much about this picture that looks particularly relaxing but why not combine some quality time with the kids with some aqua cardio! Dunes Splash World in Southport is bursting with flume fun and is suitable for all ages. Grab a dingy and relax on the lazy river, hold on tight and brave the many slides or even brave the rapids. Adult entry is £11 and there are family tickets and toddler sessions plus parties and half term packages too. Click here for more information.

3 – Peter Lloyds, Tuebrook

Peter Lloyds has been the stalwart of school holidays and learning to swim in Liverpool for many years,  a summer spent riding the orange flume slide is a right of scouse passage. Did you know Peter Lloyds also offer tonnes of pool classes too? From lane swimming, women only sessions and aqua spinning, there are late sessions ideal for after work and of course the poolside sauna for the ultimate chill out. As part of the Lifestyle franchise, Peter Lloyds offers affordable sessions for everyone. Click here for more information.

4 – Europa Pools, Birkenhead

There’s swimming fun to be had across the Mersey too as Europa Pools, Birkenhead. Again, whether you’re seeking an adult only swim to enjoy the peace and tranquillity after a long day, or a family swim session to get your littlest flippers into the water, Europa Pools has something for you. Aqua Aerobics, disability swim and ladies only sessions are also available at this Birkenhead based leisure centre. Click here for prices and timetables. 

5 – Garston Lifestyles, Long Lane

Did you know you can swim up until 9:30pm at Garston baths? Offering up a packed pool timetable, Lifestyles Garston invite you to get a few laps in before work, bring the babies down for a paddle about and even meet the girls for a gab and a few laps before settling down for EastEnders. The 25m pool is always warm, it’s affordable to join and you can park and get the bus right outside too. Follow @Garston-Sports for more info or click here for timetables and classes.

6 – Knowlsey Leisure & Culture Park, Huyton

With two 25m pools, aquacise, swimming lessons, spa afternoons and 6:30-10pm opening times, Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park boasts the perfect location to unwind or get a sweat on, all year round. There’s a huge communal changing area and spotless facilities, just remember to bring your own locker padlock. Click here to find out more.


City Centre based and fancy a lunch time or post-work dip? There’s a number of hotels that house small but peaceful pools where you can clock up a few laps and shred the stress of your day. Check out The Harbour Club at Crowne Plaza, Marriott Queen Square and Ark Health & Fitness at Radisson Blu for offers on day passes and memberships.

Crowne Plaza

Which is your favourite Merseyside pool? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or drop us a message on our Facebook page here. 

Leave a Comment