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Updated - Swansea Leisure Centre
Swansea Leisure Centre (Wales)
Member Name: smartie
Swansea Leisure Centre (Wales)
Date: 28/03/01, updated on 14/04/01 (1662 review reads)
Advantages: All year round attraction offering a wide range of facilities
Disadvantages: Pool can get very busy when the weather is bad
Swansea Leisure Centre is a fine attraction, even more so during the wetter days!
It is situated about 300 yards away from the central bus station, and about 10 minutes walk from the train station, and is a few minutes walk away from Swansea Marina and the seafront The Centre has its own car-park, and vouchers can be purchased from the reception area for 70p a visit.
The centre has a large swimming pool with something of a tropical feel, developed in the shape of a beach, where the water gets deeper as you make your way into the pool. The pool is something of a weird shape, and is as suitable for the fun swimmer as the serious swimmer, having an area within it that offers length swimming (c 33-1/3m), although during bad weather it can get very busy.
There is a pool suitable for the children, offering a number of small static slides and toys to play with.
The pool also houses a large curvy slide that runs outside the building and a large diving, whirlpool.
In addition to the swimming, the centre offers Five a Side Football, Bowls, Short Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis and a Health Suite.
FOR THE KIDS
There is a numebr of facilities suitable for children within the centre, including a Creche,(6 months to pre-school) where you can leave youe children when swimming or enjoying other activities, a Jolly Roger Play facility, a soft supervised play area for the 8 and under. This can be hired out for childrens parties on certain days. There is also a childrens Satuday morning club.
The Swimming pool is an ideal place for Children's parties, where for a reasonable charge you can hire out part or all of the swimming pool for a special occasion, you also get the services of the LC lifeguards. There is a restaurant where you order food for afterwards, and enjoy a coffee whilst you watch the kids enjoy themselves in safety, for the more energetic parents, you are welcome to join in.
The Leisure c
entre was opened in 1977 and looks a bit worn and dated in places, but was a showpiece of its time when it opened in 1977, and was the first leisure centre in Wales to have a wave machine, which still operates today.
Pricing to get into the centre varies depending on the activity and the time of year and and also whether you benefit from other discounts, including Student ID, Passport to Leisure, OAP, plus various membership schemes or simply a child, so to include prices for all activities would form an opinion in itself.
A guide to swimming prices are:
Standard price - £2.70
Concessionary - £1.90
Passport to Leisure - £1.10
Under 4's free all year round.
Peak (see further down in op for details of Peak and Off-Peak)
Standard price - £3.20
Concessionary - £2.30
Passport to Leisure - £1.30
For more information on prices visit: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/leisure/LeisCentre/price s.htm
There is a shop on site selling a range of sportswear and sports equipment, including swimwear and swimming aids.
There are always activities running in the centre to suit ages up to and including the over 60's. These can vary according to the season and local demand.
Swansea Leisure Centre was in the top 20 of attractions by visitor numbers in the whole of the UK, and the best in Wales.
For further information about this Centre and other Council run facilities, check out their website at www.swansea.gov.uk
For the forthcoming season there is a useful link on the Swansea Bay Summer Festival icon.
If you want to give compliments or criticism of the facilities there is a Feedback option which is regularly monitored
Opening Hours of Leisure Centre:
September to May:
Weekdays - 6.30am - 9.30pm
Weekends - 9.00am - 10.00pm
June to August
Weekdays - 6.30am - 10.00pm
Weekends - 9.0
0am - 09.30pm
The swimming pool is not open during all these times, and full details can be found at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/leisure/ LeisCentre/leisurepool.htm
Swansea Leisure Centre
Oystermouth Road, Swansea. SA1 3ST
Tel Enquiries : Swansea (01792) 649126
Tel Bookings : Swansea (01792) 649121
Fax: Swansea (01792) 457231
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