Swimming Pools to Open Longer


December 19th 2016

Horizon Leisure Centres, the charity that runs Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres, is delighted to announce that following a comprehensive review of their swimming pools timetable that public swimming sessions and swim school lessons are to be extended from January 2017.

As part of the review, customers were surveyed for their views on the current pool timetables and in the main most were supportive of the varied programme that met the needs of the community. However, there was some evidence to suggest that customers would like more opportunities to swim, especially at weekends.

As a result, public swimming sessions will be extended from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at weekends at the Waterlooville Centre and from 6.30pm to 9.00pm on Saturday’s at the Havant Centre for a trial period of 6-months. If the trials prove successful then it is likely the new opening hours will become permanent.

In addition, the highly successful Horizon Swim School programme is to increase the number of swimming classes at both Centres to help alleviate the current waiting list of children wanting to join.

Howard Broad, Horizons Chief Executive said “Swimming is an important life-skill and is one of the best forms of exercise available that will improve fitness levels, health and general wellbeing. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer the community extended swimming opportunities. We really hope that this 6-month trial proves successful so that we can adopt the revised timetable. We wish to encourage both existing and new customers to take advantage of these extra sessions, get back to the pool and kick-start a new healthy lifestyle for 2017”