at Sevenoaks

Our swimming pool

We have a beautiful 25m pool with high wooden ceiling where you can join in with many club activities, swim lengths, or take swimming lessons.

The main pool is 0.9m deep in the shallow end (waist level) to 1.8m in the deep end.

We have a hoist for those using a wheelchair to poolside, and a changing room available for swimmers who require disability equipment including flat-bed change.

Letter from the Centre Manager: Pool water temperatures

Pools are back open following our temporary closure!

Pool Programmes

20th June - 3rd July

Pool Programme for Main Pool and Teaching Pool

20th June – 3rd July

Please monitor website and social media for any last minute pool programme changes


13th June - 19th June

Pool Programme for Main Pool and Teaching Pool

13th June – 19th June

Please monitor website and social media for any last minute pool programme changes


Customer update 18/03/2022

Dear swimmers,

You will have noticed over the last few weeks there have been periods of pool closure. This is always a last resort, but unfortunately we are short-staffed and cannot always cover sessions in the current programme.

While there is currently a shortage of qualified lifeguards across the industry as a whole, we are taking several steps to recruit more lifeguards including providing funded training for those who don’t yet have their certification as well as utilising the services of a third party lifeguard provider.  We will continue to promote our vacancies and make every effort to return to a full timetable, but have had to make alterations for now in order to provide a consistent and reliable programme without unplanned closures.

The biggest change is the Monday early morning swims which will return to timed sessions.

We ask for your patience as we have been working hard in the background to put together a programme which is fair to both customers and our staff.

We sincerely apologise for any disruption or inconvenience this will cause, but hope that you can understand our prioritising consistency while we recruit more staff.


Kindest regards,

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre
Sencio Community Leisure

Find swim times in our current pool programme which includes:

  • Fitness lane swim
  • Public swim
  • Over 50s sessions (Prime Time)
  • Swim lessons
  • Swim clubs
  • Family swim
  • Inflatable Fun

Booking is no longer required for any swim sessions. Just come along!

Please see our swim lockers update here.

Pool programme FAQs

Can my child attend lane swimming?

Children aged 8+ can attend lane swimming sessions, providing that they are able to swim lengths. Our lifeguards will monitor all lane swimmers, and will act if they believe any swimmer is unable able to competently swim lengths. Family swim sessions are available for fun casual swimming, where continuous lane swimming is not required.

Children can swim free with our Swimming Lessons Membership

Swimming Lessons Membership

What is the under 8s pool policy?

During family swimming, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied into the water by a responsible adult over 16 years old.
There must be:

–  a minimum of one adult to two children where children are 4 years or younger

–  maximum of three children to one adult where at least two children are over 4 but under 8 years of age

Children under 8 are not permitted to attend lane swimming.

Swimming for health, fitness and fun

People of all ages and abilities can enjoy swimming as a way to keep healthy and relax. Swimming alone can clear your head, setting you up for the day or helping unwind after work. Bring your family for a fun day of splashing and playing!

Swimming is great because it…

  • is suitable for people of all ages and abilities
  • strengthens the cardiovascular system and muscles
  • improves joint mobility and flexibility
  • is a fun family activity
  • encourages children to be active from a young age
  • is supportive of joints
Swimming membership