Swimming is a great all-round exercise and has huge health benefits for every member of the family.


Whether it's a workout with Aqua Aerobics, Hydroslide Fun with the kids or a quiet relaxing swim ... Torfaen Leisure Trust can offer you all these and more!


Pool Programmes

To view the selected times for our FREE swimming for Under 17s during School Holidays please check our Holiday Timetable HERE



Pontypool Active Living Centre:


Term Time Timetables:

View Main Pool timetableView Learner Pool timetableView Hydroslide timetable


School Holiday Timetables:

View Main Pool timetableView Learner Pool timetableView Hydroslide timetable



Fairwater Leisure Centre:


There will be NO Family Fun or Public Swim on Saturday 28th April 2018, due to our Annual Swimathon 


View Fairwater Term Time Timetable


View Fairwater School Holiday Timetable


Cwmbran Stadium 


View Cwmbran Stadium Term Time Timetable


View Cwmbran Stadium School Holiday Timetable






We have launched our Swim Only 3 Monthly Card, so if you spend more time in the pool than the gym then this could be perfect for you.

  • You will have unlimited access to all Public Swim sessions at Pontypool Active Living Centre, Cwmbran Stadium and Fairwater Leisure Centre, Plus ALL Lane Swimming and 14+ sessions - That's over 150 hours a week to choose from!

There is NO Direct Debit & NO Contract you just pay; £67 for a 3 month card - That's less than £23 per month



Free Swimming for U17 & O60's

Funding from the Welsh Government and Sport Wales has supported Torfaen Leisure Trust in giving young people under 17 the opportunity to swim for free during selected times throughout the school holidays. Free swimming opportunities are also available to people over the age of 60 all year round. These schemes encourage people to improve their swimming skills and maintain or improve their fitness levels. See the Pool programmes above for further details.


To access your FREE swimming, download, print and complete our Leisure Card Application below. Once completed bring the form into the Centre to be processed. (Proof of age required)

Leisure Card Application 


Swimming Lessons

We run the Aqua Passport framework (Does not include the online facility) which is a seamless pathway from baby's first experience in the water to children who are competent swimmers fully equipped to continue with aquatic activities for the rest of their lives.

During every course, children will be continually assessed and working towards outcomes within the pool environment. Please note the Treading Water outcome maybe delivered in a higher wave class due to pool depth and programming.

We have a range of options available to get your child swimming! From aqua-babes at 6 months, to bespoke independent swimming at 3 years, all the way to competetive swimming with our partners Torfaen Dolphins & Cwmbran Otters.


We also offer our Swimming Lesson programme to be delivered through the medium of welsh. We are currently holding a waiting list, to register your interest please contact our Team on 01495 742246 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The lesson programmes run most days and evenings for a 10 week block. For further details and bookings please contact your local Centre.

Swimming Lesson Enrolments have begun, click here for full information on how to enrol onto our swimming lessons.

Swimming Lesson Certificates and Badges are available to purchase from Reception at £2 per set. We will be offering distance certificates available to all children in Swimming Lessons, ranging from 5 metres to 3000 metres.



One to One Swimming Lessons

Fairwater Leisure Centre & Pontypool Active Living Centre

Swimming is a vital key skill and saves lives.  We understand that everyone learns differently and that some of us need a bit more support. We can offer you the undivided attention of your swimming teacher and develop your skills at a pace thats comfortable for you, enhancing your swimming experience and building your confidence in the water.  These sessions are offered to ANY age and ability.  

All of our lessons are taught by qualified and experienced swimming instructors who will support you to get the best out of your swimming.

For more information contact the Bookings Team on 01633 627100.


Junior Lifesaving Class at Pontypool Active Living Centre

Junior Lifesaving Club at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

We are giving children who have completed Wave 7 of Swimming Lessons the opportunity to move on to our Lifesaving classes. These classes offer life skills and keep children safe near water.

For further information pop into the Centre or contact us on 01633 627100.


Adult Lessons

It's never too late to learn to swim, we offer Adult Lessons at Fairwater Leisure Centre and Pontypool Active Living Centre.

Please see below for Swimming Lesson Timetable;


Swimming Development

For those swimmers who have progressed through the Wave Programme there are further development routes available including Rookie Lifesaving, Multi Aquatics and FitSwim.

Torfaen Leisure Trust works closely with Torfaen Dolphins to offer a complete swimming pathway from babes/tots (as young as 6 months) through to elite performance swimming, including a Disability Swimming Pathway .

We are currently running a FREE Club Link session where children who are on the Learn to Swim programme at Wave 7 have the opportunity to book into a FREE session with the Club. To book your space please contact the Go Swim Team on 01495 742228 - Limited Spaces available.

For young people interested in a more competitive development route contact our Clubs:

Torfaen Dolphins 

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Cwmbran Otters 

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Fun Pool Activities

Besides free swimming and structured learn to swim programmes, Torfaen Leisure Trust offers a large range of activities designed to suit the needs of all ages and all swimming abilities. Some of the fabulous activities on offer include:

  • HydroSlides
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Pool Parties
  • Paddle Boats
  • Inflatable fun
  • Family Fun Sessions
  • AquaBabes
  • Over 60 Swimming (see our Pool Programmes above for details)


POOL PRICESNormal PriceLeisure CardJuniorJunior TLCSenior (60+)ConcessionEx Referral
Swim £3.90 £3.55 £2.00 £1.80 FREE (with TLC) £2.90 £2.90
Class/Activity £4.50 £4.30 £4.30 £3.30 £3.30 £3.30 £3.30
Hydroslide (PALC) £3.90 £3.55 £2.00 £1.80 N/A £2.90 N/A
Fairwater LC ONLY
Early Bird Swim £2.50 £2.50 £2.00 £1.80 FREE (with TLC) £2.20 £2.20
Afternoon Swim £2.50 £2.50 £2.00 £1.80 FREE (with TLC) £2.20 £2.20


Under 1's swim for FREE

TLC - Price with a Torfaen Leisure Card