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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Deadlines for registering to vote, and applying for a postal vote, have now passed. To apply to vote by proxy, you have until 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)

Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Swimming

Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control.

Your swimming experience

Ticketed activities

We are delivering new method of booking particular swimming sessions on our Leisure Hub website at Olympiad Leisure Centre in Chippenham, The Activity Zone in Malmesbury and Trowbridge Sports Centre. This is now also being rolled out at Lime Kiln Leisure Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett, Westbury Pool, Bradford on Avon Pool, Springfield Campus in Corsham and Melksham Campus. This will enable you to book multiple tickets for a single session - without the need for all participants to have their own online booking account. 

YouTube: Wiltshire Council - How to use TicketHub (opens new window)

Swim admission policy

Full details on our admissions policy is available on our Swimming admissions policy page, including details on adult to child ratios, information on babies in our pools, and our policy on non-swimmers.

Some swimming sessions such as Family Swim and Fun and Floats may require pre-booking to guarantee a space, this is available at our online booking (opens new window) page. You will need to book one space per person, not one space per family in these sessions. Booking is still available directly at reception in all leisure centres, or over the phone if you prefer.

Contact details for all leisure centres can be found on our Contact leisure services page. 

Pool pods

Pool pods help to provide dignified, simple, and comfortable access to the swimming pool, making swimming far more accessible for those people struggling to access swimming pools independently. 

Pool pods are perfect for anyone struggling to access a pool via a traditional ladder or steps, and can be used by: 

  • wheelchair users
  • people with mobility issues 
  • people recovering from injuries
  • older adults 
  • parents with small children 

They are available at the following leisure centres:

Watch a video showing a  demonstration of a pool pod (opens new window).

Wiltshire Council have committed to providing pool pods in all council managed swimming pools - read the New Pool-Pods installed at Wiltshire swimming pools - press release for more details. 

Children's swimming

Children can attend lane swimming sessions as follows:

  • Children aged 8 years and over - if they can swim 2 consecutive lengths, and adhere to lane swimming principles, they can book and swim either with a responsible adult, or with a responsible adult remaining within the immediate vicinity of the leisure centre 
  • Children aged under 8 years - if they can 2 consecutive lengths, and adhere to lane swimming principles, they can book and swim with a responsible adult in the swimming pool with them. 

Swim Challenge

Get involved with our annual swim challenge for free with various distances available. It's your swimming time - choose your challenge and use it to motivate your continued swimming! 

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