Swim. Splash. Relax.

Whoever you are… just swim. No matter what your fitness level, the general benefits of swimming are yours to go out and grab and make your own. It has the power to give your muscles a makeover, transform you into a cardio master, turn back the clock and it can even calm and de-stress your tired body and mind. With 3 pools across Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay we offer a range of sessions to ensure you achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be. So, reach for your costume and make a splash!

General Swimming

Adult & Lunch Lanes (16+)

Our adult only sessions with designated lanes. Swimmers can enjoy lane swimming at their chosen pace with our slow, intermediate and fast lanes.

Swim Fit (16+)

A chance to train with a qualified instructor. Includes drills, technique work and triathlon focused training.

Family Fun Time (Any Age)

A fun water session for the whole family to enjoy! Each centre has a variety of fun equipment to keep you and your family having a splashing great time! Whether it’s enjoying a ride down our fantastic flume at Herons, braving our “HydroDrop” 5 metre vertical drop slide at Kingsmead, trying to race your friends to the end of the huge monster island at all three pools or simply having a blast with our giant floats, everyone will find their favourite activity at Family Fun Time! At Herons and Kingsmead we have shallow water beach pools for babies and toddlers, which is ideal for their first experience in the water!

Ladies Only (16+)

Our ladies only sessions with designated lanes. Swimmers can enjoy lane swimming at their chosen pace with our slow, intermediate and fast lanes.

Water Fitness

Shallow Aqua (14+)

An effective total body workout where you are immersed in a fun environment and can choose your intensity level in this low impact class in the shallow end of the pool.

Waterworks (14+)

The UK’s original branded Aqua Aerobics programme; providing a fun, effective total body workout choreographed to motivating music in the shallow end of the pool.

Deep Aqua (14+)

Taking place at the deep end of the pool you are suspended by buoyancy belts to improve total body strength and tone.

Aqua Step (14+)

Aqua Step uses a step in the water to increase the intensity of your workout while taking away the pressure on your joints.
(Available at Herons Leisure Centre only)

Swimming Lessons

The Active Life Swim Academy offers a wide range of lessons and activities for all ages and abilities across our 3 swimming pools. Following the Amateur Swimming Association Teaching Plan, our friendly and qualified teachers and instructors are there to guide you through each stage of your learning journey. From water babies to competitive swimming, we are confident that we provide quality sessions with fantastic instruction in the best facilities in the area.

Adult Prices

Junior Prices

Family Prices

Water Fitness Prices


Peak £6.00  |  Off Peak £3.60

Peak £4.00  |  Off Peak £2.90

Peak £8.00  |  Off Peak £5.30

Pool Admissions Policy

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible person (16 years or above). Maximum 2 under 8’s per adult. Children under 4 must be supervised on a 1 to 1 ratio in the main pool or 2 to 1 adult in the small pool.

The responsible person must go into the water with the child/children they are accompanying. Whilst in the pool the responsible person should maintain a constant watch over the child/children they are accompanying and be in close contact with children who are weak or non-swimmers.

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