Swimming is a full body workout, you use all of your muscles when you swim and with the added resistance of the water it can be a tougher workout than on land. You can burn up to 200 calories in a 30 minute swim, more than double than the same time walking!
Secondly, swimming is an activity which is great for wellbeing. Regular swimming can improve stress levels, improve sleep patterns and help reduce anxiety and depression. Thirdly, swimming just 30 minutes per week can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Along with the health benefits of regular swimming, swimming is a life skill. Here in Pembrokeshire we have over 186 miles of coast to enjoy with a number of swimming based activities. Being able to swim allows you to make the most of everything Pembrokeshire has to offer from days at the beach with the family, to surfing or even to competing in our many open water events.
Our pools are inclusive and accessible so anyone who wants to swim is able to do so. Our pools offer public swimming sessions, fitness classes, children’s swimming lessons, rehabilitation sessions, pool parties and much more.
Pembroke Leisure Centre has a 25m long pool. We offer a variety of different activities including Lane Swimming, Public Swimming, Aqua Aerobics, Floats & Fun and our new inflatable.
We also have a shallow small pool which is perfect for paddling and introducing little ones to the water. Our small pool is an ideal environment to learn to swim and have fun as a family. With shallower, warmer water swimmers of all abilities can enjoy this pool.