Family swimming

Family swim

COVID-19 update - swim options

For current social distancing safety, we are operating with a reduced programme. This is to ensure we can provide supervised distancing for your safety while you are swimming.

As we follow governing body advice, and the Government's guidance on activities available in the tier system, our programme will be regularly reviewed.

For up to date advice on activities available please visit Derby Active COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information.

Sessions at Queen's Leisure Centre will need to be pre-booked in advance through online booking or by calling 01332 641444. 

Booking conditions apply, activities can be booked up to 14 days in advance. 

Please visit our pool programme page for session times and days. 

Sessions will be 40 minutes. 

Family Swims are back at Queens Leisure Centre.

We are now offering the opportunity for all the family to enjoy a swim in our teaching pool.

The pool is roped off into 4 pods. Each family will have there own pod to ensure there family swim. The families booking a pod must all be from the same household or social bubble. Each pod is allowed a maximum of five people. Customers may bring their own small pool toys to play with, however some will be made available by the centre. This session is for families with younger children (under 8). 

Customers must arrive ‘beach-ready’ with their swimwear already on underneath their clothes and undress on poolside as changing rooms will not be available before the session. All showering facilities will be out of action until further notice. Customers must adhere to social distancing throughout their visit, and stay two meters apart from other customers and staff at all times.

The lifeguards will be on poolside to answer any questions you have. 

Please see the terms and conditions on booking this session -find out more here.

Our pool programme offers plenty of opportunites to swim as a family whether it's for fun, relaxation or to keep fit. 

Family swimming

Public swim 

Use this session to swim at your own pace with or without your family. You will be able to swim up and down the pool or around the outside. This session is ideal for swimmers of all ages and abilities. 

Family Splash 

Come along with your friends or family to enjoy the pool through a fun and easy going session with floats and pool toys. The pool is fully open to you so you can you can play and swim at whatever depth that suits you. 

Adult and Child swim

As a baby, your child can start learning the fundamentals of swimming. Adults with children under 5 years, can come along to our fun Adult and Child sessions. There are toys and floats for the children to enjoy, which helps build their confidence in water.

Atlantis Splash Run

Come and play on our ATLANTIS SPLASH RUN. This amazing new inflatable stretches the length of the Gala pool, with giant obstacles for you to climb, scramble over and thrill seeking slides. The fun is for everyone 5+ years, challenge each other to complete the Atlantis course.

In accordance with new COIVD rules the number of users per session has been reduced and all users must follow social distancing rules. Participants must arrive promptly for their session and ‘beach ready’. The Session will operate with a straight run of the course. Every session includes a full safety briefing and buoyancy jacket fitting.

Please be aware there will be no slide during the session for the foreseeable future.

Please book in advance by calling 01332 641444 or book online here

For sessions visit the pool programme. 

For everyone's safety please read the Atlantis terms and conditions

  • All users must wear a buoyancy jacket.
  • All users maintain social distancing at all times on the poolside and on the inflatable
  • All users must queue on the designated markers around the outside wall.
  • All Parents to immediately follow children under 8 onto the inflatable.
  • All jewellery and goggles must be removed.
  • Do not dive or jump off the top of the slide.
  • Only two users at a time on the slide.
  • Feet first on the slides only, do not go headfirst.
  • No diving permitted.
  • Session will be paused halfway through to be washed down with pool water.
  • Users must follow all instructions from the lifeguards.
  • Not following the lifeguard instructions will result in you being removed from the session.
  • No spectators are allowed on pool side.
  • No photography is permitted.


Under 8s Pool Policy

We operate a policy for ratio admission of children of a certain age with an adult to swim in our pools.

Teaching Pool

1 adult with up to 2 children under 4 and  child aged 5 to 7 years
1 adult with up to 3 children aged 5 to 7 years 

Gala Pool and Family Pool

1 adult with up to 2 children under 8 years. 

Children 8 years and over can swim without adult supervision, depending on their confidence in water and swim ability


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