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Pool Programme

Programme changes

The latest amendments to the programme will appear here. Click to skip to live timetable.

Abbey Leisure Centre (please remember to check the live programme below for changes).

There are two pools; a main pool and a teaching pool. The main pool has six lanes, and is 25m x 12.5m.

Admission policy: If you are a parent with more than one young child then you might find it frustrating that you cannot go swimming at other pools due to under 3s needing to be supervised by an adult on a one to one basis. However, at Abbey Leisure Centre in our shallow teaching pool one adult can supervise up to two young children of any age. It is advised that flotation aids are worn. Please note that the restriction for one to one supervision of children aged 3 and under still applies in the main pool; up to two children aged 4-7 can be supervised by one adult.  Children who are over 8 and can swim can swim without supervision.

– The Saturday evening female only session is for all ages with female staff. The Thursday morning and Friday evening sessions may have male staff present and boys in school swimming lessons.
– Swims may be time limited during busy periods
– Main Pool accessibility: Walk in steps into the main pool are available. The Pool Pod is also available to assist those with mobility impairments to enter the pool.

Abbey Leisure Centre
Bobby Moore Way, Barking IG11 7HW
020 8227 3338

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Abbey Leisure Centre
Bobby Moore Way
IG11 7HW
Call 020 8227 3338 Email us

Opening Times

Monday to Friday:
6.30am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday:
8am to 9pm

Fitness Suite

8am Saturdays
6.30am Wednesdays

Last admission for gym
is one hour before
closing time

Last admission for
swimming is 30 minutes
before the session ends