Swimming is one of the most accessible sports around.
It’s the perfect choice for older or less able individuals, who are looking to exercise whilst reducing any impact on their bodies, and it’s also great for frequent exercisers who are looking for a new challenge to their routine. If you live in Worcester and are thinking of taking a swim then you’re spoiled for choice. There are over half a dozen swimming pools in around the city, giving you plenty of options.
In this post you’ll find out more about the swimming pools that are open to the public in the city of Worcester, so you can make your choice and jump in the pool as soon as possible:
Lower Wick Swimming Pool
Admissions are very affordable at this kid-friendly swimming pool, where you’ll also be able to make the most of some excellent coaching and lessons, should you wish. Adults swim for just £4.70 and Under 16s go for £3. If you can see yourself attending regularly then you can opt for a Citizen “10” Ticket which will validate you for 10 swims within a six month period for the cut price of £37.60. One-on-one swimming lessons for both adults and children start at £14 per half hour and there’s also the option to hire out the pool for events and parties.
Where? Weir Lane, Lower Wick
Worcester Whitehouse Hotel
Whether you’re looking to flex your muscles in the gym, or relax in the restaurant or bar, the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel is a great destination to itch your leisure impulse. The well-maintained pool is one of the best in the city, but is only open to registered members. Fees are £39 for any time access of the pool and gym, which might be too dear for the casual swimmer, but it’s a great choice for the discerning exerciser who doesn’t mind paying extra for touch of class.
Where? Foregate Street
Perdiswell Leisure Centre
Perdiswell has been a focal point for the Worcester community for decades, so it’s hardly surprising that the news of its renovation was met with much aplomb by locals. The new facilities include power heaters that can warm the pool to 29 degrees and improved swimming pool skimmers which keeps the water in tip top condition. There are two pools to choose from here: the eight lane pool is for confident swimmers, whereas the multi-use pool has an adjustable floor depth which caters for children and those with disabilities. Both pools are open 7 days a week, but it’s best to check the timetable to plan your visit.
Where? Bilford Road
Droitwich Spa Lido
If you’re looking to soak up the last of the summer sun and get a taste of the sea without leaving the city, then a trip to Droitwich Spa Lido is in order! This is one of the UK’s last remaining inland, open-air, saltwater pools – making it a tourist attraction in its own right. This 40m pool is the ideal place to enjoy a hot sunny day, and there’s a cafe on site that can keep you well fed whilst you’re there. Families of 4 can swim for £17.50, adults swim for £5.80 and children aged 2-7 go for £3.30.
Where? Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa