The Sovereign Centre


Active sessions are for those looking to use swimming for exercise purposes, or to improve fitness levels. Active sessions permit the use of training aids and equipment for the more serious swimmer.


Social sessions are for those looking to get enjoyment out of swimming. These sessions enable you to swim with others of similar ability and are a great way to meet like-minded swimmers.


Wellbeing sessions are for those looking to use swimming to improve overall health, fitness and wellbeing. A great way to exercise, tone and relieve stress.


Family sessions have been specifically designed for those with children.  The Family sessions offer a calm and enjoyable atmosphere for young and old alike - the perfect family day out.


Our fun sessions are perfect for children and teenagers, offering a lively, energetic and exciting atmosphere - the perfect pool party!


Swimming Pool

We have 4 fantastic swimming pools with sessions to suit every type of swimmer. The Sovereign Centre is the only public leisure centre in Sussex that has a diving pool!

There are a variety of swimming pools at the Sovereign Centre, make a splash in the Fun Pool with waves and a flume. Or for the keen swimmer there is a 25 metre, 6 lane Gala swimming pool with an extra boom area for swimming lessons.

A warmer training pool is provided for swimming lessons which offers an excellent facility for children and adults who are new to swimming. The Training Pool is open Saturday 13:00 – 15:00. Customers wishing to use the training pool specifically are advised to call in advance before travelling to the centre.

During term times the Diving Pool is open Saturday and Sunday 14:00-15:45 but customers wishing to use the diving pool specifically are advised to call in advance before travelling to the centre.  During school holidays the Diving Pool is open different times, please check the holiday timetable page or ask at reception for opening times.

Whatever your swimming ability, age or fitness level, swimming is one of the best all-round forms of exercise and great fun too!

As well as casual swimming, we offer a wide selection of swimming experiences throughout the week ranging from swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, lane swimming to inflatable fun.

Child Supervision

Pool Ratio Policy
Wave session Children aged 4-7 years must be accompanied by an adult (i.e. over the age of 16 years) on a maximum of a 2:1 ratio. Children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied by an adult on a maximum of a 1:1 ratio.   
Family Fun session Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a maximum of a 2:1 ratio providing they wear approved buoyancy aids.  Please contact the centre for further information.


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