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Keep up-to-date with the refurbishment at Taunton Pool, Station Road.

The pool is undergoing a £1.2 million refurbishment - the first major overhaul for 40 years. The pool is reopening at 10am on the 26th April - and although the outside of the building will only change slightly, inside it will be transformed.

The reception area will be remodelled to be brighter and more welcoming and the pool hall refurbished. The pool hall wall tiles will be replaced in brighter and more contemporary tiles. The health suite will be updated, too, with a new sauna, steam room, modern showers and modern feel.

The current single sex changing rooms will be converted into village changing common in many modern day facilities, which is going to be great for families.

SEE BELOW BLOG SECTION FOR REGULAR UPDATES ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:

Click images to enlarge While the pool is closed for this vital work, remember that you can swim at St James Street or Wellington Sports Centre.
  • 09APR
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    Taunton Pool Opening – April Update

    Taunton Pool Opening – April Update

     Taunton Pool Opening! It’s been a huge and historic refurbishment project at Taunton Pool, but we’re really pleased to announce that work is finally coming to an end and we will be opening the pool on Saturday 26th April. We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and we hope you enjoy the new facilties,

  • 25MAR
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    Taunton Pool – March Update

    Taunton Pool – March Update

    We hear you say, ‘When is Taunton Pool Re-opening?’, ‘Is Taunton Pool Open Yet?’ Well, we are still on course for opening in Spring, but want to keep you posted with an update on progress thus far. Work is still progressing in the new Taunton Pool at a pace and we are now able to

  • 12FEB
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    Interview with Taunton Pool Manager – Bridget Lock

    Interview with Taunton Pool Manager – Bridget Lock

    Brand New Refurb at Taunton Pool Revealed! Most of you will know that Taunton pool has been closed temporarily for refurbishment. And even if you didn’t, you’d better start getting excited. Because it’s going to be awesome. Swimming in Taunton is about to get even more fun! We sat down and a had a chat

  • 12FEB
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    Taunton Pool Opening Ceremony with Mark Foster!

    Taunton Pool Opening Ceremony with Mark Foster!

    The works still continue to progress well by Taunton Deane Borough Council’s contractors, Kier, despite the best efforts of the terrible weather over the last few weeks. Works are now at a stage where the project team working with Kier can begin planning the handover of the building. Therefore the project team are pleased to announce that Taunton

  • Taunton Pool will be closing for refurbishment at 9.45pm on Thursday 24th October for approximately 20 weeks. We look forward to seeing all our customers at our fresh new facilities in 2014.

At a Glance

  • Public swimming
  • Fun sessions
  • Health suite
  • Aqua classes
  • Swim Fit
  • Parent and Baby Sessions
  • Private swimming lessons

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  • Academy Hire
  • Car Parking
  • Changing Rooms
  • Clubs
  • Health Suite
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Vending Machines

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Featured Actvities

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  • 50 Plus Water Aerobics

    Water based exercise

    At a Glance

    This is a gentle swimming session for customers who are 50 plus.
    An ideal activity to build fitness and tone the body with the support of the water.
    A gentle and enjoyable way to exercise.

    Restrictions

    Only for those aged fifty or over.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.50
    • Concessions
      £3.50
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • 50+ Aqua Bikes

    A new and exciting class that uses bikes based in the water

    At a Glance

    Aqua Bikes is a new and exciting class that uses bikes based in the water and offers customers a different kind of Aqua exercise class experience.

    Aqua shoes provided

    Restrictions

    Suitable for 16yrs+
    Aqua shoes provided

    please arrive in plenty of time as you will be unable to take part if class has started

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £5.50
    • Concessions
      £3.50 (Over 50's)
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Aqua Bikes

    A new and exciting class that uses bikes based in the water

    At a Glance

    Aqua Bikes is a new and exciting class that uses bikes based in the water and offers customers a different kind of Aqua exercise class experience.

    Aqua shoes provided

    Restrictions

    Suitable for 16yrs+
    Aqua shoes provided

    please arrive in plenty of time as you will be unable to take part if class has started

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £5.50
    • Concessions
      £3.50 (Over 50's)
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Aqua Circuits

    At a Glance

    A fitness circuits class in the water, using equipments and floats as resistence aids to improve strength and fitness. Great fun for all ages and abilities.

    Restrictions

    N/A

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £5.50
    • Concessions
      £4.50
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Bumps & Beyond

    A Pre and Post Natal class for expectant and new mums.

    At a Glance

    A gentle aerobic workout in the water led by a qualified midwife for Pre and Post Natal, expectant and new mums.

     

    Restrictions

    A Pre and Post Natal class for expectant and new mums.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £4.40
    • Concessions
      N/A
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Deep Water Aerobics

    Water based exercise

    At a Glance

    Exercise sessions led by qualified instructors. If this is your first time, we recommend trying Shallow Water Aerobics first.

    Evening sessions are often very busy, and you may need to book in advance. Please call 01823 284108 to check availability.

    Only the Shallow End of the pool will be available during this session.

     

    Restrictions

    Competent Swimmers only
    Available for those 14 years or over. If aged between 14-16 you need to be accompanied by an adult (aged 16 or over).

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £5.50
    • Concessions
      £4.20
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Deep Water Aerobics

    Water based exercise

    At a Glance

    These exercise sessions are led by qualified instructors.
    Evening sessions are often very busy, and you may need to book in advance.

    Please call 01823 284108 to check availability.

    Only the Shallow End of the pool will be available for public swimming during this session.

     

    Restrictions

    Available for those 14 years or over. If aged between 14-16 you need to be accompanied by an adult (aged 16 or over)

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £5.50
    • Concessions
      £4.20
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Shallow Water Aerobics

    Water based exercise

    At a Glance

    These exercise sessions are led by qualified instructors.
    Evening sessions are often very busy, and you may need to book in advance.

    Please call 01823 284108 to check availability.

    Only the Deep End of the pool will be available for public swimming during this session.

     

    Restrictions

    Available for those 14 years or over. If aged between 14-16 you need to be accompanied by an adult (aged 16 or over)

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £5.50
    • Concessions
      £4.20
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Swim Fit

    Take the drag out of swimming

    At a Glance

    Swimfit is a 10 week course aimed at adults who are competent swimmers and able to swim multiple lengths.

    Swimfit is aimed at improving fitness, stamina and technique and is tailored to meet individual needs.

    Restrictions

    Only for those aged sixteen or over.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £54.00
    • Concessions
      £54.00
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • 1 2 1 Swimming Lessons

    Instruction by qualified swim teachers

    At a Glance

    1 2 1 coaching suitable for all ages and abilities by appointment.

    Contact reception for more information.

    Instruction is with qualified swim teachers.

    Restrictions

    Price for block of 5 consecutive weekly lessons.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £72.10
    • Concessions
      £72.10
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • 1 2 1 Swimming Lessons

    Instruction by qualified swim teachers

    At a Glance

    1 2 1 coaching suitable for all ages and abilities by appointment.

    Contact reception for more information.

    Instruction is with qualified swim teachers.

    Restrictions

    Price for block of 5 consecutive weekly lessons.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £72.10
    • Concessions
      £72.10
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • 50 Plus Swimming

    Swimming for over 50s

    At a Glance

    This is a gentle swimming session for customers who are 50 plus.
    An ideal activity to build fitness and tone the body with the support of the water.
    A gentle and enjoyable way to exercise.

    Restrictions

    Only for those aged fifty or over.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.10
    • Concessions
      £3.10
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Adult Swimming

    A session specifically for Adults

    At a Glance

    A session specifically for Adults (no children allowed). One or two lanes may be available depending on numbers of swimmers.
    All children will be asked to exit the water before this session begins.

    Restrictions

    N/A

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Lane Free

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Lane Free

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

    TimetableBook / Register

  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

    TimetableBook / Register

  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

    TimetableBook / Register

  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

    TimetableBook / Register

  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

    TimetableBook / Register

  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

    TimetableBook / Register

  • Lane Swimming

    Swimming in lanes

    At a Glance

    Two lanes are available for lane swimming (the remainder of the pool is left available for General Swimming). One fast lane and one slow lane are available for use. Lanes are kept wide to allow for overtaking.

    A small selection of Kick Boards, Pool Buoys and Hand Mitts are available to borrow free of charge (subject to availability). Due to Health and Safety reasons the use of hand paddles, fins and other training aids are prohibited.

    Restrictions

    Only for competent Swimmers who can complete multiple lengths.

    The lane swim rules of etiquette are on display at the end of the lane.

    It is important this is followed to ensure a safe swim is enjoyed by all.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Public Swimming

    Swimming for everyone

    At a Glance

    The pool is available for public use. One lane may be in place for Lane Swimming or one may be requested if not in the pool already.

    At certain times the shallow end may not be available due to aerobic type sessions as follows:

    Monday 9.30am – 10.30am

    Tuesday 9.30am – 12.00pm & 7.00pm – 8.30pm

    & DEEP END 8.30pm – 9.15pm

    Wednesday 11.00am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 2.30pm

    Thursday 9.30am – 12.00pm & 7.00pm – 7.45pm

    Restrictions

    Usual restrictions apply regarding adult/child ratios
    ATL U3's FREE.

    No snorkels, diving masks, fins, plastic hand paddles or similar equipment permitted.

    Please contact St. James Swimming Pool for specialist sessions.

    If in doubt call reception 01823 284108

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Stroke Improvement

    Fine tune your stroke

    At a Glance

    Stroke improvement is a 10 week course in a lane swimming environment. It is aimed at those who are able to swim multiple lengths during a session. The course is ideal for those who are looking for stroke progression or fine tuning of technique.

    Restrictions

    Only for those aged aged sixteen or over.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £46.80
    • Concessions
      £46.80
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Float Fun

    At a Glance

    This session is great fun for the kids with lots of our floats in the water. The whole pool is available for use and the session is suitable for children of all ages.

    Taunton Pool hold extra sessions week days during the school holidays.

    NEW EXTENDED SESSIONS!

    Week days 2.15pm – 4.00pm

    Arrive early to avoid disappointment

    This is an exclusive session. The water is cleared both before and after the session.

    On weekends, admittance begins at 14:55. This session can often be very popular, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

     

    Restrictions

    This session is for under 16's only PLUS adults who accompany them.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £3.70
    • Concessions
      £2.90
    • Low Income
      N/A

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  • Infant Splashabout

    Toys and floats in the Shallow End

    At a Glance

    Exclusive use of the entire shallow end of the pool. Toys and floats are available to play with.

    All under 3′s must wear a swim nappy or appropriate protective swimwear.

    Swim nappies available from reception at £1.20 each

    The deep end of the pool will be available for general swimming during this session (non swimmers will not be admitted in the deep end).

    Restrictions

    All children need to be pre-school age.
    Adult price includes one free child. See price list for additional children.

    Pricing

    • Adults
      £4.40
    • Concessions
      £4.40
    • Low Income
      N/A

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