Harpenden Swimming Pool



Harpenden Swimming Pool is located in the scenic Rothamsted Park close to Harpenden Leisure Centre. This centre also has a Health Suite located in the Swimming Pool complex including a Sauna, Saunarium, Steam Room, Spa and Relaxation areas with showers and changing rooms.

We are taking Open Bookings NOW for our Swim School and also for Our Adult lessons. To book now and not have to join our waiting list please contact our reception on 01582 460683.


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Harpenden Main Swimming Pool – 25m long and 13m wide
0.9m at shallow end with a even gradient to 1.8m at the deepest part of the pool
The pool is 6 racing lanes wide
Water temperature is operated between 28 degrees and 30 degrees

Learner Pool – 5m long and 13m wide
0.3m at shallow end with a even gradient to 0.8m at the deepest part of the pool
Water temperature is operated between 29 degrees and 31 degrees

Sauna – Seats 8 people
Operates between 75 and 85 degrees

Saunarium – Seats 10 people
Operates between 45 and 55 degrees
Omits a gentle steam with eucalyptus essence

Steam Room – Seats 8 people
Operates between 40 and 50 degrees
Omits a strong steam with eucalyptus essence

Spa Pool – Seats 8 people
Water temperature is operated between 35 degrees and 37 degrees

Swim School Lessons
We provide lessons for children between ages 1 year to 18 years old
We follow the Amateur Swimming Association swim scheme
We have Rookie lifesaving lessons as well as a personal survival club
We have a Water Polo lessons
Lessons vary in length depending on ability between 30 and 45 minutes in duration
All teachers are fully ASA qualified

Private Swimming Lessons
We offer lessons on a 1 to 1 basis with our fully qualified swimming teachers
Lesson times can be changed to suit your needs (depending on availability of teachers)

Adult Lessons
We offer Adult lessons for all abilities
Lessons can be booked in advance or on a pay as you come basis

Treatment Room
A range of massage treatments are available please call 01582 460683 for further details

More Site Information

Leisure Card
Leisure Card FAQ
GP Referral 

Green Travel


Buses are a great way of travel with regular buses such as the 321 linking Harpenden with Luton, St.Albans and Watford. The HA1 bus is great for travelling in and around Harpenden itself.


Harpenden Train Station is situated on Station Road, Harpenden which is approximately a 5 minute walk from the centre. The station offers access from many surrounding areas such as; Bedford, Luton & St. Albans.


Cycling to the centre is easy with bike stand facilities at the front of the centre.

Car Parking

Car Parking is available at the front of the centre however during busy periods we cannot guarantee all users a space, if you are using the pool or gym facilities you will be given a ticket at reception to place on your car dashboard, if you are not using the facilities you will need to use the pay & display machine located in the car park. Parking is free and tickets are not required on Sundays and all Bank Holidays.

Provided by St Albans City & District Council. Managed in partnership with C-Salt.