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Specialist Swim


Relaxation Swim

These sessions are ideal for anyone recovering from injury, or for people suffering from rheumatic, arthritic or similar pains. They are also ideal for our mature patrons to enjoy a swim at their own pace. Adults only.

These sessions are included in DNA memberships or for pay as you go customers with a Gedling Leisure card, they cost £5.40 or £3.70 concessions. Without a Gedling Leisure card, sessions cost £6.20.

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Accessibility Swim

Accessibility swim sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for people with complex disabilities, allowing an opportunity to use a variety of equipment. The sessions are only available at Arnold Leisure Centre, where necessary participants must attend with support from a career (free of charge). 

The sessions are included in DNA memberships or for pay as you go customers with a Gedling Leisure card, they cost £5.40 or £3.70 concessions. Without a Gedling Leisure card, sessions cost £6.20.

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Disability Swim Stars

Learning to swim is an essential life skill that all children should be given the opportunity to acquire. Our swimming lessons for disabled children follow the Water Skills and Alpha Step Awards programmes. For more information visit our Disability Swim Stars page.

Accessibility - Dementia and MS Friendly

The relaxed session is ideal for improving mental wellbeing as well as the opportunity to gently exercise and meet new people at Arnold Leisure Centre. The session aims to provide a calm and friendly environment.

These sessions take place on Tuesdays, 1.45-2.45pm at Arnold Leisure Centre.

For pay as you go customers with a Gedling Leisure card, they cost £5.40 or £3.70 concessions. Without a Gedling Leisure card, sessions cost £6.20.

Gentle Exercise Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics is an exercise class that takes place in the water, because of this it is low impact on your joints. You can choose what position you would like to in the water and you do not have to go out of your depth. Our instructors will always able to adapt the exercise for different levels of fitness and abilities. It’s also the ideal session to meet new people.

These sessions are included in DNA memberships or for pay as you go customers with a Gedling Leisure card, they cost £8 or £6.40 concessions. Without a Gedling Leisure card, sessions cost £9.20.

We also have virtual aqua sessions available at Arnold Leisure Centre.

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Good Boost

Good Boost sessions take place in the pool at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre. The sessions offer gentle, water-based exercise in a fun and social environment. The sessions are individually tailored, to allow you to progress at your own pace and have been built by experts to reduce pain and improve strength and mobility. They are suitable for a wide range of health conditions including musculoskeletal conditions and osteoarthritis.

Visit the Good Boost page to find out more.

Other Information

Booking onto one of these sessions in advance is recommended and you will need a £1 coin to use a locker, which is refundable. Book online, visit or call the centre to book your place.

If you wish to get a Gedling Leisure Card just turn up slightly earlier to get the form filled out or get one online. This card gives you discounts on many activities at all our centres.

Our pool hoist is always set up on poolside ready for our customers to use. Don’t worry, our lifeguards will operate this and are there to support you in any way they can.

For more information on facilities at our leisure centres, visit our facilities and accessibility webpage.

Facilities and accessibility
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Facilities and accessibility

Find out about the accessible facilities across all of our leisure centres

DNA memberships
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DNA memberships

Get access to all of our gyms, swimming facilities, 100+ exercise classes and more when you sign up for a DNA membership.

Good Boost
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Good Boost

Gentle water-based exercise in a fun and social environment