Pool Training

We are fortunate to have the use of the Gloucester GL1 Leisure Centre as the base for all our pool training, as well as local competition. We may also use Brockworth Sports Centre for certain swim sessions. For long-course training (50-metre pools) we use Hengrove and Bath University pools.

We use two swimming pools at GL1 – Barton Pool and Twyver Pool. Both pools are adjoined by dedicated changing and showering facilities. Barton Pool is located alongside the main swimming pool changing village.

Barton Pool

Barton Pool is an 8-lane, 25-metre competition pool with a stadium seating area as well as a raised spectator viewing gallery above the starting end. The pool features a purpose-build competition cubicle and announcer stand.

Twyver Pool

Twyver Pool is a 4-lane, 25-metre training pool that provides an enclosed and cosy training venue. There is very limited spectator viewing space.

GL1 Leisure Centre is operated by Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust. More information about the venue can be obtained from Aspire’s website.

Land Training

In addition to the swimming training programme, we also put our swimmers through a land-training program focused at building core strength and balanced physical development. Land training is conducted either poolside within the Twyver Pool, at one of the Studios at GL1 Leisure Centre, or at the Upton Pavilion, Saint-Leonards. We may occasionally use the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus facility, and in the summer months we use King George V playing fields as an outside venue. Please see the squad training schedules for specific Land Training venue assignments.

Training Venues

GL1 Leisure Centre

Bruton Way



Upton Pavilion

Birchall Lane

Upton St Leonards


Brockworth Sport Centre

Mill Lane



University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus

Oxstalls Lane



King George V Playing Fields

43 Simmonds Road