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Pool Timetable Update - Sunday 13th April

This Sunday we have some changes to the pool programme due to the centre hosting the Devon County 120th Anniversary Interclub Competition. They are as follows:

Leisure Pool – Open as normal (running in 75 minute sessions)
Pool D – Open as normal for public swimming 9:00am-5:00pm
Pool C – Restricted to two lanes from 11:30am-5pm. (There will be a short Synchronised Swimming Demonstration at approximately 2:30pm which will cause a gap in provision for around 15 minutes 
Pool B – Closed from 11:30am for Devon County ASA 120th Anniversary Interclub Event.
Diving Pool – Open as normal. Public Diving 1:30pm-2:45pm

For further information please give us a call on 01752 606900.

Leisure Pool Session Times:

Monday - Sunday 09:00-10:15
Monday - Sunday 10:15-11:30
Monday - Sunday 11:30-12:45
Monday - Sunday 12:45-14:00
Monday - Sunday 14:00-15:15
Monday - Sunday 15:15-16:30
Monday - Sunday 16:30-17:45

(Please note these session times are currently in operation Monday - Sunday during school holidays and every weeknd during term time.)



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Coached course for beginners to help get started and improve your game Starting Wednesday 7th May 2014 7pm. Please contact Reception on 01752 606900 to book your place.

Badminton Social Tournament

The next Tournament will be held on Sunday 1st June 2014. Please contact Reception for more information and to book your place on 01752 606900.


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Member of the Month - March 2014
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Facilities in the new Plymouth Life Centre include:

  • A family leisure pool with flumes, 'beach entry' and bubble pool.
  • An innovative climbing zone with 16-metre wall, aerial assault course, bouldering and abseiling. Offering high-wire extreme sports aimed at the 'recreational climbing market'.
  • An eight lane indoor bowls centre which will be one of the best in the region.
  • A 12-court multi-use sports hall suitable for badminton, five-a-side football, basketball, netball, trampolining and other sports. It will be the only one in Devon.
  • One of the largest fitness suites in the city, with 150 stations. This will be the largest public facility of this type in the area.
  • A 10-lane, 50-metre swimming pool with moveable floors and 'booms' allowing flexible use.
  • One of the top four diving pools in the country, also offering a moveable floor so it can be used as a standard pool.
  • A dryside training facility for competitive divers and other sportspeople, with trampolines, springboards, harnesses, crashmats and other specialist equipment.
  • A relaxing oasis with sauna, steam rooms and showers.
  • Multi-purpose areas for dance and martial arts, which can also be used for a crèche and soft play.
  • A youth gym, squash, training and studio spaces.
  • Crèche open 9am-1pm on Monday-Fridays.
  • A public cafe open to everyone visiting the park.
  • Kids Parties are available at Plymouth Life Centre, please contact reception to find out more and make any required payments.


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Plymouth Life Centre has the only 50-metre competition pool in Devon, Cornwall or Dorset. The aquatic facilities are the largest of their type in Southern England (outside of the Olympic Village).

The layout and flexibility of the pools will essentially mean we are creating four 25-metre swimming pools. In addition, the leisure water can also be used for teaching. By doing this we hope to be able to offer public swimming space at any time of the day (except during major swimming competitions and events).

The Life Centre, University College Plymouth Marjon swimming pool (now serving the north of the city) and the new pool planned for Plymstock (which is part of the Sherford development) will all help to position Plymouth as the 'pathfinder authority' for swimming in the West Country, meaning significant benefits for the city as a whole.


Indoor Bowls

Plymouth Life Centre will be provide one of the best Indoor Bowls facilities in the region. There will be 8 bowls lanes.

Accessibility has been considered throughout the design and build process and disabled buggies will be available for those that require them.The bowls facilitiy will also have dedicated social areas to help community links between our customers and also with our colleagues.


Accessibility & Disability Information

Click here to see DisabledGo.Com guide to Plymouth Life Centre.

We have been working very closely with the disabled community, local and national disability sports organisations and access specialists to ensure that the Life Centre is accessible for all users.

As well as dedicated disabled parking, key features include:

  • Level access throughout the building to all facilities.
  • Independent access into both the 50-metre pool and diving pool, together with moveable floors within the swimming pools to allow for competitive disabled swimming.
  • Accessible toilets and changing accommodation linked with all sports areas.
  • 'Changing Places' are available for people with profound disabilities. One can be found within the swimming changing area and one within the dryside changing area. Follow the symbols and directional signage at the centre or ask at reception.
  • Disabled bowls buggies.
  • An 'Inclusive Fitness' accredited suite.
  • An accessible climbing facility.


Disability Access

The Plymouth Life Centre has been built with access in mind and there are a number of key features which help make the centre disability friendly. Below are a few key features of the build but if you require any additional assistance pleae speak to a colleague who will be happy to help.

Hearing Loops

In key areas throughout the building you will be able to see that there are hearing loops fitted to make things easier for those who are hard of hearing.

Changing Places

In each main changing area of the building you may see signs for changing places. These facilties have been designed with fully automated adjustable beds and ceiling hoists to help people with physical difficulties to enjoy the centre. If you need to access one of these rooms or remote controls for the beds and hoists please ask a colleague who will be happy to help.

Alternatively throughout the building you will find disabled toilets specifically designed with wheelchair users in mind.


All signs and buttons have brail alongside them to help those who need it get around the facilitiy easily.

Disabled Parking

Additional disabled parking is currently being put in at the front of the building to reduce the distance to the centre for those with mobility or breathing problems.


Disability Activities

There are a number of sessions which have been put in place for people with disabilities in order to ensure everyone is able to access some activity within the Life Centre.

Wheelchair Rugby Monday 6.00pm

A local club called the Westcountry Warriors train at the Life Centre and are always looking for new members. A physical exciting game, this is something for people who are looking for a challange. Suitable wheelchairs can be provided. For more information contact Chris on chris.cr1950@talktalk.net.

Boccia Wednesday 10.00am

Active for Life run a great boccia session for people to come and take part in. If you are interested in getting invoveld then please contact Larrissa on larissa@plymouthguild.org.uk

Disability Basketball Thursday 1.00pm

This session has been run in association with Plymouth Sports Academy and Active for Life and they have done a great job at building up numbers. The sessions are to encourage people to get active and enjoy playing basketball in a safe atmosphere.


Movement to Music Wednesday 1.30pm (60+) 

Classes are designed for the over 60's and the less able so they can continue to experience and enjoy the benefits of gentle movemnt to music. The group often head for a drink together afterwards and so this is a very social session to be invoveld in.

Gymnastics and Trampoline Various days and times

These courses take place at various times throughout the week for all ages and abilities. The courses and pay as you go sessions are open to all and you can work towards British Gymnastic badges. If you need any additional help then please let us know in advance or you can bring a carer with you. We are also able to offer 1-2-1 coaching and group classes if required in the specialised dry dive area.

Bowls Various days and times

Sessions are available for all abilities in the bowls hall, so you should find a session suitable for you. We have adapted games and sessions so whether you have mobility problems or are visually impaired you will be able to join in and enjoy the sport with others. For more inforamtion on the different sections of the Life Centre Bowls Club please contact the club via their website http://www.plymouthlifecentreindoorbowlsclub.co.uk.

Count me in Ability Club Sunday 11.00am

Run in association with Plymouth Sports Academy, this is a place for people with disabilities to come and join in a fun activity with their family and friends. All participants are welcome and the multi sport activities include all kinds of exciting activities each week. This is a chance to try something new or simply have fun with your family. If you find you enjoy one activity more than another then let us know and we can find somewhere for you to join in more regularly. Likewise tell the coach of any activities you want to see at the session.






Community & Corporate Partnerships

High Sports Indoor Climbing Centres

High Sports are the UK's leading operator of indoor climbing centres. Indoor rock climbing is hugely popular with juniors, adults and family groups.
To find out more about our Climbing Wall, please visit our partner High Sports's website by clicking here.


Plymouth Life Centre Indoor Bowls Club

The Plymouth Life Centre Indoor Bowls Club was founded in 1969 (Known as Plymouth Indoor Bowls Club).  It has a membership of approximately 600 and offers a range of social and competitive playing opportunities, with an emphasis on providing a warm and friendly atmosphere to new and existing members.
The club has one of the largest disabled sections in the country, which includes provision for the visually impaired and the severely disabled.  The club competes in County and National competitions and has achieved a large amount of success in both mens and ladies events.
To find out more about our Indoor Bowls Club, please visit their website by clicking here.


England Squash & Racketball

England Squash & Racketball are the National Governing Body for squash and racketball.At our Head Office at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, we have 16 staff covering areas such as Competitions and Events, Coaching and Coach Education, Performance, Marketing, Membership, and Finance.Across the country we have another 45 employees, spread across our 8 Regional Offices. To find out more about England Squash & Racketball, please visit their website by clicking here.


English Table Tennis Association

The ETTA aim to provide an environment that promotes and supports active, lifelong participation in table tennis at all levels whilst striving to identify and develop Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic/Paralympic champions. To find out more about English Table Tennis Association, please visit their website by clicking here.


Plymouth Dance

That Plymouth Dance contributes to and benefits from the development of a broad-based 21st century dance ecology in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall. They ensure that dance plays a full part in the economic, social, educational and cultural development of the city. To find out more about Plymouth Dance, please visit their website by clicking here.


Plymouth & District Netball League

Founded over thirty years ago Plymouth Netball (Plymouth & District Netball League) has grown to become one of the largest and most successful netball leagues in the country. Managed by an elected committee the PDNL exists to foster and promote the game of netball within the City of Plymouth and surrounding districts so that people of all ages, cultures and abilities can enjoy the game at all levels. The league has both junior and senior sections.
To find out more about the Plymouth & District Netball League, please visit their website by clicking here.


England Netball Association

England Netball, the governing body for England's biggest female team sport, welcomes you to its website. Developed with our members in mind, here you will find everything you need to know about the game, from discovering where you can play locally right through to the latest news about our elite England squad and Back to Netball scheme.
To find out more about the England Netball Association, please visit their website by clicking here.


Free access for Plymouth City Council registered Carers

Everyone Active is pleased to offer residents in receipt of a Plymouth City Council Carers Card access to the activities listed below for free at the Everyone Active sites listed.

   •   Plymouth Life Centre - Gym, badminton, squash, swimming, aquafit and bowls
   •   Tinside Lido -  Swimming
   •   Mount Wise - Swimming
   •   Plympton Swimming Pool - Swimming and aquafit
   •   Brickfields Sports Centre - Gym, Badminton and classes

Simply visit Plymouth Life Centre, Brickfields Sports centre or Plympton pool with your Plymouth City Council carers card and speak to one of our sales or reception team. Following a short registration process you will receive an Everyone Active user card which can be used to access the activities listed at no charge.

Your free access will be valid until the expiry of your registered carers card. When you renew your carers card following your access carers assessment you will need to bring  it to the centre along with your Everyone Active card so that your free access can be renewed.

If you have lost your carers card or you have not had your carer’s assessment reviewed, please call the adult social care team at Plymouth city council on 01752 668000.

If you have any further questions concerning the facilities on offer please contact the appropriate Everyone Active centre.

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RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 8th Edition with Automated External Defibrillator

Are you interested in becoming a Pool Lifeguard?

Plymouth Life Centre now runs regular RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ) Courses. All courses are intensive, running over a six day period between 0900-1800 each day. The current cost of the course is £225 and all courses include being taught and qualified in how to use a Defibrillator. Course dates are listed below. If you would like more information on NPLQ courses please contact tompeonides@slm-ltd.co.uk . To book the course please contact Plymouth Life Centre reception on 01752 606900 or pop into the centre and speak to our Front of House Team. Places are limited to 12 per course so please book early to avoid disapointment.  

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 8th Edition Trainer Assessor Qualification

Plymouth Life Centre runs regular NPLQ Trainer Assessor Qualifications. This course is for experienced Lifeguards or Pool Managers who are interested in taking the next step and learning how to deliver the NPLQ course to new candidates or to help train their own team. The next course will run from 1st July - 5th July 2013 and costs £600. For further information on this course please contact tompeonides@slm-ltd.co.uk

ASA Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Teaching and Coaching Qualifications

Plymouth Life Centre regularly runs ASA Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Teaching and Coaching Qualifications and CPDs. These courses are organised and run by the Institute of Swimming who are the Educational Arm of the ASA. To find out more information including dates and times of courses and how to book please follow this link www.theiosonline.com and enter Plymouth Life Centres postcode (PL2 3DG) into the course finder.

RLSS UK IQL National Pool Management Qualification

This course is run by the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards and is a course designed to give all levels of Pool Management the skills necessary to manage their pool to the highest standard. Running over 4 days the course covers four elements which are 1. The principles of Risk Management. 2. Managing the Team. 3. Understanding the Law and 4. Serious Incident Management. A really good course which will be of benefit to anybody who attends. Further details can be found by following this link. http://npmqreg.org.uk .

CIMSPA Pool Plant Operators Certificate

Plymouth Life Centre runs regular Pool Plant Operators Certificate Courses on behalf of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. This three day course is the essentail technical qualification for staff who work with Pool Plant on a day to day basis, or for those responsible for the management of Pool Plant.  Further course information including course dates and times and how to book can be found by following this link www.CIMSPA.co.uk and then entering the Plymouth Life Centre postcode (PL2 3DG) into the course finder area.

Climbing Beginner and Beginner Plus Course

These are the climbing wall's most popular courses aimed at providing the novice climber with the basic skills necessary to use a climbing wall without an instructor. The course covers safe use and care of equipment, belaying techniques, including the use of ground anchors, holding/taking falls and basic knots. There will, of course, be plenty of climbing too. Intermediate courses and climbing workshops are also available as a lead on from this basic course.

High Sports Climbing Instructors Award Course

If you are interested in bringing groups of climbers to climb at any of our centres, this awayd will enable you to do just that. It is a site specific award and will not necessarily enable you to take groups to other indoor climbing walls but works perfectly if you are planning to use the Life Centre Climbing Wall.

The aim of the course is to promote the safe use of our climbing centres by groups under supervision. The course will cover belaying, climbing, group management, equipment, rope-work and basic rescue techniques. A further module will cover abseiling.

Contact the Climbing wall for more information on any of the climbing courses mentioned here. 01752 608740.

Bowls Level 1 Coaching Award 26th April & 331st May 2014 

Handball Level 1 Coaching Award 21st June 2014 

Play Bowls Course 29th June 2014 

Multi Skills Coaching Course 26th & 27th July and 3rd August 2014 

Bowls Level 2 Coaching Award 7th, 13th, 14th & 26th September and 28th October 2014 

Basketball Level 1 Coaching Awared 25th October and 2nd November 2014 

For more information on coaching courses please contact education@sportstructures.com


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