Swimming facilities available in our centres


Swimming at the Beacon

  • 25 metre pool
  • Sloped beach area entry
  • 2 Flumes
  • Wave machine
  • Family changing
  • Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room


Swimming at Bowhill

  • 25 metre pool
  • Family changing
  • Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room


Swimming at Carnegie

  • 25 metre main pool
  • 25 metre training pool with movable floor
  • Children's pool
  • Family changing
  • Health Suite with Spa Pool, Sauna, Laconium and Steam Room


Swimming at Cowdenbeath

  • 25 metre pool
  • 10 metre toddler pool
  • Family changing
  • Aquagym equipment
  • Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room


Swimming at Cupar

  • 25 metre pool
  • Male and Female changing areas


Swimming at East Sands

  • Leisure pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Slide
  • Family changing area
  • Health Suite with Steam Room


Swimming at Kirkcaldy

  • 25 metre main pool
  • 17 metre training pool with movable floor
  • Family changing
  • Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room


Swimming at Levenmouth

  • Leisure pool with beach area
  • Flume
  • Wave machine
  • Family changing
  • Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room


Swimming at Michael Woods

  • 25 metre main pool
  • 20 metre training pool with movable floor
  • 11 metre warm pool
  • Family changing
  • Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room



Swimming Lessons

Encouraging your child to learn to swim is one of most important opportunities you can give them.

If you get children interested in swimming when they're young as there is a good chance they will enjoy the water for the rest of their life.

All our swimming lessons follow Scottish Swimiming's National Framework for Scotland. Within the framework there are three programmes: Early Years, Learn to Swim and Adults. 

Swimming lessons are available in all 9 of our swimming pools.


More information on swimming lessons >


Water-based Group Fitness

Water based fitness classes are ideal for all fitness levels. The water supports the joint allowing safe movement and mobility for those with injuries and long term joint conditions.

Classes include:

  • FloatFit
  • Hydrospin
  • Aquaerobics
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Aqua Deep
  • Aqua Bootcamp


More information on water-based group fitness




Swimming Pool Parties

Make a guaranteed splash for your child and their friends with a pool party. With floats of all shapes and sizes fun is guaranteed with the birthday child and all their friends. Giant Inflatbables also available at some facilities.

Please bring along your own armbands if weak and non-swimmers.

Swimming Pool parties are available at:  

  • Beacon Leisure Centre
  • Bowhill Swimming Pool
  • Carnegie Leisure Centre
  • Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre
  • Cupar Sports Centre
  • Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre
  • Levenmouth Swimming Pool & Sports Centre
  • Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre



Healthy Swimming Guidelines


Accidents do happen
Sometimes people have 'accidents' in the swimming pools. This can include babies with poorly fitting nappies, excitable children who can't wait to get to the toilet people who feel unwell and those in care of others.

Most of the time there will be nothing in the water which the chlorine can't deal with. There is a possibility that someone who has been unwell, including upset stomachs or diarrhoea, could bring in a bug called cryptosporidium.

The cleaning process 

  • If there has been an 'accident' in the pool, the first thing we will do is ask all bathers to leave the pool and use the showers. If the centre has other pools we may be able to allow swimming to continue in that other pool.
  • The affected pool will need to be treated for several hours (the length of time is different for each pool).
  • We will then need to clean the pool filtration system. 
  • Finally we will need to make sure that the water is chemically balanced again and warmed up ready for bathers.
  • Doing all this can take us between 14 and 24 hours and means our bathers cannot use the pools during this time. 
  • We also have to use more water and chemicals than usual.

Please help us to keep the pool water sparkling by:

  • Not eating for an hour or so before swimming
  • Using the toilets before you swim
  • Having a shower before entering the pool
  • Making sure that children who are not fully potty trained wear swim nappies (available from reception)
  • If needed use incontinence protection under bathing clothes

Much as we like to see you, there are times when you shouldn't swim:

  • If you are feeling unwell
  • If you have just eaten a meal or taken a fizzy drink
  • If you have had diarrhoea in the last two weeks
  • If you have any open wounds