Shetland Recreational Trust operates 8 pools across Shetland, all of which offer a varied range of pool activities.

Public Swimming

All of our pools offer public swimming sessions which are open for all users. For times, please view each Centre's pool timetable.

Lane Swimming

Some of our pools offer lane swimming sessions within their pool timetables. These sessions are ideal for those looking to swim recreationally for fitness or training. For times, please view each Centre's pool timetable.

Child Swimming Lessons

Shetland Recreational Trust is a Scottish Swimming affiliated Swim School and offers a range of swimming programmes which have been developed in line with Scottish Swimming’s Swimmer Pathway. These programmes are designed to encourage all children and non-swimmers to learn to swim and develop their skills so that they can take part in a range of aquatic activities.

For a more detailed look at how our swimming lessons fit into the Swimmer Pathway please click the link below:

Scottish Swimming - Swimmer Pathway

All our swimming teachers are qualified to Scottish Swimming UKCC Level 1 or Level 2 in Teaching Aquatics and attend regular Continuous Professional Development sessions to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge.

Here is a more detailed look at what programmes that we offer. Please note that not all levels of all programmes are offered at all facilities. Please contact your local facility for specific details:

SRT Swimming Leaflet

One-to-one Swimming Lessons 

All pools offer one-to-one swimming lessons. These lessons are designed to supplement group swimming lessons and are a great way to build water confidence or develop specific skills and techniques that might not be so easily achieved in a group lesson setting. Times may be restricted and may vary between centres, please contact your local centre to find out more or to book a lesson.

Child Admission 

If you are planning a visit to one of our pools with a child under 8 years of age, please view our Child Admission Policy

Aqua Aerobics

We offer these workout classes at South Mainland Pool on a Tuesday between 8-9pm. Please contact South Mainland Pool Reception for further details or to book.


Available at Clickimin Leisure Complex you can choose to enter into the 3.6m depth of water from either our 1m high springboard or 3m platform. These sessions are part of our swim programme and during these sessions the lane swimming is reduced to 16m lanes. Please look at Clickimin Leisure Complex’s pool timetable for available diving sessions.

Inflatable/ Fun Sessions 

All of our pools offer inflatable and fun sessions as part of their junior activity programme. Whether it is busy kids, Larry the Lobster, the Junior Challenge or the Dual Run these sessions are sure to be a hit with children of all ages. Please view our junior activity programmes for more details.