Our pools & facilities
With soaring wooden ceilings and big windows that let the light flood in, our pool is a really happy space to spend time in. The main pool is 25 metres long and six lanes wide, giving us plenty of scope to divide it for different groups and activities. The little pool is specially designed for families with young children and groups of little ones starting out on their swimming journey.
From rubber ducks to pull buoys, there’s something for everyone in our range of swimming equipment. The changing area houses showers, toilets and more than enough lockers and cubicles for everyone. There’s a dedicated seating area for spectators poolside (along with ringside seats in the café!)
Our support for people with special needs includes discounted entry, accessible changing rooms, shower seats and a hoist to help with getting in and out of the pool. Carers are very welcome, and our lifeguards and pool helpers are always on hand to help in any way they can.
Pools in Peel: a potted history
Peel’s first swimming pool was the open air seawater pool at Traie Fogog beach, which opened in 1896. In the 1920s a bathing platform, changing rooms, toilet facilities and café were added – this was the heyday of the pool, which was packed all summer long with locals and tourists alike.
After a series of landfalls, Traie Fogog pool closed in the 1950s. Replacing it was another seawater pool at Marine Parade, which welcomed swimmers until it too closed in the early 1970s. Peel was then pool-less until 9 October 2003, when the Western Swimming Pool opened its doors as the biggest and best recreation facility in the west.