Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HA

Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10.00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7.00am - 6.00pm

Swimming Centre: 01462 441646
Fitness @ Archers Hitchin: 01462 437111


Based in extensive grounds of approximately one acre on Butts Close, Hitchin Swimming Centre offers a wide range of leisure opportunities for all the community.

The centre boasts a 50m heated outdoor pool with sunbathing terrace, and 2 indoor pools: a 25 metre deck level 8 lane indoor heated pool, and an indoor toddler pool.

The centre also operates SLL’s highly successful AquaEd Swim School, following the ASA’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming, and giving adults and children the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe and supportive environment.

The superbly equipped Archers Health & Fitness Club offers an 80-station Technogym equipped fitness suite, steam room, sauna and heated bench complete with exclusive members changing rooms. The latest addition has seen the building of 3 new multi-purpose fitness studios.

You can also enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks at the Splash Café.




Studio Cycling

Fitness Suite

Workout Classes

Childrens Activities



GP Referral Scheme


Aqua playground



Our Main Car Park has 80 Pay & Display car parking spaces. Parking costs £1 for three hours parking, £1 refundable off the price of a Swim from reception on presentation of a Car Park Voucher. Our Overflow Car Park is situated at Hitchin Town Football Club, 200 yard from our main Car Park & is free of charge.

Additional car parking is also available a few minutes' walk away at the Lairage Multi-Storey Car Park and the Bancroft Car Park.

The Greener Way

Although Hitchin doesn’t have any cycle ways, cycling is permitted from Fishponds Road down Elmside walk to our Main reception where we have 16 Cycle racks for securing bicycles.

Public Transport

Bus From Luton
Luton Town Centre take the 101 Bus to Bedford Road Opp Waitrose, Hitchin. (Travel Time 23 Minutes) Then 6 Minute walk to SG5 1HA

Bus From Stevenage
Stevenage Bus Station (Stop N) Take the 102 Bus to Hermitage Road (Stop B), Hitchin (Travel Time 20 Minutes). Then 12 Minute walk to SG5 1HA 12

Train From Stevenage
Stevenage Train Station Platform 4 to Hitchin (travel time 5 Minutes) Then walk 0.9 miles to SG5 1HA (19 Minutes)