Statement from North Herts District Council and Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL)

In light of the Government’s announcement that outdoor pools can reopen from 11 July, it is with considerable regret that we have to inform our customers that we will not be opening either Hitchin or Letchworth outdoor pool this summer season.

The outdoor pool season is usually from the end of May to the beginning of September, lasting 15 weeks. Set up of the outdoor pools would normally start in March/April and take approximately two months to prepare. However, the current coronavirus situation has caused a prolonged period of uncertainty over likely opening dates and has presented the team with severe operational challenges, including recruitment issues and uncertainty over potential bathing restrictions.
This unfortunately means that the pool set up could not be undertaken and there is now insufficient time left to make opening a viable option this season.

We sincerely apologise for the disappointment this will cause our customers and we look forward to welcoming them back next year.

Facilities Available

  • Technogym Fitness Suite
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Workout Class Studios
  • Splash Cafe

Memberships Available

  • Off Peak Membership
  • Joint Off Peak Membership
  • Peak Membership
  • Joint Peak Membership
  • Swim Membership
  • Workout Membership
  • Studio 2 Membership
  • Workout Plus Membership


  • Body Composition Scans
  • Personal Training
  • Lifestyles Programme
  • Exercise Referral
  • Technogym mywellness
  • AquaEd

Contact Us

Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HA

fitness: 01462 437111 pool: 01462 441646

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 6.30am - 10.00pm
Sat - Sun 7.00am - 6.00pm
Outdoor pool closed for 2020 season

Getting Here

Hitchin Swimming Centre & Archers Gym is a 17 minute walk from Hitchin Train Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parking is available next to the centre. During busy periods, additional parking is available at:

Hitchin Town football club
Fishponds Rd

Lairage Multi-Storey Car Park
Bedford Rd,

Working in partnership with North Herts District Council.