25m deck level pool, 8 lanes, anti-wave lane ropes, electronic timing. The pool depth at the shallow end is 1.0m and the deep end 1.9m (which is the start end).
An area will be assigned on poolside for each of the competing teams. A sign will be located on poolside to indicate this assigned position.
Please do not allow swimmers into the spectator area from poolside (stairs become dangerous when wet).
Entry to poolside and to the spectator area will be open twenty minutes before the advertised warm up time (ie. from 6.10 if warm up 6.30 for 7.00 start)
Teams Travelling by Coach
There is access for coaches to drop off, but no designated coach parking (Pavilions have said that coaches park at Collyers carpark, which is just down Hurst Road RH12 2EJ)
There are 200 parking spaces at Pavilions. £1.60 for up to 3 hours, parking charges until 8pm .
There are other car parks close by – council offices RH12 1RE £1.50 if parking after 6pm & BT exchange car park RH12 1RE free after 5pm (both postcodes are the same, carparks on each side of North Street)
Changing rooms are located from the main reception area (opposite the café).
Absolutely no outdoor shoes are permitted on poolside. Overshoes are available at the entrance to the Changing Village and should be used before proceeding through the changing facilities and onto poolside.
Changing rooms should be used as a temporary changing facility and swimmers must not leave bags and clothes in any changing room.
Please note that only authorised volunteers, officials, team managers, coaches and swimmers will be permitted entry into the changing rooms or onto poolside.
Personal possessions and articles should not be left unattended.
Please place all kit bags in lockers, £1 refundable.
From main reception take the stairs (or lift) to first floor, spectator gallery is on your right as you come up the stairs (or turn left out of the lift).
Payment for entry to the gala will be taken at the entrance to the spectator gallery.
Seating is provided and please keep walkways clear.
Pavilions have a café which is open until 7pm on Saturdays. There are also vending machines.
In case of a fire
In case of fire or the need to evacuate the building, there will be a loud audible signal. Swimmers, coaches, officials and anyone else poolside should go to the fire exits at the each end of the pool and await instructions from the center personnel. Spectators should make their way to the nearest exit bearing in mind that this may be behind you, following all instructions from the center personnel.