Live Better at Blue Wave Pool & Gym, Margate Thanet

With Live Better, there's no sign up feeNo old-fashioned on-peak vs. off-peak limits on your enjoyment. Just the freedom to be in control of your health & fitness goals with UNLIMITED* Classes, Gym & Swim! 

*T&Cs apply see membership pages for details.

Blue Wave Customer Notice: Regarding the announcement of the sale of land around Blue Wave in the press, please rest assured that this will not affect Blue Wave.

Welcome to

Blue Wave Pool & Gym Complex

Your Leisure is here to help you "Live Better"! Blue Wave Pool & Gym Complex's unique accessible environment is designed to break down the barriers to exercise. If you're looking to improve your health and fitness, whether it's your first time, or first time in a long time, or you are looking for a pool and gym that offers greater support and accessibility, Blue Wave is the right place for you. Blue Wave is a cashless facility.

Our Customer Support Team is available Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm and Sat/Sun 8am - 2pm. 

Please note that activities can be booked online and in centre, payment by card only. Non-members can book 5 days in advance, members can book as per their membership's advanced booking perk.

Accessible Fitness for All


Blue Wave Swimming Pool

For your enjoyment we have put together a number of different sessions that aim to assist in your enjoyment of our pools and accommodate a variety of users. Swimming sessions are open to members and non-members to be booked online. Session descriptions can be viewed via the pool timetables. All swimmers need a booking. Read Pool Admission Policy here.

12m Pool: Deep end 1.35m – Shallow end 1m Av. Temp 32c. Blue Wave pool has specialist accessible changing facilities and a hoist system. Please speak to a member of the team.

Book online via "Search & Book" or using the Live Better app. Timetables subject to change, always check online booking system and app for changes. Gaps during days are for private pool hire and swim schools.

NB: ** Aqua Aqua & Active Aqua sessions are available to book through the Group-Ex programme not swimming.

NB: All swimmers (including 0-15 year olds) must have a session booking to enter the pool, either a paid online booking in advance or booked online and paid for on the day in centre (card only) or booking as part of a valid membership.

NB: Please note, once a session is full, no more bookings can be made online or in centre.

NB: When booking an Open Swim just select Lane 1 if the booking system asks; there are no lanes for an Open Swim Lane 1 books a place in the pool.

NB: Only Parent & Toddler*** sessions include a joint booking for 1 Child (0-4 years) and 1 Adult (16+) to enter the pool under one booking. All other swimming sessions require an individual booking per swimmer - Example, 4 swimmers = 4 bookings (***excluding Tides where you can book multiple spaces on one booking for Parent & Toddler - please check Pool Admission Policy for Ratios).

NB: Only Disabled Swim sessions include a joint booking for 1 Service User and 1 Carer to enter the pool under one booking. All other swimming sessions a holder of a carers' membership can accompany the 'cared for' free of charge but these sessions require two individual bookings to admit two people into the pool. Click here for our Carers Policy. 


Blue Wave Gym

Blue Wave offers a fully equipped accessible gym with cardio and strength machines plus a free weights area. The gym is accessible via a lift and has a hoist system with accessible changing and shower facilities on the same floor as the gym. 

We recommend all members pre-book gym time on the app prior to arrival so you can scan and go straight in. Junior members need to book in advance using the Live Better app. Non-members can book in on the day using our reception kiosks (card payment only).

The Kit

24 station gym including:

  • 3 Treadmills (overhead hoist for access)
  • 2 Arc Trainers
  • Recumbent Bike
  • Arm Bike (seat removable for wheelchair access)
  • 2 Upright Cycles
  • 2 Rowers (1 standard, 1 for users that can transfer)
  • Lat Pull Down (seat removable for wheelchair access)
  • Cable Column (seat removable for wheelchair access)
  • Chest Press (seat removable for wheelchair access)
  • Overhead Press (seat removable for wheelchair access)
  • Leg Press, Curl, Extension, Raise & Dip
  • Hyper-extension Bench
  • 2 Incline Benches
  • Free Weight Area

Gym Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6:30am - 9pm 

Friday 6:30am - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4:30pm

Non-member Prices:

Adult (16+) Gym: £10.00

Non-members can book in on the day using our reception kiosks (card payment only).



Blue Wave Aqua Classes

Blue Wave offers Get Moving Aqua classes. Members and non-members can check the times and book online.


Your Swim School

Children's Swimming Lessons from 4 years+ & Adult Lessons

Your Swim School is delivering Swim England-accredited swimming lessons in Margate, Ramsgate and Deal. 

Learning to swim is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, develop a new life skill and be water safe, especially living by the coast. Your Leisure partners with Swim England to teach their Stages 1-7 Learn To Swim programme. Classes are also based on continual assessment of individual children and therefore run seamlessly throughout the year enabling children to move stages at their own pace. 

Swim School students also get free swimming at our centres so they can practice beyond lessons*


Good Boost Swimming Sessions

Introducing the Good Boost Aquatic programme. The Good Boost aquatic rehabilitation pool sessions have been designed by musculoskeletal specialists to help people with health conditions, such as musculoskeletal conditions, osteoarthritis, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and more, to get moving through gentle water-based exercise in a fun and social environment.

Good Boost sessions help to reduce pain, improve strength and mobility, and boost mental health. Each session is delivered via water-proof tablets that are simple to use and allow participants to progress through their exercises at their own pace. It really is a fantastic low-impact exercise and social programme.

Participants will have support through their sessions by a trained Good Boost facilitator, so help is always available. Here’s what Good Boost aquacisers say…

“The staff have been knowledgeable, understanding, keen to help and aware of individual needs.”

“I am beginning to feel the benefits after three sessions. This has benefitted me both mentally and physically and I look forward to more sessions.”

“I had a full hip replacement 2 years ago and I have been doing as much exercise as I can manage. As the exercises are in the water, I can complete them all to a good level and the fact that I am a non-swimmer is no deterrent.”

If you feel that Good Boost sessions could benefit you or someone you know, everyone is welcome to come to Blue Wave and give them a go. Sessions take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-3:45pm.

Price: £3 per session for the first 8 weeks then £5 per-session after

Contact wellbeing@yourleisure.uk.com


Blue Wave Private Pool Hire

Private hire available on Saturdays 5-6pm with a maximum number of 20 swimmers. Included features: Lights and sensory items. 



Read our FAQs online to find the answers to your questions quickly. 

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Accessible Pool

Swimming Lessons

Accessible Gym

Accessible Changing Rooms

Lift & Step-free Access

Car park

Getting to Blue Wave and contact us

Address: Victoria Road, Margate CT9 1NA

Phone: 0333 366 0661

Blue Wave Pool and Gym Complex is operated by Your Leisure Kent Ltd.

Your Leisure Kent Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with charitable status. Registration number 28889R.

“The objects of the Society shall be to provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation in Kent and the surrounding area of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life and to advance the education of the public in leisure activities”.

Your Leisure strives to provide a broad range of leisure activities, quality entertainment and good customer service at its venues / centres and all feedback is very important to us so we can make improvements for the future.

If you would like to send us feedback, click the button below and complete the applicable online form and a manger will respond to you.

Head Office

We are always keen to hear from our customers. Whether you want to give us feedback on what we're doing or suggest how we can make things better, send us a message or give us a call or write to us.

Your Leisure Kent Ltd, Discovery Park, Innovation House, Innovation Way, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9FF

T: 03333 660 661 E: info@yourleisure.uk.com