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Capture those magical moments!!

Leisure World Colchester now has a professional photography service on site.

Quite simply...

  • They create beautiful, vibrant images of you and your family in and around swimming pools.
  • The professional Team knows the value of a smile and focus on fun, ensuring every photo session is a great experience.
  • From sleepy baby portraits to action shots, from family portraits to flume camera shots, from kids' parties to trendy underwater portraits, we have it covered.
  • The photographs of you and your family will be available to purchase at the on-site shop.

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The Princes Trust in partnership with Leisure World Colchester, Project Solutions and ACE recently ran a successful 2 week placement programme based at Leisure World Colchester.

12 students from the Clacton, Harwich, Colchester and Ipswich areas attend the course and all successfully passed.

  • Whilst attending they became qualified lifeguards and gained the NPLQ
  • Learnt about personal development, manual handling and valuable employability skills.
  • They gained a level 2 RSPH qualification in understanding Heath and Safety
  • Met prospective employers from the Heath and Leisure industry
  • They will receive up to 6 months additional support or mentoring to get help with job search skills and applications for vacancies within the industry.
  • For further in formation contact Richard Bertram on 07919 352 491 or 01473 228 844. Or email

Rookie Lifeguard - Multi Award Winning!

Colchester Leisure World pupils win another Rookie Lifesaving Award

Rookie Lifesaving Instructor Sue Brown attended a presentation and collected another award recently at the Royal Lifesaving AGM.

This is the 3rd year Colchester Leisure World Swim School has received this honour for the most children achieving their Rookie Silver or Gold awards in a year. This shows the dedication from the lifesaving instructors and how the children have all worked hard and importantly really enjoyed passing their awards; some will no doubt go on to take their  National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications at Colchester Leisure World.

The junior award of the Royal Lifesaving Society contains survival, rescue, life-support and water safety. It fulfils all Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum. This award is for those who can swim three strokes at 50m each.

The Rookie Lifeguard is an excellent introduction to those wishing to go on to complete their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification when they reach 16 years of age.

Congratulations to all!

For more information on the Rookie Lifeguard Courses or National Pool Lifeguard Courses please visit Swim School Section on this website.

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Approved Training Centre (ATC) Leisure World Colchester awarded 100%!

from recent IQL Quality Assurance visit

Chris Ling Business Manager Pools commented;

"this is a fantastic result and my congratulations and thanks go to Lynn Williamson who, as Colchester Leisure Worlds Trainer Assessor is responsible for all public courses and in house staff training.

Being an ATC benefits all our staff, customers and our organisation in a number of ways;

Staff have access to the ongoing training and competency online software that complies with swimming pool industry guidance and fully prepares staff for dealing with aquatic incidents and prepares them for their requalification.

Customers have peace of mind knowing lifeguards on duty have received an internationally recognised lifeguard qualification.

Leisure World has demonstrated the facility is delivering premier lifeguard courses."

For more information on the National Pool Lifeguard Courses please visit Swim School Section on this website.