We are excited about the opportunity to hold the 15yrs and over age group Regional Championships at the recently opened 50m pool at High Wycombe. For many swimmers, their coaches and families this is will be first time that they will have visited the pool.
To help everyone have the best possible time we have worked in partnership with High Wycombe tourism office and the leisure centre to provide you with as much information as possible about how to get to the pool, local accommodation, where to eat and things to do in your time away from the pool.
Where to stay
There is a wide variety of accommodation within a 5 mile radius of Wycombe Leisure Centre (actual mileage is indicated next to the name of the property). This guide includes budget hotels, bed and breakfast/guest houses, self-catering properties and even a nearby caravan park.
You may also find information about suitable accommodation on the Visit Buckinghamshire website.
High Wycombe Leisure Centre
For Sat Nav enter HP11 1TJ
A guide to High Wycombe Leisure Centre is here.
For more information visit their website or call 01494 688 100
Car Parking at the new Wycombe Leisure Centre is limited, we advise everyone to ‘lift-share’ where possible.
If you are staying at the Holiday Inn Hotel, we suggest that you walk to the Leisure Centre, it will take 5-10 minutes and will alleviate parking pressure for the event.
Parking is available in the Leisure Centre Multi-Story car park (50p for 2 hours and £1 for 4 hours) and the park and ride / overflow car park (free of charge). The on site car park is likely to be busy on Saturday morning because of a regular event at the centre between 10am and midday. Additional information about parking and taxis in High Wycombe is available here.
Changing Room Area
Unfortunately the pool has been provided with limited changing cubicles. We advise you to arrive for warm up in costume and tracksuit if possible. Please ensure swimmers change quickly to allow other swimmers to use the cubicles. Swimmers please note that you should use any changing rooms as a temporary changing facility and not leave bags and clothes in any changing room.
Lockers – you will need a padlock
All lockers are secured by Padlock rather than coin mechanism. Padlocks should be 40mm combination locks with a 6mm diameter shackle and can be purchased at Reception or you can bring your own. Due to the limited number of lockers in the changing rooms, we would ask swimmers, where possible to share lockers, they are reasonably large and have ample room for two swimmers bags.
Wycombe Leisure Centre has a small cafe, offering sandwiches and hot drinks only. Waitrose, located adjacent to the leisure centre, is also open and has a cafe.
Parking, buses, trains and taxis
Parking is available in the Leisure Centre Multi-Story car park (chargeable) and the park and ride / overflow car park (free of charge). Additional information about parking and taxis in High Wycombe is available here.
All bus, coach and train information is here.
The bus routes below all stop at or near to the High Wycombe coachway which is located just opposite the Leisure Centre.
PR1: High Wycombe Coachway (opposite the Leisure Centre) to High Wycombe train and bus station
800/850/X80: High Wycombe bus station-Cressex (short walk from Wycombe Leisure Centre)-Marlow
34: High Wycombe Bus Station-Cressex, Empire Cinema (short walk from Leisure Centre)
Things to do and places to go
The Wycombe District Guide contains information on the Wycombe District including lots of ideas for great days out.
High Wycombe town centre is full of excellent leisure facilities suitable for all the family including the Wycombe Swan Theatre and Eden Shopping Centre which also features a bowling complex, cinema and a range of family friendly restaurants. More information in the High Wycombe Mini Guide.
The riverside town of Marlow is a short distance from Wycombe Leisure Centre and a great place for families to visit especially during the spring. It’s award winning Higginson Park is a popular feature and provides endless entertainment for picnics, walking and boat trips along the River Thames. More information in the Marlow Mini Guide.
If you require any further information please visit High Wycombe Tourism