Following the Government’s announcement regarding increased measures to control the spread of Covid-19, all gyms and leisure centre’s nationally have been instructed to close, which we have done with immediate effect across all of our venues.

As a charity we remain committed to keeping the nation active, so will contact our Supporters directly through our social media channels, website, app and email over the coming days with ways to help you stay active, and answer the questions you may have about our venues, your donations or activity bookings.

Thank you for your continued support, in the meantime please continue to visit for updates.

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Water Activities Centre (SWAC)

Opening Times

Summer Opening (May - Sep)

  • Friday - Monday:CLOSED -
  • Tuesday - Thursday :CLOSED -

Winter Opening (Oct-April)

  • Monday - Sunday:CLOSED -


Water Activities Centre (SWAC),
Floating Bridge Road, Chapel, Southampton, SO14 3FL
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Southampton Water Activities Centre

The most important thing at Southampton Water Activities Centre (or SWAC as we like to call it) is; we’re passionate about water sports… Consequently, we can accommodate all of types of services like:

  • Shore Based Courses
  • Instructor Training
  • Sailing
  • Powerboating
  • RIB Charter
  • SUP Lessons & Hire
  • Windsurfing

We are situated at the base of the Itchen Bridge and have immediate access to the River Itchen and Southampton Waters. Because of this, we have the perfect conditions for all skill levels of water activities.

So, if you’ve never been in a boat before and can’t tell the pointy end from the flappy bit or you’re a seasoned sailor looking to improve! We can guarantee that we’ve got a course, experience or package that will be perfect for you.

As a result of over 25 years of experience in operation, a talented team of instructors and an array of boats & equipment. Southampton Water Activities Centre is the perfect place for you to indulge your passion for life on the water. Because our expert team are in place, we can help you Discover, Explore or Excel in all that there is to love about sailing and powerboating.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“Did my sailing course here. Wonderful staff, atmosphere was great and actually learned so much in a condensed period of time.”

“The facility itself is in a prime location however sometimes the shelter from nearby flats, bridge and houses skew the wind but the staff took us out further so not at all a problem.”

“In terms of changing area and equipment, it’s a really fantastic place.”

“Good for all ages!!”

Dan Chow.

To read more about what our supporters think  CLICK HERE!

If you can’t find what you are looking for or want to talk to our team directly, Call 02380 915753

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