Re: Seven Islands: it's cheap, it's 33m and it is often very quiet (during lane swimming times). OK, it's very shabby, but if you just want a decent swim at a low price, it is the best bet in this area.
"Beth: we used to think just like you until we met a cockroach in the lockers a few months ago... "
Agree, you do have to run the gauntlet of the changing rooms first! Aren't they supposed to be having a major refurb soon? I do hope so. i've got a soft spot as I did my swimming lessons there and they are such a nice bunch of people, they deserve better conditions.