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Freeman's Quay pool

Laps, lessons, floats and fun - swim at our two pools and enjoy time in the water. Swimming is a great low impact way to get fit and stay fit. Why not try our aqua classes or maybe just splash about with the kids?

Swimming timetable

View the latest  Icon for pdf Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre - term-time swimming timetable (PDF, 320.9kb)  (term time) or  Icon for pdf Freeman's Quay Swimming Timetable - Holidays (PDF, 334.1kb)  (school holidays). 

The timetable is subject to change, and swim times may be disrupted due to activity set up - see our future pool closures information. Please note - the aquafit class listed as starting at 12.15pm actually starts at 12 noon. 

    Swim prices and activities

    Save on every swim and aqua class, when you buy a thrive card. Call in or contact us for more information.


    General swim sessions are open to all ages and abilities, great for families to create their own fun.  

    Non thrive card holder£4.20
    thrive card holder£3.80
    Child / concession£2.80
    Under 1s£1.00
    Family / group swim (up to four people)£11.00

    Aqua classes

    Visit our leisure system to book a class or activity online or to find out the latest timetable information. Alternatively, download our Icon for pdf Aqua class timetable (PDF, 166.3kb) . For more information about our aqua classes, see our Fitness classes page.

    Aqua classes (30 minutes) - non thrive card holder / thrive card holder / concession£4.20 / £3.20 / £2.70
    Aqua classes (45 minutes) - non thrive card holder / thrive card holder / concession£5.50 / £4.50 / £3.60
    Aqua classes (60 minutes) - non thrive card holder / thrive card holder / concession£6.50 / £5.50 / £4.20

    Family swim sessions

    Splash tots

    Age range: zero to five years

    Help your baby or toddler develop their confidence, including toys for lots of fun.

    Cost: £4.00 (includes one adult and one child)

    Fun sessions

    Age range: under eight's in the small pool and over eight's in the main pool.

    Toys, rafts and floats are in the pool to create a splashing time for children to enjoy during fun sessions.

    Adult non thrive card holder / thrive card holder£4.20 / £3.80

    Swimming lessons 

    Sign up for swimming lessons at any time and progress at your own pace. Prices start from just £19 per month which includes unlimited general swimming so you can practice what you learn as much as you like.

    Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.

    Join online - memberships

    Sign-up for a gym or swim membership online or see our leisure centre memberships page for more information about our memberships, including prices. 

    Children's parties

    Splash into your birthday with a pool party - contact us for more information or to book.

    Pool information and facilities

    • large (25 metre) pool, depth 1m to 2m
    • small pool, depth 0.5m - 1m
    • male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
    • mixed swimming changing rooms (with hairdryers)
    • lockers - £1.00 refundable 
    • disabled changing room with hoist 
    • disabled access throughout the building 
    • baby change 
    • swim items for sales from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 

    Your family's safety - supervising children

    Your family's safety is a top priority. Children under eight years must be accompanied by an adult. You must also supervise children taking into account their swimming ability and the water depth. We operate an admissions policy to ensure a safe environment for everyone:

    Pool typeChildren's ageNumber of adults
    Pools below 1m depth0-7One adult per two children
    All other pools
    (Please note that this includes Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre's small pool due to its adjustable floor.)
    0-3One adult per child
    4-7One adult per two children

    Future pool closures

    Our pools will be temporarily closed for events on these dates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    DateAreaTime closed
    11 October 2018large pool
    small pool
    14 October 2018large poolall day
    25 November 2018large pooluntil 12.00pm
    27 November 2018large pool12.0pm-3.00pm
    2 December 2018large poolall day
    16 December 2018large pooluntil 12.00pm
    Contact us
    Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre
    03000 268 488
    Our address is:
    • Walkergate
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH1 1SW
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