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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 Swimming Timetable - Term-time (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. 

    Swimming lessons 

    From babies to adults it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming programme. 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.

    What's on in our pools

    • General swimming - open to all, lots of water fun at various times throughout the week to suit your lifestyle.
    • Lane swimming - for an uninterrupted swim, ideal if you are swimming for fitness.
    • Aquafit - dance, jog, jump and burn calories in our water based aerobics class. It's a low impact way to get fit.
    • Disability swimming - sessions open to anyone with a disability and their carers. Pool hoist and disabled changing rooms are available.
    • Splashtots - you, your baby or toddler, water, aquatoys and lots of fun. 
    • Aquafun - bounce, boing and slide on inflatables, floats and other aquatoys. It's splashtastic fun for families and young people.
    • Aquanatal - gentle water exercise for mums-to-be.
    • Dementia friendly swimming.

    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 

    Future pool closures

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

    DateAreaTime closed
    25 May 2018large pool12.00pm - 4.00pm
    24 June 2018large pooluntil 12.00pm
    22/23 September 2018both poolsall day
    14 October 2018large pooluntil 12.00pm
    25 November 2018large pooluntil 12.00pm
    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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