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Chester-le-Street 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

Our newly refurbished pool facilities are now open. View the latest  Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Term Time Swimming Timetable (PDF, 605.0kb)  (term time) or  Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Holiday Swimming Timetable (PDF, 845.5kb)  (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.  

    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.
    • Aqua fit - 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. 
    • Aqua fun - bounce, boing and slide on inflatables, floats and other aquatoys. It's splashtastic fun for families and young people.
    • Aqua natal - gentle water exercise for mums-to-be.
    • Aqua cycle - indoor cycling class in the water.
    • Aqua fighter - mixed martial arts and boxing exercises, drills, and routines in the water that really gets the heart
      pumping.
    • Gentle aqua - great if you are new or returning to exercise and looking for a class lower in intensity.
    • 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 0.7m - 1m
    • changing village with family changing facilities
    • lockers - £1.00 returnable 
    • disabled shower room
    • disabled access throughout the building 
    • baby change 
    • swim items for sales from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 

    Future pool closures

    There are no planned closures at the moment.

    Contact us
    Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre
    03000 266 444
    Our address is:
    • Burns Green
    • Chester-le-Street
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH3 3QH
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