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Swimming


Swimming is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to have fun, relax, compete, get fit, stay active and feel great. Being able to swim can help save lives and can give you the confidence to enjoy other water-based activities.

Our pools

Leisure centreSwimming timetable
Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre

Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Term Time Swimming Timetable (PDF, 605.0kb)

Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Holiday Swimming Timetable (PDF, 845.5kb)

Consett Leisure CentreVisit Consett Leisure Centre for pool timetables
Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre

Icon for pdf Freeman's Quay Swimming Timetable - Term-time (PDF, 320.9kb)

Icon for pdf Freemans Quay holiday timetable (PDF, 334.1kb)

Please note - there are changes to our current timetable due to maintenance issues. Please contact us to check the pool is open before you arrive.

The Louisa CentreVisit The Louisa Centre for pool timetables.
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

Icon for pdf Newton Aycliffe Swim Timetable - Term time (PDF, 277.5kb)

Icon for pdf Newton Aycliffe Swim Timetable - Holidays (PDF, 332.1kb)

Spennymoor Leisure Centre

‚Äč Icon for pdf Spennymoor Swimming Pool Term Time Timetable (PDF, 274.2kb)

Icon for pdf Spennymoor Swimming Pool Timetable - Holiday (PDF, 407.8kb)

During peak periods the waves, slide and splash sessions will be limited to a minimum swim time of 50 minutes.

Teesdale Leisure Centre

Icon for pdf Teesdale Swimming Pool Term Time Timetable (PDF, 280.2kb)

Icon for pdf Teesdale Swimming Pool Holiday Timetable (PDF, 331.3kb)

Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex

Icon for pdf Woodhouse Close Swimming Pool timetable - Term time (from 20 January 2018) (PDF, 289.5kb)

Icon for pdf Woodhouse Close Swimming Pool timetable - Holidays (from 20 January 2018) (PDF, 342.7kb)

All timetables are subject to change without notice. Information about any changes to timetables and temporary pool closures can be found on the relevant leisure centre page. Please contact individual centres for details. 

What's available at our swimming pools?

We provide a wide range of activities across nine swimming pools, including:

We are also the home of several swimming and aquatic clubs across the county. Six leisure centres have 25 metre pools and a learner pool, and Spennymoor is a leisure pool with a wave machine and water slide.

Aqua classes

See fitness classes or download Icon for pdf Aqua class timetable (PDF, 166.3kb)  to find out about our pool based classes - including aqua cycle and aqua jump. Don't forget you can use our leisure centre to book a class or activity online and see timetable information.

Join online

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

Other pools

Peterlee Leisure Centre is managed by Harpers Fitness (Leisure Connection Ltd) in partnership with us.

There are also a number of School swimming pools offering various aquatic activities.

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
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