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As part of our leisure transformation programme we are currently consulting about facilities at Abbey, Peterlee, Spennymoor and Teesdale. Have your say before 5.00pm on Friday 12 November 2021.

Freeman's Quay pool timetable


Freeman's Quay pool information, including timetable and what's available in our pool.

 

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You will need to book online in advance for an aqua class. Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance.

Swimming timetable

See our timetable below for the week ahead. You can filter by activity or pool, and you can select a date in the future. To print the timetable for a day, select the 'Print this page' button at the bottom of the page. 

The timetable is subject to change, and swim times may be disrupted due to activity set up.

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Times for Wednesday 27 October 2021

Day
Time
Activity
Pool
Wednesday
6.30am - 7.30am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Wednesday
6.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Wednesday
7.30am - 1.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Wednesday
9.00am - 1.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Wednesday
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Inflatable session
Main pool
Wednesday
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Wednesday
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Wednesday
5.15pm - 8.15pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Wednesday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Wednesday
9.00pm - 10.00pm
University swim club
Main pool
Thursday
6.30am - 11.00am
Lane swim
Main pool
Thursday
6.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Thursday
9.00am - 11.00am
Adult swim
Main pool
Thursday
9.00am - 12.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Thursday
11.00am - 3.30pm
General swim
Main pool
Thursday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Thursday
4.00pm - 6.30pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Thursday
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Thursday
5.15pm - 7.15pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Thursday
6.00pm - 6.30pm
Tidal
Main pool
Thursday
6.30pm - 8.00pm
Staff training
Main pool
Thursday
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Thursday
9.00pm - 10.00pm
University swim club
Main pool
Friday
6.30am - 7.30am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Friday
7.30am - 1.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Friday
9.00am - 1.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Friday
10.00am - 11.00am
Aqua fit
Main pool
Friday
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Fun session
Main pool
Friday
1.30pm - 3.30pm
General swim
Main pool
Friday
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Friday
4.00pm - 7.15pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Friday
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Friday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Saturday
8.00am - 10.00am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Saturday
9.00am - 1.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Saturday
9.00am - 1.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Saturday
10.00am - 3.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Saturday
1.00pm - 4.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Saturday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Saturday
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Triathlon club
Main pool
Sunday
8.00am - 11.00am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Sunday
9.00am - 10.00am
General swim
Small pool
Sunday
10.00am - 12.00pm
Splashtots
Small pool
Sunday
11.00am - 3.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Sunday
11.00am - 3.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Sunday
12.00pm - 4.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Sunday
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Monday
6.30am - 5.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Monday
6.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Monday
9.00am - 12.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Monday
10.00am - 11.00am
Aqua fit
Main pool
Monday
11.00am - 2.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Monday
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Splashtots
Small pool
Monday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Monday
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Staff training
Main pool
Monday
3.00pm - 3.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Monday
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Monday
5.00pm - 9.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Monday
5.15pm - 7.15pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Monday
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Monday
7.15pm - 8.15pm
Durham Otters Disability Swim Club
Small pool
Monday
9.00pm - 10.00pm
University swim club
Main pool
Tuesday
6.30am - 8.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Tuesday
8.00am - 4.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Tuesday
9.00am - 6.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Tuesday
9.00am - 10.00am
General swim
Small pool
Tuesday
10.00am - 12.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Tuesday
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Splashtots
Small pool
Tuesday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Tuesday
3.00pm - 4.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Tuesday
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Tuesday
4.00pm - 7.15pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Tuesday
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Tuesday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Tuesday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Tuesday
7.30pm - 8.15pm
Aqua pole
Small pool
Tuesday
9.00pm - 10.00pm
University swim club
Main pool

Free swimming for under 18s

Children and young people are eligible for free swimming between Monday 25 and Friday 29 October. Free sessions include general swimming, fun and inflatable sessions - use the timetable above to find your session and just turn up, no need to book in advance. 

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.

Swimming

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

GroupPrice
Non thrive card holder£4.20
thrive card holder£3.80
Concession£2.80
Under 18sFree - during the summer holidays
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. For more information about our aqua classes, see our Exercise classes page.

ClassPrice
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

Memberships

If you are interested in becoming a member, see our Leisure centre memberships or swim memberships page for more information.

 

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

We operate an admissions policy to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children 8 years and older can be admitted to a swimming pool without an accompanying responsible adult but should be able to swim 25 meters confidently.

Our supervision ration for children under 8 years is as follows: 

Pool typeChildren's ageNumber of adults
All other pools
 
0-3 yearsOne adult per one child
4-7 yearsOne adult per two children

This policy applies to children under the age of 8 years and is specifically for our general swimming, fun sessions and pool parties. 

The following will be refused entry to the pool (or possibly to the whole building at the discretion of the Operations Manager on duty);

  • No child under the age of 8 years to be admitted to a swimming pool unless accompanied by a responsible parent or adult 16 years or older. 
  • A responsible adult is defined as someone aged 16 years or older and capable of supervising the child in a competent manner. 
  • Where children under the age of 8 years are accompanied by a responsible adult, a maximum number of two children per adult is permitted for children aged 4-7 years and one child per one adult if the child is under 4 years. 

The following will be refused entry to the pool (or possibly to the whole building at the discretion of the Operations Manager on duty);

  • any child who is, or appears to be, under the age of 8 years who is, or appears to be, unaccompanied by a responsible person 16 years or over
  • any child under the age of 8 years who is accompanied only by someone who is or appears to be under 16 years
  • any child under the age of 8 years who is accompanied by someone deemed not to be a responsible person
  • those who are, or are suspected to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • persons barred from the pool/building for previous misdemeanours
  • anyone deemed unfit to swim for health reasons
  • anyone without an adequate and decent swim wear
  • anyone who is abusive / violent on arrival
  • any person at the discretion of the operations/duty officer or the aquatics coordinator
  • anyone without a valid swim ticket or membership

Future pool closures

The pool will be closed on the following dates and times: 

DateTime of closurePool
Saturday 23 October11.00am - 1.00pmBoth pools
Saturday 20 November10.00am - 3.00pmBoth pools
Sunday 21 November11.00am - 3.00pmBoth pools
Sunday 28 November11.00am - 1.00pmMain pool
Sunday 19 December11.00am - 1.00pmMain Pool
Saturday 5 February 2022All dayBoth pools
Sunday 6 February 2022All dayBoth pools
Wednesday 9 March 20227.30am - 1.00pmBoth pools
Contact us
Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre
03000 268 488
Our address is:
  • Walkergate
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 1SW