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From Monday 12 June some of our leisure centre activity prices will increase. This is in line with our annual fees and charges report to harmonise pricing across our leisure centres. Please ask staff for more information. 

Swim memberships

Swimming memberships are a great option if you swim regularly, and don't use the gym or group exercise classes.

How to join

Sign up for or book a leisure centre activity online - the quickest and easiest way to get a leisure membership, or call into one of our leisure centres.

What's included in a swim membership

A swimming membership includes unlimited swimming (during general swimming times) and aqua exercise classes at any of the following leisure centres:

  • Chester-le-Street
  • Consett
  • Freeman's Quay
  • The Louisa Centre (Stanley)
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Peterlee
  • Spennymoor
  • Teesdale
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex

Who can join

If you are 16 years or above, you can take sign up for a swim membership. If you are 11 to 15 years please see our Young Lifestyle membership.

Concessions include:

  • under 19 years
  • over 60 years
  • disability
  • a carer
  • in receipt of some benefits, including Income Support

Visit Leisure centre pricing guide for a full list of eligibility criteria. 

Swim offers

Try our leisure centres for free with a three day complimentary pass. Simply call or visit your local  and ask for your free three day pass. Whether you prefer a workout in the gym, an exercise class or a dip in the pool our three day pass can help you find an activity that suits you. 

Swimming membership payments

We have a range of payment options to suit you, whether you would prefer to pay by monthly direct debit or an annual lump sum, find out about the different options below. 

12 month direct debit contract

If you commit to a 12 month swimming contract, you sign up to the membership for 12 months, with your membership payment taken out of your account by direct debit each month.

Membership typeMonthly payment
12 month Direct Debit contract£22.50
12 month Direct Debit contract - concessions£15.00
12 month Direct Debit contract - Corporate membership£18.50

No contract

If you do not want to commit to a 12 month swimming membership, you can now take advantage of our no-contract membership. 

This offers you the flexibility to use the swimming facilities for as long or as little as you want with a cancellation period of 30 days' notice.

Membership typeMonthly payment 
No contract£27.50
Concession no contract£20.00

Annual paid in full

If you wish to commit to a 12 month membership and would prefer to make one payment at the beginning of your contract you can pay an annual lump sum. This is instead of signing up to a monthly direct debit payment and full payment for the year will be taken when you sign up. 

Membership typeAnnual payment
Annual paid in full£270
Annual paid in full concession£180
Annual paid in full corporate membership£220

Membership queries

If you have any queries about your membership please ask at your local leisure centre. 

Terms and conditions

Full details of our terms and conditions can be found on our Leisure memberships - terms and conditions page. To cancel your membership, please contact your leisure centre.