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Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre temporary pool closure

Published August 30, 2017 8.28am


There is an exciting new development happening at Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre. We have secured Sport England funding to develop our pool programme and to improve the leisure centre, which will include a newly refurbished reception area and a changing village.

When will the pool close and re-open?

To allow us to complete these works along with other essential pool maintenance, the pool will be closed to the public and aqualearn from Monday 4 September 2017 and will reopen in the New Year. 

Other pools in the area

You can see a list of other swimming pools in the area on the Swimming page.

What if I am an aqualearn customer?

You will already have received a letter from us explaining about the change to lessons. As a valued aqualearn customer we are keen to make sure that we meet your needs during this closure period by offering you the following options:

Continue your aqualearn lessons

If you would like to continue with our aqualearn programme, lessons will be delivered predominantly at Bullion School Swimming pool in Chester-le-Street and with some lessons also occurring at Freeman Quay's Leisure Centre in Durham.  We have ensured that 100% of our lessons can be delivered - download Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street temporary Aqualearn timetable (PDF, 395.4kb) . This timetable information in relation to changes will also be available from Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre. Please note that due to pool availability unfortunately there may be some changes to your current lesson day and /or time. 

Freeze your aqualearn payments and resume lessons after the closure

If you pay by direct debit, upon your request we will freeze your account for the period of September, October, November and December. Payment and lessons at Chester-le-Street pool will recommence from week beginning Tuesday 2 January, 2018.

If you pay on a quarterly basis and your latest payment covers any period when the pool is closed we will automatically extend the end date of the arrangement to make sure you receive your full quota of lessons for which you have pre-paid. However if your payments are due in September then we will require a full payment of £67.00 to secure your place on the course from January onwards.

What happens next?

We will assume that you are happy to continue with the programme in your allocated venue and timeslot, detailed in Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street temporary Aqualearn timetable (PDF, 395.4kb)  unless we hear from you by Monday 14 August. If you wish to freeze your membership please contact us.

If you do remain with the programme we will be in touch with you in August with all the information you need regarding your temporary pool facility. During the closure you will also be able to continue to access our inclusive public general swimming at our other pool facilities, including your nearest site of Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre. Full programme details for our other swimming pools are available on our Swimming page.

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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