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Freeman's Quay 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

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.

Pool closures this month

DatePoolTime closed
Sunday 22 DecemberBoth pools8.00am to 12.00 noon

 

or

Times for Sunday 15 December 2019

Day
Time
Activity
Pool
Sunday
8.00am - 11.00am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Sunday
9.00am - 2.30pm
General swim
Small pool
Sunday
11.00am - 4.30pm
General swim
Main pool
Sunday
11.00am - 4.30pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Sunday
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Sunday
2.30pm - 6.30pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Sunday
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Monday
6.30am - 7.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Monday
6.30am - 8.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Monday
6.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Monday
9.00am - 12.00pm
Splashtots
Small pool
Monday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Monday
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Monday
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Monday
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Monday
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Durham Otters Disability Swim Club
Small pool
Monday
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Monday
9.00pm - 10.00pm
University swim club
Main pool
Tuesday
6.30am - 8.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Tuesday
6.30am - 6.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Tuesday
6.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Tuesday
9.00am - 12.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Tuesday
9.45am - 10.45am
Aqua fit
Main pool
Tuesday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Tuesday
3.00pm - 4.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Tuesday
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Tuesday
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Tuesday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Tuesday
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Wednesday
6.30am - 7.30am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Wednesday
6.30am - 6.30pm
General swim
Main pool
Wednesday
6.30am - 6.30pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Wednesday
7.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Wednesday
9.00am - 12.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Wednesday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Wednesday
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Wednesday
4.00pm - 8.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Wednesday
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Wednesday
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Masters sessions
Main pool
Wednesday
10.00pm - 10.45pm
University swim club
Main pool
Thursday
6.30am - 8.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Thursday
6.30am - 6.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Thursday
6.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Thursday
9.00am - 12.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Thursday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Thursday
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Thursday
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Thursday
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Thursday
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Adult swim
Main pool
Friday
6.30am - 7.30am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Friday
6.30am - 9.30pm
General swim
Main pool
Friday
6.30am - 7.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Friday
7.30am - 9.00am
University swim club
Main pool
Friday
9.00am - 12.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Friday
9.45am - 10.45am
Aqua fit
Main pool
Friday
12.00pm - 1.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Friday
1.00pm - 3.00pm
School swim
Small pool
Friday
3.00pm - 4.00pm
General swim
Small pool
Friday
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Learn to swim
Main pool
Friday
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Friday
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Friday
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Learn to swim
Small pool
Friday
9.30pm - 10.30pm
University water polo
Main pool
Saturday
8.00am - 10.00am
Durham City Amateur Swim Club
Main pool
Saturday
8.00am - 9.00am
Lane swim
Main pool
Saturday
9.00am - 2.15pm
General swim
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 - 2.00pm
Lane swim
Main pool
Saturday
1.00pm - 2.15pm
General swim
Small pool
Saturday
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Fun session
Main pool
Saturday
2.30pm - 4.00pm
General swim
Main pool
Saturday
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Splashtots
Small pool
Saturday
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Available for hire
Small pool
Saturday
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Triathlon club
Main pool

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
Child / concession£2.80
Under 1s£1.00
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 Fitness 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

Family swim sessions

Splash tots

Age range: zero to five years

Help your baby or toddler develop their confidence, including toys for lots of fun.

Cost: £4.00 (includes one adult and one child)

Fun sessions

Age range: under eight's in the small pool and over eight's in the main pool.

Toys, rafts and floats are in the pool to create a splashing time for children to enjoy during fun sessions.

GroupPrice
Adult non thrive card holder / thrive card holder£4.20 / £3.80
Child£2.80

Swimming lessons 

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.

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 0.5m - 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

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

Future pool closures

DatePoolTime closed
Thursday 16 January 2020Both pools12.00 noon to 2.30pm
Thursday 23 January 2020Both pools11.00am to 1.30pm
Saturday 8 February 2020Both poolsAll day
Sunday 9 February 2020Both poolsAll day

 

Contact us
Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre
03000 268 488
Our address is:
  • Walkergate
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 1SW
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