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Woodhouse Close 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

View the latest  Icon for pdf Woodhouse Close Swimming Pool timetable - Term time (from 20 January 2018) (PDF, 289.5kb)  or  Icon for pdf Woodhouse Close Swimming Pool timetable - Holidays (from 20 January 2018) (PDF, 342.7kb) .

The timetable is subject to change, and swim times may be disrupted due to activity set up - see our future pool closures information.   

Swimming lessons 

From babies to adults it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming programme. 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.

What's on in our pools

  • General swimming and ladies only swims - open to all, lots of water fun at various times throughout the week to suit your lifestyle.
  • Lane swimming - for an uninterrupted swim, ideal if you are swimming for fitness.
  • Aqua fit - dance, jog, jump and burn calories in our water based aerobics class. It's a low impact way to get fit.
  • Aqua cycle - an indoor cycling class taken into the water.
  • Aqua fighter - this high energy instructor led class is designed to adapt land based mixed martial arts and boxing exercises, drills, and routines, into a water based class that really gets the heart pumping.
  • Aqua jump - using underwater trampolines, this instructor led fitness class is a fun, high energy workout.
  • Gentle aqua - this is a great class if you are new or returning to exercise. Exercising in water gives you the support you need when you are looking for a class that is a little lower in intensity.
  • Ready, Sett, Splash - for adults and children aged 2-6 years, 30 mins instructor lead fun games followed by 30 mins free play. Meet Brock the Badger, our very own early years mascot and his friends as he learns to have fun in the pool.
  • Disability swimming - sessions open to anyone with a disability and their carers. Pool hoist and disabled changing rooms are available.
  • Splashtots - you, your baby or toddler, water, aquatoys and lots of fun. 
  • Aqua fun - bounce, boing and slide on inflatables, floats and other aquatoys. It's splashtastic fun for families and young people.
  • Aqua natal - gentle water exercise for mums-to-be.
  • Dementia friendly swimming.

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. 

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)
  • lockers - £1.00 refundable 
  • disabled changing room (ground floor) 
  • baby change 
  • swim items for sale from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 

Future pool closures

Our pools will be temporarily closed for events on these dates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

DateAreaTime closed
Saturday 12 May 2018Both poolsAll day
Sunday 13 May 2018Both poolsAll day


Contact us
Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex
03000 261 322
Our address is:
  • Woodhouse Lane
  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL14 6JX
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