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Swim memberships

Published February 26, 2021 12.00am


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

Our leisure centres are now open, in accordance with Covid 19 measures. Our programme will include gym, swim and outdoor fitness classes only. You can book online seven days in advance. 

For on-demand classes, daily workouts, challenges and run programmes download our Wellness app. Alternatively, see our information on how to keep active during lockdown.

How to join

Sign-up for a gym or swim membership 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 classes at any of the following leisure centres:

  • Freeman's Quay
  • The Louisa Centre (Stanley)
  • Spennymoor
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Teesdale
  • Chester-le-Street
  • 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- 15 years please see our Young Lifestyle membership.

Concessions include:

  • Under 19 years
  • Over 60 years
  • Registered disabled
  • A carer
  • In receipt of some benefits, including Income Support

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

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

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.

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