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School swimming pools


We provide a wide range of aquatic activities across seven school swimming pools, including aqua aerobics, water babies and children's fun aquatic clubs.

Of the seven swimming pools listed below, the majority are all 1 metre depth learner pools, 15 metres in length and 6 metres wide. Wolsingham pool has a 2 metre depth at one end and is 20 metres in length and Seaview pool is only 12 metres in length and has gradual entry steps. Bullion Lane has a fully accessible room and hoist into the pool. 

Our school swimming pools

The following information sheets include a description of each pool including its facilities, contact details, details of school use and community use.

Pricing list

Please note that Wolsingham School and Community College Swimming Pool have a separate pricing structure which is available on their website (the details are included on their information sheet above):

School swimming development

We have formed a School Swimming Management Group with the aim of maintaining a coordinated county-wide primary school swimming program. The group comprises of headteachers and business managers from all of the schools with swimming pools. The group is fully committed to sustaining a high quality swimming program and understands the value of this important life-skill. The program is run on a non-profit basis.

Figures from 2016 show that 72% of children leaving our primary schools are able to swim a minimum of 25 metres (the main national indicator), as well as demonstrating safety in the water. This stands at 14% above the national average, proving that consistent standards of teaching and a coordinated approach can raise the level of pupil achievement.

Contact us
School swimming development
03000 265 819
Our address is:
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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