Swimming

Man Swimming

We have swimming pools in two of our sports centres - Moorways Sports Complex and Queen's Leisure Centre. We run a range of casual swimming sessions, including Adult only swim, Family swim and Adult and toddler.

We also run swimming lessons for all ages and abilities.

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Swimming pool opening times

 Queen's Leisure CentreMoorways Swimming Pool
Monday 7.00am to 5.30pm 7.00am to 7.30pm (8.00pm to 8.40pm lane swim)
Tuesday 7.00am to 7.45pm 7.00am to 6.00pm (6.00pm to 8.00pm women only)
Wednesday 7.00am to 6.00pm 7.00am to 7.30pm (7.00pm to 8.40pm – Adults only Lane Swim)
Thursday 7.00am to 6.45pm 7.00am to 8.30pm
Friday 7.00am to 7.45pm (8.00pm to 9.00pm adult only) 7.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm and 8.00pm to 9.00pm 9.00am to 4.00pm (8.00am to 9.00am – Adults only Lane Swim)

Please note: during certain times of the day, our pools close to the public to allow for swimming lessons and other closed sessions. Swimming pools maybe open later than the above times for Aqua classes and private hire. Please see our swimming programmes for all public swimming times.

Swimming times may change during school holidays, Bank Holidays, and over Christmas and the New Year - please contact the sports centre for more information.

Pool programme changes 2014

We will where possible try to display changes to our pool programme with advance notice. At times, pools may be closed at short notice for reasons out of our control and may not be displayed on the web pages.   We advise that customers call the swimming pool venue prior to their journey.

Easter 2014
For Easter Pool Programme please click here.

Pool Programme Changes - Queens Leisure Centre

Friday 25 April - 8pm to 9pm Lane swimming cancelled

Saturday 26 April - 9am to 4pm public swimming transferred to Moorways Sports Centre

Sunday 27 April - 9am to 4pm public swimming transferred to Moorways Sports Centre

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


 

Group exercise classes in our swimming pools

We run group exercises in our swimming pools at Queen's Leisure Centre and Moorways Sports Centre, including:

  • Aqua Zumba
  • Aqua Fit
  • Aqua Natal.

These sessions are free with a 'Workout' membership, and cost the price of a Concessionary Swim if you just have a 'Swim' membership.

Aqua Zumba®

Available at Queen's Leisure Centre.

  • Monday: 6.45pm to 7.30pm in the Family Pool
  • Friday: 12.15pm to 1.00pm in the Family Pool

Known as the Zumba® 'pool party', the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout.

The Aqua Zumba class blends the Zumba philosophy and traditional aqua fitness together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's toning, good for your heart and lungs, and exhilarating. 

Booking is recommended. Members can book up to seven days in advance and non members up to five days in advance. No equipment needed just bring your regular swimming costume and enjoy the fun! Suitable for 14 year olds and over.

Aqua Fit

Aerobics in water. Easy on your joints yet tones your muscles. Great if you need to lose weight or have limited mobility. Weights available - ask the instructor.

  • Tuesday: 12 noon to 12.45pm in the Family Pool
  • Tuesday: 8pm to 9pm in the Family Pool
  • Wednesday: 6.45pm to 7.30pm in the Family Pool
  • Sunday: 2.15pm to 3pm in the Family Pool

Aqua Natal

A fun, relaxing water based exercise class suitable both during and after pregnancy.

  • Monday: 11.15am to 12 noon in the Family Pool
  • Thursday: 6.45pm to 7.30pm in the Gala Pool

 

Queen's Leisure Centre pool programme

Queen's Leisure Centre
TimeSessionPool

Monday

  
7.00am to 5.30pm

Lane Swim and Just Swim
Three lanes. 

Gala pool
11.15am to 12noon

Aqua Natal
A fun, relaxing water based exercise class suitable both during and after pregnancy.

Family pool
12 noon to 1.15pm Women Only
For 14 year olds and over. We cannot guarantee there will be a female lifeguard - we recommend you contact the pool before your visit.
Family pool
6.45pm to 7.30pm

Aqua Zumba
Fun, exhilarating workout for all abilities.

Family pool


Tuesday

7.00am to 7.45pm Lane Swim
Three lanes. 
Gala pool
7.00am to 7.45pm Just Swim
For all swimmers.
Gala pool
7.30am to 9.00am Women Only
For 14 year olds and over. We cannot guarantee there will be a female lifeguard - we recommend you contact the pool before your visit.
Family pool
12 noon to 12.45pm Aqua Fit
Aerobics in the water. Easy on your joints yet tones your muscles. Great if you need to lose weight or you have limited mobility.

Family pool

12 noon to 1.00pm Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age.
Teaching pool
8.00pm to 9.00pm Aqua Fit
Aerobics in the water. Easy on your joints yet tones your muscles. Great if you need to lose weight or you have limited mobility. 
Family pool


Wednesday

   
7.00am to 6.00pm Lane Swim
Three lanes. 
Gala pool
7.00am to 6.00pm Just Swim
For all swimmers.
Gala pool
10.15am to 11.15am b-You Swimming
Open swimming session for b-You clients. 
Family pool
6.45pm to 7.30pm Aqua Fit WaterWorks
Effective total-body workout, you can choose your intensity level.
Family pool


Thursday

7.00am to 6.45pm Lane Swim
Three lanes. 
Gala pool
7.00am to 6.45pm Just Swim
For all swimmers. 
Gala pool
10.15am to 11.15am b-You Aqua
Activity session for b-You customers or people looking for a gentle activity.
Family pool
12 noon to 1.00pm

Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age.

Teaching Pool
12 noon to 1.15pm Women Only
For 14 year olds and over. We cannot guarantee there will be a female lifeguard - we recommend you contact the pool before your visit. 
Family pool
6.45pm to 7.30pm Aqua Natal
A fun, relaxing water based exercise class suitable both during and after pregnancy .
Gala pool


Friday

7.00am to 7.45pm Lane Swim
Three lanes. 
Gala pool
7.00am to 7.45pm

Just Swim
For all swimmers.

Gala pool
12.15pm to 1.00pm Aqua Zumba
Fun, exhilarating workout for all abilities.
Family pool
8.00pm to 9.00pm Lane Swim, Adult only
Three lanes. For 14 year olds and over.
Gala pool


Saturday

9.00am to 1.00pm Lane Swim and Just Swim
Three lanes. 
Gala pool
1.00pm to 4.00pm Splash Session
Have fun swimming and splashing around, suitable for families and all swimming abilities. 
Gala pool
2.15pm to 3.30pm Splish Splash 
Perfect for young families or those looking for a gentle swim. 
Teaching pool
3.30pm to 4.30pm Inflatable Session
Have fun with out giant inflatables or floats. For eight to 16 year olds, must be strong swimmers*.
Family pool
3.45pm to 5.00pm Party Hire
Teaching pool


Sunday

9.00am to 1.00pm Lane Swim and Just Swim
Three lanes.
Gala pool
9.00am to 3.00pm Splish Splash
Perfect for young families or those looking for a gentle swim. 
Teaching pool
1.00pm to 4.00pm Splash Session
Have fun swimming and splashing around, suitable for families and all swimming abilities.
Gala pool
2.15pm to 3.00pm Aqua Fit
Aerobics in the water. Easy on your joints yet tones your muscles. Great if you need to lose weight or you have limited mobility. 
Family pool
3.00pm to 4.00pm Party Hire Family and Teaching pool
8.00pm to 9.00pm Lane Swim Gala pool

*Please note for Inflatable sessions, children may be asked to complete a water assessment to ensure they are strong swimmers to take part in the activity.

Moorways Swimming Pool's public swimming programme

Moorways Swimming Pool
TimeSessionPool

Monday

7.00am to 9.00am

Lane Swim
33m lanes, all pool.

Main pool
9.00am to 1.30pm

Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.

Main pool
9.00am to 7.30pm Just Swim
For all swimmers*
Main Pool
12 noon to 1.00pm Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age. 
Teaching pool
4.00pm to 5.00pm Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.
Main pool
7.40pm to 8.40pm

Aqua Fit
Aerobics in the water. Easy on your joints yet tones your muscles. Great if you need to lose weight or you have limited mobility, shallow.

Main pool
7.45pm to 8.45pm SwimFit
Fitness swim session in one lane.
Main pool
8.00pm to 8.40pm Lane Swim
Lane Swim 25m lanes, deep end  
 Main pool


Tuesday

   
7.00am to 9.00am

Lane Swim
33m lanes, all pool.
7am to 7.30am only half of Main Pool available due to club users.

Main pool
9.00am to 5.30pm Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.
Main pool
9.00am to 6.00pm Just Swim
For all swimmers*
Main pool
12 noon to 1.00pm

Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age.

Teaching pool
12.30pm to 1pm

SwimFit
Fitness swim session in one lane.

Main pool
6.00pm to 8.00pm

Women Only
For 14 year olds and over. We cannot guarantee there will be a female lifeguard - we recommend you contact the pool before your visit. Shallow until 6.30pm then all pool.

Main pool


Wednesday

 

 

 
7.00am to 9.00am  Lane Swim
33m lanes, all pool.
Main pool
9.00am to 3.00pm Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.
Main pool
9.00am to 7.30pm Just Swim
For all swimmers*
Main pool
12 noon to 1.00pm Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age.
Teaching pool
4.00pm to 5.00pm Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.
Main pool
7.00pm to 8.45pm

Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.

Main pool
7.30pm to 8.30pm Aqua Fit
Aerobics in the water. Easy on your joints yet tones your muscles. Great if you need to lose weight or you have limited mobility, shallow.
Main pool
7.30pm to 8.30pm SwimFit
Fitness swim session in one lane.
 Main Pool


Thursday

   
7.00am to 9.00am Lane Swim
33m lanes, all pool.
7am to 7.30am only half of Main Pool available due to club users.
Main pool
9.30am to 5.30pm Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.
Main pool
9.00am to 8.30pm Just Swim
For all swimmers*
Main pool
12 noon to 1.00pm

Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age.

Teaching pool


Friday

   
7.00am to 9.00am Lane Swim
33m lanes, all pool.
Main pool
9.00am to 4.30pm

Lane swim
25m lanes, deep end.

Main pool
9.00am to 8.00pm

Just Swim
For all swimmers*

Main pool
12.30pm to 1pm

 SwimFit
Fitness swim session in one lane.

Main pool
12 noon to 1.00pm

Love 2 Splash
Fun for babies and parents in this dedicated session to build confidence at an early age.

Teaching Pool


Saturday

   
9.00am to 12 noon

Just Swim
For all swimmers.

Main pool
9.00am to 12 noon Lane Swim
25m lanes, deep end.
Main pool
12 noon to 4.00pm Splash Session
Have fun swimming and splashing around, suitable for families and all swimming abilities.
Main pool
1.00pm to 4.00pm

Splish Splash  
Perfect for young families or those looking for a gentle swim

Teaching pool
4.00pm to 6.00pm

Splash Parties

Teaching pool


Sunday

   
8.00am to 9.00am Lane Swim
33m lanes, all pool.
Main pool
9.00am to 1.00pm

Just Swim
For all swimmers, all pool.

Main pool
9.00am to 4.00pm Splish Splash
Perfect for young families or those looking for a gentle swim.
Teaching pool
1.00pm to 4.00pm

Splash Session
Have fun swimming and splashing around, suitable for families and all swimming abilities.

Main pool

* Please note that education swimming and Learn to Swim lessons may take place in these sessions.

Can anyone use your swimming pools?

You don't have to be a member to use our swimming pools, you can just turn up and pay for your session. If you want to use our pools more than once or twice a week you may find that our great value bfit memberships or Passport to Leisure cards will save you money.

Please download and read our Safe swimming guide, child admission policy and swimwear policy before you swim.

Swimming session prices - April 2013 to March 2014

 StandardConcessionaryPassportConcessionary Passport
Swim

£3.20

£2.35 £2.60 £1.85
Aqua Fit – one hour £4.50 £3.30 £4.05 £2.80
Aqua Fit – 45 minute £3.40 £2.50 £3.20 £2.30
Active Living £2.45 £2.45 £2.05 £2.05
Splashout Fun £3.20 £2.35 £2.60 £1.85
Spectators Free Free Free Free
  • Concessionary: Under 16 year olds, over 60 year olds, unemployed and disabled people.
  • Active Living: For over 50 year olds, only available 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Recreation Passport holders: Free swimming from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday during casual swimming sessions.
  • Four year olds and under: Swim for free.

Man with disability, swimming Access

Moorways Swimming Pool and Queen's Leisure Centre have:

  • ramped or level entry into the centre
  • automatic doors
  • hearing induction loop
  • minicom service
  • braille and tactile signs (Moorways Swimming Pool only)
  • pool hoists
  • easy access steps (Moorways Swimming Pool only)
  • changing rooms and toilets for disabled people
  • disabled person's parking
  • free admission for carers if they are helping a disabled person take part in an activity.

Contact our swimming pools

Moorways Swimming Pool – part of Moorways Sports Complex

Visit our Moorways Sport Complex page for more information about the swimming pool.

b-active logo Queen’s Leisure Centre

Visit our Queen's Leisure Centre page for more information about the swimming pool.

Gayton Swimming Pool, Lonsdale Swimming Pool and Woodlands Swimming Pool are also open to the public. Please visit their websites for more information including prices and session times.

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