Swimming Pool


No activities available on Mon 10th Dec 2018

Sauna and Steam Room Now Open

You can now enjoy a relaxing Sauna and Steam when you come for a swim at Sport Central. Located on poolside, the new sauna and steam room is free for members and is included in the cost of a swim for non-members.

Memberships are available for everyone, including staff and members of the public. Membership prices start from just £24/month for full access (including gym, pool, classes and climbing).

Click here to purchase a membership

Womens Only Swim

Every Thursday 10am-11am is out Women Only Swim Session. Due to staffing arrangements, male lifeguards may on duty.

Customer Notice

From Thursday 26 July 2018 Womens Only Swimming will change times to be at 14:00-15:00. This will be the same every week throughout summer until 2 September 2018.


Sport Central will be closed on the following bank holidays:

Summer bank holiday: Monday 27 August

Swimming Pool, Sauna and Steam Room Opening Times:

Monday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00

Tuesday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00

Wednesday: 07:00 - 12:00 and 17:00-19:00

Thursday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00

Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 19:00

Saturday: 07:00 - 09:00 and 15:00 - 17:00

Sunday: 07:00 - 09:00 and 15:00 - 17:00

Please visit our Facility Charges page for casual swim prices.

Pool Standards

The 25m, 6 lane pool has been constructed with a movable floor which enables the depth to be changed between 1.25-2 metres making it the perfect environment for both beginners and advanced swimmers alike. Sport Central also hosts regional and national swimming galas. The swimming pool also uses UV filtration which enables us to minimise the quantity of chemicals used thereby improving everyone’s swimming experience.

Please also note,

  • A minimum of 3 lanes out of 6 will always be available during our pool opening hours.
  • Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult (over 16 years) and supervised (one adult to a maxium of two children). It is recommended that children under the age of 5 are supervised on a one-to-one basis.
  • Sport Central reserves the right to change scheduled public sessions and lane allocation at short notice.

Aquatic Sports

Northumbria Sport have a number of clubs that make use of the Swimming Pool; to find out more about them and how you can get involved, click on the links below:

Booking Information

To purchase a membership for our NORTH programme, which includes unlimited use of the Swimming Pool, please visit our memberships page

For casual swim prices, please pay at Sport Central reception upon arrival. For more information about our Swimming Pool or any of the facilities, please call Sport Central reception on 0191 227 4700.