Swimming Pool



Sport Central is closed on ALL bank holidays. Please see facilities page for all dates. 

Please note, the Swimming Pool at Sport Central will be closed from Monday 20 May until Monday June 10 2024 for essential maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

Our Swimming Pool is currently set to 2.0m, we are unable to change this until after the essential maintenance period. 


Swimming Pool Times:

Please visit our Facility Charges page for casual swim prices.

Just TRY Swimming

Northumbria students can join our 8 week Just TRY swimming programme for novices or complete beginners. Find out more here. 

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.
  • Infants under the age of five years, or who appear to be under five, are only admitted to the facility when accompanied by a parent or a responsible person who must be at least sixteen years of age on a one to one basis.
  • Children under the age of eight but older than four, are only admitted to the facility (swimming pool) when accompanied by a parent or a responsible person who must be at least sixteen years of age on a one to two basis.
  • Accompanying adults must not leave children under the age of eight unattended.
  • Sport Central reserves the right to change scheduled public sessions and lane allocation at short notice.

Sauna & Steam Room

Our Sauna and Steam Room are opening during the public pool hours and can be accessed with a Pay As You Go swimming session or is included in your Fitness Membership

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 Fitness Membership, which includes unlimited use of the Swimming Pool, please visit our memberships page

For casual swim prices, please book and pay on the NUSport APP or online. 

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