Swimming What's On and Offers


Please see below for our What's On - Pool Timetable Description and Pool Classes

5 Swims for the Price of 3

Purchase 3 weekday swims and get 2 FREE
Available Monday - Friday, Noon - 4.00pm (Term Time)  10am - 2pm (School Holidays)
Collect your pass from reception and start saving today. All sessions must be taken within 2 weeks of first purchase


What's On - Pool Timetable Description

Lane Swimming
Lanes are sectioned off either in 25m lengthways or 18.5m widthways, as detailed in the table below:

Weekday 25 Metre 18.5 Metre 25 Metre 25 Metre
Monday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 5.00pm 5.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Masters and Adult lane swimming)
Tuesday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 3.00pm 3.00pm - 5.00pm  
Wednesday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 5.00pm 5.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Adult lane swimming)
Thursday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 5.00pm 5.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Masters and Adult lane swimming)
Friday 6.30am - 9.00am 9.00am - 5.00pm 3.00pm - 8.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm (Adult lane swimming)
Weekend 25 Metre
Saturday 8.00am - 1:15pm
Sunday 8.00am - 4.00pm

Lane Swimming is available between 1-3pm Monday to Friday term time.

Training Pool - 25 Metre Lane Swimming Session

Monday and Thursday, 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only)

During school holidays and on occasions we may change the pool complex timetable, which could affect lane swimming provision. Please check before your visit on 01325 406000.

Health and Fitness Classes in the Pool

Days/Times can be found on our Health and Fitness Timetable

Aqua Aerobics 
A workout to music whilst in the pool, performing various moves and exercises to get your heart pumping.

Supervised Swim
Our supervised swim session is a great way to build fitness and meet new people.

Aqua Natal 
A midwife led session giving you a range of water based exercises that are suitable during pregnancy.

Swimfit is a fun, cross training workout in the pool. Instructors lead you through your workout so you get the most out of your session. Supported by the water, you mix swimming, running and strengthening exercises in the pool to get a full body workout.



This is a high intensity energy blast in the water. Class length is 45 mins (30 mins workout with 15 mins add on session to the end of the workout that will target a certain body area e.g. abs). The session incorporates equipment including mitts, dumbbells, leg weights and woggles

 Aqua Circuits

 Water based circuits class with different stations around the pool for different water based exercises. Class length is 60mins in length. The session incorporates equipment including mitts, dumbbells, leg weights and woggles

Depth Charge

A deep water workout including some techniques for deep water running, some deep water aerobic exercises and deep water core and conditioning exercises. Class length is 45 mins. The session incorporates equipment including aqua jogging belts, mitts, dumbbells and woggles. 

Adult Lane Swimming Session
The whole of the 25 metre pool is divided into lanes, to enable swimming in peace and quiet without distraction.

Fin's Splash Time - Under 5's
Fun in our training pool with our qualified staff (Level 2 Swim Instructor).  Plus you can tie in a half price visit to Under the Sea (Soft Play Area) to complete your morning.  Parents/guardians must get into the pool with their child.  Term time only.

Swim4Life Lessons
The Dolphin Centre Swim4Life Scheme is based upon a framework known as the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS).
The NPTS has been produced by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), the UK’s National Governing Body for all Aquatic Disciplines. We offer swimming lessons for children and adults.  For full details on our lessons visit our Swimming Lessons page.

Darlington Masters
For adult swimmers (18 years and over) who wish to improve their fitness and stroke technique. 
For further information and contact details see the Darlington Dolphin Masters website (website currently unavailable) [external link].

Darlington Amateur Swimming Club (DASC)
The main focus of the swimming section of DASC is to encourage competitive swimming. The club mostly caters for children and young people, but may have limited spaces available for older experienced swimmers. Children should have reached at least Level 7 on the NPTS (or equivalent) before applying to join.  For further details visit Darlington Amateur Swimming Club [external link]

For more details on our swim programme telephone 01325 406411, email HealthyDarlington@darlington.gov.uk or speak to a member of our team.

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