Leisure centre re-opening information

Following government guidance and the latest industry standards it has been necessary to review our procedures, activities and session times.

Information on some of our web pages is under review and may not be current.

The gym at Dudley Leisure Centre is now open. Pre-booking required.

Up-to-date information, guidance, session times and FAQs are now available


Advice and Information

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Crystal Leisure Centre - 25 metre swimming pool opening times

Following government guidance and Swim England it has been necessary to implement the following rules and regulations.

Information and guidance

To visit the centre you must pre-book a session online or over the phone. You can book a maximum of one activity session per day.

  • All changing rooms are now mixed changing rooms.
  • The 25 metre swimming pools will operate as lane swimming only until further notice.
  • Lane swimming is for competent swimmers only.
  • Swimming is pre-bookable online for members or by phone for non-members.
  • Sessions are 60 minutes long with the pool closed for a 30-minute clean down between each session. Every day, the pool will close for a longer period in the day for a deep clean.
  • For rules on using the pool please see swimming etiquette below. 
  • Please arrive with your costume on underneath your clothes ready to swim.
  • Lockers are out of use. Please take your belongings onto the poolside in a bag.
  • Changing rooms may be limited and you are advised to shower at home.
  • Swimwear must be worn when showering.
  • All children 8 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. One adult must accompany up to two children under the age of eight. All swimmers must be competent swimmers to use the pool.

Opening times

Monday to Friday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am
12.00pm - 1.00pm
2.30pm - 3.30pm
4.00pm - 5.00pm
5.30pm - 6.30pm (last session on Wednesdays and Fridays)
7.00pm - 8.00pm
8.30pm - 9.30pm

Please note: Wednesdays & Fridays last session is 5.30pm - 6.30pm due to a swimming club accessing the pool

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am - 9.00am
9.30am - 10.30am
11.00am - 12.00pm
1.00pm - 2.00pm
2.30pm - 3.30pm
4.00pm - 5.00pm

Swimming etiquette

1. There will be double lanes in place to allow for safe distancing.
2. No diving is allowed.
3. Only 10 swimmers allowed per lane. 
4. Choose the correct lane for your ability - fast or medium paced.
5. Wait to enter the water if another swimmer is close by
6. Swim in a clockwise direction.
7. Butterfly stroke will not be allowed.
8. No overtaking others who are swimming.
9. Be aware of other swimmers entering the pool.
10. Keep rests to a minimum and no talking at the end of lanes.
11. If you have to rest please do so in the corner of the lane, allowing other swimmers safe distance to pass.
12. Show courtesy and consideration for others.
13. Please follow guidance given by the lifeguard.