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Leisure pool - rapids

The rapids are currently out of action due to a technical fault. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

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Easing of restrictions in leisure centres

Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions, we are pleased to be able to offer a more comprehensive programme at our centres but we will continue to take a cautious approach on how we operate. Please visit the individual centres webpages for times, sessions and other useful information.

Please be advised that, due to the on-going Covid situation, we are experiencing staffing shortages. Therefore, sessions may be cancelled or restricted at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dudley Council
Dudley Skyline

Leisure pool and 25m pool opening times

The centre has recently undergone refurbishment works to the 25 metre pool and changing rooms which offer improved changing, toilet and shower facilities. The leisure pool and 25 metre pool have now re-opened.

The leisure pool offers fun and enjoyment for the whole family. With waves, rapids, slides, fan sprays and other water features you're guaranteed a fun-filled day out. Our 25m pool caters for those wanting a more serious swim or just want to improve their swimming technique.

Swimming is probably the best form of all round exercise available. It’s also a great way to relax and refresh yourself after a stressful day.

Session type

  • Public (general swim) swim: Open to all members of the public. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions during the school holidays
  • Family Swim (families only): For adults with families only. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions during the school holidays when accompanied by a responsible adult aged 16 years and above
  • Family fun disability session: This session is for people with disabilities, special educational needs, ASD and their families. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions during the school holidays.
  • Early morning lane swim (25 metre pool): For competent swimmers who want to do lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
  • Lane swimming (25 metre pool): For competent swimmers who want to do lane swimming.

Leisure pool times

Term time

Day Times
Monday 

12pm - 8pm

Tuesday

12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 8pm

Wednesday

12pm - 8pm

Thursday

12pm - 5:30pm 

6pm - 8pm - Family Fun Disability Session

Friday

12pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday  9am - 5pm

 

School holidays

The following times are for public lane swimming.

Please note: the rapids are currently out of action due to a technical fault. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Day Times
Monday 9am - 12.30pm family swim
1.30pm - 5pm public swim (last admission 3.45pm)
Tuesday 9am - 12.30pm family swim
1.30pm - 5pm public swim (last admission 3.45pm)
Wednesday 9am - 12.30pm family swim
1.30pm - 5pm public swim (last admission 3.45pm)
Thursday 9am - 12.30pm family swim
1.30pm - 5pm public swim (last admission 3.45pm)
Friday 9am - 1pm family swim (last admission 11.45am)
2pm - 4pm family fun disability session
Saturday 9am - 12.30pm family swim
1.30pm - 5pm public swim (last admission 3.45pm)
Sunday 9am - 12.30pm family swim
1.30pm - 5pm public swim (last admission 3.45pm)

Times may be subject to change.

Please note: It is anticipated there will be high demand for the leisure pool with extensive queues outside. Waiting times could exceed an hour. There may be occasions where the queue will be stopped prior to the last ticket time (depending on demand) and no further customers will be allowed in for that session.

Car parking in Tesco and the Ryemarket is only free for two hours.

Unfortunately it is not possible to pre-book sessions.

25m pool times

Term Time

The following times are for public lane swimming:

Day Times
Monday

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.00pm - 1.00pm 
7.15pm - 9.30pm 

Tuesday

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
9.30am - 1.00pm 
3.30pm - 6.45pm 
8.00pm - 9.30pm 

Wednesday 7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.00pm - 1.00pm 
Thursday

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.00pm - 1.00pm 
3.30pm - 6.45pm 
8.00pm - 9.30pm

Friday

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.00pm - 1.15pm 
3.00pm - 4.00pm 

Saturday 7.45am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.30pm - 5.00pm 
Sunday 7.45am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.00pm - 5.00pm 

Times may be subject to change.

School Holidays

The following times are for public lane swimming:

Day Times
Saturday 23 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.30pm -5.00pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Sunday 24 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
12.30pm -5.00pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Monday 25 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
5.00pm - 9.30pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Tuesday 26 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
5.00pm - 9.30pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Wednesday 27 October 7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
5.00pm  7.00pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)
Thursday 28 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
5.00pm - 9.30pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Friday 29 October 7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
5.00pm - 7.00pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)
Saturday 30 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
9.00pm -5.00pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Sunday 31 October

7.15am - 9.00am Early morning lane swimming (pre-booking or online facility available)
9.00pm -5.00pm Lane swimming (no pre-booking required)

Times may be subject to change.

25 metre pool - swimming etiquette

To ensure that your lane swimming session is a pleasant one, we would be grateful if you could adhere to the following rules:

  • Please comply with centre conditions of entry and any poolside signage
  • Please follow guidance given by the lifeguard
  • Choose the correct lane for your ability - slow, fast or medium paced
  • Be willing to switch lanes if your swimming speed is not similar to others in the lane
  • Wait until the swimmers have turned and pushed off before entering the pool
  • Swim clockwise / anticlockwise according to the lane that you are in
  • Be aware of others swimmers entering the pool
  • If you have to rest please do so in the corner of the lane, allowing other swimmers to pass safely
  • Be conscious of oncoming swimmers and only overtake when it is safe to do so
  • Show courtesy and consideration to others at all times
  • Please note that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

Free swimming

Free swimming is available during Dudley borough school holidays for residents aged 16 and under. Registration is required. Please visit Free Swimming for more information.

Free swimming will re-commence this October half term on Saturday 23 October and will run until Sunday 31 October 2021 inclusive.

Family fun disability sessions

Session times at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres

Our Family fun disability sessions offer the chance to enjoy swimming in a supportive and friendly environment. The sessions are for people with disabilities, special educational needs, ASD and their families.

Sessions take place at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres as follows:

Term-time
Crystal Leisure Centre: Every Thursday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Dudley borough school holidays
Dudley Leisure Centre: Every Wednesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Crystal Leisure Centre: Every Friday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Please be aware that this is not a coached session and children under the age of eight must be accompanied in and out of the water by a responsible person aged at least 16 years old.

We are pleased to announce that throughout Dudley borough school holidays we  offer Free Swimming, therefore eligible children (aged 16 and below), can swim for free in the Family Fun Disability Sessions. To be eligible, you must register at www.freeswimindudley.co.uk.

Numbers are limited, so entry will be on a first come first served basis.

Aquanatal

Cancelled until further notice at all centres

Aquanatal sessions are available at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres. Check out our session times.

Swimming Rules

Please see swimming etiquette above for lane swimming guidance

  • All persons aged 8 and over may enter the pools unaccompanied
  • All children under the age of 8 years old must be accompanied into the water by an adult or responsible person over 16 years of age. One adult may accompany up to two children under 8
  • All children aged 8 years and over must use their appropriate changing rooms at all times

During peak period sessions in the leisure pool, customers may be required to queue and sessions are limited to a maximum of one hour.

The lockers are £1 coin returnable. Customers will require a £1 coin to operate the lockers which is returnable once the locker is opened. Please ensure that you collect your coin from the lock before leaving the locker.