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Leisure centres updated information - 19 July 2021

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.

Details regarding activities, times and other useful information are now available.

Dudley Council
Dudley Skyline

Following the governments announcement regarding the easing of restrictions we are pleased to be able to offer a more comprehensive swimming programme.

General information and guidance

  • The changing rooms are no longer mixed changing rooms and have reverted back to separate male and female changing facilities
  • Shower and locker facilities are available
  • The 7.15am - 8.15am lane swimming session is for adults only and can be pre-booked
  • Swimming is pre-bookable online for members or by phone for non-members
  • For rules on using the lanes please see swimming etiquette below
  • 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
  • Children aged 8 years and over must use the changing room appropriate to their gender.

Session type - school holidays

Adult only lane swim: For adults only who want to do lane swimming
Adult only swim: For adults only. Lane swimming is not available
Adult only (lane and open water): For adults only. The pool will be split and have lanes and open water
Public (general swim) swim: Open to all members of the public. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions
Family Swim (families only): For adults with families only. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions when accompanied by a responsible adult aged 16 years and above
Family fun disability session: For families and their children who have disabilities or special educational needs. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions.

Swimming pool opening hours - Thursday 22 July to Wednesday 1 September 2021

For pool opening hours and session times please see the downloadable copy below. 

Free swimming

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

Family fun disability sessions

Session times at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen 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 and their families.

Sessions will take place at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres during Dudley borough summer holidays. The sessions will run weekly during the holidays: 

Dudley Leisure Centre: With effect from 24 July, every Saturday 4.00pm to 6.00pm and from 28 July, every Wednesday 4.05pm to 5.05pm
Crystal Leisure Centre:  Start date to be confirmed. Sessions will run every Friday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Halesowen Leisure Centre:  Every Thursday from 29 July, 3.00pm to 4.00pm and every Friday from 30 July, 3.15pm to 4.30pm.

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 summer holidays, we are offering Free Swimming, therfore 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.ukCustomers who are not eligible must pay the normal admission fee.

Swimming etiquette for lane swimming

Swimming etiquette for lane swimming

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.

Opening hours - term time

Main pool opening hours (term time)

Monday 
7.15am - 8.15am Adults only
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm

Tuesday 
7.15am - 8.15am Adults only
9.00am - 9.45am Aquafit - lane swimming will no take place at this time
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm

Wednesday 
7.15am - 8.15am Adults only
8.45am - 9.45am

Thursday 
7.15am - 8.15am Adults only
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm
4.15pm - 5.15pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Friday 
7.15am - 8.15am Adults only
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm
4.15pm - 5.15pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Saturday 
1.15pm - 2.15pm* Family splash swimming session
2.45pm - 3.45pm* Family splash swimming session
4.15pm - 5.15pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Sunday 
7.15am - 8.15am Adults only
8.45am - 9.45am* Family splash swimming session
10.15am - 11.15am* Family splash swimming session
11.45am - 12.45pm

* Please see additional information below for further details. 

Family splash swimming sessions - term time

The centre has introduced family splash swimming sessions into it's pool programme.

The sessions will take place at various times throughout the week in both the learner pool and the main pool. The learner pool will be available for one family to attend (per session) and the main pool will be split into two sections for two families to attend (per session). Social distancing measures will be in place.

To book a session please contact the centre on 01384 812800 (option 1). A payment of £13.40 per session will be required when booking. This fee permits up to four family members to swim - see guidance notes below. A maximum of 6 people per family are permitted but the additional family members must pay the appropriate fee and be from the same household.  

Please note: Discounts are not available with this session and memberships are not applicable.

Information and guidance - family splash swimming sessions

  • A family can consist of either: Two adults and two children or one adult and up to three children (one of the children must be aged eight years and above). A maximum of six people per family is permitted but these additional members must pay the appropriate fees and must be from the same family household.
  • An adult refers to a responsible person aged sixteen years of age and above.
  • The learner pool will only be booked for families with a child/children under the age of eight years of age.
  • Families attending the family splash swimming session will not be permitted to transfer to the other pool.
  • Families must remain in their designated swimming area. You will be advised of this on arrival at the centre.
  • Please arrive with your costume on underneath your clothes ready to swim.
    The changing rooms are now mixed changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are currently out of use.
  • Lockers are out of use. Please take your belongings onto the poolside in a bag.
  • All family members must be from the same household.
  • Family splash swimming sessions can only be booked over the telephone.
  • Families must queue outside the centre before their session and must follow social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • Lifeguards are not permitted to give out any swimming aids.
  • No discounts are available in these sessions. All members must pay the full rate to access the family splash swimming sessions.
  • Please see information and guidance for other important information.

Opening hours (term time) - family splash swimming sessions

Monday (small pool)
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm

Tuesday (small pool)
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm

Wednesday - No family sessions available.

Thursday (small pool)
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm
4.15pm -  5.15pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Friday (small pool)
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm
4.15pm -  5.15pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Saturday (small pool)
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm
4.15pm -  5.15pm
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Saturday (main pool)
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm

Sunday (small pool)
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm

 

Sunday (main pool)
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am

Please note: Sessions in the learner pool are not suitable for families with children aged eight years and over.