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Improvement work and changes to the centre's programme from Tuesday 31 August 2021

The pool at Halesowen Leisure Centre will close from Tuesday 31 August 2021 for an extended period as part of a multi-million pound revamp of the site. The relocated temporary gym and limited fitness facilities will still be open at selected times during the refurbishment works. 

We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Customers are reminded that they can access facilities at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres and the Dell Stadium.

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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.

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Halesowen Leisure Centre - Pool Opening Times

The pool at Halesowen Leisure Centre will close from Tuesday 31 August 2021 until Spring 2022 as part of a multi-million pound revamp of the site. Whilst we are open please follow the information and guidance stated.

Information and guidance

  • The changing rooms are currently mixed changing rooms due to refurbishment works
  • Aquafit customers may be required to share a group changing room with other users
  • Shower facilities are available
  • The early morning lane swimming session is for adults only
  • For rules on using the lanes please see swimming etiquette below. 
  • The learner pool will remain closed.
  • 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. 

Please note: The disabled hoist is currently unavailable. 

Session type

Adults only lane swim: for adults only who want to do lane swimming
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: 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.
Slow/medium lane swim: For swimmers who want to swim at a slower pace in a lane
Boombox Inflatable Aqua Run Session: These sessions are not part of the free swimming scheme, therefore the relevant admission price will be charged. Children must be eight years and above to participate and be a minimum height of 1.2 metres. A swimming test is required before the session commences (1.20pm ); this includes jumping into deep water, treading deep water for 10 seconds and swimming one length of the pool using a competent stroke (not backstroke). A floatation aid cannot be used. Please note: If a child is unable to complete the swim test, a refund will be given and the child must be collected from the centre immediately by the parent/carer.

School holiday opening hours - Main pool

The pool at Halesowen Leisure Centre will close from Tuesday 31 August 2021 until Spring 2022 as part of a multi-million pound revamp of the site.

Customers are reminded that they can access facilities at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres.

Monday 23 to Sunday 29 August

Please note: The learner pool is closed for refurbishment work.

Please see session types above for information, guidance and restrictions.

Monday 23 August: Main Pool
7.15am - 10.15am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am - 11.45am Public (general) Swim
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.00pm - 4.30pm CLOSED for Staff Training
4.45pm - 6.30pm Adults Only Deep Water Swim (sharing with swimming lessons)
4.30pm - 6.30pm Pre-booked Swimming Lessons
7.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Tuesday 24 August: Main Pool
7.15am - 10.15am Adults Only Lane Swim
11.00am - 12.00pm Public (general) Swim
12.30pm - 2.00pm Family Swim (families only)
2.30pm - 3.30pm Public (general) Swim
4.00pm - 6.30pm CLOSED for swimming lessons
6.30pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Wednesday 25 August: Main Pool
7.15am - 10.15am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am - 11.45am Public (general) Swim
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.20pm - 2.45pm Boombox Inflatable Aqua Run Session
3.30pm - 5.30pm Adults Only Deep Water Swim (Sharing with Swimming Lessons)
4.00pm - 6.00pm Pre-booked swimming lessons
6.00pm - 7.00pm Adults Only Lane Swim
7.00pm - 8.00pm Elite swimming (Bookable)
8.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Thursday 26 August: Main Pool
7.30am - 10.15am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am - 11.45am Public (general) Swim
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit (Bookable)
1.30pm - 2.30pm Family Swim (families only)
3.00pm - 4.00pm Family Fun Disability Session
4.00pm - 6.00pm Adults only lane swim and Pre-booked Swimming Lessons
6.00pm - 7.00pm Elite Swimming (Bookable)
7.00pm - 9.15pm CLOSED for club use
9.15pm - 10.00pm Adults Only Lane Swim (must be pre-booked)

Friday 27 August: Main Pool
7.15am - 10.15am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am -  11.45am Family Swim (families only)
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.20pm - 2.45pm Boombox Inflatable Aqua Run Session
3.15pm - 4.30pm Family Fun Disability Session
5.00pm - 6.00pm Public (general) Swim
6.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Saturday 28 August: Main Pool
8.00am - 9.00am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am - 12.45pm Adults Only Deep Water Swim (sharing with swimming lessons)
1.30pm - 2.45pm Public (general) Swim
3.00pm - 4.00pm Elite swim (Bookable)

Sunday 29 August: Main Pool
8.00am - 9.00am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am - 11.15am Family Swim (families only)
11.30am onwards CLOSED for club use

Monday 30 August (Bank Holiday Monday)

Please note: The learner pool is closed for refurbishment work.

Please see session types above for information, guidance and restrictions.

Monday 30 August (Bank Holiday Monday): Main Pool
7.15am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am -10.15am Public (general) swim
10.45am - 11.45am Family Swim (families only)
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.30pm - 2.30pm Family Swim (families only)
3.00pm - 4.00pm Family Swim (families only)
4.30pm - 6.30pm Adults Only Lane Swim
6.45pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

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.

Free swimming will finish for the summer on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August at Halesowen Leisure Centre and on Wednesday 1 September 2021 at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres.

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, special educational needs, ASD 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: Every Wednesday 4.05pm to 5.05pm
Crystal Leisure Centre: Every Friday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm starting Friday 20 August 2021 
Halesowen Leisure Centre:  Every Thursday from 3.00pm to 4.00pm and every Friday 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.

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

Lane 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.