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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.

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Halesowen Leisure Centre - Pool Opening Times

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

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 now 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 until further notice.
  • 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 - school holidays

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
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
Slow/medium lane swim: For swimmers who want to swim at a slower pace in a lane.

School holiday opening hours - Main pool

Swimming pool opening hours - Thursday 22 July 2021 onwards

Thursday 22 July: Main Pool
7.30am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.00am -10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
11.00am - 12.00pm Family Swim (families only)
12.30pm - 1.30pm Family Swim (families only)
2.00pm - 3.30pm Family Fun Disability Session
4.00pm - 6.00pm CLOSED for Pre-booked Swimming Lessons
6.00pm - 9.00pm CLOSED for Club Use
9.00pm - 9.45pm Adults Only Lane Swim

Friday 23 July: Main Pool
7.15am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.00am - 10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
11.00am - 12.00pm Family Swim (families only)
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.30pm - 2.30pm Family Swim (families only)
2.30pm - 3.30pm Public (general) Swim
4.00pm - 6.00pm Family Swim (families only)
6.00pm - 9.00pm CLOSED for Club use

Saturday 24 July: Main Pool
8.00am - 9.00am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am - 12.45pm Adults Only Deep Water Swim (sharing with swimming lessons)
1.15pm - 2.45pm Public (general) Swim
3.00pm - 4.00pm Elite swim (Bookable)

Sunday 25 July: 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 26 July: Main Pool
7.15am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am -10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am - 11.45am Public (general) Swim
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.30pm - 2.45pm Family Swim (families only)   
3.00pm - 4.30pm Public (general)Swim
4.30pm - 5.30pm Family Swim (families only)   
6.00pm - 7.00pm Adults Only Lane Swim
7.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Tuesday 27 July: Main Pool
7.15am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am -10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am - 1.00pm Public (general) Swim
1.30pm - 3.30pm Family Swim (families only)   
4.00pm - 6.00pm CLOSED for swimming lessons
6.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Wednesday 28 July: Main Pool
7.15am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am -10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
10.45am - 11.45am Public (general) Swim
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.30pm - 2.45pm Inflatable Aquarun Session
3.15pm - 4.15pm Family Swim (families only)
4.45pm - 5.45pm Public(general)Swim
6.00pm - 7.00pm Adults Only Lane Swim
7.00pm - 8.00pm Elite swimming (Booking)
8.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Thursday 29 July: Main Pool
7.30am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am -10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
11.00am - 1.00pm Public (general) Swim
1.30pm - 2.00pm Family Swim (families only)
3.00pm - 4.00pm Family Fun Disability Session
4.00pm - 6.00pm Adults only lane swim and for 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

Friday 30 July: Main Pool
7.15am - 8.45am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am -10.30am Adults Only Lane Swim
11.00am - 12.00pm Public (general) Swim
12.15pm - 1.00pm Aquafit and Slow/Medium Paced Lane Swim (Bookable)
1.30pm - 2.45pm Inflatable Aquarun Session
3.15pm - 4.30pm Family Fun Disability Session
5.00pm - 6.00pm Public (general) Swim
6.00pm onwards CLOSED for clubs

Saturday 31 July: Main Pool
8.00am - 9.00am Adults Only Lane Swim
9.15am - 12.45pm Adults Only Deep Water Swim (sharing with swimming lessons)
1.15pm - 2.45pm Public (general) Swim
3.00pm - 4.00pm Elite swim (Bookable)

Sunday 1 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 

Swimming times for the remainder of the school holidays will follow shortly.

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

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.

Term time opening hours - Main pool

Opening hours

Please note: if you are participating in aquafit you may be required to share a group changing room with other users. A swimming session may also be taking place at the same time as aquafit.

Monday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am
12.00pm - 1.00pm Low /medium paced swimming session
12.00pm - 12.45pm Aquafit
1.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Tuesday 
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am This session is cancelled and will resume on 6 July 
12.00pm - 1.00pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm

Wednesday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am
12.00pm - 1.00pm Low /medium paced swimming session
12.00pm - 12.45pm Aquafit
1.00pm - 1.45pm Aquafit 
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm
6.00pm - 7.00pm
7.00pm - 8.00pm Elite swimming session for fast swimmers

Thursday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am This session is cancelled and will resume on 8 July
12.00pm - 1.00pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm
6.00pm - 7.00pm Elite swimming session for fast swimmers
9.15pm - 10.00pm Adults only - starts 24 June

Friday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am
12.00pm - 1.00pm Low /medium paced swimming session
1.15pm - 2.00pm Aquafit
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm

Saturday 
8.00am - 9.00am
1.30pm - 2.30pm                                                      
3.00pm - 4.00pm Elite swimming session for fast swimmers

Sunday
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am

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.