Halesowen Leisure Centre - Main pool closed until further notice

Due to a technical fault, the main pool will be closed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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.

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

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Crystal Leisure Centre 25 metre pool closure

Due to essential heating maintenance the 25 metre pool will be closed from Tuesday 20 October to Sunday 1 November inclusive. The pool will re-open on Monday 2 November 2020.

Please accept our apologies for the disruption. 

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Halesowen Leisure Centre - Pool Opening Times

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

Information and guidance

Important:  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.

  • The swimming pools will operate as lane swimming only until further notice. This may differ during school holidays.
  • 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.
  • Lane swimming will be limited to 25 metres when family splash is taking place. 
  • During family splash sessions, lane swimmers must enter and exit the pool at the deep end.
  • For rules on using the pool please see swimming etiquette below. 
  • The learner pool will remain closed until further notice.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Please note: The learner pool will remain closed until further notice.

October half term opening times and guidance

October half term (Monday 26 to Friday 30 October)

During October half term (Monday 26 to Friday 30 October) the centre will run family splash swimming sessions at 9am, 10.30am and 3pm everyday. The sessions will take place in the shallow end of the main pool and will be sectioned off for two families to attend (per session).

To book a session please contact the centre on 01384 812800 (option 2). A payment of £12.75 per session will be required when booking. Please note: Discounts are not available with this session and memberships are not applicable.

Family splash swimming guidance

  • A family can consist of either: One adult and up to four children (two of the children must be aged eight years and above). Two adults and up to three children or three adults and up to two children.
  • An adult refers to a responsible person aged sixteen years of age and above.
  • 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.
  • All family members must be from the same household or support bubble.
  • 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.
  • All families must use the female changing rooms. Group changing facilities are available for each family to use.
  • An area at the shallow end of the main pool has been provided for family swimming. This are has been divided into two sections to allow two families to attend per session. Each family will have their own area and both areas will have social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Family swimmers are unable to swim in lane swimming unless a space is available and all children are correctly supervised. 
  • Lifeguards are not permitted to give out any swimming aids, however these can be purchased from reception.
  • Additional family splash swimming sessions may be considered after October half term depending on programming and government guidance.
  • No discounts are available in these sessions. All members must pay the full rate to access the family splash sessions.
  • Please see information and guidance for other important information

Opening hours

Monday 

7.30am - 8.30am

9.00am - 10.00am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

10.30am - 11.30am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

12.00pm - 1.00pm aqua-aerobics session. Please note: a low /medium paced swimming session will take place in another part of the pool during this session

3.00pm - 4.00pm lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

4.30pm - 5.30pm 

6.00pm - 7.00pm

 

Tuesday

7.30am - 8.30am

9.00am - 10.00am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

10.30am - 11.30am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

12.00pm - 1.00pm 

3.00pm - 4.00pm lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

4.30pm - 5.30pm 

6.00pm - 7.00pm elite swimming session for fast swimmers

 

Wednesday

7.30am - 8.30am

9.00am - 10.00am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

10.30am - 11.30am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

12.00pm - 1.00pm aqua-aerobics session. Please note: a low /medium paced swimming session will take place in another part of the pool during this session

3.00pm - 4.00pm lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

4.30pm - 5.30pm 

6.00pm - 7.00pm

 

Thursday

7.30am - 8.30am

9.00am - 10.00am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

10.30am - 11.30am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

12.00pm - 1.00pm 

3.00pm - 4.00pm lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

4.30pm - 5.30pm

6.00pm - 7.00pm elite swimming session for fast swimmers

 

Friday

7.30am - 8.30am

9.00am - 10.00am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

10.30am - 11.30am lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

12.00pm - 1.00pm aqua-aerobics session. Please note: a low /medium paced swimming session will take place in another part of the pool during this session

3.00pm - 4.00pm lane swimming will be restricted to 25 metres during October half term only. Family splash will take place in the shallow end of the main pool. See above for further details.

4.30pm - 5.30pm

 

Saturday 

8.45am - 9.45am

10.15am - 11.15am

11.45am - 12.45pm

2.15pm - 3.15pm elite swimming session for fast swimmers

 

Sunday

8.45am - 9.45am

10.15am - 11.15am 

Term time opening times

Term time opening hours

Monday 
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am

12.00pm - 1.00pm this session will run as an aqua-aerobic session. Please note: a low /medium paced swimming session will take place in another part of the pool during this session

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
12.00pm - 1.00pm 
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm 
6.00pm - 7.00pm Elite swimming session for fast swimmers

Wednesday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am

12.00pm - 1.00pm this session will run as an aqua-aerobic session. Please note: a low /medium paced swimming session will take place in another part of the pool during this session

3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm 
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Thursday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am
12.00pm - 1.00pm 
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm
6.00pm - 7.00pm Elite swimming session for fast swimmers

Friday
7.30am - 8.30am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.30am - 11.30am

12.00pm - 1.00pm this session will run as an aqua-aerobic session. Please note: a low /medium paced swimming session will take place in another part of the pool during this session

3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm

Saturday 
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am
11.45am - 12.45pm
2.15pm - 3.15pm Elite swimming session for fast swimmers

Sunday
8.45am - 9.45am
10.15am - 11.15am 

Lane swimming etiquette

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