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Crystal swimming pools 
times and information

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.

 

Lockers are available in various sizes which are £1 coin returnable.

Pre-booking is not required for the leisure pool or the 25m pool.

Session type
  • Public swim: Available to all members of the public. Please note: During the school holidays, children participating in Free Swimming must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult aged 18 years and above. The accompanying adult does NOT need to swim unless the child is under 8 years of age. If children aged 8 and over attend the pool unaccompanied by an adult, they may still swim but this will be charged at the standard rate. Free swimming QR codes can be used in this session. 

  • Family Swim (families only): For responsible adults with children only. A responsible adult aged 18 years and above must be present in the pool during these sessions. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions during the school holidays. 

  • Family fun disability session: This session runs during Dudley borough school holidays and 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.

  • Lane swimming (25 metre pool): For competent swimmers who want to do lane swimming. 

  • Waikiki Waves family disco (families only): For responsible adults with children only. A responsible adult aged 18 years and over must be present in the pool during this session. Free swimming QR codes cannot be used in this session during the school holidays. Please be aware that during Waikiki Waves, there will be bright flashing lights that may cause discomfort and / or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

School holiday opening hours
 

Details available soon

Leisure pool opening hours
 

Term time timetable

Monday

12.00pm - 8.00pm        Public swimming

Please note that on Monday 11 March, due to a private booking the pool will be unavailable to the public from 5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Tuesday

12.00pm - 3.00pm        Public swimming

5.00pm - 8.00pm          Public swimming 
Please note that from Tuesday 5 March, the 5pm - 8pm session will change to 5.15pm - 8.15pm

 

Wednesday

12.00pm - 8.00pm         Public swimming

 

Thursday

12.00pm - 5:30pm        Public swimming 

6.00pm - 8.00pm          Family fun disability swimming

 

Friday

12.00pm - 5.00pm        Public swimming

6.00pm - 8.00pm          Waikiki Waves family disco (last admission 7pm)

 

Saturday

9.00am - 4.00pm          Public swimming

 

Sunday

9.00am - 4.00pm          Public swimming

 

Times may be subject to change without prior notice.

 

Leisure pool peak times:

• Dudley school holidays Monday to Friday (anytime)

• Dudley school term time after 5pm Monday to Friday

• Weekends and bank holidays.

25m pool opening hours 

Term time timetable

The following times are for competent swimmers who want to do lane swimming.

 

Monday

6.30am - 9.00am

12.00pm - 1.00pm

7.15pm - 9.30pm

Tuesday

6.30am - 9.00am

9.00am - 1.00pm 

3.30pm - 9.30pm

 

Wednesday

6.30am - 9.00am

12.00pm - 1.00pm

 

Thursday

6.30am - 9.00am

12.00pm - 1.00pm

3.15pm - 6.45pm

8.00pm - 9.30pm

 

Friday

6.30am - 9.00am

12.00pm - 1.15pm

3.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Saturday

7.00am - 9.00am

12.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Sunday*

7.00am - 9.00am 

11.30am - 4.00pm

Please note, for the 6.30am session, customers can queue in the entrance area from 6.20am and reception will allow entry from 6.30am. For Saturday and Sunday we will aim to let customers queue inside the entrance area from 6.50am for a 7.00am entry. Please note, this may not always be possible.

 

Times maybe subject to change without prior notice.

Waikiki Waves family disco

Family only session at Crystal Leisure Centre!

A  family water disco has arrived at Crystal Leisure Centre!​

 

Exclusively for families* only, come along and have fun in the leisure pool at our new water disco, with music from a DJ and Body boards (provided at no extra cost) 

Day: Every Friday (excluding Friday 29 December)

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm (last admission 7.00pm)

Costs: Adults £8.00, Juniors (5 - 15 year olds), £7.00, Under 5s £5.00 and Under 2s £2.50

Family ticket available for £26.00 (entry for 2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) 

*Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 years or above in the pool.

 

Please note that the options+ discount and the free swimming offer are NOT included in this session.

Please be aware that during Waikiki Waves, there will be bright flashing lights that may cause discomfort and / or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Family fun disability swims

Session times at Crystal Leisure Centre

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 Leisure Centres as follows:

Term-time

Crystal Leisure Centre: Thursday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

 

Dudley borough school holidays
Crystal Leisure Centre: 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 summer holidays, we are offering 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.

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

Swimming rules
  • All persons aged 8 and over may enter the pools unaccompanied (except family swimming sessions). Please see ‘Session types’ above to ensure you attend the appropriate session.

  • 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.

  • During the school holidays, children participating in Free Swimming must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible adult aged 18 years and above. The accompanying adult does NOT need to swim unless the child is under 8 years of age. If children aged 8 and over attend the pool unaccompanied by an adult, they may still swim but this will be charged at the standard rate.

  • If your baby is under a year old, it is recommended that you limit your time in the water to 30 minutes maximum. Babies lose heat more quickly than adults, so they shouldn't stay in the pool for too long.

  • Family swim sessions are only open to responsible adults with children. A responsible adult aged 16 years and above must be present in the pool during these sessions. 

Useful information
  • During peak periods and free swimming sessions the centre is busier than normal and therefore a queueing system may be in operation. Please be advised that queuing may take place outside the front of the building. Please ensure you wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

  • Swimming sessions will be limited to a maximum of one hour in the leisure pool during peak periods and free swimming sessions.

  • Lockers - 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.

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