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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, including families. 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. 

  • SEND Family fun disability session: This session 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. Numbers are limited, so entry will be on a first come first served basis.

Leisure pool opening hours
  • New for 2024 - Pickleball Coach and Play session
    Pickleball Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net, two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, over a net. A court can be hired for casual bookings for any age group. Lifestyle, Student, and Junior members can now book pickleball as part of their membership. Pickleball Coach and Play Session is starting fortnightly from Tuesday 13 February, 6-7pm for a limited period. Designed for beginners, this session requires no prior experience, and you don't need to be a centre member to participate. Court hire and equipment are included in the price. Just £15.00 for 90 minutes. Limited places are available, secure yours at: https://www.worcestershirepickleball.com/stourbridge-pickleball
  • Swimming Lessons
    A range of swimming lessons take place during term-time with our experienced, fully qualified swimming instructors. Please note - during some school holidays intensive lessons take place. Details will be available on the Crystal Leisure Centre homepage in the run up to the holidays.
  • Gym
    Our Gym has a great choice of equipment and has been designed to provide everyone with the ultimate workout environment. To book a gym induction please call 01384 812912.
  • Fitness Classes
    The centre runs a wide range of fitness classes to suit all abilities, including body conditioning, functional fitness, circuit training, spin, aquafit, metafit, pilates and yoga. We also offer a range of Les Mills classes such as Bodypump, Bodyjam, Bodyattack, Bodybalance, Bodycombat.
  • Badminton, Pickleball, Squash, Table-tennis, Netball, Basketball and Five-a-side
    Sports hall and squash court opening hours: Sports hall opening hours Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 10.00pm (last admission 9.00pm) Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm) Squash court opening hours Monday to Friday, 8.40am - 10.00pm (last admission 9.20pm) Saturday and Sunday, 8.40am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.20pm)   Badminton The centre has eight badminton courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age. Badminton coaching The centre also runs badminton coaching sessions suitable for all abilities. The sessions which take place throughout the week are suitable 16 year olds and above and are taught by a qualified Badminton England Coach, so, if you want to improve your technique, shot selection and tactics, come along and give it a go. Sessions take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am - 12.00pm. Pre-booking is not necessary. Pickleball Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net, two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, over a net. A court can be hired for casual bookings for any age group. Squash and racketball The centre has two squash courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group. Table-tennis The centre has table-tennis facilities that can be hired for casual bookings for any age group. Five-a-side football The centre has a sports hall for five-a-side football, which can be hired for casual or club bookings for any age group. Netball/basketball The centre has courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.
  • Soft Play Suite
    The Soft Play Suite is a fully equipped soft play structure with a dedicated toddler area, two tier junior area with slides, stepping stone run and spider web crawl. Children aged 7 years and under are allowed on the equipment. All children must be accompanied by a responsible/adult guardian for the duration of their session.
  • Children's Activities and Birthday Parties
    Children's Activities - we host a range of activities and courses for children both in term time and during school holidays. Birthday Parties - If you're having a Birthday Party we can help. Let us take the strain out of hosting a birthday party.
  • Clubs
    A number of clubs meet at the centre on a weekly basis offering additional activities outside of those offered by the Crystal Leisure Centre.

Please note the following:

  • On Monday 22 July, the leisure pool will be open as follows:

       9am - 1.30pm Family swim (last admission 12.15pm)  

       1.30pm - 5.00pm Public swim (last admission 3.45pm)

        Please note that the free swimming scheme for eligible children does not start until Tuesday 23 July.

  • New for 2024 - Pickleball Coach and Play session
    Pickleball Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net, two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, over a net. A court can be hired for casual bookings for any age group. Lifestyle, Student, and Junior members can now book pickleball as part of their membership. Pickleball Coach and Play Session is starting fortnightly from Tuesday 13 February, 6-7pm for a limited period. Designed for beginners, this session requires no prior experience, and you don't need to be a centre member to participate. Court hire and equipment are included in the price. Just £15.00 for 90 minutes. Limited places are available, secure yours at: https://www.worcestershirepickleball.com/stourbridge-pickleball
  • Swimming Lessons
    A range of swimming lessons take place during term-time with our experienced, fully qualified swimming instructors. Please note - during some school holidays intensive lessons take place. Details will be available on the Crystal Leisure Centre homepage in the run up to the holidays.
  • Gym
    Our Gym has a great choice of equipment and has been designed to provide everyone with the ultimate workout environment. To book a gym induction please call 01384 812912.
  • Fitness Classes
    The centre runs a wide range of fitness classes to suit all abilities, including body conditioning, functional fitness, circuit training, spin, aquafit, metafit, pilates and yoga. We also offer a range of Les Mills classes such as Bodypump, Bodyjam, Bodyattack, Bodybalance, Bodycombat.
  • Badminton, Pickleball, Squash, Table-tennis, Netball, Basketball and Five-a-side
    Sports hall and squash court opening hours: Sports hall opening hours Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 10.00pm (last admission 9.00pm) Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm) Squash court opening hours Monday to Friday, 8.40am - 10.00pm (last admission 9.20pm) Saturday and Sunday, 8.40am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.20pm)   Badminton The centre has eight badminton courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age. Badminton coaching The centre also runs badminton coaching sessions suitable for all abilities. The sessions which take place throughout the week are suitable 16 year olds and above and are taught by a qualified Badminton England Coach, so, if you want to improve your technique, shot selection and tactics, come along and give it a go. Sessions take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am - 12.00pm. Pre-booking is not necessary. Pickleball Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net, two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, over a net. A court can be hired for casual bookings for any age group. Squash and racketball The centre has two squash courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group. Table-tennis The centre has table-tennis facilities that can be hired for casual bookings for any age group. Five-a-side football The centre has a sports hall for five-a-side football, which can be hired for casual or club bookings for any age group. Netball/basketball The centre has courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.
  • Soft Play Suite
    The Soft Play Suite is a fully equipped soft play structure with a dedicated toddler area, two tier junior area with slides, stepping stone run and spider web crawl. Children aged 7 years and under are allowed on the equipment. All children must be accompanied by a responsible/adult guardian for the duration of their session.
  • Children's Activities and Birthday Parties
    Children's Activities - we host a range of activities and courses for children both in term time and during school holidays. Birthday Parties - If you're having a Birthday Party we can help. Let us take the strain out of hosting a birthday party.
  • Clubs
    A number of clubs meet at the centre on a weekly basis offering additional activities outside of those offered by the Crystal Leisure Centre.
25m pool opening hours
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 water disco, with music from a DJ. Bodyboards and beachballs can also be brought into the session (not surf boards). Other inflatables, flippers and snorkels are NOT permitted.  

Bodyboards can be purchased from reception. The session takes place all year round. 

Day: Every Friday  

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) 

Small bodyboards - £7.50

Large bodyboards - £10.00

*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.

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

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

Thursday, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Dudley borough school holidays
Friday, 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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