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Halesowen swimming pools times and information

This recently refurbished contemporary facility boasts two pools - a 25 metre, six-lane swimming pool and a learner pool with spectator provision. 

It also has a large changing village (unisex) with accessible changing and toilet provision and a mechanical hoist on the poolside for disabled access into the pool.

The main pool is 25 metres x 12.5 metres, with a depth range of 1.2 metres to 3.5 metres. The learner pool is 12.5 metres x 7 metres, with a depth range of 0.9 metre - 1 metre.

 

Different session types are available for people who want to use the pool, including family and lane swimming. Additional sessions will be added to the programme in the following months.

 

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

 

Pre-booking is not required for our public, lane, family disability or under 5s splash time sessions.

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Session type
  • Adult lane swim: For adults who want to do lane swimming, who are competent swimmers and can do continuous lengths. Entry for children aged 15 and below will be at the managers discretion.

  • Lane swimming: For adults and children over eight years of age who are competent swimmers and can do continuous lengths.

  • Public swim: Available to all members of the public. For adults and children over eight years of age who are competent swimmers and can-do continuous lengths. 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 swimming (families only): For responsible adults with children only. A responsible adult aged 18 years and above must be present in the pool during this session. Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions during the school holidays. Children aged 8 years and over are allowed in the learner pool when attending with family during this session.

  • Family disability swimming:  For people with disabilities, special educational needs, ASD and their families. Free swimming QR codes can be used in this session during the school holidays.

  • Under 5s splash time: For children under five years of age and parents/carers only. This is a non-instructor led session that takes place in the learner pool. A variety of toys, including watering cans and boats will be available for your child to enjoy. This session is not included in free swimming.

Term time opening hours

Effective from Monday 8 April 2024

Main pool

Monday

6.30am - 9.30am Lane swim

9.30am - 11.45am Lane swim (4 Lanes)

12.00pm - 12.45pm Aquafit

1.00pm - 3.00pm Lane swim (4 Lanes)

3.00pm - 6.00pm Lane swim

                                             

Tuesday

6.30am - 7.30am Lane swim (3 Lanes)

7.30am - 9.30am Lane swim

9.30am - 11.30am Lane swim (4 Lanes)

11.30am - 1.00pm Lane swim

1.00pm - 3.45pm Lane swim (4 Lanes)

9.00pm - 9.45pm Late night lane swim

Wednesday

6.30am - 9.30am Lane swim

9.30am - 11.00am Lane swim (4 Lanes)

11.00am - 11.45am Lane swim (6 Lanes)

2.15pm - 6.15pm Lane swim    

Thursday

7.30am - 9.30am Lane swim

9.30am - 11.45am Lane swim (4 lanes)

12.00pm - 12.45pm Aquafit

1.00pm - 4.00pm Lane & public swim

4.00pm - 5.45pm Lane swim (3 lanes)

 

Friday 

6.30am - 9.30am Lane swim

9.30am - 11.30am (4 lanes)

11.30am - 5.45pm Lane & public swim

 

Saturday

7.00am - 9.00am Lane swim

9.00am - 2.15pm Lane swim

2.15pm - 3.30pm Family disability swim

Sunday

7.00am - 9.00am Lane swim

9.00am - 10.15 Public swim (No lanes)

10.30am - 11.45am Public swim (No lanes)

Learner pool

Monday

3.00pm - 6.00pm Public swim

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

3.00pm - 6.00pm Family swim

Thursday

Closed

Friday

9.30am - 11.30am Under 5s splash time

Saturday

1.00pm - 2.15pm Family swim

2.15pm - 3.30pm Family disability swim

 

Sunday

9.00am - 10.15am Family swim

10.30am - 11.45am Family swim

Please note that all times are subject to change without prior notice.

School holiday opening hours

Opening hours will be available shortly.

Family disability swimming 

Session times at Halesowen Leisure Centre

Our Family disability session runs all year round and offers the chance to enjoy swimming in a supportive and friendly environment. The session is suitable for people with disabilities, special educational needs, ASD and their families.

 

Day and time:  Saturdays 2.15pm - 3.30pm (all year round)

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.

​Free swimming QR codes can be used in these sessions during the school holidays. 

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 8 years of age 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.

  • 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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