Swimming

Swimming in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council has four leisure centres featuring swimming pools at:

Child admission policies

The child admission policies for each swimming pool can be found via the below links:

Children’s swimming lessons

There is currently a high demand for children's swimming lessons. To add your child to the waiting list please complete the registration form below. 

Please be aware there will be a wait before your child is allocated a space due to demand.

Children from the age of four can join the waiting list for Advanced Ducklings swimming lessons.

To progress to levels one and above, your child must be in the school year that they turn five.

Please note - following a change in CIMSPA and Swim England guidance, swimming teachers will only teach from the side of the pool, there will be no change to the quality of teaching provided.

Our aquatic programme also offers:

  • Diving
  • Rookie Lifeguards
  • Teen swimming lessons

Apply for children’s swimming lessons

If you are interested please complete the registration form. We will assess demand before arranging sessions.

Before completing the form, please make sure you have read our terms and conditions. Once you are on the list, when you receive a message detailing the swimming lesson offered, please contact us before the deadline date to secure the place.

Register for swimming lessons

If you are already on the waiting list, you can check your child’s position on the waiting list:

Email: swlqueries@northtyneside.gov.uk

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Adult swimming lessons

Adult swimming lessons are available at Hadrian Leisure Centre.

These sessions take place in the small pool which is 0.9 meters deep and is an ideal environment to develop your confidence in the water. A swimming teacher will be on poolside to support you and provide guidance and advice.

Day Time easecard No card Priority card
Mon 7.10pm to 7.40pm £6.60 £8.60 £4.75
Tue 12.00pm to 12.30pm £6.60 £8.60 £4.75

We also offer one-to-one lessons (30 minutes) or you can book a block of four lessons at a discounted rate. Please contact reception on 0191 643 2025 to find out when swimming instructors are available.

Activities and offers

We offer:

  • Pool parties – available at all four swimming pools
  • Swim to Trim - get more active and swim your way to fitness at a discounted rate
  • No Limits - term time activities for 0-16 easecard holders
  • Baby Time – for adults with babies and toddlers
  • Ducklings - helping babies and toddlers learn to swim
  • Rookie Lifeguards
  • Diving

For further information please contact the centres direct.

Further information

Also of interest: