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Swimming in North Tyneside

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

Children's pool admission policies

The child admission policies for each swimming pool can be found in our Customer Charter, here.

Children’s swimming lessons

Due to the popular demand for swimming lessons across North Tyneside pools applications for the waiting list are currently suspended.

There is a particularly high demand for lessons at entry levels (1, 2 and 3) and our pool depths and public programmes make it very difficult for us to increase the number spaces available. We have therefore decided to remove the option to join a wait list to allow us to work through current applications.

If your child can develop their swimming ability with another lesson provider up to level 3 or beyond, you can still contact our pools and ask the swimming team to assess their ability on an individual basis. There may be a chance they can access the programme at a higher level where there is less pressure. For information on the competencies required for each level, please visit the Swim England website.

We apologise and thank you for your patience. If you are already on the wait list and have an enquiry, please email: swlqueries@northtyneside.gov.uk

Please keep an eye on our web pages and social media feeds for updates on when spaces may become available.

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Adult swimming lessons

Adult swimming lessons are available at Hadrian Leisure Centre, Tynemouth Pool and Waves. 

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

Hadrian Leisure Centre

  • Mondays, 7.10-7.40pm
  • Tuesdays, 12-12.30pm

Tynemouth Pool

  • Fridays, 10.30-11.30am
  • Mondays, 5.50-6.20pm


  • easecard: £6.60
  • Priority easecard: £4.75
  • No card: £8.50

We also offer 30 minute one-to-one lessons or you can book a block of four lessons at a discounted rate. Please contact reception teams to find out when swimming instructors are available.

Over 60's Free Swim Friday

North Tyneside residents over the age of 60 can enjoy a free swim at leisure centres every Friday. 

There's no need to book (just pop to reception with your proof of age to process an over 60 free swim easecard, or you can purchase an easecard to provide you with discounts on other activities).

It is advised you check the pool programmes for any scheduled activities, programmes can be found on the swimming pool sections of each leisure centre's web page. 

This offer is on every Friday, even during the school holidays.

Under 5's swimming

During term time our leisure centres have a variety of activities for under 5's including Baby Buoys, Baby Time, Ducklings and Toy Time.

For further information on when sessions take place please contact the centres directly.

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