Swimming Sessions

Swimming Sessions

Swim sessions restricted to comply with current local and national Covid 19 Guidance.


Our Woolsingham and Chester le Street sessions are suspended for the moment.

From Sept 5th 2020 our adult sessions will resume at Freemans Quay in Durham, with pre-booking required and payment via TeamApp/Schedule/Athletes.  Initially only the Senior sessions will run with no Junior sessions at the moment.  Session cards are not operative during this period to reduce risk.

FQ Sessions - weekly on Saturdays

3pm Session - Seniors

4pm Session - Seniors

A raft of Covid related procedures are in place to reduce risk and minimise contact.:

  • Swim only through advanced ticket purchase [NO on the door sales]
  • Maximum of 35 swimmers per 45 min session
  • Swimmers must arrive beach ready - ie swimsuit under clothes
  • Defined entry time, 03:00pm - 03:10pm or 04:00pm -04:10pm
  • One-way routing through building
  • Swimmers use numbered chairs poolside changing
  • All bottles, swim aids, gear etc must be left on changing chair
  • Session in the water starts 03:10 pm or 04:10 pm
  • 8 lanes will be used
  • Lanes are streamed* by CSS time / endurance-100m time
  • Session finishes 03:55pm / 04:55pm
  • Swimmers leave pool area promptly 03:55pm / 04:55pm
  • Swimmers use same-numbered changing cubicle as their chair
  • Swimmers exit building promptly by 04:15pm / 05:15pm


The information below refers to pre-Covid which is currently inoperative

The club has 4 Senior swim sessions per week plus a Junior swim session

The cost of swimming is £4 per session for adults and £3 for juniors, payable via Session Card. Swimming is cashless and sessions cards need to be purchased in advance on Team App.  Full information will be sent to you after you join.

The sessions are:

Wolsingham on Friday evening at 6:45pm

Wolsingham Pool is 20m long but we have the whole pool to ourselves. Typically 6-10 swimmers

Durham, Freeman's Quay pool, Saturdays

4:30pm session - CSS based, plus 1 or 2 lanes self-guided swimming
5:30pm session - regular mixed ability club session

Chester le Street pool Sunday 1pm - 2pm 

Two lanes available with typically 3 or 4 swimmers per lane. Sign in at Reception.


Wolsingham Pool
Wolsingham School & Community College
Leazes Lane
DL13 3DN

Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre

Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre
Burns Green