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Lane swimming

Welcome back to the pool!

Are you as excited to get back into the pool as we are?

The Craven Leisure pool reopened on Saturday July 25th and you can now book swim sessions online. 

Before you head to the pool we need to make you aware that there will be some changes to how these sessions operate and also how we will ask you to use the facility.

These measures will help us to ensure the safety and health and wellbeing of all our staff and facility users. Please read the information below carefully.

Download the temporary pool timetable here: 

Temporary Pool Timetable from September 7th 2020


Memberships and payments

Casual access will be still be available to non-members at full price.

If you are a Craven Leisure member, your membership will be fully reactivated from Wednesday July 22nd.

No Direct Debit payments will be collected from members during August, but members will receive full access to the centre bookings. 

Direct Debit payments will be reinstated from 1st September but we will only take 50% of your usual payment.

From 1st October we will take 75% of your usual payment.

From 1st November we will take 100% of your usual payment.


Book your swim session

You need to book your swim sessions online.

Swim sessions will be pre-bookable up to 3 days in advance.

In this period we will need to limit the number of users in the facility at any one time and also the amount of users in the pool.

We have created the ability for you to pre-book and pay for a time slot in one of our swim sessions throughout the day. Just select 'lane swimming' then pick your time slot. You will also need to select the correct lane speed, either slow, medium or fast. 

All lane swim sessions will be a maximum of 45 mins in duration which will allow us time to clear the pool hall and clean before the next session begins. 

Booking for swim and gym sessions are available online now.

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If you do not already have a membership with us then sign up for a casual users' membership which will give you the ability to book and pre-pay online with us.

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Before arriving for your swim

Please do not come to the facility if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing, or anosmia - loss of taste or smell).

We will be asking you to queue outside of the building before your session. Where possible please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your session to keep the queue to a minimum and if you are early then please wait in your car.

To reduce time spent in changing areas, please consider the following guidance:

Arrive ready to swim. Arrive with your swim wear on under your clothing.  

Sanitise. When you enter the center please ensure you sanitise your hands and help us to keep cross contamination to a minimum.   

Equipment. If you bring your own equipment then please ensure it is clearly marked for your own use.

Lane Capacity. Each lane initially will be capped at 10 swimmers per lane.

Shower at home before and after your swim session


In and around the facility

There is a one-way system in place, please follow the signage.

You will enter the building as normal at your designated session time. You will not be permitted to enter earlier than the start time. We ask that you follow directional signs in the changing area and keep right at all times.


In the Pool

The maximum capacity for the pool is 30 swimmers, 10 per lane.

Single File. All swimmers must adopt single file while swimming to ensure that distancing between each side of the lane are observed, you will be unable to swim 2 abreast in any of the lanes. 

Respect. People of different standards and abilities will use the pool. Please respect their right to enjoy their swim.

Do not make physical contact with other participants.

Direction. Please follow the directional signs and move across to the appropriate side of the lane.

Space. Always maintain appropriate social distance between yourself and another pool users.

Resting. Whether stopping for a rest or catching your breath after completing your swim, please be mindful that others using the lane will want to keep on swimming without stopping; so keep yourself to the edge of the lane allowing others to turn at the wall, turning your head away and allowing others to maintain social distancing measures.

Stay hydrated. Bring your own ‘pre-filled’ water bottle on to the poolside during your swim.


On finishing your session

Please ensure you leave the building in a timely manner.

Our team will notify you when your session has ended and we would ask that you leave the pool on time. Our showers will be closed for the time being and we ask that you shower at home. This will help to keep the time used in the changing area to a minimum and the changeover time can be maintained. 

The next session will begin when the pool hall has emptied and cleaned. Again, we ask that all pool users aid us in keeping the changeover time to a minimum.

When you leave the pool hall follow the signage and always keep to the right of any walkways where possible.