General swimming information

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Swimming is a great all-round activity for everyone.

Across our five pools, we offer a variety of sessions including:

  • general swim sessions
  • lane swimming
  • adult swim sessions
  • toddler swim - suitable for children five and under and accompanied by an adult
  • fun sessions with large inflatables and raft sessions with large floats - fun sessions at Harrogate Leisure and Wellness Centre and Knaresborough Leisure and Wellness Centre will be pre-booking only from 27 April 2024. Bookings can be made through the Brimhams Active App. Terms and conditions are available below.
  • aquafit
  • swimming lessons

Please check the timetable of your preferred pool.

A range of Zoggs swimwear and swimming equipment is available to buy before you swim at each of our pools including goggles and swim nappies.

Lockers in the changing rooms require a returnable one-pound coin or trolley token.

Armbands are available for non-swimmers on the poolside.

General admission

  • during women-only sessions, there may be male lifeguards on duty
  • we provide suitable changing facilities, easy access to the poolside and poolside lifts to assist entry into the water. Assistance is always available upon request
  • customers are reminded to remove all jewellery items before entering the water
  • for health and safety reasons, glass containers are not permitted on our premises
  • we operate a no-smoking policy throughout all our buildings
  • we do not accept liability for any loss of, or damage to, customer property

Child admission

For your safety and comfort, one responsible adult (aged 16 years and over) may supervise two children under the age of eight years, when the following conditions apply:

  • where one adult supervises two children under the age of eight years and all children under four years must wear armbands, or appropriate flotation devices at all times
  • all pools will identify a designated shallow area of water where supervision will apply. Armbands or flotation devices will not be allowed outside these areas during sessions
  • when one adult supervises one child only aged under four years (for instance, on a one-to-one basis), constant supervision and contact with the child are required at all times. Flotation devices are optional and pool use is not restricted. However, when flotation devices are worn both adult and child must remain within the designated area
  • family tickets apply to general swim sessions only

Fun sessions

  • one adult over the age of 16 to accompany a maximum of two children under the age of 8
  • over 16’s will only be admitted to the session if they are accompanying a child under 16
  • all bookings are non-refundable. Any cancellations made by Brimhams Active due to facility disruption or closure will, in the first instance be reallocated to a future session
  • bookings are on a first come first serve basis on the Brimhams Active App