Swimming pools

Learn to swim

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Our swimming lessons are taught by friendly, fully-qualified teachers who follow the Swim England Learn to Swim framework.

They run seven days a week, all-year round across all five of our swimming pools (at various times).

Everyone is welcome – no matter what age or ability. We teach from pre-school age to children aged four years and older, as well as children with disabilities and adults. Private lessons are also available to help children or adults achieve their swimming goals.

Payments can be made for each block or by monthly direct debit (price includes free general swim sessions at the pool where your child has their lesson).

Find out more at harrogate.gov.uk/swimminglessons

or e-mail: swimminglessons@harrogate.gov.uk

Summer holiday junior swim pass

Throughout the summer school holidays eight to 15 year olds can get unlimited use of the Hydro, Knaresborough pool, Starbeck Baths, Ripon Spa Baths and Nidderdale Pool with a junior swim pass.

Youngsters can make a splash, improve their swimming technique and have fun with friends in our general swim sessions or family fun inflatable sessions.

The pass costs just £30 for the summer holiday (valid from 19 July until 2 September 2019) and can be bought at any of our pool receptions.

Find out more about our Swimming pools including opening times and timetables at www.harrogate.gov.uk/pools

Celebrate with a pool party

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All our swimming pools host a number of different pool parties from:

  • large inflatable parties with obstacle courses
  • raft parties with small floats and toys
  • diving parties (at the Hydro only)
  • just swimming pool hire

They are all available on Saturdays and Sundays, with sole use of the pool. Lifeguards are on the poolside at all times.

Please note children must be able to swim 25 metres to use our large inflatable and 50 metres to use the diving boards at the Hydro. One responsible adult (over 16) can supervise two children under the age of 8 years old.

For more details visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/parties or contact your preferred swimming pool for details of prices and availability.