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Swimming at your leisure centres

Please note that our pool timetables change during school holidays and on bank holidays. The North Lincolnshire school holiday dates for this year are:

Easter – Saturday 2 April to Wednesday 20 April
Summer half term – Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June
Summer holiday – Friday 22 July to Sunday 4 September

Swim for FREE this summer!

All five NL Active pools are offering free swimming sessions from 25 July to 4 September.

The sessions will take place at The Pods in Scunthorpe, Ancholme Leisure Centre in Brigg, Axholme North Leisure Centre in Crowle, Baysgarth Community Hub in Barton-upon-Humber, Riddings Community Hub in Scunthorpe and at Epworth Swimming Pool.

The free swimming sessions use a coloured wrist-band system to ensure that when sessions are busy, each swimmer gets a minimum of 40-minutes pool time.

The Pods have family only Summer Daze sessions Monday to Friday where all children must be accompanied by adults.

Free swimming sessions at Epworth Swimming Pool are also being funded by North Lincolnshire Council. The sessions at Epworth Swimming Pool are Monday to Friday, 12noon to 1pm.

The Friday 4pm to 6pm SEN swim session at Axholme North Leisure Centre will be free of charge for those 16 and under over the summer holidays. This session has limited places though so will need to be booked in advance by calling the centre on 01724291900.

Find the Summer Daze sessions on our pool timetables above. The sessions will run from 25 July to 4 September. For Epworth Swimming Pool’s timetable visit www.epworthpool.co.uk

NL Active swimming pools

We operate five swimming pools in North Lincolnshire and offer a wide range of swimming sessions.

  • Ancholme Leisure Centre – five lane, 25 metre pool with separate teaching pool.
  • Axholme North Leisure Centre – four lane, 25 metre pool opened 3 January 2019.
  • Baysgarth Leisure Centre – four lane, 20 metre pool.
  • Riddings Pool – six lane, 25 metre pool.
  • The Pods – eight lane, 25 metre pool with separate teaching pool.

Our pools are also available to hire for children’s parties, galas and swimming events. For more details or to book please contact the centres directly and ask to speak to the Duty Manager.

You can view prices for swimming and activities on our current prices webpage

Water based activities are great fun especially for young children. However water is hazardous and careful supervision is essential.

The following rules are in place to help us maintain safety:

  • A responsible adult aged 17 and over must accompany every child under the age of four-years-old.
  • A responsible adult aged 17 and over must accompany children aged between four and seven years inclusive, with no more than two children to every adult.
  • Children aged eight and over can swim unaccompanied.

What type of swimming sessions are available?

As a quick guide the following types of session are available:

  • Adult and child: Session designed specifically for pre-school children and parents. All sessions must be booked in advance as places are limited.
  • Adult and toddler casual swim: Casual swim for adults and toddlers
  • Adult lessons: For adults who would like to learn how to swim or improve their swimming technique
  • Adult swim: Casual swim session for adults
  • ADHC swimming lesson: Swimming lesson for children with disabilities
  • Casual swim: An unprogrammed swimming session that is open to all users (unless age group stated)
  • Energize: A programmed holiday activity for children aged between five and 16 years
  • Family casual swim: A session specifically for families. All children must be accompanied in the pool by an adult
  • Family funsplash: A family only session with floats in the pool
  • Funsplash: Fun pool session with toys and floats
  • Lanes: A session for serious swimmers
  • Private hire: Pool hired for private booking
  • Reserved for parties: Pool available to hire for parties
  • Schools: Pool closed for school swimming lessons
  • Snaps club: Swimming lesson for children with disabilities
  • Summer Daze: Free casual swimming session for children aged 16 years and under.
  • Summer Daze families only: Family casual session where children aged 16 years and under can swim for free. Children must be accompanied in the pool by an adult.
  • Swimlincs Minis: Swimming lessons for children aged four months to three years and their parent or guardian.
  • Swimlincs pre-school: Swimming lesson programme for children aged three to four years.
  • Swimlincs: Swimming lessons for children aged four years plus and covers non-swimmers through to advanced levels.
  • Training lane: A session designed for serious swimmers where the use of training paddles and fins is permitted, in addition to kickboards and pullbuoys.
  • Wobstacle Wipeout: Action packed fun on the giant inflatable obstacle course. Suitable for children aged eight to 15 years