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Pool Timetables

Swimming is a great all-round activity that can help maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. For your enjoyment we have put together a number of different sessions that aim to assist in your enjoyment of our pools and accommodate a variety of users. Don’t forget Leisure Card holders can swim for free at specific times. Please speak to a member of our customer services team for full details. Pool programme changes and events are currently listed under each pool heading in the tabs below. Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.

Prices

Dover, Hartsdown & Ramsgate Prices

Prices Effective from 1st January 2016Non-MemberLeisure Card Holder
Adult Swim (16+ yrs)£4.80£3.50
Junior Swim (5-15 yrs)£3.20£2.20
Under 5s (2-4 yrs)£2.90FREE
Under 2s (0-1 yrs)£1.00FREE
Concession Swim (60+, Disabled, Student, Unemployed*) [Evidence Required]£3.20£2.20
Parent & Toddler (specific sessions only)£3.90£2.60
Family Swim£13.60£9.50
Aquafit£6.75£5.00
LiveBetter Swim (Over 50s)£2.80£2.20
Wet 'N' Wild£3.00£2.00
Disabled Swim*** - Specific Sessions Only£3.00£2.20

Tides Prices

Prices Effective from 1st January 2016Non-MemberLeisure Card Holder
Adult Swim (16+ yrs)£5.80£3.90
Junior Swim (2-15 yrs)£4.50£3.30
Under 2s (0-1 yrs)£1.00FREE
Concession Swim (60+, Disabled, Student, Unemployed*) [Evidence Required]£4.20£3.30
Parent & Toddler (specific sessions only)£3.90£2.60
Family Swim£17.50£12.30
Aquafit£6.75£5.00
Disabled Swim (specific sessions only - all other times use Concession price)£3.00£2.20
LiveBetter Swim (Over 50s)£3.80£2.50
Dip 'N' Dine£5.30£4.70

Dover Leisure Centre Pool Programme

Please be aware, Wet 'n' Wild Sessions are closed sessions. Therefore no lanes will be available.  

Important Customer Notice:

Maintenance work is planned for the wetside changing rooms throughout July.

Details:

  • Friday 15th July – Female wetside will be closed from 4pm. Please use the family changing rooms as an alternative.
  • Maintenance will continue from Monday 18th July and disruption be kept to a minimum.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Changes to the normal pool programme:

  • Friday 8th July. Main Pool Closed between 11.30-13.30
  • Saturday 9th July. Main Pool Closed between 12.30-17.00
  • Sunday 10th July. Main Pool Closed between 10.00-15.00
  • Tuesday July 12th. Main Pool Closed between 13.30-15.30
  • Saturday 16th July  Main Pool Closed between 15.00-17.00
  • Tuesday 26th July Main Pool Closed between 13.30-15.30
  • Wednesday 27th July Main Pool Closed between 13.30-15.30
  • Tuesday September 27th. Main Pool 1 Lane Closed between  from 2.00pm
  • Saturday October 8th. Main Pool Closed between 17.00-21.00

Swimming Courses will be using 2 lanes in the main pool on the following dates and time:

  • Tuesday 5th April – 10:00-12:30

Click here for details on Naturist Swimming Sessions

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.


Hartsdown Leisure Centre Pool Programme

Changes to Programme.

Sat 9th July           boths pools closed from 4pm

Sat 9th July           half the main pool will be closed 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Sun 10th July        half the main pool will be closed 11.30am – 1.00pm

Sat 16th July         both pools closed from 4pm

Sun 17th July         both pools closed from 1pm

Mon 25th July 2016 – Fri 29th July 2016

Whole small pool closed 8.30am – 10.30am

Half main pool closed 8.30am – 10.30am

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 – Thursday 4th August 2016

Whole small pool closed 8.30am – 10.30am

Half main pool closed 8.30am – 10.30am

Sat 13th Aug         both pools closed from 4.30pm

Sat 10th Sept       both pools closed from 4pm

Sun 11th Sep        both pools close at 8.00am

Sat 17th Sept       both pools closed from 4pm

Sat 24th Sept       both pools closed from 4pm

Sat 8th Oct            both pools closed from 1pm (Rotary Club Swimathon)

Sat 12th Nov        both pools closed from 4pm

Sat 19th Nov        both pools closed from 4pm

Sat 10th Dec         both pools closed from 4pm

Sat 17th Dec         both pools closed from 11am all day (swim school will run as normal)

Sun 18th Dec       both pools closed all day

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival.

You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.


Ramsgate Leisure Centre Pool Programme

Changes to the normal pool programme:

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.

 


Tides Leisure Centre Pool Programme

Please note "Swim4All (Main Pool Only)" is the main swimming pool only.

For all pools and the flume, please look out for "Leisure Time Swim" sessions.

'Swim4All' at Tides incorporates one free child and 30% off additional children (Term Time Only)

Changes to the normal pool programme:

Please note Live Better Swim is a 50+ session.

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.


Swimming Session Descriptions

Swim 4 All (Open Session) - These are public sessions and are therefore open to all. We will always try to ensure that there are lanes available for lane swimming during these sessions.*
*Please note where other groups or activities operate within “Swim 4 All” sessions the lane availability may be reduced. Please check with a member of our customer services team.
Early Riser Adult Swim - Early morning session for adults only. During schools holidays, times may vary please refer to programme.
Early Riser Lane Swim - Early morning Lane sessions predominantly for Adults only. Lanes will be designated as fast, medium and relaxed and swimmers should ensure they are in the correct lane for their ability. If in doubt please speak to the lifeguard as sessions may vary depended on attendees.

LiveBetter Swim (Over 50s) - These sessions are generally quieter and are suitable for those who want a more relaxing swim. There will be lanes available for lane swimming for those wanting that little bit more from their swim.
Adult Only (Over 16s) - Adult only sessions. These are public sessions for adults to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. Lanes will be available for length/fitness swimming.
Parent & Toddler - An hour of fun with your little ones in the comfort of our teaching pools. Swimming aids, floats and toys will be available to assist in building confidence and introducing the benefits of swimming for little ones.*
*Please note: Water features at tides will be run towards the end of the session. (for adults and 0-5 year olds)
Swim 4 All (Tides - Term Time) - These are public sessions open to everyone. These sessions are main pool only, however the slide will be in operation on restricted times (see daily noticeboard) – 1 child goes free. Under 5’s only.
Leisure Time Swim (Tides) - Enjoy the fun of all of our wet attractions including beach entry swimming pool, flumes, wave machines, bubble pool and fountains. Please note wave machine and flumes will be in operation.
Wet 'N' Wild - Enjoy the excitement of our giant pool inflatable within the main pool. These sessions are strictly monitored. Age restrictions and swimming ability apply (must be able to swim 50 metres).
Dip ‘N’ Dine - Fun session at Tides Leisure Pool for the whole family, food/refreshments are included within the admission prices. Please see Cafe menu for details.
Disabled Swim* - Sessions designed for those registered with a disability. Floats and toys will be available during the session. Registered disabled carers go free.

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.


Lane Etiquette

To ensure your lane swimming session is an enjoyable one, the following lane etiquette guidelines have been developed to assist all swimmers.

Step 1: Select a lane based on your swimming ability or how you intend to swim during your visit.
Step 2: Whilst swimming, follow the clockwise or anti-clockwise directions indicated by the lane sign.
Step 3: Give way to faster lane users.
Step 4: Respect other users at all times

Considerations

a) If you have to move across any lanes, check both directions before moving.
b) You may need to consider switching lanes if you are changing your stroke i.e crawl to breaststroke and this effects your level of ability and speed.
c) When at the end of a lane, move towards the corners of the lane to allow other swimmers to continue swimming laps.
d) Please leave a small space between yourself and others in your lane to minimise the risk of injury.

Consideration must be given to other lane users at all times.
The following times are provided as a guidance only for lane designations:
Relaxed lane: One length slower than 60 seconds
Medium lane: One length between 30 and 60 seconds
Fast lane: One length faster than 30 seconds

The above times are only a guide and the lifeguards will monitor the lanes
according to the abilities of all the swimmers on the day. Please do not be offended if you are asked to move to another lane.
Thank you for your help and enjoy your swim.


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Pool Admission Policies

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies by clicking here.