Since 2019

About Us


We will be operating with a reduced capacity throughout the building.  Booking will not be required as we are confident in our procedures and capacity but we will implement one if needed.  Please pay via contactless or card wherever possible and please be patient as we adjust to the new normal.

Elswick Pool and Gym will be deep cleaned overnight and regularly through the day, using high-grade disinfectants that will kill the virus.

It is impossible to keep any environment 100% clean, as evidenced even in hospital operating theatres. However, it is possible to make environments ‘safe’ by undertaking the appropriate cleaning and disinfecting measures. COVID-19 is easy to kill with most readily available domestic cleaning agents and with thorough hand washing with soap for 20 seconds or more. Coupled with safe distancing and avoidance of touching the face, together with other building environment measures, including good ventilation, a safe environment can be established and maintained.


  1. Do not enter the centre if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 and follow the Government advice.
  2. When entering, wear a face covering and wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser.
  3. Gym members can swipe their card and enter the gym providing they have provided an up to date phone number in the membership system.  Non members will have to provide a name and phone number for NHS Test and Trace.
  4. No Changing rooms will be available for Gym use so please arrive and leave in your gym clothing.
  5. Face coverings are not recommended when exercising, however you can choose to wear one in the gym.
  6. Use the cleaning stations to wipe down your equipment before and after use.
  7. Maintain social distance throughout your session and once finished put your face covering back on when you exit the building.


  1. Do not enter the centre if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 and follow the Government advice.
  2. When entering, wear a face covering and wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser.
  3. Pay for your swim at the reception desk.  Swimming will be operated on a first come basis so if we are full you may have to wait for the next session.  Monday to Friday we will have one session that will be bookable by calling and paying over the phone.  See timetable for details.
  4. Changing rooms will only be available for swimming and limit your time in there.  We advise coming swim ready with your swim wear under your clothing.  Shower at home where possible.  Some showers are available but should be used for as little time as you can.  Changing rooms will be unisex to allow changing rooms to be alternated to allow for a deep clean between sessions.
  5. When in the water your family or bubble must social distance from other families.  As recommended in the guidance, children under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over to control social distancing of your family or bubble.
  6. Once finished your swim, exit into the changing rooms and change as quickly as you can maintaining social distancing.  You should put your face covering back on when exiting the building.

Thank you for helping us keep safe.

Our Pool

On 7 September 2019, the doors opened to a new era, with a new employed team working with the voluntary charity board to run the Leisure Centre.

Elswick Community Leisure Centre has been championed by local residents and supporters, determined to provide an affordable space for health and fitness, and to ensure the survival of this beautiful building.​

“Finally, A Community Where Everyone is Welcome. Much More Than A Pool”

Pool Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7.00am – 9.00pm

Friday: 7.00am – 9.15pm

Saturday: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Sunday: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing


Elswick Community Leisure Centre