Craven Leisure

Skipton, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Craven Leisure
Address
21 Gargrave Road, Aireville Park
Skipton, England BD23 1UD
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
(01756) 792 805

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
£5.20. [August, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 12.95m, 6 lanes, 0.9m - 1.8m depth, indoors, 28º - 30ºC (82º - 86ºF).
Diving
None.

Location

Historical County
Yorkshire, West Riding
GPS
53.96189, -2.03434

Teams That Use This Facility

Triathlon
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

Formerly known as the Aireville Swimming Pool, an older 33m pool was demolished in 2002-3 and a totally new 25m pool replaced it - and they gave it a new name in the bargain.

Facility Reviews

The pool is conspicuous for the lack of the 'fun' facilities for children. It is relatively shallow; has no boards, no flume, and no wave machine. The multisex changing area is dark and dingy but functional; showers are poolside.
I always thought aswimming pool was for swimming. If you need water for your children to play in, find a “fun pool” or buy a paddling pool for your garden. Swimming pools are not only for children, but also for adults who want to enjoy a swim and keep fit!
This facility is a pleasant walk through a park from the railway station and a pleasant walk along the canal towpath and the park from the town centre. You can expect to be greeted by strangers in the park. This was my first swim since since the Covid-19 lockdown. I had to register and book online for a 45 minute slot, at a total cost of £5.20. When I arrived, the others were queuing to be checked off the list and have a temperature check. Although we were asked to come changed, this wasn’t enforced. The lockers have been converted to being deposit-free. The showers are out of use. The pool's six lanes have been divided into three sections- slow, medium and fast. People circle-swim round the sides and overtake down the middle. All the sections were quite full at the late morning session midweek, though less so as the time passed. After five months without a swim I was delighted to make it through the session. The cafe is open.
[August, 2020]