Sport Central Swimming Pool - Northumbria University Newcastle

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Sport Central Swimming Pool - Northumbria University Newcastle
Northumberland Road, City Centre
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England NE 1 8ST
(0191) 227 4700

Adult Admission Price & Policy

£4.00. [October, 2022]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 12.5m, 6 lanes, 1.25m - 2m depth, indoors, 27º - 28ºC (81º - 82ºF).


Historical County
54.978163, -1.606561

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Aquajets Newcastle ASC
See the Youth Swim team website, linked to its name, below.
Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

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Facility Reviews

This is a great pool for lap swimming. Always laned, training schedules available, water temperature cool. Mixed shower/changing area with individual changing rooms, heated floor, hairdryers. Drinking water available near reception on the way in.
[June, 2013]
If swimming classes are taking place there are often just three lanes available for lap swimming, and the times of the classes are hard to determine: it is wise to phone in advance. The pool has a moveable floor; this makes the pool too shallow to swim freestyle properly during lessons. The changing area has deteriorated in the past few years. Recently there were no hairdryers working.

The pool itself is still great, if you can find a time when it is not too busy. This is not easy to do in my experience.
[March, 2017]
During university holidays this pool is the best. It's really quiet during summer - all six lanes available. The hours are limited though - 7 to 10 AM, noon to 2 PM, and 5 to 7 PM on weekdays; on weekends, it's 7 to 9 AM and 3 to 5 PM. Even though it's a bit warmer than it used to be (26º - 27ºC), it's still better than many other pools in the UK. Its clean, the showers are fine, the lockers and changing cubicles are a bit small but that's OK, and the lockers take only the old pound coin.

The best thing is that the lifeguards are really proactive - I have been swimming here for two months and only three times have I had a breaststroker get in with me - it took less than 50m before they were stopped by the lifeguards and moved.

There's no dedicated parking, although you can find paid for street parking and parking buildings nearby.
[July, 2019]