20 Metre Swimming Pool

Castle View Community & Fitness Centre has a 20 x 8 metre swimming pool, which has male, female, disabled and family changing rooms

The pool is open for various activities, from fitness sessions to lessons.

Aqua Natal

A water-based, exercise class with music for pregnant ladies. The session is run by a fully-qualified midwife and is a fun and safe way to keep fit during pregnancy. It is not essential that you can swim and you don’t even have to put your face in the water. The class is suitable for women at all stages of pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE: For your first class, please arrive 5-10 minutes early so the midwife can speak with you.

Children’s Swimming Sessions

We have numerous providers of Swimming Lessons / Coaching that operate out of pool.  For more information please contact them direct:

  • “in at the deep end” on 0800 8403084 or visit their website
  • "Swim City" on 07590190031 or visit their website 
  • "Above the Water" on 07470232757 or visit their website
  • "Puddleducks" on 01661 824191 or visit their website
  • "Water Babies" on 01207 529244 or visit their website
  • "H2O Here We Go" on 07762 422032 

Swimming Timetable

FAO All users of the Swimming Pool at Castle View Community and Fitness Centre

You may already be aware of the consultation process that has been ongoing within Castle View Community & Fitness Centre.  This process has now concluded and agreements have been reached with staff. 

The consultation process was initiated as we found that Castle View Community & Fitness Centre could no longer continue to operate these public sessions due to the reduced levels of income and the increased costs and overheads in running these sessions.  The centre no longer receives any funding from the City of Sunderland council, this was withdrawn over a period of time, and the centre now has to support itself.

Following the conclusion of the consultation process, the new structure and arrangements will be put into place, effective from Saturday 25th August 2018.  This means that as of Saturday 25th August 2018, there will be no public swim sessions available or timetabled.

Monday From Until
Swimming Lessons 4.00pm 6.00pm
Private Hire 6:00pm 8:00pm
Octo-Push 8.15pm 9.15pm
Tuesday From Until
Swimming Lessons 4.00pm 6.00pm
Aqua Natal 6.00pm 7.00pm
Swimming Lesson 7.00pm 9:30pm
Wednesday From Until
Swimming Lessons 4.30pm 6.30pm
Thursday From Until
Swimming Lessons 4.00pm 6.00pm
Swimming Lessons 6.00pm 7.00pm
Swimming Lessons 7.30pm 9.00pm
Friday From Until
Swimming Lessons 4.00pm 5.30pm
Swimming Lessons 5.30pm 7.30pm
Swimming Lessons 7.30pm 9.30pm
Saturday From Until
Swimming Lessons 9.00am 11.00am
Swimming Lessons 11.00am 2.00pm
Swimming Lessons 2:00pm 3:30pm
Swimming Lessons 3.30pm 5.00pm
Sunday From Until
Swimming Lessons 9.00am 10.30am
Swimming Lessons 10.30am 12.00pm
Swimming Lessons 12:15pm 2:45pm
Swimming Lessons 3:00pm 5:00pm


  • All timetables are subject to change during school holidays. Please ask at reception for more information.
  • Although admission to sessions is generally not time restricted during busy periods swimming may be subject to a maximum of 90 minutes.
  • During some sessions a lane may be closed off to public to allow for staff training or courses to take place. Please ask at reception for information as to when these are due to take place.
  • Where sessions are for one specific group of people (e.g. Adults only) please note this applies to the pool only and there may be some overlap within the changing rooms.


All lockers require a 30p token to operate. These can be obtained from Reception.

PLEASE NOTE: All times and sessions are subject to change during the school holidays and prices are subject to change at any time. All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult (16 years and over). All children under the age of 5 must be supervised on a one-to-one basis.