The club holds its weekly winter pool sessions on Tuesday evenings at Gracemount Leisure Centre between 8pm and 10pm (from the first Tuesday in September through to the last Tuesday in April inclusive), usually followed by a drink in a local pub.

These sessions are open to all abilities including complete beginners. There is no need to book in advance so just turn up on the night.


All you really need to bring is your swimming kit and maybe a spare T-shirt for sitting around on the pool-side. If you have any of your own kit - buoyancy aid, spray deck, helmet or paddles - feel free to bring it along though please ensure it is all clean. Otherwise, you will be able to borrow any kit you require.  We are required to have our own specific boats for pool use so unfortunately you are not allowed to bring your own in.

There is enough room for eight boats in the pool at a time so we run a system of 20 minute slots. You can sign up for a slot when you arrive and then once you have finished your slot then you can sign up for another one subject to availability. 

There is always at least one qualified coach at each pool session both for safety and to provide assistance so it's usually possible to get some coaching in the pool - just ask!


Children attending must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult. This can be a parent, guardian or named guardian for the day.

All new members must fill in a membership form on their first night.

We rely on a rota of volunteers to help with admin and coaching. Help to bring the boats in at the start and take them back at the end is always welcome and appreciated.

Please refer to the pool guidelines for all the important information.

If you think you may have any additional needs with regard to participating in pool sessions, it will be helpful if you can contact us to discuss your needs prior to attending your first pool session. Please email our Equality and Diversity Champion:

Pool sessions cost:
Adults: £8.00 (Unpaid Member) / £5.00 (Paid Member)
Juniors/Unwaged: £5.00 (Unpaid Member) / £3.00 (Paid Member)


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