Pool Venues

Location of Durham Pool (Freeman’s Quay)

Pool address: Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre, The Sands, Durham City, DH1 1SG

There is no cafe at the pool, but it is not far to the city centre. There is a pay and display car park opposite the pool and  a nearby multi-story car park. Lockers need a returnable £1 coin.

Location of Pool in Bishop Auckland (Wear Valley ASC)

Pool Address:  Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6JX

There is plenty of free on-road parking close to the pool. The spectator gallery is usually very warm.

Location of Sunderland Aquatic Centre

Pool address: Sunderland Aquatic Centre and Wellness Centre, Sunderland, SR5 1SU Tel: 0191 561 6161

The pool is beside Sunderland AFC Stadium of Light. On non-match days parking is available in the football car park. On match days parking here may not be possible.

The spectators’ gallery is very warm.

Location of The Louisa Centre, Stanley

Pool address:Front Street, Stanley, Co Durham, DH9 0TE

Tel 01207 218877

Lockers – 50pcoin,  refundable

Location of The Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough

Pool address: The Neptune Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 7RP

Tel 01642 230106

Plenty of free parking at the pool or at Morrisons next door. Spectator space is limited – get there early. Cafe upstairs in the Neptune Centre or in Morrisons. £1coin needed for changing room lockers.

Location of Tynemouth Pool

Pool address: Tynemouth Pool, Beach Road, North Shields, NE29 9PX

Tel: 0191 643 2900

Location of Hebburn Pool

Pool address: Hebburn Swimming Pool, Campbell Park Road, Hebburn, NE31 2SN

There is a large free car park outside the pool, but seating inside is limited.

Location of Haven Point Leisure Centre

Pool address: Haven Point Leisure centre, Pier Parade, South Shields, NE33 2JS

Ample parking near the pool. Parking fees apply. Seating is limited. There is a cafe. Swimmers are requested to use lockers (£1 returnable deposit) as poolside space is limited.