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Birtley Swimming Centre

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GO Gateshead is one of the region's leading gym, swim and exercise class providers. Choose a membership that suits your lifestyle and enjoy unlimited access to seven leisure facilities, featuring:

  • five large swimming pools
  • five state-of-the-art gyms
  • a great choice of class timetables

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Pool opening hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm, 7 - 9.30pm
Friday 8am - 9pm
Saturday 8.30am - 2pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm

Full swimming timetables

Christmas opening hours

Christmas Eve  Closed
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wed 27 Dec 8am - 4pm
Thurs 28 Dec 8am - 4pm
Fri 29 Dec 8am - 4pm
Sat 30 Dec 8am - 2pm
New Year's Eve  Closed
New Year's Day  Closed


  • Main pool, 2x small pools
  • Water slide
  • Room hire
  • Car charging point


GO Gateshead card holders can book activities and classes through our online booking system. 

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Changing Places

Changing PLaces logoThe swimming centre has Changing Places accessible toilets which have more facilities compared to other toilets such as hoists, changing benches and more space.

Contact us

Durham Road
Co Durham

0191 433 5775 

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