Here's a guide to our swimming sessions and what's on where.

The following sessions are available at all five of our pools - Hydro, Knaresborough, Nidderdale, Ripon Spa Baths and Starbeck Baths:

  • 50-plus: enjoy the social side of swimming
  • adult lessons: these swimming and diving sessions are for everyone from complete beginners to those wanting to improve technique
  • adults only: a chance to avoid the noise and chaos of our general swimming sessions
  • aquababes: designed for the under-fives, this is like a mini fun session with lots of toys
  • aquafit, 50-plus aqua, aqua jog, power aqua and aqua zumba: aerobics in the pool- booking required
  • swimming and diving lessons: lessons for all ages and all abilities
  • general swim: our open swimming sessions
  • party hire: book a pool for your child's party and enjoy sole use for an hour

The following sessions are available at Hydro, Knaresborough, Nidderdale and Ripon:

  • disabled sessions: we set our moving floor to a constant depth to allow those with disabilities the freedom to relax and swim
  • early riser: early morning sessions, ideal for those who want to swim before work
  • fun sessions: aimed at children aged eight-16, the pool is filled with floats, toys and the large inflatable aqua run (Hydro and Knaresborough). You must be able to swim 25m unaided to use the aqua runs
  • women only: general sessions just for women - male lifeguards may be on duty

The following sessions are available at two pools only:

  • rafts: fun sessions with floats and balls (Hydro and Ripon)
  • subaqua: local subaqua clubs hire the pool for training (Hydro and Ripon)
  • Poolates: a class using slow, gentle movements to improve strength and flexibility, ideal for rehabilitation (Knaresborough and Nidderdale)
  • disco feva: party in the pool for eight-15-year-olds but open to all; live music with poolside DJ (Knaresborough and Nidderdale)

The following session is available at Knaresborough, Nidderdale and Ripon:

  • family splash: for babies aged 3 months to one year with lots of toys to play with; booking required

The following sessions are available only at the Hydro:

  • general diving: try out our 1m and 3m boards and hone your skills
  • inflator fun: fun sessions for under-eights with inflatable toys

Contact the individual pools for more information.

Page last updated 12/06/2016