Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've taken the decision to close all of our leisure centres, swimming pools, community centres, Turkish Baths, our two museums, the Mercer art gallery and tourist information centres.

This is with effect from end of business tonight (Friday 20 March) and these buildings will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus. If you are affected by these closures, there is no need for you to get in touch. If you are a member of our venues, having swimming or diving lessons or other regular activities, your membership will be suspended and you will not be charged for April or May. If you have existing bookings, you'll be contacted over the coming days.


Diving is an exciting and spectacular sport and you have the chance to give it a go at the Hydro in Harrogate. With a five-metre high board, two one-metre and three-metre springboards, we offer one of the most successful diving development programmes in the country.

  • pre-requisites: you must be able to swim 50m and be at least six years old
  • follow the Swim England Diving Award Scheme. The Diving 1-7 Awards cover seven levels of progressive diving skills, starting at complete beginner and taking the diver through to club level skills.
  • lessons are available Monday to Thursday evenings and on Sundays
  • diving lesson dates
  • Learn to Dive pathway

For more information, or to book, please contact the Hydro at hydro@harrogate.gov.uk, by calling 01423 556768 or you can contact us online.

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Page last updated 23/03/2020