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Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise, especially if you want to be more active and stay healthy. 

Swimming at Ards Blair Mayne

Whatever your age or ability, Swimming in Ards is for everyone. And doing it with your family and friends is even more fun!

Timetables and Prices

Swimming Lessons

Lessons for all ages and abilities, from the very young, to those who might think they are too old to learn - don't worry, you're not!

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About our Main and Minor Pools

Main Pool

The 25-metre Main Pool is for public, adult only and family public swimming, as well as lessons, classes and club bookings.

The pool has six lanes. Two lanes have a permanent depth of 2 metres. A wall separates the static lanes from the four lanes that have a moveable floor, adjustable to a maximum depth of 2 metres to 1 metre to accommodate the various activities that take place. Swimmers will be asked to leave the pool for the few minutes it takes to adjust the floor height, an alarm will sound when the floor is being moved.

A 160-seat Spectator Gallery overlooks the Main Pool. Access into the pool is via steps, ladders and a modern deck level platform for disabled access.

Minor Pool

The 21-metre Minor Pool is perfect for lessons and activities such as our Kayaking. It has a moveable floor to a maximum depth of 2 metres. Swimmers will be asked to leave the pool when the pool depth needs to be changed.

Access to the pool is via steps, ladders and a modern deck level platform for disabled access.

About our Splash Pool

Using our Pools

Please refer to our Leisure Ards and North Down Admissions Policy for full information on using our pools. 

  • Children must be eight years or over to enter the Main or Minor Pool unaccompanied.
  • Children aged seven years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • One adult may accompany up to two children aged seven years or younger.
  • Only children seven years or under may use the Splash Pool.
  • Lane Restrictions apply in the Main Pool when lessons and club sessions are taking place.
  • The last ticket for swimming must be bought by 9pm weekdays, 7pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday.
  • Our Pool Changing area is attended by staff at all times. Customers have free use of lockers (returnable £1 coin - locker tokens are available).  

Swimming at Bangor Aurora

Visit Northern Ireland’s only 50m Pool and Sidewinder. Swim 50m lanes, gentle widths or enjoy a great family day out in the Aurora Splash Leisure Waters with two large flumes, slides, wave machine, water features, baby beach and pirate ship.