About Us > FAQ's

Who owns and manages the Pool?

The facility is owned and operated by The Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust Ltd, an incorporated Charity, Number 5165102 and is managed by a board of voluntary Trustees.

What are the pool sizes and water temperatures?

The Main Pool is 25m x 13m ( six lanes ) The Teaching Pool is 12m x 7m Both pools are maintained at 29°C / 84°F

Is there a Timetable of opening hours for Public Swimming?

Yes, the timetable is co-ordinated between school terms and holidays. Holiday programmes and activity lists are generally published two weeks before school holidays. You can collect a programme from the leaflet dispenser, reception or download a copy from the website.

Is there provision for lane swimming?

Yes, we always accommodate lane swimmers by having a double width lane available during all Public swim sessions. Alternatively, you can attend during Adult Lane Swimming on Monday and Thursday evenings from 8pm.

Are there any discount rates for regular swimmers or fitness users?

If you attend regularly but not always 2 or more times a week, it is worth investing in either a 10 Session Discount Card for the Pool or Fitness Suite. Based on a Adult Swim £4.50 per visit over 10 sessions is £45.00 you can purchase a 10 Sessions Discount Card for £35.00 saving you 22%. These cards do not have a end date.

If you use the facility more than twice per week, then a Direct Debt will be even better value. You can sign up for direct debt to either the Pool, Fitness Suite or both including classes. Based on a Adult swimming and gyming twice a week at £5.50 over a 4 week month comes to £44. The Adult Direct Debt for Pool and Gym per month is £25 which is a massive 43% discount.

Please see our current price list for full details on prices and how to sign up to pay by Direct Debt.

Who qualifies for concession rates?

Persons over 60 years of age Persons under 18 years of age Full time students (evidence maybe required) Disabled people People receiving Job seekers Allowance or means tested benefit (evidence maybe required) Unwaged dependant of the above. Holders of Selby District Council Leisure Card (reviewed April 2006)

Does the Pool have swimming lessons for children?

Yes. Our lesson programme is Quality Assured by the Amateur Swimming Association and has an extensive waiting list. We recommend that children are placed on the list at a very early age to ensure that they receive lessons from age four. For people who are significantly low on the list, consideration should be made to attend a holiday course, which are sold on a first come first served basis.

How do I enrol my child for swimming lessons?

You can enrol by completing a student record card, available from reception. You will then be contacted when a place becomes available. If you child swims elsewhere, you can keep us informed of progress, so that we can place them in the correct level. Alternatively, for holiday courses you can book over the phone, but we will require a debit / credit card payment at the time of booking.

What is the minimum age for swimming lessons?

We will accept the children for lessons at age four, when they start full time mainstream school. We offer Aquatot classes for children of pre-school age, but a parent or guardian must also accompany the child in the water.

Does the Pool have swimming lessons for adults?

Our adult programme is equally popular, with levels ranging from complete beginner to highly competent swimmers. Currently our adult programme is available Wednesday evening, as well as Wednesday morning. For adults who just need a few tips and guidance, we recommend attending one of our Swim Clinics, held every Monday & Thursday 8pm – 9pm, just turn up! We also offer a Swimfit programme for competent swimmers every Monday at 8pm.

Does the organisation have accreditation from swimming or fitness organisations?

We are very proud to have retained our Amateur Swimming Association Aquamark Premier Award accreditation, a Quality Scheme for Swimming Programmes. All of our instructors hold ASA Qualifications and many are in the process of becoming Licensed Coaches. We hold membership with the Fitness Industry Association and many of our fitness instructors are members of the Register of Exercise Professionals. We are members of the Royal Lifesaving Society and a Quality Assured Centre for the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards.

Is the Pool available for private functions?

Yes, we hire the facility for children’s birthday parties every Saturday afternoon and have regular Friday evening availability for Clubs , Societies and Associations to come and use the facilities. There are several set options available, but we can tailor the booking to meet client needs. We have also hosted corporate events.

Does the Pool have swimming related merchandise for sale?

We sell a wide selection of swimming costumes, goggles and other swimming accessories at competitive prices.

What do I have to do to use the Fitness Suite?

The Fitness Suite is available to anyone over the age of fourteen, who completes a simple induction. You will also need to complete a simple medical questionnaire. If you are uncertain of you current health, then check with your GP. We do offer GP Referral for clients with a history of obesity, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and some mental health problems. At present we are unable to accept people rehabilitating after coronary surgery.

Is there a charge for Fitness Suite membership?

We do not offer a ‘membership’, although we do like to treat all our clients like members and we do offer Discount Cards.

What is an Induction?

An induction is an Introductory Session, when an instructor teaches you how all the equipment works, explains all the safety points of using the fitness equipment and encourages you to have a go. The instructor is also available to offer guidance on the types of programmes that you can follow, help you set some personal objectives and arrange further programming or fitness assessments.

Are there any timetables for Health and Fitness?

Fitness Timetables are available from the leaflet dispenser, reception or can be downloaded from the website.