Jesmond Pool is now open and we cannot wait to welcome you all back. View our new pool timetable now.

Gym opening
Monday to Friday 7am until 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am until 7pm

Gym and Classes timetable.


Jesmond Aqua School LogoAt Jesmond Aqua School we offer a competitive programme of swimming lessons for children from 4 months old to adults.

Our programme follows the ASA learn to swim framework. All our instructors are ASA qualified under British Swimming and CRB checked so you can rest assured that your child is in capable professional hands.


Relaxing restrictions at Jesmond Pool and Gym

With the latest announcement on the government COVID response roadmap, we have made plans to relax the restrictions we have had operating at the pool and gym from July 19th. We are delighted to be able to welcome more people back to the building, while working to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.

Here is a summary of the key points.

1. Please continue to exercise caution!

Do not come to the building if you have symptoms which are suggestive of covid, if you have had a positive test, or if you are self-isolating. We are relying on everyone to take responsibility for themselves and each other.

2. Enhanced cleaning

We will continue to maintain our enhanced cleaning of the facility; we will keep the screens which are in place in reception and in the gym. Given the infection rate is still high and we are entering a third wave and cases continue to increase our requirements around wearing a face covering when entering the leaving the facility will remain in place. The safety of our customers and staff is paramount to us and we therefore will keep this in place for now.

3. Numbers restictions

Although the pool, sauna, gym and activity room will all be open, there will be restrictions continuing on the numbers using them. The maximum capacity in the gym and pool will be 40 people, and the maximum number for classes will be 20. Bookings will not be required except for specific classes (spinning and Pilates courses). Check out the timetable for the gym or pool as different sessions may be operating but you will not need to arrive at specific times and general (non-lane) swimming will be available. We will also maintain two wider lanes at all times for people who prefer to do lengths. Timetables are being constantly updated and will be available on Facebook, the website and at the pool. Classes which are available online will continue at present.

4. Updated membership arrangements

We are no longer using our app for booking and payments and we are reverting to our former arrangements for memberships, all of which can be purchased at reception. Current direct debits will remain in place and you can collect a new card when you attend the pool. Monthly memberships will be available with peak adult membership costing £37, peak student and over 60s £27, swim only £31, gym only £22.99 and online classes only £20. Members get 50% off one off classes but not courses. A 10 credit swim/ gym class pass to be used within 6 months will cost £40. Ring reception on 0191 281 2482 or email info@jesmondpool.online for more information

We are really looking forward to things being more back to normal and to welcoming more new and regular customers back to the building!



Welcome to Jesmond Pool and Gym, an award winning social enterprise operating as a charity since our reopening in 1992. We are dedicated to working to promote health and fitness in the community across all ages from children and students through to older adults and work with local GPs to facilitate access to our activities and classes.

In our 22m pool we offer lane and family swimming sessions, aqua fit classes, Masters sessions, pool parties, mermaid experiences and chill out sessions. Jesmond Aqua School offers private and group swimming lessons for children and adults. We deliver RLSS accredited lifeguard courses on a regular basis.

In addition to the pool, we have 2 gyms ‘The Basement Gym’ and ‘The Poolside Gym’. The Basement gym houses a variety of different equipment from a range of cardiovascular equipment and weight stack machines to free weight bars and dumbbells.

The Poolside Gym was refurbished in 2019 with all new hi-tech equipment including cardiovascular equipment , weight stack machines and even a sledge. Our in house personal trainer can provide guided sessions in the gyms and our expert in exercise for older adults runs dedicated sessions for the over 50s.


In our upstairs activity room, we run a range of different exercise classes delivered by expert teachers many of which moved online during lockdown. From children’s dance classes to Tai Chi we hope to cater for all tastes. In addition the Jesmond Joggers run out of the pool providing a collegiate group for keen runners around the community. The activity room also hosts a variety of other activities including childrens’ parties
Jala Therapies, hosted in the pool building, provides a range of massage and relaxation treatments.

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“Re the pool generally – the current system for adult swimming is excellent and the staff have really been on top of it since the very start – I have been telling everyone I know how good it is.

I also know that some of my fellow swimmers are coming from Durham/Middlesborough/Heydon Bridge because their council (or other) run pools are not open. Like Jesmond Library, Jesmond Pool & Gym is very much at the leading edge – we are lucky to have it!”

Jesmond Pool

We love your pool!!! The staff are awesome too!
Terry and Skyla




Jesmond Pool, St. George's Terrace, Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2DL


+44 (0) 191 281 2482

Jesmond Pool

An award winning social enterprise, operating as a charity since re-opening in 1992, we not only offer a full range of water activities, but also 2 gyms, a multi purpose dance and activity room, massage and therapy room and a poolside sauna and steam.

Jesmond Community Leisure is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales with the registered NO 2645699.

It is also a registered charity, no 1010563


Contact Information

Jesmond Pool, St. George's Terrace, Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2DL

+44 (0) 191 281 2482

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm Sun: 8am - 8pm

Jesmond Pool and Gym