We believe in the power of physical activity and its unique ability to support positive health and wellbeing, and we can’t wait to welcome you all back to our swimming pools.

Here’s what to expect when you return…

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not visit our centres. You can cancel your sessions using Leisure Hub.


We’ve loved reading all your positive comments on social media and know that many of you can’t wait to get back to your normal fitness routine! We have created an extensive list of FAQs at the bottom of this page which should answer any of your questions about returning to our swimming pools. 


We have introduced temporary swimming programme changes in line with social distancing guidelines and the policies and procedures which have been put into place to ensure the safety of all customers and staff. To coincide with this we have implemented a new online booking system for all swimming sessions.

All activity sessions must be pre-booked for members or prepaid for visitors online via our online booking portal before you arrive at the venue.


For the time being all swim sessions must be booked online, in advance of your visit. We have introduced a new and improved booking system which has been created to provide easy, flexible booking for all customers.

How do I book? All visitors will be required to register in order to book their swim sessions. Activ8 members can use our pool facilities at no extra cost or you can swim as a pay as you go customer. Discounts are available with a Tees Active Leisure Card.

If you are a member already or have been previously please register here. If you have already registered to access the gyms you do not need to register again.

If you have never been a member before, please register here.

See our FAQ’s below for more information.

If you are already a member but cannot remember the email address linked to your account, do not create a new account. Please send an email to and we will help create your account.

To book a swim session please select your session from the timetable below. Bookings can also be made for the gym here and fitness classes here.

Our Swimming Pools

We have four conveniently located swimming pools throughout the heart of Stockton-on-Tees that can be accessed as part of your Activ8 membership at no extra cost or as a visitor wanting to enjoy a casual swim; Thornaby Pool, Splash in Stockton, Billingham Forum and our brand new leisure centre in Ingleby Barwick, IB Leisure!

Swimming is a fantastic way to help maintain a healthy weight, look after your heart and lungs, relieve tension and get a whole body workout at the same time – not many exercises can make such bold claims.

So, which pool will you choose?

Thornaby Pool is an ideal venue for those who are passionate about swimming.

The heart of the community here in Thornaby, this pool is perfect for anyone who just wants to swim!

Thornaby Pool hosts a wide range of swim sessions to suit all needs and requirements including ladies only sessions, early bird session and adults only sessions.

Splash’s bright and modern pool facilities are ideal for a range of swimming sessions.

Splash’s main 25m pool is an ideal venue for all swimming needs and perfect for anyone wanting to swim lengths.

The small pool offers shallower water (10-80cm) and is ideal for young ones wanting to practice their swimming skills.

We also have a toddler area which includes a mini slide and an area with very shallow water where babies can sit and splash around. The toddler area flows into the main pool and is perfect for little ones who are making their first splashes and gain confidence in water!

We also have a Bubble pool on poolside where you can sit and relax after your swim!

Billingham Forum’s bright and modern pool facilities are the perfect environment to enjoy your swim.

After a multi-million re-development in 2011 Billingham Forum now includes a 25 metre pool which can be used to host swimming events, with a depth ranging from 0.9 metres – 2.18 metres, and an activity pool which has a state-of-the-art movable floor in which the depth of the pool can be adjusted from 0 – 3 metres to suit a variety of water based activities. We also have a shallow teaching pool ideal for babies, young children and those who are learning to swim.

The poolside changing facilities boast a spacious changing village which is ideal for families and those with a disability.

IB Leisure’s brand new pool facilities are the perfect setting for a wide range of swim sessions!

Our brand new leisure centre in Ingleby Barwick boasts two swimming pools and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. A 25m pool offers 5 lanes for our more enthusiastic swimmers and the 18m pool has a state-of-the-art movable floor in which the depth of the pool can be adjusted to suit the variety of aqua based activities.

The changing facilities accommodate all requirements and there is a easy access hoist to gain access into the pools.

Swimming Timetable


We put people first and the health and safety of our members and staff remains our top priority. That’s why we’re adding even more safety and cleaning measures, so we can safely support everyone get back to enjoying their fitness once again.


✔️ Regular cleaning of poolside areas, changing facilities and ladders by our staff and cleaning teams.
✔️ Cleaning stations located throughout each venue to ensure all customers have been sanitised before entering poolside.
✔️ Increased staff hygiene training.


✔️ Repositioning of areas and installing notices to follow social distancing guidelines.
✔️ Updated access guidelines to manage the flow of visitors in and out of the venues.


At this time, community is more important than ever. You can help us and your fellow members stay safe and healthy by following these guidelines.

✔️ Stay at home, cancel your session online and do not enter the venue if you’re feeling unwell.

✔️ We ask that you take personal responsibility for social distancing measures by following floor markings, avoid congregating, respect capacity rules and keep your distance from other members.

✔️ Ensure you sanitise your hands on arrival and throughout your visit.

✔️ Please respect our staff. They are here to help keep everyone stay safe.

✔️ If you feel like we can improve any area of the service, please let us know. This is new to all of us and we would love the opportunity to exceed your expectations.