Swimming Pool Timetable & Programme

Your Swimming Times

Swimming is a great all-round activity that can help maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

For your enjoyment we have put together a number of different sessions that aim to assist in your enjoyment of our pools and accommodate a variety of users.

Leisure Card holders can swim for free* at specific times. Please speak to a member of our customer service team for full details (*concession and junior leisure card holders only).

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival.

You can view our pool admission policies by at the bottom of this page.

Lee Waddon

Leisure Manager


We love swimming! You will find the 'Pay-As-You-Go' prices and time tables on this page below.

Need any help? Please call our friendly reception team on 01304 373399

Opening Times

Facility - Monday – Friday - 6:30am – 10pm

Facility - Saturday & Sunday - 7am – 6pm

01304 373399

Tides Swimming Timetable

Swim 4 All: Main pool onlyPlease also be aware that during Swim 4 All sessions there will be no slides or auxiliary pools available.

Please read the supervision ratios to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. You can view our pool admission policies below.

If no session is listed between times, then this means the pool is closed.​

Please Note: We are currently experiencing problems with the water and ambient temperature at Tides due to a fractured pipe. The leak means we are having to continuously top up the pool which in turn means that the water temperature is lower than usual.

To compensate, we’ve increased the air temperature in the building. A programme of essential plant equipment repairs which includes the prioritisation of addressing the fractured pipe and temperatures issues is underway and we will keep you informed of progress.

Please be assured we are working with Dover District Council and its contractors to make the repairs as quickly as possible. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Please check Twitter for any last-minute changes to the pool programme below...

Your Leisure Swimming Pool Admission Policy

The Your Leisure Swimming Pools Admission Policy aims to safeguard swimmers that are most at risk when bathing. The policy does not intend to prevent families and children having fun in the water and enjoying the physical and social benefits of swimming, nor create unnecessary barriers for parents and carers when accessing our facilities.

The policy takes into account recommendations from the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sports and Physical Activity (CIMPSA). It is important to note that the rules relating to child parent ratios will differ depending upon the number of bathers in the swimming pools. Your Leisure reserve the right to change the ratio at any time to ensure maximum safety.

General Policy

  • All Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible person of 16 years or above
  • The responsible person must go into the water with the child/children they are accompanying
  • Whilst in the pool the responsible person should maintain a constant watch over the child/children they are accompanying and be in close contact with children who are weak or non-swimmers

In accordance with the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sports and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) guidelines and our own Risk assessments we enforce the following policy.

Children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied into the pool at all times by a responsible adult (Over 16 years) and on a ratio of no more than 1 adult to 2 children. Children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied into the pool by a responsible adult on a ratio of 1 adult to 1 child. However the ratio becomes 1 adult to 2 children in the eventevery child under 4 is wearing suitable buoyancy aid.

Buoyancy Aids Accepted under this policy are those that fully support the child’s weight in the water and remain secure in and out of the water.

E.g. Arm Bands or Float suits. Buoyancy aides that are hand held are not considered appropriate.

Please note: Customer will be asked to remove any fun inflatables not constituting a buoyancy aid if bather numbers reach set limit.

Please note: Lifeguards will request a swim test for children entering deep water if they appear to lack confidence or do not demonstrate water confidence in their swimming ability. Failure to complete the test will result in restricted usage being applied to the child (i.e. they must stay in the shallow end of the swimming pool)

Note: Swimming aids e.g. armbands, must be manufactured to approved standards and carry a kite mark or BS EN number.
Your Leisure reserves the right to deviate from the above policy in response to varying bather loads and the demands of the pool programmes.