We’ve made some important changes since reopening our swimming pools, please make sure you visit the welcome back page before visiting our venues. Stockton-on-Tees is home to 4 swimming pools, each offering a variety of sessions to suit every age and ability. Swimming is the perfect activity if you’re looking to have fun with friends and family, learn a valuable life skill, improve your fitness or mobility, or simply find a new way to relax and unwind. We also have sauna and steam facilities at Billingham Forum and IB Leisure.
Our popular family sessions have been keeping the kids entertained since they we old enough to make their first splashes. We have everything from fun flumes, wave machines and aqua gliders to giant inflatables, floats and toddler areas, everything you need to create a low-cost, memorable day out with the family.
Many of our regular swimmers hold an Activ8 Health and Fitness membership as this offers unlimited free swimming across all of our pools. Our pools provide a variety of sessions to ensure swimming can fit conveniently into your busy routine. Come along to one of our early bird, lunchtime or adult only sessions to get those lengths in, or visit in a general public session for a more leisurely swim. Our lane swimming sessions are also perfect for anyone who swims competitively or is training for a triathlon. Whatever your reason, swimming provides unrivalled benefits to improve your mental and physical wellbeing, and there’s so much choice right on your doorstep. Read more about our adult sessions.
We also offer a popular adult swimming scheme that helps adults to learn a new skill in a friendly and social environment. It’s never too late to learn something new! Visit the adult swimming section to find our more information.
We offer an established learn to swim scheme and teach over 2,000 children to swim each week across our pools. For years, we have been helping children to make their first splashes and supporting their journey right through to competitive swimming in lots of cases. Our learn to swim scheme is proudly supported by our swimming ambassador, Commonwealth Gold medalist, Aimee Willmott. Together with Aimee, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of swimmers and ensuring everyone has access to enjoy swimming at a local pool.
Reduces impact on bones and joints, and the range of motion lengthens the muscles to make joints more flexible.
Swimming supports and sustains a healthy heart.
Swimming provides a full body workout that builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
The calming sensation of swimming can reduce stress and improve your sleep pattern.
Swimming is the only sport that is completely non weight-bearing, meaning the risk of injury is greatly reduced.
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Tees Active ‘s swimming pools are home to some of the region’s most established swimming and diving clubs who have been developing young talent for decades. Our swimming clubs provide the perfect platform to enhance your skills or learn new ones! Meet some of our resident clubs.
BOSSS is an elite training scheme which provides a pathway built from the partnerships of swimming clubs within the Borough of Stockton.
Thornaby Swimming Club provides a family oriented, friendly atmosphere for those wishing to learn to swim or improve upon their swimming skills.
Stockton Amateur Swimming Club is a successful swimming club and our members have gained success swimming at Club, County, District, National, International and Olympic levels.
BASC have been training at Billingham Forum since the mid-1960’s and is open to anyone who wants to learn to swim or swim competitively and train at a high standard in order to compete at various levels.
Davy Divers are a friendly informal dive club suited to any one interested in any aspect of scuba diving, marine life or just being involved in the social aspect of a club.
If you’re planning a visit to any of our pools, you must read our guidelines and policies first. This looks at swimming etiquette and the rules we have put in place to ensure everyone can enjoy a swim in a safe and pleasant environment.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.