Swimming FAQs

Swimming FAQs

Join us for a swim!

If you have a question that is not in the FAQs, or have a query about any of the answers then do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

You can do this by calling 01904 325751, or emailing info@york-sport.com


  • New Pool Rules Policy 2023

    From Monday 18 September 2023 we will be introducing a new policy regarding footwear in our York Sport Village Swimming Changing Room.

    This new policy introduces the following rules.

    We are asking our customers to take off or change their outdoor footwear before entering our York Sport Village Swimming Changing Room facilities, including our swimming changing room shower cubicles and public changing areas.

    Use of indoor footwear (multi-shoe covers and flip flops) or bare feet will only be permitted in these areas from Monday 18 September 2023. York Sport reception desk also offers purchase options for indoor footwear.

    The outdoor footwear can be put away either in the shoe storage compartment located in our facility lockers, where a one pound coin or locker token is required.

    To coincide with this new policy introduction, we have introduced brand new benches next to our reception area, where shoes can also be stored during your visit.

    Please note that footwear and property left in this area are of the responsibility of the owner and not the liability of York Sport.

    Any property left unattended is done so at your own risk, and we are unable to guarantee its safety.

    Tokens or £1 coins can be used to access and secure our lockers which should aid in keeping your valuables safe. Tokens can be acquired from reception for the cost of £1 should you need one.

    To find out more about these options please speak to a member of reception when you next visit.

  • Do you run Swimming Lessons?

    We have a full swim scheme available at York Sport Village, following the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway. We teach classes from 6 months right through to stages 8, 9 and 10 in the Development Squads, plus Multi skills and Adult swimming lessons.

  • How long do lessons last?

    Lessons are half an hour long for all stages up to and including stage 7 and then for Competitive stages 8, 9 & 10 we run one hour sessions.

  • How much do childrens' lessons cost?

    Adult and child lessons for children aged 6 months to 3 years are £47.25 for 7 consecutive weeks or £27 per month by direct debit.

    Children’s lessons 3 years and over (Ducklings to stage 7) are £81 for 12 consecutive weeks or £27 per month by direct debit. Direct debit enables your child to gain free access to the pool outside of lesson time.