Come on in – the water’s ready 5th Oct.

Come on in – the water’s ready

A major refurbishment of the City’s historic swimming baths has been completed and the pools are due to reopen on Monday October 5th.

The refurbishment has been undertaken by Chester West and Chester Council who own the building. Chester Swimming Association, the Charity which has operated the  pools since 1977 plans to offer the widest possible program to give everyone a chance to swim by joining one of the many classes and clubs on offer.

Baths Manager Jackie Hickey said “Swimming lessons for children, adults and schools will again be at the heart of what we do and the Baths will once again be the home of clubs such as City of Chester Swimming Club and Chester Triathlon club. However, our user groups have come up with a wide range of new activities which will be open to all

Over the last 2 weeks we have been running an online survey inviting local people to tell us about the type of swimming session they are interested in. So far, the results are showing a strong demand from adults for dedicated fitness swimming sessions. We are aiming to launch these in October with a range of membership options and we will include some times when experienced swimming coaches are available to help members plan their training sessions. We are also looking to program a number of sessions dedicated to senior citizens. There is still time to participate in the survey by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/chestercitybaths. The final results of the survey will be used to plan the remaining time and ensure we bring as many people back into the baths as possible.

We have working hard to recruit and train a new team of lifeguards over the last few weeks and we will be phasing the re-opening as we complete this process. The learn to swim program and other City of Chester club sessions will start on Monday with sub-aqua and triathlon sessions also starting next week. Fitness swimming sessions and adult lessons will start later in the month and we will be offering a free swim to anyone who wants to come and see the newly refurbished building on Saturday October 10th from 1pm to 3pm.”

Anyone wanting to book a free swim on October 10th can do this by calling 01244 320898 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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