Aquatics Centre at JCCS

Aquatics at John Charles Centre for Sport 

Customer notice
On Friday 30 September the pool will be shortcourse from 6.45am - 3pm to enable essential maintenance work. 

Aquatics centre opening times 
Monday - 6.45am-10.15pm
Tuesday - 6.30am-10.30pm
Wednesday - 6.45am- 10.30pm
Thursday - 6.45am- 10.30pm
Friday - 6.45am-10.30pm
Saturday - 7am- 4.30pm
Sunday - 8.30am- 9.30pm

Cafe opening times 
Monday - 6am to 10pm
Tuesday - 7am to 6.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 6am to 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9.30am to 3.30pm

What's available 

  • Swimming - 50m x 25m pool with movable floor and booms
  • Diving pool with movable floor
  • 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m diving platforms (suitable for synchronised diving)
  • 1m, 3m diving springboards
  • Poolside dry land training area
  • Spectator seating for 800
  • Aerobics studio
  • Function room
  • Café


  • City of Leeds Diving Club 
  • Leeds Sub Aqua Club meet every Wednesday at 7.15pm. It is suitable for anyone that has a basic swimming ability and can be attended by adults and children aged 14 - 18 if accompanied by an adult.
  • Diving Leisure Club PADI discover scuba diving course
  • Leeds Freedivers Sub Aqua Club Octopush (under water hockey)
  • Leeds Sharks water polo club have sessions for U14’s, U18’s, senior men, ladies and mini polo for under 11’s at the Aquatics centre at John Charles centre for sport.
  • Leeds Phoenix lifesaving club takes place on Thursdays from 6pm - 8pm. Sessions available for Rookies (Dolphin 6 award or higher), seniors and adults.

Customer information 

  • Children under eight years old who are attending a swimming sessions must be accompanied by an adult (16 years+), One adult can supervise a maximum of two children under eight years old.
  • During school holidays and bank holidays the swimming timetable may vary. A holiday period programmes will be available to download from this page or collect from the centre.
  • Disabled facilities include: Oxford Dippers for access into the pools, special hoists in disabled shower areas, coloured grab rails and designated parking to from of building.

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