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Gymnastics Toddlers Pre 5 Gymnastics at the Citadel has been cancelled on Friday 1st August

Gymnastics Toddlers Pre 5 Gymnastics at the Citadel has been cancelled on Friday 1st August- 9.30-10.30am,10.30-11.30am,1-2pm.

Please note the changes to the Commonwealth Camp school holiday activity

Read the full notice for details of a cancellation and a change of venue for this activity.
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Swimming Pools

Citadel Swimming Pool, Ayr

Citadel Leisure Centre,
South Harbour Street,
Ayr KA7 1JB (view on map)
Tel: 01292 269 793
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Swimming Facilities at the Citadel include 3 swimming pools.

The main pool, a 25m, 6 lane pool, teaching pool and a flexi pool with moveable floor. All pools have disabled access and host a number of water based activities from early bird, fun kid's sessions and diving to club activities, lessons and aqua aerobics.

Female, male and communal changing facilities are available. A 300 seat spectator's gallery also overlooks the main swimming pool.

View Easter and Summer school holiday activities

Pool Disco

First Friday of every month between 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Every Friday during school summer holidays
9-16 yr olds £2.50 each

Gala closures

Please note that the Citadel swimming pools will be closed on the following dates/times

  • Saturday 6th September - pools closed all day
  • Sunday 7th September - pools closed all day
  • Saturday 4th October - pools closes at 12.30
  • Sunday 5th October - pools closed all day
  • Sunday 25th October - pool closes at 3.30pm

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Timetables | Prices | Swimming lesson prices

Pool Opening Times

Summer Swim Timetable

Monday 30th June 2014 - Sunday 17th August 2014

  Inflatable General
Diving Boards Float Session
(Flexi Pool)
Teaching Pool
Monday   10am-7.30pm
Noon-4pm 4.15-7.30pm 10am-7.30pm

(July only)

Noon-4pm 4.15-7.30pm 10am-7.30pm
Wednesday   12.15-7.30pm
Noon-4pm 4.15-6pm 10am-7.30pm
Thursday 10am-Noon
(July only)
Noon-4pm   10am-4.30pm
Friday   10am-6pm
Noon-4pm**   10am-6pm
Saturday   9am-3.30pm 1pm-3.30pm 9am-12.45pm 9am-3.30pm
Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm
Family Fun
12.45-4.30pm 12.45-4.30pm   12.30-4.30pm

* Adult Lengths
** except 8th & 15th August - only Noon-1.45pm

Aquatrim at 9am Wednesday and Thursday for 7 weeks

Family Fun Sessions in all 3 pools - Sundays 1030am - 12.30pm

Pool Disco in all 3 pools - Friday 4th & 18th July & 1st August 6.30-8.30pm

Last Admission 30 mins before closing

Sauna & Gym Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm (gym opens 7am to members)
Sat/Sun 9am-5.30pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing
Swimwear must be worn at all times in the sauna

Swim Timetable

Monday 18th August 2014 - June 2015

Early Birds7.30am9.00am
Main Pool12.00pm3.30pm
Teaching Pool12.00pm3.30pm
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)12.00pm2.00pm
Early Birds7.30am9.00am
Main Pool12.00pm8.30pm
Teaching Pool12.00pm1.30pm
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)12.00pm5.00pm
Flexi Pool (diving pool)5.30pm8.30pm
Early Birds7.30am9.00am
Main Pool12.00pm8.30pm
Teaching Pool12.00pm1.30pm
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)12.00pm5.30pm
Early Birds7.30am9.00am
Main Pool12.00pm4.30pm
Teaching Pool12.00pm3.30pm
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)12.00pm4.00pm
Adult Lengths (main pool)6.30pm9.30pm
Early Birds7.30am9.00am
Main Pool12.00pm8.30pm
Teaching Pool12.00pm9.30pm
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)12.00pm4.30pm
Flexi Pool (diving pool)6.30pm8.30pm
Adult Lengths (main pool)8.30pm9.30pm
Main Pool10.00am3.30pm
Teaching Pool11.00am3.30pm
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)10.15am12.45pm
Flexi Pool (diving pool)1.00pm3.30pm
Main Pool10.30am*12.30pm*
Teaching Pool10.30am*12.30pm*
Flexi Pool (shallow pool)10.30am*12.30pm*
Flexi Pool (diving pool)1.00pm3.15pm
Family Fun Sessions (all pools)10.30am12.30pm

* Family Fun Session, no general swimming at this time.

Last admission 30 mins before closing.
Tues, Wed & Fri 4.30pm - 6.30pm are shared sessions (only 3 lanes available)

Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. Please ask for details of our Leisure Membership Schemes. South Ayrshire Council reserve the right to amend programming and scheduling.

Sauna and Gym

Mon - Fri7.30am10pm
Sat - Sun9am5.30pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing
Swimwear must be worn at all times in the sauna.

Prices | Timetables | Swimming lesson prices

Type Price
General Swimming
Adult £3.30
Adult Leisurecard £2.50
Junior (under 16yrs old) £1.90
Junior Leisurecard £1.50
Spectator £1.80
Spectator Leisurecard Free Member
Family Ticket £9.00
Sauna Saver
Monday to Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm only
Sauna Steam £7.90
Leisurecard £6.00
Organised Party
Adults £2.80
Junior £1.70
Exclusive Hire
Clubs & Galas/hour £59.40
Private Hire/hour Negotiable
School use/person £1.50
Swim Squads £1.50
 Aqua Classes £4.25 per class

Access to Leisure card – up to 25% discount on memberships and most facilities

Check to see if you are eligible for a Leisure Card.

Pensioners living in the South Ayrshire Council catchment area can also apply for a South Ayrshire Access to Leisure Card which entitles the holder to a discount of up to 25% on many services and memberships from sport and leisure services.


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