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Citadel Swimming Pool, Ayr

Due to an event on Saturday 3rd June the Citadel Leisure Centre is expected to be busier than normal, please allow some extra time to attend our facility. 
Alternative parking will be available: - KA7 1DT (Car Park opposite the Horizon Hotel). 
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Due to essential maintenance, our Flexi Pool will be closed until 3pm on Tuesday 6th June 2023.


Our Main Pool is a 25m 6 lane pool, we also have a shallow Teaching Pool and a Flexi Pool with diving boards and moveable floor.

Adjacent to the main pool is a large, communal changing village including lockers, cubicles, toilets, showers and separate accessible changing spaces.

We have a Sauna Suite on the ground floor with 2 saunas, a steam room, jacuzzi, plunge pool, rest area and 2 changing rooms.  (16 years + only.)   Opening times are listed below.

Child Admission Policy

  • Child aged under 2 years - 1 adult to 1 child
  • Children aged 2 years to 7 years - 1 adult to 2 children
  • Age 8 and over - no adult supervision required
  • Adult age is 16 and over

Booking Requirements (per timetable below)***

Booking advisable - these sessions can be booked in advance to avoid disappointment, see Book Online below.  Access without a prior booking is subject to availability on arrival.  

No advance bookings - these sessions are subject to availability on arrival at Reception and cannot be pre-booked in advance.

Book Online

Secure bookable sessions by registering and booking HERE.  (Please note every participant is required to book a bookable session to secure a space). 

Pool Timetable

(Last admission 30 mins before closing)

DayStart TimeClass/Session NameLocationBooking Requirements***Notes
Monday07:15-08.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Monday08.15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Monday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Monday13:15-15:15General SwimMain Pool/Teaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Monday13:00-13:45Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday07:15-08.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday08.15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday11:00-11:45Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisableThis session will not run on 6th June.
Tuesday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday13:15-16:15General Swim (3 Lanes)Main Pool No advance bookings 
Tuesday13.15-15.45General SwimFlexi PoolNo advance bookingsThis session will not run on 6th June.
Tuesday13.15-14.15Lanes (3 Lanes)Main Pool Booking advisable 
Tuesday14.15-15.15Lanes (3 Lanes)Main Pool Booking advisable 
Tuesday15.00-19.00GeneralTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Tuesday15.15-16.15Lanes (3 Lanes)Main Pool Booking advisable 
Tuesday16.00-17.30Fun & FloatsFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday17.45-19.00GeneralFlexi PoolNo advance bookings 
Tuesday20:30-21:30LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday07:15-08.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday08.15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday12:30-13:15Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday13:15-14:00Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday13:15-15:00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Wednesday13.15-16:15General Swim (3 lanes)Main Pool No advance bookings 
Wednesday18.00-20:30General Swim (3 lanes)Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Wednesday19.30-20.30Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday20:30-21:30LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday07:15-08:15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday08.15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday12:30-13:15AquafitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday13:15-15:00General Swim (3 Lanes)Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Thursday13:15-15:00Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday13.15-17.00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Thursday16.00-17.30Fun & FloatsTeaching PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday19:15-21:45General Swim (3 Lanes)Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday07:15-08.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Friday08.15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Friday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Friday13:15-15:45General Swim (3 Lanes)Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday13:15-15:45General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday13.15-15.45Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Friday15:00-18:00General SwimFlexi PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday19:30-20:30Public DivingFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Friday19.30-21.30General Swim (3 Lanes)Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday19.30-20.30Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Friday20:30-21:30Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Saturday09:00-10:00Lanes (3 lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Saturday10.00-11.00Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Saturday09.00-11.00General Swim (3 lanes) Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Saturday11:15-12.45Fun & FloatsMain Pool (shallow end only)Booking advisable 
Saturday12.00-14.00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Saturday13.00-15.15General Swim (3 Lanes)Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Saturday13.00-14.00Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Saturday14.00-15.15Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Sunday09:00-10:30Lanes (3 Lanes)Main PoolBooking advisable 
Sunday11:00-12:30Fun & FloatsMain Pool & Flexi PoolBooking advisable 
Sunday13:00-15:00General SwimMain PoolNo advance bookings 
Sunday14.00-15.00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Sunday13:30-15:00Public DivingFlexi PoolBooking advisable 


Lanes - Main Pool only, lane swimming for competent swimmers aged 8 years old and over

General Swimming - Open session available for all users, subject to child admission policy. Pools in use specified on timetable above.  Flexi Pool (when available) will be set at depth of 1.2m for General Swimming.

Aqua Fit - Instructor led fitness class. Pre-booking recommended

Public Diving - Flexi Pool only, depth 3.8m, where 1m springboard, 3m springboard and 5m platform available for public use. Competent swimmers aged 8+ only.


** Swim Test - able to swim 25m Frontcrawl then jump into deep water and tread water for 30 seconds. 

*For all sessions, staff may request that a customer displays competence prior to admittance/during session*


Sauna Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 07:00-21:00 

Saturday - 08:00-17:00

Sunday - 09:00-17:00

(Last admission 30 mins before closing)