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Citadel Swimming Pool, Ayr until 30th June

27/06/2024 - Flexi pool will be closed for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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.

Our Child Admission Policy applies at all times, click here for info.

Pool Timetable

(Last admission 30 mins before closing)

DayStart TimeClass/Session NameLocationBooking Requirements***Notes
Monday07:15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Monday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Monday13:15-15:15General Swim*Main Pool /Teaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Monday13:00-13:45Evolve Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday07:15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday11:00-11:45Evolve Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday13:15-16:15General Swim*Main Pool No advance bookings 
Tuesday13.15-15.45General SwimFlexi PoolNo advance bookingsThis session will start at 14.15 on 25th June
Tuesday13.15-16.15Lanes*Main Pool Booking advisable 
Tuesday15.00-19.00General Swim Teaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Tuesday16.00-17.30Fun & FloatsFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Tuesday17.45-19.00General Swim Flexi PoolNo advance bookings 
Tuesday20:30-21:30LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday07:15-09.15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday12:30-13:15Evolve Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday13:15-14:00Evolve Aqua MobilityFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday13:15-15:00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Wednesday13.15-16:15General Swim*Main Pool No advance bookings 
Wednesday18.00-20:30General Swim*Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Wednesday19.30-20.30Lanes*Main PoolBooking advisable 
Wednesday20:30-21:30LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday07:15-09:15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday12:30-13:15Evolve Aqua FitFlexi PoolBooking advisableSession will not be running 27/06
Thursday13:45-15:00General Swim*Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Thursday13:15-15:00Lanes*Main PoolBooking advisable 
Thursday13.15-17.00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Thursday16.00-17.30Fun & FloatsFlexi PoolBooking advisableSession will not be running 27/06
Thursday19:15-21:45General Swim*Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday07:15-09:15LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Friday12:00-13:00LanesMain PoolBooking advisable 
Friday13:15-15:45General SwimMain Pool & Teaching PoolNo advance bookings 
Friday16:00-18:30General SwimTeaching Pool & Flexi PoolNo advance bookings 

General Swim with Diving Boards available 19.30-20.30

Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Saturday09:00-10:00Lanes*Main PoolBooking advisable 
Saturday09.00-11.30General Swim* Main PoolNo advance bookings 
Saturday11:45-12.45Fun & FloatsMain Pool & Teaching PoolBooking advisable 
Saturday13.00-15.15General SwimMain Pool & Teaching PoolNo advance bookings

Check back weekly, this session may be extended on some dates!

Sunday09:00-10:00Lanes*Main PoolBooking advisable 
Sunday10:30-11:30Fun & FloatsFlexi PoolBooking advisable 
Sunday10:30-15:00General Swim - Diving Boards available 13.30-15.00 Main PoolNo advance bookings


Sunday14.00-15.00General SwimTeaching PoolNo advance bookings 

*These sessions, or part of these sessions, have shared pool access with another activity.


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 Competency Test - this will consist of 25m front crawl or breast stroke, jump into deepest part of pool and tread water for 30 seconds. 

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

Citadel Sauna Suite 

Update - 5th June 2024

Following recent correspondence around the Sauna Suite at Citadel Leisure Centre, we are pleased to announce that a brand new Steam Generator has now been installed. This will be in use from Thursday 6th June, returning the Steam Room to normal operation.

We are delighted that through our work with the Supplier we have managed to reduce the initially expected lead time of 8 weeks down to around 3 weeks.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and patience whilst we made arrangements for repair and hope that you enjoy making use of this service again.

As you may be aware, we have been experiencing ongoing issues with the Health Suite at Citadel Leisure Centre.  Due to the nature of the repairs required to the Steam Room and supplier lead times, it will take approximately 8 weeks for the equipment to be delivered & installed.   

Access to the Health Suite was embedded at no additional cost to all membership types (with the exception of TeenFIT & Health Memberships) as an additional benefit as part of the membership review in 2023.  Although there is no stand-alone membership for the Health Suite, we understand that some members make use of the facility in addition to other facilities and programmes available as part of their membership. We apologise for the inconvenience while we await repairs, however there will be no discounts or reductions applied to memberships. 

We do, however, recognise that some customers may wish to freeze their membership whilst we work to undertake the required repairs.  Please click here to cancel or freeze your membership.    

For Pay As You Go customers, we have reduced the price of our Health Suite access to £4 which will include access to a General Swim or Lane Swim where the Swimming Timetable allows.   


Our Sauna opening times will be as follows:

Monday to Friday - 07:00-22:00

Saturday & Sunday - 09:00-17:00

If you would like to check our sauna suite facilities are operational prior to your visit, please call us on 01292 269793.  

(Last admission 30 mins before closing for members.  Non-members - 1 hour before closing Monday to Friday.)