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Citadel Swimming Pool, Ayr

View the swimming pool timetable for the Citadel.



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 are 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

Book online

Secure bookable sessions by registering and booking, HERE (please note all participants are required to book bookable sessions to secure a space).  General Swims are not bookable in advance and are subject to availabilty on arrival.  

Pool timetable

(Last admission 30 mins before closing)

DayStart TimeClass/Session NameLocationNotes
Monday05:45-07:15SASTMain Pool 
Monday07:15-09:00Adult LanesMain Pool 
Monday12:00-13:00LanesMain Pool 
Monday13:15-15:15General SwimMain Pool/Teaching Pool 
Monday13:00-13:45Aqua FitFlexi Pool 
Monday19:00-21:45SASTMain Pool 
Tuesday05:45-07:15SASTMain Pool 
Tuesday07:15-09:00Adult LanesMain Pool 
Tuesday11:00-11:45Aqua FitFlexi Pool 
Tuesday12:00-13:00LanesMain Pool 
Tuesday13:15-15:30General SwimMain Pool 
Tuesday13.15-19:00General SwimFlexi Pool 
Tuesday15.00-19.00General SwimTeaching Pool 
Tuesday15:30-16:00General Swim (4 lanes)Main Pool 
Tuesday20:30-21:30LanesMain Pool 
Wednesday05:45-07:15SASTMain Pool 
Wednesday07:15-09:00Adult LanesMain Pool 
Wednesday12:00-13:00LanesMain Pool 
Wednesday12:30-13:15Aqua FitFlexi Pool 
Wednesday13:15-14:00Aqua FitFlexi Pool 
Wednesday13:15-16:15General SwimMain Pool 
Wednesday13.15-19.00General SwimTeaching Pool 
Wednesday16:30-20:30SASTMain Pool 
Wednesday17:30-20:30General Swim (3 lanes)Main Pool 
Wednesday20:30-21:30LanesMain Pool 
Thursday05:45-07:15SASTMain Pool 
Thursday07:15-09:00Adult LanesMain Pool 
Thursday12:00-13:00LanesMain Pool 
Thursday13:15-15:15General SwimMain Pool 
Thursday13:15-18:00General SwimTeaching Pool 
Thursday12:30-13:15AquafitFlexi Pool 
Thursday15:30-19:00SAST (5 lanes)Main Pool 
Thursday19:00-21:45SAST (3 lanes)Main Pool 
Thursday19:00-21:30General Swim (1/2 pool)Main Pool 
Friday05:45-07:15SASTMain Pool 
Friday07:15-09:00Adult LanesMain Pool 
Friday12:00-13:00LanesMain Pool 
Friday13:15-15:45General SwimMain Pool/Teaching Pool 
Friday16:00-19:30SAST (5 lanes)Main Pool 
Friday16:00-19:00Learn 2 (1 lane)Main Pool 
Friday15:00-18:00General SwimFlexi Pool 
Friday19:30-20:30General SwimMain Pool 
Friday19:30-20:30Public DivingFlexi Pool 
Friday20:30-21:30LanesMain Pool 
Saturday07:15-09:00SASTMain Pool 
Saturday09:00-11:00Lanes (5 lanes)Main Pool 
Saturday11:30-12:00General Swim (5 lanes) Main Pool 
Saturday12:00-14:00General SwimMain Pool & Teaching Pool 
Saturday14:15-15:30LanesMain Pool 
Sunday09:00-10:30LanesMain Pool 
Sunday11:00-12:30Inflatable RunMain Pool

 ** Swim test required.  8 years and over. 


Sunday11:00-12:30Fun & FloatsFlexi Pool 
Sunday13:30-15:00Public DivingFlexi Pool 
Sunday13:00-15:00General SwimMain Pool 


Adult Lanes - Main Pool only, lane swimming for competent swimmers aged 16 years old and over

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.

SAST - South Ayrshire Swim Team (Pool closed to public swimming).


** 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)