Amphitheatre Wellness Centre, Carrickfergus

Swimming Pool

Photograph of someone diving into a swimming pool

There are two public pools at the Amphitheatre; a small pool with a slide and water features and a 25-metre main pool. The versatility of these pools enable them to be used for a variety of activities including; public swim sessions, aqua fit classes and dedicated lane swimming.

As well as the main pools we also have a dedicated learner pool. With a depth range up to 0.9 metres, this pool is ideal for introducing smaller children to water.

Term Time Amphitheatre Wellness Centre Small Pool Timetable

During School and Swimming Lessons use of the pool is restricted. For more information contact reception today on T: 028 9335 8342. 

Day/Sessions Time
Monday Closed School Swimming 12.15pm - 1.15pm Closed Aqua Babies 4.15pm -5.15pm 5.15pm - 6.15pm

Quiet Hour 6.15pm - 7.15pm

7.15pm - 8.15pm
Tuesday Closed School Swimming 12.15pm - 1.15pm 1.15pm - 2.15pm 2.15pm - 3.15pm Lessons 6.30pm - 7.30pm 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 10.15am 12.15pm - 1.15pm 1.15pm - 2.15pm Lessons Lessons 6.30pm - 7.30pm 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Thursday Closed School Swimming 12.15pm - 1.15pm 1.15pm - 2.15pm Lessons Lessons Lessons 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 9.45am 12.15pm - 1.15pm 1.15pm - 2.15pm 2.15pm - 3.15pm Lessons 6.30pm - 7.30pm 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday Lessons Lessons Lessons 12.00pm - 1.00pm 1.00pm - 2.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am - 10.00am 10.am - 11.15am 11.00am - 12.00pm 12.00pm - 1.00pm 1.00pm - 2.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Swimming Time Table Amphitheatre Wellness Centre - Main Pool

During School and Swimming Lessons use of the pool is restricted. For more information contact reception today on T: 028 9335 8342. 

Day/Sessions Time
Monday

Lanes
6.30am - 7.15am

Lanes

7.15am - 8.15am

Lanes

8.15am - 9.15am

Restricted
9.15am - 10.15am
Restricted
10.15am - 11.15am
Restricted
11.15am - 12.15pm

Open

12.15pm - 1.15pm

Lane

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Open 

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Open

3.15pm - 4.15pm

Open

4.15pm - 5.15pm

Open

5.15pm - 6.15pm

Quiet Hour
6.15pm - 7.15pm

Open
7.15pm - 8.15pm

Lanes
8.15pm - 9.15pm
(competent swimmers session)

Tuesday

Lanes

6.30am - 7.15am

Lanes 

7.15am - 8.15am

Lanes

8.15am - 9.15am

Restricted
9.15am - 10.15am 
Restricted
10.15am - 11.15am
Restricted
11.15am - 12.15pm

Open
12.15pm - 1.15pm

Lanes
1.15pm - 2.15pm

Open
2.15pm - 3.15pm

Lessons Lessons Lessons

Lanes
6.15pm - 7.15pm

Open
7.15pm - 8.15pm

Open
8.15pm - 9.15pm

Wednesday

Lanes

6.30am -7.15am

Lanes

7.15am - 8.15am

Lanes

8.15am - 9.15am
Restricted
9.15am - 10.15am
Restricted
10.15am - 11.15am
Restricted
11.15am - 12.15pm

Open

12.15pm - 1.15pm

Lanes

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Open

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Lessons Lessons Lessons

Restricted
6.15pm - 7.15pm
(lifesaving taking place)

Restricted
7.15pm - 8.15pm
(lifesaving taking place)

Open

8.15pm - 9.15pm
Thursday

Lanes

6.30am - 7.15am

Lanes

7.15am - 8.15am

Aqua Aerobics
8.15am - 9.15am

Restricted
9.15am - 10.15am
Restricted
10.15am - 11.15am
Restricted
11.15am - 12.15pm
Restricted
11.15am - 12.15pm

Open

12.15pm - 1.15pm

Lanes

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Open

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Lessons  Lessons  Lessons 

Lanes

6.15pm - 7.15pm

Open

7.15pm - 8.15pm

Open

8.15pm - 9.15pm
Friday

Lanes

6.30am - 7.15am

Lanes

7.15am - 8.15am

Lanes

8.15am - 9.15pm
Restricted
9.15am - 10.15am
Restricted
10.15am - 11.15am
Schools 

Open

12.15pm - 1.15pm

Lanes

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Open

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons

Lanes

7.15pm - 8.15pm

Open

8.15pm - 9.15pm

Saturday

Open

9.00am - 10.00am

Width-deep end only

Open

10.00am - 11.00am

Width-deep end only

Restricted
11.00am - 12.00pm

Restricted
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Open

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Additional 2 lanes 

Open

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Open

3.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday

Open

9.00am - 10.00am

Open

10.00am - 11.00am 

Open

11.00am - 12.00pm

Open

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Open

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Open

2.00pm - 3.00pm 

Open

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Open Swimming: This is designated for all, including families. Where capacity allows a lane may be introduced for those swimmers wishing to swim lengths.

Lane Swimming: These sessions are for those swimmers wishing to swim lengths.

There will be directional signage and fast, medium and slow lanes available. Please select the lane that best suits you.

Quiet Hour: NO PA announcements only in the case of emergency, no music and sensory-friendly toys in the small pool area.

Under-16s must leave both pools by 8.45pm every weekday evening to allow for Adults Only Swimming.

School sessions will be held during term time however there will be a lane system in operation to enable public swimming to continue.

During peak times (evenings and weekends), session swimming may be introduced to avoid overcrowding in the pool; check with Amphitheatre staff to avoid disappointment.

Please note that we reserve the right to close areas of the centre from time to time at our discretion, e.g. for maintenance repairs, refurbishment or cleaning.

Swimming Lessons

For information about swimming lessons, please phone reception on T: 028 9335 8342.

Prices

Pool Concession Rate

Swim

£2.45 £3.50
Family Swim £9.40
Swim with Leisure Pool (Ballymena only) £2.70 £3.90
Family Swim with Leisure Pool (Ballymena only) £10.50
Swimming Lessons
Junior Lessons £5.25 per lesson
Adult Lessons £6.30 per lesson
School swims £1.60