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, dedicated lane swimming as well as being available to hire for children’s parties.

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.

For those wanting to start swimming we offer learn to swim classes for all age groups from parent & baby through to adults. All of our lessons are taught by qualified instructors who will help to develop your confidence both in and around the water.

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

Small Swimming Pool Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6.30am to 9.30am
CLOSED
6.30am to 9.30am
​CLOSED
6.30am to 9.30am
​CLOSED
6.30am to 9.30am
​CLOSED
6.30am to 9.30am
​CLOSED
6.30am to 8.30am
​CLOSED
9.30am to 1pm
Schools
9.30am to 12.30pm
Schools
9.30am to 12.30pm
​Schools
9.30am to 12noon
​Schools
9.30am to 12noon
​Schools
8.30am to 12noon
Lessons
1pm to 2pm
Open to Public
12.30pm to 3.30pm
Open to Public
12.30pm to 3.30pm
Open to Public
12noon to 3.30pm
Open to Public
12noon to 3.30pm
Open to Public
12noon to 4.30pm
Open to Public
2pm to 4pm
CLOSED
3.30pm to 6pm
Lessons
3.30pm to 6pm
Lessons
3.30pm to 6pm
Lessons
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Lessons
4pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*
6pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*
6pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*
6pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*
5.30pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*

*Small pool closes at 9pm.

Shallow End Only Small Pool Closed

Main Pool Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6.30am to 9.30am
Open to Public
6.30am to 9.30am
Open to Public
6.30am to 9.30am
Open to Public
6.30am to 9.30am
Open to Public
6.30am to 9.30am
Open to Public
6.30am to 8.30am
Open to Public
8.30am to 10.30am
Lessons
9.30am to 1pm
Schools
9.30am to 12.30pm
Schools
9.30am to 12.30pm
Schools
9.30am to 12noon
Schools
9.30am to 12noon
Schools
10.30am to 12noon
Lessons
12noon to 1pm
Open to Public
12noon to 3.30pm
Open to Public
12noon to 4.30pm
Open to Public
12.30pm to 3.30pm
Open to Public
12.30pm to 13.30pm
Open to Public
1pm to 2pm
Open to Public
1pm to 2pm
Schools
1.30pm to 2pm
Schools
2pm to 4pm
Open to Public*
2pm to 3.30pm
Open to Public
2pm to 3.30pm
Open to Public
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Lessons
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Lessons
3.30pm to 5pm
Lessons
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Lessons
4pm to 6pm
Open to Public
5pm to 6.30pm
Lessons
 
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Lessons
5.30pm to 7pm
Lessons
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Lessons
6pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*
6.30pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*
6.30pm to 7pm
Open to Public
6.30pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public
7pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public
7pm to 9.45pm
Open to Public*

Public* - Contact reception for Restrictions

Contact Reception Deep End Only Lengths Only Main Pool Closed


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.