Our unique pool offers a fantastic facility for swimmers of all ages and all abilities. It also offers a proud history of record breaking achievements.

Portland Baths is a traditional 4 lane 30 metre pool that first opened 100 years ago. Today it hosts five swimming clubs, a thriving swim school, daytime school swimming as well as public swimming.

The pool is open seven days a week for public swimming at a variety of times to suit all types of swimmers and includes special sessions for Families, Adults, Ladies and the Over 50s. Make a splash and feel fitter by swimming lengths – many do – or try our Aqua Aerobics class on a Friday morning. Whatever you try you’ll sure to join the ranks of those that “Love Portland Baths”.

Pool Timetable

We are currently operating a reduced service as a result of Covid-19 and are operating the following public swim times, these will continue to be reviewed and any updates will appear here:

Adult swim times

Monday: 9pm – 10pm
Tuesday: 6pm – 7pm, 9pm – 10pm
Wednesday: 9pm – 10pm
Thursday: 9pm – 10pm
Friday: 9pm – 10pm
Saturday: 12:30pm – 2pm, 2:30pm – 4pm
Sunday: (2 lanes only) 9am – 10:30am, 11am – 12:30pm, 1pm – 2:30pm, 3pm – 4pm

*All swimming sessions are adults only*

Please remember to prebook all sessions. Please do not turn up if you have not booked a session. Phone lines will reopen 4pm Thursday 3rd December 2020. Phone lines will only be open during our opening times.

Swimming Prices

Adults: 16 years old and over : £5.00
Junior: 5 to 15 years old: £3.00
Under 5’s are FREE

Portland Swimming Club

Nottingham Portland SC was founded in 1931.

For more information about the club, visit their website.

Swim Instructor

If you are a “Swim England’ Qualified Level 1 or Level 2 Swimming Instructor, or a swimming lesson helper, why not come along and find out more about future opportunities.

Contact Kath on: 07731601468 or
email: kath.radmall@theportlandcentre.co.uk


A range of Membership Packages are available.


Our equipment meets the needs of people of all abilities and disabilities and we deliver inductions to ensure people use equipment safely and effectively. We can also prescribe appropriate exercise regimes.