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


1.30pm-2.30pmSchool Swimming lessons
2.30pm-3.30pmPool Cleaning
3.45pm-6pmPortland Swim School
6pm-7pmAdults only Lane Swim
9pm-10pmAdult Only Lane Swim


1.30pm-2.30pmSchool Swimming lessons
2.30pm-3.30pmPool Cleaning
3.45pm-6.45-pmPortland Swim School
7pm-9pmPortland Swim Club
9pm-10pmAdult Only Lane Swim


7am-8amAdults only Lane Swim
8am-8.45amPool Cleaning
9am-12pmSchool Swimming lessons
12.15pm-1.15pmGeneral Swim Session
1.30pm-2.30pmSchool Swimming lessons
2.30pm-6.30pmPool Deep Cleaning
7pm-9pmPortland swim club
9pm-10pmAdult Only Lane Swim


7am-8amAdults Only Lane swim
8am-9amPool Cleaning
9am-12pmSchool Swimming Lessons
12.15pm-1.15pmGeneral Swim Session
1.30pm-2.30pm           School Swimming lessons
2.30pm-3.30pmPool Cleaning
3.45pm-6.30pmPortland Swim School
7pm-8.30pmPortland Swim Club
9pm-10pmAdults only Lane Swim


7am-8amAdults Only Lane Swim
8am-9.15amPool Cleaning
9.30am-12pmPortland Swim School
12pm-1pmGeneral Swim Session
1.30pm-2.30pmSchool Swimming Lessons
2.30pm-3.30pmPool Cleaning
3.45pm-6.45pmPortland Swim School
7pm-8pmPortland Swim Club
9pm-10pmAdults Only Lane swim


8.30am-12.30pmPortland Swim School
12.30pm-1.30pmPool Cleaning



9am-4.30pmPuddle Ducks (Half Pool)
9am-10.30amAdults Only lane swim (Half Pool)
11am-12.30pmGeneral Swim (Half Pool)
1pm-2.30pmAdults Only Lane Swim (Half Pool)
3pm-4pmGeneral Swim (Half Pool)
In between sessionsPool Cleaning

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.
Click here

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.