The Portland Centre has an iconic 30 metre swimming pool, which is well loved by all that swim here and used for swimming leisure, learning, excellence and fun!

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”.


From the 27th July we are operating the following public swim times, these will continue to be reviewed and updated.

Adult swim times.

Monday’s:- 2pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday’s:- 2pm to 3pm, 4pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7pm

Wednesday’s:- 2pm to 3.30pm and 4pm to 5.30pm

Thursday’s:- 2pm to 3.30pm

Friday’s:- 2pm to 3.30pm and 8pm to 9pm

Saturday’s:- 12.30pm to 2pm, 2.30pm to 4pm

Sunday’s:- 9am to 10.30am, 11am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4pm


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


Nottingham Portland SC was founded in 1931.

For more information about the club, visit their website



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

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