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  1. Centre Information:

  • A centre for everyone with one (25m x 10m) swimming pool and a kiddies swimming pool (8m x 10m).
  • A poolside sauna and steam room.
  • Fully air-conditioned fitness suite.                                         
  • Two squash courts, one racquet/handball court and a games room for various activities.
  • Main hall containing three badminton courts can also be used for volleyball, basketball, netball or 5-a-side football.
  • Table tennis and pool table also available.

STA Swim Academy

Down Leisure Centre Swim Academy, is an innovative partnership between Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and Swimming Teacher's Association (STA) which will have many exciting benefits for our current and prospective pupils and their families.

The Academy will be implementing the STA's International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP). The ILSP is a highly structured programme, with a range of exciting, colourful awards and stickers available; celebrating your child’s success as they take the next step to becoming a safe and proficient swimmer. 

To ensure maximum progression for your child the new enrolment procedures allows all participants to pre register for the forthcoming block of classes. New participants will be assessed and assigned to the class suitable for their level.

The new Academy will offer a lower teacher to pupil ratio to improve our quality of service.

The Swim Academy is also offering Free:
Individual STA Success Tracker and
STA Certificate and Badge to all participants

Memberships & Prices

Daily Prices


Adult: £3.00

Junior/ Concession: £2.30

Swim Under 4 Years: FREe

Group Ticket (2 adults&2children): £9.00

Swimming Lessons

(priced per class)

Adult (16 or over): £6.80

Junior (Under 16): £5.10

Pool Programme

Please contact DLC reception for further information on the pool programme.

Admission Policy

Down Leisure Centre currently operates the following admission policy for its users. All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (at least 16 years old) at all times.
An adult (aged 16 years or over) may accompany:
1 child under the age of 4
2 children where at least one of the children is aged over 4 years.

Birthday Parties
Please contact DLC reception for further information

For all queries please contact -
Down Leisure Centre
114 Market Street
BT30 6LZ
T: 028 4461 3426
F: 028 4461 6905
E: downleisurecentre@nmandd.org

Application Forms:

 People with Disabilities Scheme Application Form