Smethwick Swimming Centre

About Us

Smethwick Swimming Centre offers something extra special. The Grade II listed building which was once a Music Hall playing host to the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones is steeped in history and offers that unique touch to your workout. With two separate gyms to chose from, home to highly qualified gym instructors to advise you whatever your goals, around 30 group fitness classes per week and two pools including a learner pool, this Centre ticks all the boxes. Some classes take place below the Centre in the basement, one example of how Smethwick will make your workout unlike anywhere else you have tried. In addition we are proud to be adding to the offering with an indoor cycling studio coming Summer 2017. Loved by the local community, a warm welcome is awaiting you at Smethwick Swimming Centre.

Smethwick Swimming Centre is Quest accredited. Visit our awards and accreditations page for more information on Quest.


View the latest swimming and fitness timetables on SLT’s Timetables page or create your own: simply pick your favourites, enter your email and we’ll send you a personalised timetable every week. 


  • Gym
  • Dance/Fitness Studio
  • Sauna & Steam Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Indoor Cycling Studio
  • SLT Swim Academy 

Swimming Pool Depths

  • Large Pool - 0.96m x 2.6m
  • Teaching Pool - 0.88m x 1.4m

History of the Building

This Grade II listed former music hall, on Thimblemill road, offers a range of leisure and fitness facilities. Find out more about the history of this 1930s art deco style building, a popular venue with historians and location for ghost hunts. You can download and read the centre's history here.

Smethwick Swimming Centre

Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands B67 5QT

Call: 0300 012 0121 (Press 1, Press 4, Press 1)


Travel Information

You can access travel information and plan cycling, public transport, walking and car sharing journeys to the centre by using the Travelwise West Midlands website. The Network West Midlands website has information on tickets, travel cards and concessionary travel.

0300 012 0121

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Disabled Access Disabled Access

  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilet
  • Disabled Changing Rooms
  • Disabled access to studios
  • Pool hoist
  • Disabled access to fitness suite
  • Disabled access to swimming pool
  • Guide dogs welcome

Opening Times

Monday 7am - 10:30pm 

Tuesday - Friday 6:30am - 10:00pm 

Saturday and Sunday 8am - 3.15pm

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A group of teachers from Annie Lennards Primary School have raised over £1500 for Black Country Women’s Aid by swimming the length of the Channel at Smethwick Swimming Centre.

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A 1930s art deco swimming pool is not the first place you think of when people mention the most haunted places in the country. So why is this 85-year-old building bursting at the seams with spirits...

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Following the success of Mermaid experiences at Smethwick Swimming Centre this summer more sessions have been planned for October & November. These new experiences include the first adult & child...

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