YES, we are OPEN for your health and well-being. You can book your individual lane swimming and gym sessions at Foyle Arena, Derg Valley Leisure Centre, Riversdale Leisure Centre and Templemore Sports Complex at .

Group Fitness Classes, Household Swimming and other activities (including climbing) will resume as soon as regulations permit. We hope to see you soon!

YES, UP TO 6 Months (subject to review in the case of a second closure or withdrawal of services)
Freeze requests must be submitted in writing to

All direct debit membership payments will restart on 1st & 15th September 2020 respectively.
Advanced payment memberships will restart with remaining term left after 13th March term, added on from 7th August.

Brooke Park and City Baths standard memberships can choose to use another centre in the Council area. Please email to confirm your choice.
Members on all inclusive packages will have their membership restarted.

Yes, we are now able to let previous members re-join our facilities, just contact one of the following centres and our team will be able to assist you, please note you will have needed to have completed a gym induction in the previous 12 mths: 

Derg Valley Leisure Centre 

Foyle Arena 

Riversdale Leisure Centre 

Templemore Sports Complex 

Yes, we are open and now accepting new members and pay-and-go customers at Riversdale Leisure Centre, Foyle Arena, Templemore Sports Complex  & Derg Valley Leisure Centre.  You can join now at

Reopening & Bookings

Gym only and one to one training sessions are permitted.  Classes are not available due to government guidelines however this may change.

Yes for classes only, paid members can book 7 days in advance, casual users can book 1 day in advance. 

Gym and class sessions will be able to be booked 7 days in advance for paid members and 1 day in advance for casual users (classes only) Where possible, bookings should be made online at or contact the relevant centre by phone. 

Due to different gym area/hall sizes, this will vary by centre location.

Gym sessions are 60minutes in length, classes 45minutes unless otherwise stated.  Start times are staggered to ensure sufficient time for members to enter/exit the building safely. 

7 sessions per week, a mixture of gym sessions and classes (maximum of one session per day). 

Due to current guidelines, one to one training is permitted however small group training isn’t available at present.  We will monitor this as per guidelines and update members as required.

Centre will reopen on normal opening hours. Identified slots of deep cleaning where no bookings take place have been allocated to specific areas.

NO, members must book in advance to ensure no queues develop. This can be completed online or by contacting the centre you wish to book.

Initially no. Based on shielding. However, we will have to monitor and see what advice is on offer for vulnerable groups. When shielders are allowed to participate in indoor exercise then this will be reviewed.


Council’s leisure services are continuing a gradual phased return and are happy to announce that swimming pools at Foyle Arena, Riversdale Leisure Centre and Templemore Sports Complex will reopen on Monday 31st August.  

This will be for lane swimming, household swims and club/group usage (subject to booking application, terms and conditions apply). 


There will be some changes in place including pre booking your slot, coming ‘beach ready’ to the facility, there will be designated locations on pool deck to store your clothing. There will be local arrangements in place at each facility, with full access to changing rooms and we will operate a ‘quick change zone’ at the end of your session. 

 There will be limited capacity, all activities must be booked in advance. Swim sessions will last for 60minutes. Paid members will be able book 7 days in advance from 24th August and casual users 1 day in advance. Swim sessions can be booked through 

There will be no spectator facilities at any of our centres. 

No. Due to social distancing measures, we will not open saunas and steam rooms for a temporary period.

Further information will be available on our website when these facilities are available to use.

No. To maintain the highest possible level of hygiene and safety for our staff and members, we will temporarily place all water fountains out of use.

Please bring water with you or you can purchase bottled water from our vending machines in the centre.

We hope to confirm a date for re-commencing climbing wall sessions in the coming weeks. This will be subject to governing body advice, industry guidelines and NI Executive updates. There are likely to be some restrictions in place once we reopen, so please keep following this link for further updates and user information.

FIT (Functional Individual Training) Zones are set up in the main hall and consist of a Keiser spin bike, bar with adjustable plates, stepper, mat & kettlebells. They are to help you train individually and a range of programmes i.e HIIT, body toning etc. are available for you to follow when you arrive.
Our Fitness Team have designed workout cards for you to follow should you need help.
You can book online or by calling reception.
Yes FIT Zones are free for all members. Members can book 7 days in advance.

Cleaning & Hygiene

Yes, pay & go customers can book 1 day in advance. Cost is £4

During the closure period we have been busy preparing and making important changes as our staff and members’ safety is our highest priority. Additional hand sanitiser and cleaning stations with anti-bacterial spray and wipes for your use, social distancing measures in place throughout the centre, including limiting the capacity where required and increased cleaning hours for our staff.

Yes, we request members to wipe down all equipment that you use after you’ve finished with it.

Cleaning stations with anti-bacterial spray and wipes are located throughout the centre for your use.

No. We kindly ask that you refrain from taking any towels onto the gym floor or into classes. This is to ensure that we limit any possible risk of spreading a virus, so all members are asked to only use the wipes available for wiping down equipment.

Yes, we will have hand sanitiser available at reception when you enter and at various points throughout the club.

Sessions will last 60mins
As per the restrictions, indoor sport and exercise is limited to elite athletes and individual activity. This clearly presents a number of challenges and we are unable to re-open the climbing wall until the current restrictions are relaxed.
The team have already consulted the relevant guidance and an operational plan is in place for climbing at Foyle Arena, once permitted. While we are keen to reopen the facility, we must act within the legislation for now. We fully understand that this must be frustrating for people who are hoping to get back to the sport they love and we appreciate everybody’s patience.

Swimming Pools

We have restricted the amount of swimmers per session based on current guidelines and social distancing restrictions. Pre-booking ensures that we can control the amount of swimmers and ensure they stay within our maximum capacity. We have increased the fresh airflow to our pool halls and changing rooms. One way systems are in place throughout the buildings and we have timetables in place to minimise queuing. After each pool session our staff will sanitise all touch points and changing rooms before the next pool session.

Recreational lane swimmers – Slower pace, able to use a range of swim strokes (back stroke not permitted)

Medium Speed Swimmers – able to swim 100m over 1min 40sec

Fast lane Swimmers – able to swim 100m under 1min 40sec

We require swimmers to have their swimwear on when they arrive at the leisure centre, you will be required to place store your items in a bag during your swim session. Changing rooms will be available to change after your swim.

There will be limited access to changing rooms and we will operate a ‘quick change zone’ at the end of your session.

Locker and shower facilities will not initially be available and this will be kept under review. Please do not bring valuables into the centre.

There are no spectator areas available during pool sessions.

Lane swimming can be booked through our website Household swims need to be booked through reception at the the centre you wish to attend, payment must be made at time of booking.

Household swims can be booked through reception at the centre you wish to attend

Local arrangements in place, contact the centre you wish to use

You need to be over 16yrs old to swim independently, under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult and booked into a household swim

Yes, paid members can be booked into household swims 7 days in advance, casual users can only book one day in advance.

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