Merrick Leisure Centre

The Merrick Leisure Centre offers quality leisure facilities. It has a 25 metre swimming pool with spa & sauna, 16 Station Fitness Suite and 3 court Sports Hall.

Merrick Leisure Centre - Entrance Merrick Leisure Centre - Swimming Pool

Facility information

Swimming Pool

  • 25m x 8m pool which can be split into 4 lanes
  • Male and female changing villages for pool
  • Disabled changing and family/group changing room
  • Spa pool - situated just off pool side and will hold up to 6 people
  • Sauna cabin - located just off poolside and will hold up to 8 people

Fitness Suite

  • 16 station fitness suite
  • Combination of c.v. and resistance equipment
  • Hand weights
  • Qualified staff available for information or assistance
  • Individual programmes can be created to match personal needs and abilities
  • Male and Female changing rooms specifically for Fitness Suite users

Sports Hall

The sports hall can be used for any of the following:

  • 3 badminton courts
  • 3 short basketball courts
  • 1 large basketball court
  • 1 volleyball court
  • 1 netball court
  • 1 small-sided football court

Swim Ratio

Public Swimming Ratios:

1 Adult: 1 Child under 4 years of age
1 Adult: 2 Children aged between 4 and 7 years (inclusive)

Swimming Lessons

A wide range of swimming programmes are available at the Merrick Leisure Centre. Lessons are open to everyone and have been designed to help individuals progress regardless of age, ability or confidence. Places on the lesson programmes can be booked with staff at the pool.

Current timetable


Early Dips: 7am to 8.45am                                
Public swimming: 9am to noon
School use: Noon to 3.30pm
Rainbow Swim Scheme: 3.30pm to 7pm
Public swimming: 7pm to 10pm

Early Dips: 7am to 8.45am
School use: 9am to noon
Public swimming: Noon to 1.30pm
School use: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Rookies / Bronze: 4pm to 5.30pm
Merrick Mavericks: 5.45pm to 6.45pm
Adults only: 7pm to 10pm



Early Dips: 7am to 8.45am
School use: 9am to 12noon
Parent and Toddler: noon to 1pm
Disabled session: 1pm to 2pm
Nifty 50s: 2pm to 3pm
Public swimming: 3pm to 3.45pm
Staff training 4pm to 5pm
Public Swimming 5.15pm to 10pm

Early Dips: 7am to 8.45am
School use: 9am to 2.30pm
Public swimming: 2.30pm to 4pm
Merrick Mavericks: 4.15pm to 6.15pm
Public swimming: 6.30pm to 8pm
Adults only: 8pm to 10pm



Early Dips: 7am to 8.45am
School use: 9am to 3.30pm
Rainbow Swim Scheme: 3.30pm to 7.30pm
Public swimming: 7.30pm to 10pm

Merrick Mavericks: 8.30am to 10.30am
Public swimming: 10.45am to 5pm (free for U18s noon to 1.30pm)


Family / Ratio session: 10am to noon
Public swimming: noon to 4pm (free for U18s noon to 1.30pm)
Merrick Mavericks: 3pm to 5pm (half pool between 3pm and 4pm)

Fees and charges


General Swimming
Senior Easy Access£2.10

*Please note General Swimming does not include 20p locker charge*

Health and Fitness

Fitness SuiteHealth Suite inc Swim or Fit SuiteHealth Suite Small
Senior Easy Access£3.00£3.60-

*Please note there is a one off fitness suite induction for pay as you go members of £12.55*

Indoor Sports Halls (55 minute bookings)

1 Court

Full Hall







Leisure passes and membership

The Council's Profiles Plus membership package offers unlimited access to our facilities during normal public opening times.

Location map

Related Information

Contact Details


Merrick Leisure Centre

Corsbie Road
Newton Stewart

Tel: 01671 40 4301
Email this contact

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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