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.

Summer timetable

Customer notice

Intensive swimming lessons
From Friday 3rd July to Wednesday 19th August. There will be 3 blocks of intensive swimming lessons from 9am to 10.30am

  • Block 1 6th July to 10th July
  • Block 2 3rd August to 7th August
  • Block 3 10th August 14th August

Merrick Mavericks Swim club
There will be no swim club sessions from Saturday 4 to Sunday 26 July, these will be public sessions.


Early Dips - 7.00am - 9am                                
Public Swimming - 9am - 3.45pm
Staff Training - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Public Swimming - 5pm - 10.00pm

Early Dips - 7am - 9am
Public Swimming - 9am - 5.30pm
Merrick Mavericks - 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Adults Only Session - 7pm - 10pm



Early Dips - 7am - 9am
Public Swimming - 9am - 10pm

Early Dips  - 7am - 9am
Public Swimming - 9am - 12.45pm
Parent and Toddler - 1pm - 2pm
Disabled Session - 2pm - 3pm
Nifty 50s - 3pm - 4pm
Merrick Mavericks -  4.15pm - 5.15pm
Public Swimming   -   5pm - 8pm
Adults Only  -  8pm - 10pm



Early Dips - 7am - 9am
Public Swimming - 9am - 10pm

Merrick Mavericks - 8.30am - 9.30am
Public Swimming - 9.45am - 5.00pm
Free Under 18s - 12noon - 1.30pm


Family / Ratio Session - 10am - 12noon
Public Swimming - 12noon - 4pm
Free Under 18s - 12noon - 1.30pm
Merrick Mavericks - 4pm - 5pm

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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