Wick Swimming Pool - Indoor and OutdoorSubmitted by Owen McCafferty on Sat, 2010-01-02
Wick Swimming Pool caters for all ages and has a 25m 4 lane pool, a toddlers pool, sun bed and Fitness Suite. Situated along the side of Wick River, near the harbour on Burn Street.
Adult Price: £3.10
Free Child Maximum Age: 4 years old
Public Opening Hours*:
- Monday & Friday 9am – 8:30pm
- Tuesday – Thursday 8 am – 8:30pm
- Saturday – 9am – 4pm
- Sunday – 10:30am – 4:30pm
* Timetable is subject to change
There are also many different specialist swimming times between those listed above, i.e. Aquaerobic, Aquanatal, Lane swimming and Disabled.
The Trinkie and the North Baths Outdoor Swimming Pool
Wick’s has two outdoor swimming pools – the Trinkie and the North Baths. The Trinkie is a natural sea water pool which is painted yearly. There is a road that runs down to it and on a hot summer's day you will find families having picnics and swimming here. Still cleaned out each year by volunteers and painted white it is still a cold dip even in summer. This tidal swimming pool lies on the outskirts of Wick past the old coastguard station at Wick's South Head in Caithness.
Alexandra Buxton writes "On a hot day, as many as 100 people swim and sunbathe at the Trinkie. Trinkie is the Scottish word for trench: the pool was created about 70 years ago from part of a quarry. It owes its continued existence to the Sutherland family, who as "Friends of the Trinkie" scrub and paint it every year.
Trinkie Outdoor Swimming Pool
The North Baths swimming pool is located just outside Wick Harbour on the north side. The Friends of the Trinkie and North Baths also gave the north baths a splash of colour at their annual clean up. Here still have crowds attending the annual swimming gala of the now defunct Northern Swimming Club.
North Baths Outdoor Swimming Pool
A warmer option on a colder day is the indoor municipal swimming pools in Wick and Thurso.
Wick Swimming Pool & Fitness Suite
Mr George Sanders
Community Learning & Leisure Office
Princes Street, Thurso KW14 7DH
Tel: +44 (1955) 603711, +44 (1847) 895782
Fax: +44(1847) 893156
Email: Click here
Burn Street Wick
Caithness KW1 5EH
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