Your historic community run

Swimming Pool

Moseley Road Baths is a beautiful Grade II* listed pool in the heart of Balsall Heath.


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what we’ve achieved by
‘Keeping Swimming’

Since April 2018

School Children have learnt to swim


Volunteers trained

Easy to Love

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! Flatpack presents Esther Williams in the early 40s ‘aquamusical’ Easy to Love at Moseley Road Baths Tickets are now on sale for this Busby Berkeley romp, featuring some incredible show-stopping song and dance [and swim]...

Lighting Up

Lighting Up in celebration of Diwali, Moseley Road Baths will have lights installed around the pool transforming the space as the light and water interact. The lights will be in place from Friday 25 October –Sunday 27 October. Swimmers of all ages will have the...

Lead Volunteer Gala Pool Art Project

Moseley Road Baths CIO is seeking an enthusiastic Lead Volunteer to support the delivery of the ambitious [Gala Pool Art Project], an exhibition by artists Juneau Projects. This Trust New Art project celebrates the re-opening to the public of the historic Gala Pool...

Open Thursday 11th July!

We're so pleased to be able to announce that we'll be open again at 9:00am on Thursday 11th July for schools and public swimming! All of our emergency repairs have now been completed and divers have been in adjusting the pool's water inlet pipes. Mark, one of our...

Re-opening Thurs 11th?

Our swimming pool is still closed while essential repairs are carried out and the latest estimate is that they will be completed by Wednesday lunchtime thanks to the hard work of UK Diveworks Ltd and H2O Servicing Limited. Once all of the work has been finished we'll...
What we offer

water based activity

Public Swimming

We are open for public swimming seven days a week. Sessions include; adult lane, women only, men only and family splash. See our timetable for details.

be Active

We offer nine Be Active sessions a week, the Birmingham City Council scheme offers discounted or free swimming to Birmngham residents.


Our popular Aqua-aerobics classes take place twice weekly. Water exercise provides a good fitness result and quickly.

swimming lessons

Swimming lessons are provided by Diamond Swim Academy, a local organisation running high quality instruction and whose highly experienced swim teachers have represented Great Britain at 5 Olympic Games.
What Drives Us

Our Vision

Our vision for Moseley Road Baths is as a vibrant, sustainable community asset and heritage venue running as a community business offering a range of health, wellbeing and community facilities including swimming.

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Who we are

Featured Team Member


Mark  Gunton is a Trustee of Moseley Road Baths CIO, assuming the position of Treasurer. He is also a trained lifeguard and boiler operator. Since June he has provided over 600 voluntary hours to help ensure the Pool remains open as often as possible.

He has had vast  experience  in  the  daily  running  of  a  small  finance  department  using  many  online  and  bespoke  software  platforms,  plus  export/import  knowledge  accumulated  over  20  years.  He  has  been  a  member  of  the  Friends  of  Moseley  Road  Baths  since  its  inauguration  in  November  2006  and  has  been  the  Friends͛  Treasurer  for  8  years.  As  a  valuable  asset  to  the  Friends,  he  has  co-ordinated  benefit  concerts,  open  day  events,  tours  of  the  Grade  II*  listed  building,  liaison  with  the  Baths  staff  and  Birmingham  City  Council,  two  Arts  Council  applications  totalling  over  £27K  and  countless  offsite  events  accumulating  valuable  funds  for  the  campaign.

Over  the  years  with the Friends he  has  provided  over  200  unpaid  hours,  raising  over  £5,000.  Mark  is  a  regular  swimmer  at  the  Baths  and,  during  any  spare  time  away  from his  commitment  to  the  Baths,  he  likes  to  travel,  attend  concerts,  theatre  and  Walsall  Football  Club  and  is  an  avid  vinyl  collector  and  keen  cross-stitcher.

I have been closely associated with the campaign to keep swimming at Moseley Road Baths for over 12 years and am now a proud member of a hardworking and dedicated team of volunteers and staff.

why swim regularly?

its all about your
health & happiness

regular swimming

Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. Swimming is a good all-round activity because it: keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body. builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. And don’t forget – reguklar physical exercise makes you feel happier and less anxious.

why not try a class

Water Exercise Offers a Deluge of Benefits. Exercising in water builds cardiovascular stamina, strength, and flexibility, helps burn body fat, increases circulation, and can help you rehabilitate healing muscles and joints. Its a great social activity too.

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