Your historic community run

Swimming Pool

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


Timetables & PricesVolunteer

Janet Moir – Long time swimmer at Moseley Road Baths

Specular Reflecular by Juneau Projects is coming to the Gala Pool this March (see here for more info), celebrating the newly-restored Gala Pool space with an animation created with local people. To mark the occasion, Moseley Road Baths CIO are exploring what the baths...

Volunteers Event Assistants

Moseley Road Baths CIO is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to support the delivery of the ambitious Specular Reflecular Art Project, an exhibition by artists Juneau Projects. This Trust New Art project celebrates the re-opening to the public of the historic...

Christmas Opening Hours

We're closing on Monday 23rd December after our regular women only session at 6: 15 to 7: 15 pm and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January at 7am in the morning for our regular adult only lane swimming session. We will have a few extra sessions for you on Monday the 23rd...

Health and Wellbeing worker opportunity

Moseley Road Baths is looking for an enthusiastic part time worker to set up and then run two  projects. The first is funded by Birmingham City Council’s Prevention & Communities Programme to programme health and wellbeing swimming sessions for the disabled, 55+,...

Women Only Training

Would you like to gain new skills, build your confidence and help your local community? We're putting on another women only lifeguard training later this month! The course runs over three consecutive weekends on 16th,17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th November from 10am to 6pm...
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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