The Tamar Manoukian New Cumnock Pool. Having been fully refurbished by the Dumfries House Trust in June 2017, this outdoor swimming pool, opposite the New Cumnock Town Hall, is ready for the community to enjoy.


Summer officially started with the opening of the fully refurbished outdoor swimming pool in New Cumnock on 14 June. The revamp took nine months to complete and is the result of a partnership between the Dumfries House Trust and Afton Water Leisure, spearheaded by Company Secretary Georgette Fulton OBE. The project is part a wider community outreach programme that counts the Town Hall rejuvenation as its first success.

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay officially opened the pool with guests including Scottish Olympic silver medalist swimmer Duncan Scott, sponsors Bob and Tamar Manoukian and Sir Tom Hunter. Fulton also received a poolside commemorative plaque in honour of her dedication to the project. New Cumnock swimming groups eagerly jumped into the heated pool, which is destined to be their home for many years to come.

Opening Times: 7th May - 16th September


  • 9:00am - 9:45am Aqua Circuits Adults Only [Limited Spaces Please Book]
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Adults Only
  • 11:00am - 1.00pm Public Swimming
  • 4:00pm - 6.00pm Public Swimming
  • 6:15pm - 7:00pm Aqua fit / Gym
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Adults Only


  • 7:00am - 10:00am Adults Only
  • 10:00am - 10:45am Aqua-Fit / Public Swimming
  • 10:45am - 7:00pm Public Swimming
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Swim Club Training
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Adults Only & Lane Swimming


  • 7:00am - 10:00am Adults only
  • 10:00am - 10:45am Aqua-Fit
  • 11.00am - 1:00pm Public Swimming
  • 4:00pm - 7.00pm Public Swimming
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Aqua Jogging & Swim (30 mins Jogging)


  • 7:00am - 10:00am Adults only
  • 10:00am - 10:45am Aqua-Fit
  • 10:45am - 6:30pm Public swimming
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Aqua-fit (Adults Only)


  • 10:00am - 11:00am Adults Only
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Public Swimming
  • 4:00am - 6.15pm Public Swimming
  • 6:15pm - 7:00pm Aqua-fit / Public Swimming
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Adults Only


  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Swimming Lessons
  • 12:00pm - 4:45pm Public Swimming
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Available for Private Hire


  • 12:30pm - 5:00pm Public Swimming


01290 333891


  • Adult Bather: £3:00
  • Child (3-15): £1.50
  • Child (under 3): Free
  • Spectator: @£1.00

See Georgette Fulton (OBE) being interviewed about the Tamar Manoukian New Cumnock Outdoor Pool on 'Live at 5’ on STV from 14m17s to 17m19s here

Photography: Sophie Gerrard