Swimming pool

The swimming pool has undergone major refurbishment which included a new entrance, reception, viewing platform, changing rooms, plus new heating, lighting and ceiling in the pool hall.

Changes to swimming pool timetable on Saturdays

On the following Saturdays the pool will close 1 hour early at 3pm due to BUCS water polo matches. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

29th October

5th November

26th November

3rd December at 12:30pm (lifesaving competition)

10th December

Pool dimensions

The swimming pool has six lanes and at full length is 32 metres long. The pool also has a moveable bulkhead, which enables the pool to be divided into two parts.

Generally the pool is set at 25 metres, giving a competition swimming length and a teaching area. The depth of the pool ranges from 1.2 metres at its most shallow point to 3.8 metres at the deepest.

Hire the pool

The pool is available to sports clubs and groups for commercial hire. For more information, including cost and availability, please email seh-bookings@bristol.ac.uk.

Swimming programmes

A varied range of programmes, catering for all standards of swimmers and various aquatic sports. Programme details.

Pay as you go swimming

Students, staff and members of the public can use the pool on a pay as you go basis for £4 per visit. In order to ensure we have a record of any medical conditions that may affect your ability to swim, and that you agree to the terms of use, we ask you to fill out a short form to use the pool on a pay as you go basis. We will issue you with a card which you can then show at reception each time you wish to payg swim. For more details see the memberships pages.

Location and contact details

Find us and get in touch.

Closure dates

We are closed during University closure dates.

Swim membership options

New timetable

A new timetable for the pool was introduced on 19 September for the start of the academic year. autumn pool timetable (PDF, 120kB)