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.

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 contact us.

Opening hours

Opening hours for the swimming pool
Monday 7.30 am - 9.15 am 10.00 am - 2.30 pm 3.30 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 9 am 11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 9 am 12 noon - 2 pm 3 pm - 7 pm
Thursday 7.30 am - 9.15 am 12 noon - 2.30 pm 3.30 pm - 8 pm
Friday 8 am - 9 am 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 4.10 pm
Sunday 9 am - 12.30 noon

All swimming times are subject to change. Please see the swimming programmes section for pool setup and availability.

Closure dates

We are closed during university closure dates.


We're situated on Queens Road within the Students' Union (Richmond Building) with an entrance in Richmond Hill Avenue.

You can view the swimming pool's location and get directions using the University's Google precinct map.

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