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Swimming

The University of Exeter is home to two swimming pools across its Exeter campuses.

St Luke's indoor pool is open throughout the year and operates our Learn to Swim programme. Cornwall House outdoor pool (Streatham) is open throughout summer, making it the ideal place for a relaxing dip.

Both facilities are available for casual and lane swimming.

St Luke's Indoor Pool

Our 22.8meter indoor swimming pool at St Luke’s Sports Centre is heated to a constant 29°c, is four lanes wide and 2.5 meters deep at the deep end.

During causal swim sessions the two lanes are put in place, allowing areas for swimmers to take their own pace. For private bookings and special events starting blocks and swimming floats are also available.

The pool is also home to our acclaimed Learn to Swim programme, which helps over 700 children learn to swim every week. The swim school takes place throughout the week and follows the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) guidelines and caters for children aged three years and over.

We also hold a number of pool-based adult education courses at St Luke’s pool, for further information please view our courses page.

Casual swim times (term time):

DayTimes
Monday 07:30-09:00 12:00-14:00 18:00-19:00
Tuesday 07:30-09:00 12:00-14:00 18:00-19:00
Wednesday 07:30-09:00 12:00-14:00 18:00-19:00
Thursday 07:30-09:00 12:00-14:00 18:00-20:30
Friday - 12:00-14:00 18:00-19:00
Saturday - 13:00-14:30 -
Sunday - 14:00-16:00 -

Booking

Our indoor pool is also available for private bookings. For further information on availability and prices, please contact St Luke's Sports Centre on 01392 724940.

Cornwall House Outdoor Pool

Open seven days a week* during the summer months, our four lane 25 metre outdoor swimming pool is set in a large grass and patio area, heated to a constant 29ºc and staffed by qualified lifeguards making it great for relaxing during those warm summer days.

Cornwall House Pool is located at the rear of Cornwall House which is number 80 on the Streatham campus map.There is limited parking near the pool but parking is available on North Park Road or at car park B. Both are free at weekends and evenings but pay and display during the week.

During the summer months the pool is open seven days a week with specific times set aside for lane swimming.

Private hire

The pool is available for private bookings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 18:00-20:00 and is perfect for birthday parties and other events. To make a booking please call 01392 722255 or email our sports bookings team.

Opening Times: 3 May - 21 September*

 08:00-10:0010:00-12:00**12:00-14:0014:00-18:0018:00-20:00
Monday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming** Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Available for booking
Tuesday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming** Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Casual Swimming
Wednesday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming** Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Available for booking
Thursday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming** Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Casual Swimming
Friday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming** Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Available for booking
Saturday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming** Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming
Sunday Lane Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming

*The pool may occasionally be closed for private bookings, events or in extreme weather conditions.

**Please note: 7 July - 30 August, 10:00-12:00 (Monday - Saturday) the pool will be closed for a private booking. Outside of these times will be casual swimming.

The outdoor pool can be contacted directly on 01392 722515 or through St Luke's Sports Centre on 01392 724940.

Prices

St Luke's indoor pool

Platinum member FREE
Standard / Gold £2.50
Non-member £3.50
Junior Member £1.60
Junior Non-member £2.50
Under 5 yrs FREE

Cornwall House outdoor pool

Platinum member FREE
Adult member £2.50
Adult non-member £3.00
Junior (under 16 yrs) £2.40
Child (under 4 yrs) FREE
Conference user £2.50
Spectator £1.80
Learn to Swim customer FREE

Swimming membership

Swimming membership allows you to make the most of both of our swimming facilities. Paying a set fee for the whole month, gives you use of our casual swim sessions at St Luke's indoor pool and the Cornwall House outdoor pool (open during the summer months). There is no long term commitment, so whether you want to take out membership for a whole year, or just make the most over one month, membership can save you money every time you visit.

Membership can be purchased from St Luke's Sports Centre throughout the year, or Cornwall House Outdoor during the summer months.

Prices

Adult member £20
Adult non-member £25
Junior membership £17

For further information about swimming membership please contact St Luke's Sports Centre reception on 01392 724940.

Adult Learn to Swim Programme

Swimming is an important life skill for us all. Do you need to improve your technique to become quicker or to be more competent, or do you need somewhere to start?

Beginners

19/10/14 to 21/12/14 10 weeks

Sunday 12:00 - 13:00 £60

This course is designed for those people who are still nervous of the water. If you are need of a starting point then this is the course for you. Learn the basics and become more confident. 

 

Intermediate

19/10/14 to 21/12/14 10 weeks

Sunday 12:00 - 13:00 £60

This course is designed for those people who are confident in the water, able to float and tread water a little, but still not competent swimmers. Learn and practice the best techniques and become better swimmers. 

 

Technique Improvers

19/10/14 to 21/12/14 10 weeks

Sunday 13:00 - 14:00 £60

This course is designed for confident persons who can swim lengths competently but need / want additional technique improvements. You will become more efficient and faster swimmers!

 

Swim Fit

19/10/14 to 21/12/14 10 weeks

Sunday 13:00 - 14:00

£4.10 a session for non-members
£3.00 a session for members

This is a coached swimming session for those looking to maintain or improve their swimming fitness. Work hard under the guidance of a qualified coach to support your stroke.

 

More information / to book

Contact St. Luke's Sports Centre on 01392 724940 or email stlukessportcentre@exeter.ac.uk