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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 and an Adult Learn to Swim programme at St Luke’s pool.

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 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.

From July 24th to September 1st the 5pm – 7pm lane swim will depend on occupancy. If the pool is busy it will be reduced or removed.

Private hire

The pool is available for private bookings on 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. The pool will be open for casual swim and half-pool lane swimming if there isn't a private booking on these days.

Opening Times: 24 April - 20 September* **

 07:00-10:0010:00-12:0012:00-14:0014:00-17:0017:00-19:0019:00-20:00
Monday

Lane Swimming
(half pool)

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Tuesday Lane Swimming
(half pool)
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Wednesday Lane Swimming
(half pool)
Casual Swimming Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Available for booking (18:00-20:00) or Lane Swimming half pool Casual Swimming
Thursday Lane Swimming
(half pool)
Casual Swimming Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming
Friday Lane Swimming
(half pool)
Casual Swimming Lane Swimming (half pool) Casual Swimming Available for booking (18:00-20:00) or Lane Swimming half pool Casual Swimming
Saturday Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming Casual Swimming
Sunday Casual Swimming Casual 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 be aware of the following restrictions to the public swimming schedule due to Athletic Union training sessions:

  • Monday 27th April - Monday 8th June 09:30-11:30 half pool only (AU Swim Club)
  • Tuesday 28th April - Tuesday 9th June 09:30-11:30 half pool only (AU Triathlon Club)
  • Wednesday 29th April - Wednesday 10th June 09:30-11:30 half pool only (AU Swim Club)
  • Monday 4th May - Monday 8th June 18:00-19:00 Pool closed to public (AU Water Polo Club)

Pool closures due to private bookings

The pool will be closed to the public during the following dates and times due to private hire bookings:

  • Friday 12th June 18:00-20:00
  • Wednesday 17th June 19:00-20:00
  • Friday 19th June 18:00-20:00
  • Wednesday 1st July 18:00-20:00

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 (from 24 April to 20 September 2015)

Platinum member FREE
Adult member £2.60
Adult non-member £3.60
Junior (under 16 yrs) £2.50
Child (under 5 yrs) FREE
Conference user £2.60
Spectator £1.90
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 (from 24 April 2015)

Adult member £22
Adult non-member £27
Junior membership £18

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