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 swim sessions, two lanes are put in place allowing areas for swimmers to choose 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 Adult Swimming Lessons at St Luke’s pool.

Swim times

 Term time

07:00-08:45 (Early Bird Lanes)
12:00-14:00 (Lunchtime Lanes)
15:00-16:00 (Swim School Splash)
18:00-19:00 (Evening Lanes)


07:00-09:15 (Early Bird Lanes)
11:45-12:45 (Casual Swim)
13:00-14:00 (Lunchtime Lanes)
18:00-19:00 (Evening Lanes)

Wednesday 07:00-08:45 (Early Bird Lanes)
12:00-14:00 (Lunchtime Lanes)
Thursday 07:00-09:15 (Early Bird Lanes)
12:00-14:00 (Lunchtime Lanes)
15:00-16:00 (Swim School Splash)
18:00-19:00 (Evening Lanes)
Friday 07:00-07:30 (Quick Dip)
12:00-14:00 (Lunchtime Lanes)
18:00-19:00 (Evening Lanes)
Saturday 13:00-14:30 (Casual Swim)
Sunday 14:00-16:00 (Casual Swim)

Swim School Splash: Only for children and parents enrolled on swimming lessons at St Luke's Swim School.
Lane Sessions: 3 lanes in pool fast/medium/slow.
Casual Swim: Casual swimming with no lanes.
Quick Dip: Early morning session. Swim Fit workouts available at reception.

Please view our term dates page for full term/vacation dates or for further information please contact us on 01392 724940.


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 

The outdoor pool is due to re-open on 24 April 2017. 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.

Please note that in adverse weather conditions, we may not be able to open the pool for health and safety reasons. We advise customers to call ahead on 01392 722515 to avoid disappointment.

St Luke's indoor pool

Inclusive member FREE
Adult member £2.60
Adult non-member £3.60
Junior member
(under 16 yrs)
Junior non-member
(under 16 yrs)
Under 5's FREE

Cornwall House outdoor pool

Inclusive member FREE
Adult member £2.60
Adult non-member £3.60
Junior (under 16 yrs) £2.50
Junior member £1.70
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.

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.