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Swimming pools

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

How to Book:

All swimming pool booking sessions can be found under the classes tab on the bookings page. Please click Outdoor Pool for all Cornwall House bookings, and St Lukes, for the indoor pool bookings. 

Outdoor Pool on Streatham campus

Open seven days a week from April 30th 2022, 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.

Within the pool facility, we also have 6 changing room lockers, 2 toilets, 3 open showers and 12 small storage lockers.

Cornwall House Outdoor 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 visitor parking is available on campus.

Please note, that in adverse weather conditions, we may not be able to open the pool for health and safety reasons. We also advise that you pre-book onto your desired session beforehand, to avoid any disappointment if we are at full capacity. 

Session Type


Junior member  £1.70
Junior Non member £2.60
UoE Student member £2.70
Staff Member £2.80
Public member £2.80
Non member £4
Premium members Free
Swim school members Free


Lane Swimming  4 lanes in total: 2 fast (fins,hand paddles and kickboards permitted), 1 medium(only kickboards), 1 slow (only kickboards). Snorkles are not permitted!
Casual Swimming 1 lane(only kickboards), rest of the pool open for general swimming  
Family friendly swim  No lanes - ideal for all including families

Indoor pool at St Luke's

Our 22.8 meter indoor swimming pool at St Luke’s Sports Centre is heated to a constant 29°c, is three 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 Swim England 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.

Session type


Inclusive member of the University of Exeter sports facilities FREE
Child enrolled in St Luke's Swim School* FREE
Swim member/season ticket FREE
Under 5 (with fee paying adult) FREE
Under 16 Junior member of the sports facilities £2.00
Under 16 Junior non-member £3.00
Student member of the sports facilities £2.70
UoE Staff Member and Community Member of the sports facilities £2.80
Adult non-member £4.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £12.50
All day pass single £12.50
All day pass family £32.50
Monthly Passes
UoE Student Monthly Price (Non-member of sports facilities)* £21/month
UoE Staff / Corporate / Alumni (Non-member of sports facilities)* £23-£24/month
Community Monthly Price (Non-member of sports facilities)* £25-£26/month

 Swim Membership

A swim membership allows you to make the most of both of our swimming facilities. 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 the Sports Park, St Luke's Sports Centre or Cornwall House outdoor pool during the summer months.

*If you have a health and fitness membership with us you can add swimming on to your membership as a 'bolt-on' option for a discounted monthly rate - check out our membership page for details.


To contact the Indoor Pool, please call 01392 724940.

From Tuesday 4th January

Check out the indoor pool timetable

  Lunchtime Lanes Evening Lanes
Monday 12:00-13:00 and 13:00-14:00 18:45-19:30
Tuesday 12:00-13:00 and 13:00-13:45* 18:45-19:30
Wednesday 12:00-13:00 and 13:00-14:00 ----------------
Thursday 12:00-13:00 and 13:00-14:00 18:45-19:30
Friday 12:00-13:00 and 13:00-14:00 18:45-19:30
Saturday Casual Swim 13:00-14:30  
Sunday Family Swim 13:00-14:30  

*to allow staff training to be completed in time for swim lessons