Department of Sport

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is now open and normal operating hours have been resumed. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

At 25 metres long and 18 metres wide, the University Swimming Pool qualifies as a short course competition pool and is home to a number of University sports clubs.

Based on University Park Campus, the pool has a movable floor at the shallow end, which allows for greater flexibility on the number of activities available.

As well as serving the needs of the University community, the swimming pool also operates an external memberships system.


Pool Activities

A full programme of activities is offered, including:

  • swimming lessons
  • lifeguarding courses
  • aqua fit classes
  • ASA Swimfit Programme
  • swimming club sessions
  • water polo club sessions
  • lifesaving club sessions
  • canoe polo club sessions
  • sub aqua club sessions
  • triathlon club sessions
  • canoe club session

Please note many of the above activities are for University of Nottingham students only. For more details please go to the Pool Activities page.

Pool Partners

The pool is also used by the Nottinghamshire County Swimming Squad, Nova Centurion, who train at elite level and have produced a number of Olympic and Paralympic swimmers, including Rebecca Adlington. A number of University students are also members of this squad.

We also work closely with Cerebral Palsy Sport, who use the facility for development days and their national championships, which have attracted Paralympic champions such as Liz Johnson and Sascha Kindred.

Swimming Pool Opening Times
Opening times
How to join
Pool activities
Pool activities
Contact us
Contact us


Department of Sport

Lenton Lodge
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5582