Department of Physical Recreation and Sport

Swimming Pool

The University Swimming Pool, based on the University Park Campus, is one of the newer sports facilities.

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

The pool has a movable floor at the shallow end, which allows for greater flexibility on the number of activities that the facility can cater for.

As well as serving the needs to 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
  • Swimming Club sessions
  • Water Polo Club sessions
  • Lifesaving Club sessions
  • Canoe Polo Club sessions
  • Sub Aqua Club sessions
  • Triathlon Club sessions
  • Canoe Club session
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 has attracted Paralympic Champions, such as Liz Johnson and Sascha Kindred.



Department of Physical Recreation and Sport

University of Nottingham Sports Centre
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 16655
email: sport@nottingham.ac.uk