Department of Sport

Pool activities

In addition to recreational swimming, the University pool offers a number of other activities.

These activities include:

The pool is also available to local sports clubs and groups for commercial hire. For more information on costs and availability, please contact  Amie Price.
t: +44 (0)115 958 4005

Swimming Pool activities

Swimming lessons

Group swimming lessons are available for both juniors and adults during term-time. Courses of 10 lessons are held at the following times:

  • Monday, 4.00-7.30pm
  • Tuesday, 4-8pm
  • Saturday , 9am-12.45pm
  • Sunday, 9am-10am

Lessons are 30 minutes long and cost just £45 for 10 lessons. 

Private one-to-one lessons are also available and start at £13.50 per session.

During the academic vacation periods we regularly provide swimming lesson crash courses.

Find out more information about swimming lessons at the University Pool.

Pool Lifeguard Courses

The University of Nottingham is an Institute of Qualified Lifeguards approved centre and runs courses enabling individuals to gain the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 8th Edition. This qualification is recognised throughout the British Isles and is a necessity for anyone wishing to obtain employment as a pool lifeguard in the UK.

We run a number of one-week intensive courses per year at a cost of £245 per person.

Find out more about the upcoming pool lifeguard courses at the University Pool


Aqua fit classes

Aqua fit is aerobics in the water. It uses the resistance of the water to give you an all-over body work out. It's also kinder to your joints and muscles with minimal impact when you're moving in the water.

Water exercise doesn’t get much more inclusive than aqua fit – virtually anybody can take part and sessions are suitable for all needs, even people who can’t swim.

We offer a weekly aqua fit class which is available to students, staff and community members. Please see our timetable for the latest class session, and for an overview of what our aqua fit classes involve please go to our class description pages.


Swimming is one of the best ways to get fit. There is probably no better non-impact cardiovascular workout than swimming to work off calories and tone muscles, but sometimes it's difficult to motivate yourself to keep going back.

Swimfit is all about getting results and helping you achieve your goal, whether that is to lose weight, to tone, to improve technique or just to become fitter and stronger.

It’s a fun and effective way to get those results you want, and because water is 800 times denser than air, you are most likely to get there a lot quicker than by doing any other workout!

Find out more about Swimfit at the University Swimming Pool.

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Swimming lessons
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Contact us
Contact us

Department of Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5582