Brookes Active Swim

 Announcement Due to the significant maintenance costs required for the swimming pool at Harcourt Hill, a decision has been taken to close the facility from 1 September 2024. Further information can be found on the Brookes Sport webpages.

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Looking to add more physical activity to your week? We're really excited to be starting a weekly, free Brookes Active Swim Session. These sessions are open to all Oxford Brookes University staff and students.

The session is the perfect opportunity to add physical activity to your week and enjoy a swim. These sessions are uncoached and an opportunity for students and staff to enjoy our swimming pool. It is a lifeguarded open swim session.

The sessions will begin on Thursday 11th January 2024. 

Swim pool


Day: Thursdays 

Time: 09:15 - 10:15

Location: Brookes Sport, Harcourt Hill, Swimming Pool 

How to get involved...

To attend the Brookes Active Swim sessions Oxford Brookes staff and students must first be registered as a Pay As You Go (PAYG) Staff/Student user or have a Brookes Sport Staff/Student Membership. This will then allow you to book to attend the session via the Brookes Sport app on Android or IOS, or via our web Book Online portal.  

To register as a PAYG Staff/Student user, please follow these steps:

Once you are set up as a Staff/Student PAYG user you'll be able to book into the Staff Swim sessions on the Brookes Sport app on Android or IOS, or via our web Book Online portal.  

On every visit you will need to check in at reception and they will let you through to the Brookes Active Swim session.

Working from Harcourt Hill Campus

If your job allows, the Harcourt Hill Campus is a brilliant location to work. With a lot more parking than at Headington, it could be a good option to work there on Thursdays! 

In addition to the Staff Swim session, there are lots of walking routes and open space to explore during a break to increase weekly activity. The Harcourt Hill Café is a great communal space to work in, with lots of space to spread out and get on with some work in a peaceful environment. 

If you are based at Harcourt Hill all of the time, we also have our Wellness Wednesdays, which allows for all Oxford Brookes Staff and Students to use our gym facilities all day for free on Wednesdays. 

Working in Harcourt Cafe

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