Our 25m pool can be found at Brookes Sport Harcourt Hill and caters for our local Oxfordshire community alongside our Oxford Brookes students and staff.

 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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At just over 30 degrees, our swimming pool provides an excellent facility to relax and unwind, the perfect place for children to learn how to swim and an ideal location for those looking for injury rehab.

This is also where you will find our sauna and steam room - perfect for relaxing, and is covered by your entry to the pool.

Starting January 2024, our Swim School sessions are moving from Saturday mornings to Monday afternoons/evenings. This means fewer sessions on Monday evenings but more on Saturday mornings. We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience.  

Swimming at Brookes Sport

Due to our swimming pool having a capacity of 22, ALL swimmers aged over 5 years need to either be a Brookes Sport member or be registered as a Brookes Sport, Pay As You Go (PAYG) user and be booked onto a swim session.

If you are swimming as a family, we can link your family accounts together so that the primary member is able to book everyone in for a swimming session. To do this, please email sportsmembership@brookes.ac.uk with the Member IDs of all family members.

Under 5's swim for free and do not need to be registered or booked onto a swim session.

Our child : adult swimming ratio applies to all public swimming sessions:

  • 0 to 5 years - must be accompanied in the water 1:1 ratio by a responsible adult
  • 6 to 8 years - must be accompanied in the water 1:2 ratio by a responsible adult
  • 9 to 11 years - must be accompanied in the building by a responsible adult
  • 12 years and older can swim without a responsible adult in the building

Please note that photography is not allowed in the changing rooms, pool side or from the reception viewing area. If you have any questions or issues while on-site, please talk to a member of our friendly team. 

Bookable Swim Sessions

Lane Swim - swimming for exercise (generally for 16+), for those who continuous swim 25m lengths of the pool in one of 3 lanes that are available, according to their level of fitness and/or speed (Slow, Medium and Fast)

Open Swim - general public swim sessions available to all

Girl in the swimming pool

How to book...

Sessions must booked either on the Brookes Sport app on Android or IOS, or via our web Book Online portal.

PAYG users can book up to 7 days in advance, whilst Direct Debit and Annual, and Monthly paid members are entitled to priority booking of up to 10 days in advance.

View the Brookes Sport, Swimming Timetable.

Where possible, please arrive "Beach Ready" and shower, dress and exit promptly after your swim to help in limiting the occupancy of changing rooms at any given time.


 CommunityJuniorBrookes Students, Staff & Concessions
Swimming and/or sauna and/or steam£4.50£3 £3.50 
Pool private hire/pool party - 30 people max (per hour)p£120.00£120.00£120.00

Register as a PAYG user

We also offer Junior Swim memberships for those aged 5-15 years, their account would be linked to an adult member. Find more information regarding Junior Add-On memberships.

School and community group use

In addition to being used by the TEAMBrookes Swim and the TEAMBrookes Water Polo clubs, the Brookes Sport swimming pool is also pleased to support a number of local schools and clubs.

Swimmers receive a certificate each time they complete a schools-swimming stage. This certification will be taken into account if children enroll into the Brookes Sport Swim School.

Clubs and groups currently using our pool:

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