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    The pool is located at Brookes Sport Harcourt and serving the local community of Botley and North Hinksey as well as the students and staff from Oxford Brookes University.

    Heated to just over 30 degrees, it is the perfect environment to relax and unwind. The pool is also highly suitable for young children learning to swim, and for those who are swimming to recover from injury. The pool measures 25 by 8.5m, and is 1m depth in the shallow end and 3m depth in the deep end.

    The pool can be used with one of our inclusive membership plans or on a pay as you go basis.

    See the pool timetable for details of when the pool is available for open or lane swimming. 

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    Brookes Sport Swim School

    Brookes Sport Swim School provides high quality swim tuition for babies (including newborns), young people, and for adults of all ability levels.  

    Our approach is based on having small class sizes, leading to an excellent teaching and learning experience.

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    School and community group use

    In addition to being used by the University clubs, the Brookes Sport pool is pleased to support a number of schools and local clubs.

    Current schools using our pool include:

    • Appleton C of E Primary School
    • Botley Primary School
    • Cumnor C of E Primary School
    • d'Overbroeck's Secondary School
    • Dry Sandford Primary School
    • Europa School
    • North Hinksey C of E Primary School
    • Manor Preparatory School
    • St Nicholas' Primary School
    • West Oxford Community Primary School 
    • Wootton Primary School

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

    Current clubs and groups using our pool include:

    • Oxford Otters Swimming Club
    • Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club
    • Oxford University Canoe and Kayak Club
    • Oxford Canoe and Kayak Club
    • Botley Women’s Institute
    • Oxfordshire Scouts
    • Cumnor youth group

    If you would like to discuss how we can support your school, club or group please email swimming@brookes.ac.uk or phone 01865 488 354

    Swim parties and pool hire

    Brookes Sport Swim School is pleased to host swim parties for birthdays and other milestones for up to 35 people. Available private hire slots include 15.00 to 16.00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The cost of hiring the pool for an hour is £60.00, and this includes a lifeguard. We also offer free access to the sports lounge for party food and games for up to two hours after your pool time.

    If you prefer a more private space after your pool time, we can also offer a squash court (availability dependent) for an additional £14.00 per hour.

    The Swim School is also happy to host pool events for local clubs and organisations during our private hire slots. The hourly cost of hiring our pool is £60.00.

    For booking a swim party or private hire slot in our pool, please email harcourthill.sport@brookes.ac.uk or phone 01865 488 379.