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    Swim School Notice

    Whilst the Swim School is operating, our classes are currently fully subscribed. Please keep an eye on this page for further details once we are able to offer more places.

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

    At just over 30 degrees, it 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 steam room and sauna - perfect for relaxing, and is covered by your entry to the pool.

    Opening Hours and Booking slots 

    You can find our timetable up to Sunday 5 September below

    Each session is limited to 14 swimmers based on social distancing guidelines, and can be booked via the Brookes Sport app or our website. The changing rooms are open with a maximum capacity of 6 at any given time. 

    Due to limited numbers in the pool, ALL swimmers aged 5yrs and over will need to be registered and accounted for - this includes children who have not been required to register in the past.  Under 5's swim free and do not need to be registered. Please click here to register swimmers aged 5+. 

    Our Child : Adult swimming ratio applies

    • 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

    Lane swimming - swimming for exercise for 16+

    Open sessions - open to all

    We offer adult swimming only monthly direct debit please see here here  and a junior swim only monthly direct debit membership for £10 for any junior aged 5-15yo linked to an adult member. For more information regarding junior membership please email sportsmembership@brookes.ac.uk

    Swimming pool timetable

    Our pool timetables are always 'real time' on the Brookes Sport app available from iTunes App Store or Google Play and will show any minor changes to our published timetable.

    Brookes Sport Swim School

    Brookes Sport Swim School provides high quality swimming lessons for babies (including newborns), children and adults of all abilities.

    For more information, please see our Swim School page.

    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. 

    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.

    If you are interested in making a booking for your club or school, please get in contact with us at sportsbookings@brookes.ac.uk

    For general swimming queries, please email us at HarcourtHill.Sport@brookes.ac.uk or give us a call on 01865 488379