The new London 2012 Legacy Pool will reopen to the public on April 22

Swim alongside Olympic stars

Team Bath’s swimming programme offers opportunities for all users, from our learn-to-swim sessions to our performance setup which is home to a British Swimming National Training Centre.

Some of Britain’s top swimmers base their training at the University of Bath including nine selected to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Among the star names are Freya Anderson and Rio 2016 Olympic medallist James Guy, who are both part of the hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre Bath. It is also used for training by Pentathlon GB, British Triathlon, Team Bath Synchro Club and a host of community clubs including Team Bath AS.

The Olympic-sized pool is also fully open to the public, with swim-fit sessions taking place on a daily basis – often alongside the Olympic swimmers. Click here for a monthly timetable of when the pool is accessible to members of the public.

Olympic Legacy Pool

In 2015 we completed the redevelopment of our 50m London 2012 Legacy swimming pool which features a new pool tank, modernised plant room and refurbished ventilation system.

There is also a £30,000 underwater camera system that allows elite swimmers to analyse their stroke and the world-class training provision was further enhanced in April 2019 with the installation of a retractable turning board system, meaning both 25m and 50m lanes are available for training purposes.

The pool, which is open to the public on a daily basis, has been described as “amazing” and worthy of “making a massive difference” by our top swimmers.

How to get involved

Access to the pool is available on a pay and play basis. A full breakdown of prices and the latest swim-fit timetable can be found by clicking here.

Book facilities

To book the swimming pool, please click here to email Clare Pell or call her direct on 01225 385156.

For hydrotherapy pool and ice bath bookings, please email Lynn Chappell or call her on 01225 385952.

Swimming contacts

Team Bath Head Coach: Mark Skimming, M.A.A.Skimming@bath.ac.uk

National Training Centre: Dave McNulty, Dave.McNulty@swimming.org

Team Bath Synchro Club: teambathsynchro@gmail.com

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