Swimming

Swim alongside Olympic stars

Team Bath’s swimming programme offers opportunities for all users, from learn-to-swim sessions and daily swim-fit sessions for the public to our performance set-up which is home to a British Swimming Performance Centre.

Some of Britain’s top swimmers base their training at the University of Bath including double Olympic Champions Tom Dean, who combines study and swimming, and James Guy. They were among nine swimmers selected to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games which also included fellow gold-medallists Freya Anderson, Calum Jarvis and Matt Richards. They are coached by David McNulty and Jamie Main at the hugely-successful British Swimming Performance Centre, Bath, while World Champion Ben Proud is part of the University of Bath Student Swimming Squad led by Mark Skimming. 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.

Learn to swim

Our popular parent-toddler swimming classes are back! The 30-minute sessions for youngsters aged from four months to three years take place in the warm surroundings of the Team Bath hydro-pool on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, with a maximum of five children per class. To arrange a free taster session, please email tribe@bath.ac.uk.

Book facilities

To book the swimming pool, please contact Amy Pinchen via email or call 01225 387407.

For hydrotherapy pool and ice bath bookings, please contact Amy Pinchen via email or call 01225 387407.

Swimming contacts

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

British Swimming Performance Centre: David McNulty, Dave.McNulty@swimming.org

Team Bath Synchro Club: teambathsynchro@gmail.com

Students’ Union Sport

University Swimming Club

studentswimming@lists.bath.ac.uk

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