Ravelin Sports Centre pool wide view

Swimming at Ravelin Sports Centre

Swim in our brand new, 25m, eight lane swimming pool

Ravelin Sports Centre is opening in October 2022 with early access for students and current members

Ravelin Sports Centre will open on:

Saturday 3 September to students, staff, associate (including all UOP graduates) and current public members

Saturday 1 October to new public members

Swim between lectures, on your lunch breaks or at the beginning or end of the day. Ravelin Sports Centre is the home to a 25 metre, eight-lane swimming pool with a variable depth floor. Swimmers have views from the pool of the natural green spaces outside, creating the feeling of open-air swimming in the park.

Whether you are looking for the ideal place to take a quick dip, learn to swim or improve your fitness, our pool is ideal!

What we offer

Our swim timetable includes a range of sessions to take part in:

  • Lane swimming (2 metre depth)
  • Casual swimming (variable depth)
  • Swimming lessons 
  • Parent and toddler (under 5) sessions
  • Family swimming sessions (up to two adults and two children aged 5-15)
  • University swim club sessions
  • University water polo club sessions
  • Student only sessions
  • Over 50's sessions
  • Aqua classes

Swimming Timetable

Swim sessions exclusively for any member with Swim in their membership. Swim in lanes with 2m depth.

Monday
  • 6.30am - 7.25am
  • 7.30am - 8.25am
  • 11.40am - 12.50pm
  • 1.00pm - 2.45pm
  • 6.30pm - 7.25pm
  • 7.30pm - 8.25pm
Tuesday
  • 6.30am - 7.25am
  • 7.30am - 8.25am
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
  • 4.30pm - 5.25pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
Wednesday
  • 6.30am - 7.25am
  • 7.30am - 8.25am
  • 11.05am - 12.00pm
  • 5.00pm - 5.55pm
  • 6.00pm - 6.55pm
  • 7.00pm - 7.55pm
Thursday
  • 6.30am - 7.25am
  • 7.30am - 8.25am
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 2.00pm - 2.55pm
  • 6.30pm - 7.25pm
  • 7.30pm - 8.25pm
Friday
  • 6.30am - 7.25am
  • 7.30am - 8.25am
  • 12.30pm - 1.25pm
  • 1.30pm - 2.25pm
  • 5.00pm - 5.55pm
  • 6.00pm - 6.55pm
  • 7.00pm - 7.55pm
Saturday
  • 7.00am - 8.30am
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 2.00pm - 2.55pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
  • 6.30pm - 7.25pm
  • 7.30pm - 8.25pm
Sunday
  • 7.00am - 8.30am
  • 2.00pm - 2.55pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm

Swim without lane ropes, at various depths from 1 - 1.4 metres deep. Check the app for different depths for different sessions.

Monday
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 11.00am - 11.55am
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 2.45pm - 3.55pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
  • 9.30pm - 10.25pm
Tuesday
  • 8.30pm - 9.25pm
  • 9.30pm - 10.25pm
Wednesday
  • 6.30am - 7.25am
  • 7.30am - 8.25am
  • 4.00pm - 4.55pm
  • 8.30pm - 9.25pm
  • 9.30pm - 10.25pm
Thursday
  • 11.15am - 12.45pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm
  • 8.00pm - 9.10pm
  • 9.15pm - 10.25pm
Friday
  • 12.00pm - 1.10pm
  • 8.00pm - 9.10pm
  • 9.15pm - 10.25pm
Saturday
  • 7.00am - 8.30am
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 11.00am - 11.55am
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 2.00pm - 2.55pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
  • 6.30pm - 7.25pm
  • 7.30pm - 8.25pm
Sunday
  • 7.00am - 8.30am
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 11.00am - 11.55am
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 2.00pm - 2.55pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
  • 6.30pm - 7.25pm
  • 7.30pm - 8.25pm

Standard lane swimming at 2 metre depth, open to all Swim members and pay-as-you-go

Monday
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 11.40am
  • 2.45pm - 3.55pm
  • 4.30pm - 5.25pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
  • 9.30pm - 10.25pm
Tuesday
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 11.00am - 11.55am
  • 1.30pm - 2.55pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm
  • 9.30pm - 10.25pm
Wednesday
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 4.00pm - 4.55pm
  • 8.00pm - 9.10pm
  • 9.15pm - 10.25pm
Thursday
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm
  • 8.30pm - 9.25pm
  • 9.30pm - 10.25pm
Friday
  • 9.00am - 10.25am
  • 10.30am - 11.25am
  • 11.30am - 12.25pm
  • 2.30pm - 3.25pm
  • 3.30pm - 4.25pm
  • 8.00pm - 9.10pm
  • 9.15pm - 10.25pm
Saturday
  • 11.00am - 11.55pm
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 3.15pm - 4.10pm
  • 4.15pm - 5.10pm
Sunday
  • 9.00am - 9.55am
  • 10.00am - 10.55am
  • 11.00am - 11.55am
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 4.30pm - 5.25pm
  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm

Swim sessions exclusively for over 50s. Swimming at varying depths, check the app for the depth of each session.

Tuesday
  • 12.00pm - 12.55pm
Thursday
  • 11.00am - 11.55am

Swim sessions exclusively for students. Swimming at varying depths, check the app for the depth of each session.

Tuesday
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm
Wednesday
  • 11.05am - 12.00pm
Thursday
  • 7.00pm - 7.55pm
Friday
  • 5.00pm - 5.55pm
Saturday
  • 4.00pm - 5.10pm

Starting from 1 October
Family Swim Sessions for up to two adults and two children (aged 5 to 15)

Saturdays and Sundays
  • 1.00pm - 1.55pm
  • 2.00pm - 2.55pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.55pm

Junior Swimming Lessons run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Find out more here.

Adult Swimming Lessons run on Wednesday afternoons. Find out more here.

Parent and toddler (up to 5 years old and not in school) sessions. Swimming at 1m depth.

Friday

  • 11.00am

Check out our flexible membership options and pick the best one for you, then start swimming!

A preview of our brand new 8-lane 25m pool, opening soon.

Book today

You can book this activity on the UOP Sport app, or through our online booking system.

Maximising usage

The floating floor allows us to set the lanes to different depths, meaning that children’s swimming lessons can take place in one half of the pool, whilst lane swimming takes place in the other lanes.

Please note that if you wish to take part in standard lane swimming sessions, you must be a competent swimmer, as the depth of the pool will be set to 2 metres across all lanes.

How can you access our swimming pool?

Swimming is an option within our Core and Core Plus memberships, and is automatically included in all Ultimate memberships. If swimming is part of your membership, you will be able to book onto the relevant sessions through our UoP Sport App before visiting.

If you are not a member and would like to use the pool, there are also pay as you go options. Prices are listed below.

Sauna and steam room

As an added bonus, when you get access to the swimming pool, you will also be able to use our sauna and steam room. Not only will our sauna and steam room offer relaxation and escapism, they also increase circulation, reduce stress levels and hydrate skin. What better way to end your swim sessions?

Prices

Swimming  Full member* Member PAYG fee
Casual swim - 55 minutes  Free £4.75 £5.75
Lane swim - 55 minutes  Free  £4.75 £5.75
Student swim - 55 minutes  Free £3.25 £4
Junior casual swim** - 55 minutes  N/A N/A £3.75
Over 60's swim - 55 minutes  Free  £4 £5
Parent and toddler swim - 55 minutes  £6 £6 £7.25
Family swim (two adults, two children) - 55 minutes  N/A N/A £14.25

*Activity included in selected membership option

**Children aged 5 to 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Ultimate members can allocate one under 16 swimmer to swim for free.

Aqua classes

We are also incredibly excited to introduce aqua classes to the range of activities we offer. Please note that these classes are separate to any of our memberships and will need to be booked onto and paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis. Members will get a discounted price compared to non-members. The aqua classes we offer are:

  • FloatFIT 
  • Aqua Zumba
Aqua classes Member PAYG fee
Per class - 30/45 mins £6.00 £7.50

If you have any more queries about swimming, you can talk to a member of our team at the reception of Ravelin Sports Centre (once we are open, soon). Alternatively, you can email us: sport@port.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth Swimming Club is open to all UoP students. They are regular users of Ravelin Sports Centre's pool. Join the club to Play, Train and Compete!