20m pool

The 20m pool at St Mary's Hospital 

Closure announcement 

Imperial is committed to providing sports facilities of the highest standard for its staff and student community. Following a review of its use, the swimming pool at St Mary's will be closing from 16 July 2018. As part of our ongoing mission to deliver value for money to College, it is not sustainable to continue running this facility given the costs of required maintenance and the fact that only 15% of the pool's users are from the College community. 

This decision has been approved by Provost's Board as part of the wider cost savings across Campus Services for reinvestment of funds into the academic mission. 

The pool will continue to be open as normal for the first half of 2018 - 15 July 2018 will be the last day. We know the facility has been a valued part of the St. Mary's Campus for many years. The swimming pool at Ethos on the South Kensington Campus is available for all College students and staff. 

About St Mary's Pool

Whether you simply want a relaxing swim at the end of a hard day or whether you're training for a competitive event, 20m swimming pool, set in bright and modern surroundings, provides an ideal swimming environment.   

Please note: Only staff with Club Imperial membership will have access to Pinnacle Gym at St Mary's which is now run by the NHS trust. If you wish to get access, please email karl.twomey@nhs.net with confirmation of your Club Imperial membership status.

Any students who wishing to use a gym facilities at the hospital should use the gym run by the Students' Union. For more information please contact marys.gym@imperial.ac.uk

Swimming pool

Opening hours

The pool is open:

Monday: 07.00 - 09.00; 12.15 - 13.30; 15.30 - 19.00
Tuesday: 12.15 - 13.30; 15.30 - 19.00
Wednesday: 07.00 - 09.00; 12.15 - 13.30; 15.30 - 19.00
Thursday: 12.15 - 13.30; 15.30 - 19.00
Friday: 07.00 - 09.00;  12.15 - 13.30; 15.30 - 19.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 17:00 
Sunday: Closed

The last entry is half an hour before closing time. 

Using the pool

All users are reminded to present their ID to staff on duty and to sign-in before using the pool. Swims may be purchased from the pool office from the staff on duty.

Lockers are available to store all personal Items, and if you require one a combination  padlock can be brought from the pool office for £5.

We do not supply towels for use at the pool.

Please shower before entering the pool.

Students - the swimming pool is free of charge to all Imperial students.

Staff -  staff are required to pay a fee £5 per swim, buy a 10’s card, join for a 12 months or 6 months or join Club Imperial and pay a monthly fee.

Children - children (3-16 years old) are not permitted to swim, except during family lane swim times, from 12.00 - 2.00 on a Saturday and accompanied by an adult member for £3 per child. Or as part of FastFin lessons or a school. 

Children must be accompaniedby a parent/guardian whilst at poolside who are responsible for them during this time.

Please use the overshoes provided whilst at the pool side if you are not swimming

Swimming lessons

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For further course information, contact FastFins® on:

Tel: +44 (0)7967 660 050 | Email: info@fastfins.co.uk | Website: www.fastfins.co.uk

Swimming Prices

Membership OptionsStudentsImperial StaffNHS and St Mary's StaffPrivate MembersNon IC Students
 6 Month membership  N/A  £86.00  £86.00  £146.00  £96.00
 Casual swim*  Free  £4.50   £4.50  £5.00  £5.00

* During Saturday family swim session, children's swimming price is £3.00

Imperial students can use the pool for free.