Welcome to Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

A charity run by volunteers for the benefit of the community

We are open until Sunday 15th September 2024

Originally opened in 1870, Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, a 27m main pool and a children's pool (depth 0.5m) is set in a picturesque location on Riverside Walk close to Cirencester Park. The pool water, supplied from a natural spring, is heated to an average temperature of 26°C. There is a large patio area for relaxing with a tuck shop serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.  We are located in a pedestrianised area with no car parking facilities on site. However, there are numerous public car parks in the vicinity, taking credit & debit card payments. See our Visitor Information page for more details.
During the summer, we are open 7 days a week with a range of swim sessions on offer:

  • General Swims (Bookable), Weekday mornings, open pool, however a swimming lane can be requested. 
  • Drop-in Swims (Non-Bookable), Weekday afternoons and all day Saturday and Sundays from 10:30am. Designed for all. No pre-booking, just turn anytime and pay on the gate.
  • Lane Swims (Bookable), Weekdays and Saturday mornings. Adults only, except for 9am Saturday morning session. Fast, medium and slow lanes available.
  • Aqua Aerobics (Bookable), 2 weekday morning and evening sessions, fun filled instructor-led exercises to music. Pre-booking required.
  • Inclusive Swims (Bookable), Tuesday and Sunday mornings. This is not a general public swim. These sessions are for people with additional needs who are unable to access mainstream swimming sessions and need a quiet, calm environment. Pre booking is required
  • Pre-School (Bookable), Weekday mornings. Adult & Pre-school children. Use of the children's pool only, other swim sessions are running at the same time.
  • Youth Evenings (Non-Bookable), Friday evenings for young people (school years 7 to 11), only £1 entry.
  • Dawn and Night Swims (Bookable). We run a number of these sessions during the summer, giving you the opportunity to watch the sun rise or see the stars while swimming in our beautiful pool.
  • Private Parties - Our pool is also available for private hire, 2 evenings a week during the summer. More details on the Pool Hire page

Please note: All children under the age of 8 years old or not confident swimmers, must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person, aged at least 16 years old, both in and out of the water.

For full details on all our swim sessions, go to our Pool Timetable or our Swim Booking page.

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool
A 'Little Gem' in the capital of the Cotswolds
Family Days Out
A fun filled day out for all the family
Aqua Aerobics
Get your body and mind toned with our Aqua Aerobic sessions, morning and evening sessions each week
Improve your Fitness
Lane Swimming sessions available throughout the week to improve your swimming technique and fitness
Special Events
Swim under the stars or watch the dawn arrive
Evening Pool Parties
Hire the pool in the evening for your special event or party

Today's Sessions
No Sessions
Tomorrow's Sessions

Lane Swim 8am

Saturday, 20th July, 2024 8:00am -9:00am
Main Pool

Lane Swim Adults & Young Persons

Saturday, 20th July, 2024 9:00am -10:00am
Main Pool

Drop-in Swim

Saturday, 20th July, 2024 10:30am -1:30pm
Main & Little Pool

Drop-in Swim

Saturday, 20th July, 2024 2:00pm -6:00pm
Main & Little Pool
Special Events

Family Night Swim

Sunday, 21st July, 2024 6:30pm -7:30pm
Main Pool
£10 Adults, £5 Child (4-16 years)

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Family Night Swim

Sunday, 21st July, 2024 7:30pm -8:30pm
Main Pool
£10 Adults, £5 Child (4-16 years)

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Night Swim

Sunday, 21st July, 2024 8:30pm -9:30pm
Main Pool
£10 per person

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Dawn Swim

Friday, 26th July, 2024 4:45am -5:45am
Main Pool
£10 Adults, £5 Child (4-16 years)


Latest News
  • Thu 11 Jul 2024
    We are looking for Volunteers

    Did you know that the only people who get paid to run the Pool are the lifeguards and the manager? Everyone else volunteers their time and energy to keep this wonderful asset available and looking beautiful for you and the community.

    But then, sometimes, we have people leave our happy volunteering band to go and do something new. And so, we are having to ask - do you have a few hours to spare?

    We are looking mainly for some more volunteers for the welcome gate and tuck shop. But whatever your talent – we can find something for you to do!

    So please consider joining us – there is nothing better than watching people enjoying themselves in our wonderful surroundings, knowing that you are part of a very special team!

    Please contact the Volunteer Team via our Contact Form

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  • Wed 05 Jun 2024
    Pool Hoist is now available

    Our pool hoist has been repaired and is now available upon request. Thank you for your patience while the hoist was under repair 

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