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. These sessions are only for people with 'specific requirements' and those who find it daunting swimming with large groups of people. Pre-booking 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 7am

Monday, 27th May, 2024 7:00am -8:00am
Main Pool

Lane Swim 8am

Monday, 27th May, 2024 8:00am -9:00am
Main Pool

Morning Aqua Aerobics

Monday, 27th May, 2024 9:00am -10:10am
Main Pool

Adult & Pre-School

Monday, 27th May, 2024 9:00am -10:00am
Little Pool

General Swim

Monday, 27th May, 2024 10:30am -1:30pm
Main & Little Pool

Drop-in Swim

Monday, 27th May, 2024 2:00pm -6:00pm
Main & Little Pool

Lane Swim 6pm

Monday, 27th May, 2024 6:00pm -7:00pm
Main Pool
Special Events

Night Swim

Friday, 14th June, 2024 9:00pm -10:00pm
Main Pool
£10 per person

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Night Swim

Friday, 14th June, 2024 10:00pm -11:00pm
Main Pool
£10 per person

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Summer Solstice Swim

Friday, 21st June, 2024 4:45am -5:45am
Main Pool
£10 Adults, £5 Child (4-16 years)



Summer Solstice Swim

Friday, 21st June, 2024 5:45am -6:45am
Main Pool
£10 Adults, £5 Child (4-16 years)


Pool Updates
Latest News
  • Sat 18 May 2024
    Pool Assistance

    Unfortunately, our pool hoist is out of use at the moment. We will post on here when it is functioning again. Thanks for your understanding

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  • Fri 03 May 2024
    Weekend Drop-in Swims 2024

    We are making a small change to our Weekend Drop-in swims this season. On Saturdays and Sundays there will be two sessions, the first one starting at 10:30am until 1:30pm and the second, starting at

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