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Welcome to Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

A charity run by volunteers for the benefit of the community

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.  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

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

Please note:
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.

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

Pool Closed until May 2024

Wednesday, 17th April, 2024 - Thursday, 18th April, 2024
Special Events

Coffee Morning

Saturday, 27th April, 2024 10:00am -12:00pm
Main Pool

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Season Ticket Holder Day

Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 7:00am -7:00pm
Main Pool

For 2024 Season Ticket Holders only


Night Swim

Friday, 24th May, 2024 9:00pm -10:00pm
Main Pool
£10 per person

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Night Swim

Friday, 24th May, 2024 10:00pm -11:00pm
Main Pool
£10 per person

An evening swim under the moon and stars

Pool Updates
Latest News
  • Sat 23 Mar 2024
    Swim Session Changes 2024

    Swim Sessions 2024
    We have made a few changes to our swim session timetable for the 2024 Season

    Our lovely ‘Adult and Pre-school Session’ will now run every weekday from 9am – 10am and all non season ticket holders get a

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  • Sat 23 Mar 2024
    Prices for 2024 same as last year

    We are delighted to tell you we have kept our pricing for 2024 at the same level as 2023. This includes both Swim Session pricing and Season Tickets.

    We have in fact reduced prices for a Young

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