Visitor Information

  1. Pool Location, Directions and Parking
  2. Opening Times
  3. Pricing
  4. Booking Swim Sessions
  5. Disabled Visitors

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool is located on Riverside Walk which is only accessible by foot or cycle. We are about a 10min walk from the Centre of Cirencester. The entrance to Riverside Walk is on Thomas Street between Cecily Hill and The Mead. The Pool can also be accessed from the other end of Riverside walk via Barton Lane which is off Gloucester Street

Coming by Car
Please note there are no car parking facilities at the Pool, the car park you can see on the video is a private car park and not available to the general public. The streets around the pool have very restricted parking. However, there are a number of public pay and display car parks close by to the Pool. See Map for Directions and Car Parking

Bike Racks
We do have a few bike racks on site, however at busy times these can get full. Please make sure you bring a security lock for your bike with you. The pool cannot be held responsible for the security of your bike.

Disabled access
The pool has disabled access and changing facilities. However, due to our location and difficulties with parking, we ask you to contact the pool beforehand to discuss your needs and how we can best support you on your visit.

Click here for Directions  to the pool and car parking

The pool is open from mid-May to mid-September.

  • Monday to Friday: 1st session 7am, last session starts at 6pm, pool closes 7pm
  • Saturday: 1st session 8am, pool closes 6pm
  • Sunday: 1st session 8:45am, pool closes 6pm

Please check our Swim Timetable for up to date information, timings and available sessions

We have a standard pricing for all our sessions with the exception of Aqua Aerobics where there is a small supplement to cover the cost of the instructor.

There are discounts for Children and Youths under 17 years of age, Full time Students and Seniors over the age of 60. Children under 4 years of age are admitted free of charge.

Full details of all prices for any session are displayed on the swim session timetable.

All swim sessions with the exception of our 'Drop in' sessions need to be pre-booked. You can see all our upcoming swim sessions on our Swim Booking page.

You will need to provide your name, email address and telephone number on your booking. Tickets will be emailed to you once completion of payment is made

Payment for sessions can be made using your debit and credit card, we accept all major credit cards.

Disabled Access

We do not have a dedicated disabled entrance to the pool. The pool is located on Riverside Walk, a walking path which is wide enough to accommodate a disabled scooter with caution and then there is a ramp from the footpath to the pool. Please contact the Pool Manager via our Contact Page or call 01285 653947 if you need specific assistance. Note: please only call during Pool opening hours.

Disabled Parking

We do not have any disabled parking on site.  If you need to use a car to access the pool, please contact the Pool Manager via the Contact Page.

Disabled Changing Room  Disabled Hoist
Disabled Changing RoomWe have a disabled changing room with a full-length changing table, toilet and shower for our less abled visitors who might need it.Disabled Changing Room Hoist in ActionWe have a mobile hoist to allow people to access and exit with water with dignity.
Please phone the Pool Manager via the Contact Page before you arrive if you would like to use the hoist.
Our lifeguards are fully trained in the operation of this piece of equipment.
Hoist in Action

Inclusive Swims

Our Inclusive Swim sessions are specifically for people with physical or mental health needs and people who struggle in crowded places. We keep numbers low so that everyone attending can be assured of space and a calm environment. Please contact us if you are unsure whether you qualify for the Inclusive Swim.

Click here for timetable

Swim Buddies

You can bring up to two 'Buddies' to enable you to access this session, however only one can swim with you.

  • When booking an Inclusive Swim, you will be able to book a place for yourself and if required, a ' Swim Buddy' who will be able to swim and assist you in the pool.
  • If you require assistance in getting to the pool or entering and exiting the pool, you can also bring up to 2 'Pool Buddies' to assist you.
  • Entry for Buddies is Free of charge

Pool Flyover

Video courtesy of Dan Stubbins
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