St Mary's Paddington
The 20m pool at St Mary's Hospital
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.
St Mary's Pool update: Friday 21 September 2018
The swimming pool at St Mary’s Campus, which was due to close in July, has remained open over the summer and will now continue to operate for all of this academic year. This decision follows representations from staff and other users of the pool who have said how much they value the pool.
The decision to keep the pool open will be reviewed on an annual basis and users will be updated of any decision.
Please see below the current opening hours which will be in place until 21 December 2018. Sport Imperial have consulted with user groups for the below opening times.
The pool is open:
Open swim hours until 21 December
- Monday: 07.00–11.00, 12.00–14.30
- Tuesday: 11.00–14.00, 15.00–19.00
- Wednesday: 07.00–11.00, 12.00–15.30
- Thursday: 12.00–14.00, 15.00–19.00
- Friday: 12.00–14.00, 15.00–18.00
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed
For School / Fast Fins use times, please view the full St Mary's Pool timetable.
The last entry is half an hour before closing time.
St Mary’s Swimming Pool will be closed during all Imperial College closure days
Using the pool
All users are reminded to present their ID / Membership Card to staff on duty to be sign-in at the pool office before using the pool. Memberships must be purchased at the pool office using a debit/credit card on the PDQ machine; no cash will be taken on site for payment of memberships.
Lockers are available to store all personal items while using the swimming pool; please do not leave items in the lockers overnight or they will be removed.
We do not supply towels.
Please shower before entering the pool.
Please use the overshoes provided whilst at the pool if you are not swimming.
IC Staff: staff are required to purchase a 30 day unlimited membership or join Club Imperialand pay a month fee through payroll deduction.
NHS Staff: NHS staff are required to purchase a 30 day unlimited membership.
Public: members of the public are required to purchase a 30 day unlimited membership.
Children: children (3-16 years old) are not permitted to swim, unless as part of a school, a FastFins lesson or any other private hire. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian whilst at poolside who are responsible for them at all times.
Imperial students are required to take out a Student Gym & Swim Membership or IC Student Basic through Ethos and request access to St Mary's via the ASK Sport System, the pool is included in this membership for no additional cost.
New Membership Price Table as of 3 December
|Membership Type||IC Students and IC Staff with Club Imperial||30 day unlimited membership***||Classes|
FREE with IC Student Basicmembership; includes access during off peak hours*
Inclusive with £30 annual IC Student Gym & Swim membership; includes access during all open swim times
|n/a||Please join Active Imperialif you would like to take part in classes run at this Facility|
|n/a||£21||Please join Active Imperial if you would like to take part in classes run at this Facility|
|Included||n/a||Please join Active Imperial if you would like to take part in classes run at this Facility|
*Off Peak hours:
Monday: 07.00-11.00 (last entry 10.30)
Tuesday: 11.00-12.00 (last entry 11.30), 14.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Wednesday: 07.00-11.00 (last entry 10.30)
Thursday: 14.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Friday: 14.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30)
**These membership prices are for access to the St Mary’s Swimming Pool only
***As a gesture of goodwill any 30 day unlimited membership purchased between 3 – 21 December 2018 will have an additional 7 days added due to the pool being closed in line with the college closure days