New Swimming Partnership with HMS Temeraire

Get back into the pool, thanks to our new swimming partnership with HMS Temeraire!

  • Our Get Active, Stay Active discounted drop-in swimming sessions will return for a trial period until 15th December 2017
  • Students and Staff will be able to swim at HMS Temeraire for £2 per session
  • Sessions start from Wednesday 1st November and will be available Monday – Friday

We’re excited to break the news about our amazing new partnership with HMS Temeraire, providing our members with access to discounted swimming sessions!

Who can take advantage of this offer?

This offer can be accessed by the following types of members:

  • Get Active, Stay Active Members (available for free to students and staff at the University of Portsmouth)
  • Student Members (Annual, 6-Month, 3-Month and Direct Debit)
  • Staff Members (Annual, 6-Month, 3-Month and Staff Deduction)

What is Get Active, Stay Active?

  • Get Active, Stay Active is our sports participation programme
  • Membership to the programme is free and available all year round to students and staff at the University of Portsmouth
  • Membership entitles you to take part in our drop-in social sport sessions
  • Each week, there are over 50 sessions in 25 types of sports
  • Sessions are either free-of-charge or at reduced costs, starting from as little as £1

More About Get Active


What times and what days can I swim?

The sessions will be accessible during the week at the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday– 6.45am and 5.45pm
  • Fridays – 6.45am and 5.15pm

Sessions are 45 minutes long. The pool opens at the time stated, so please feel free to arrive 10 minutes earlier to check in, change and prepare for your session.


How much do the sessions cost?

  • Sessions will cost £2 per swim

How do I book my swimming session?

  • You must book and pay for your session at our reception desk in Spinnaker Sports Centre or St Paul’s Gym
  • Each session is limited to 12 spaces, and will be first-come first-served
  • You can book sessions up to 7 days in advance
  • Please note: our reception desks open at 7am. If you plan on attending the 6:45am morning session, you will have to book at least a day in advance
  • If you miss or need to cancel your booking, please call our reception team on 02392 84 5555. Please note, we are unable to offer any refunds
  • Unfortunately, bookings for swimming cannot be made online for through our app

How do I enter HMS Temeraire to swim?

  • Ensure you have already booked and paid for your session in person at our reception points in Spinnaker Sports Centre or St Paul’s Gym
  • Please report to the main gate at HMS Temeraire located on Burnaby Road
  • Show your ticket receipt and Student / Staff ID at the gate

What can you tell me about the pool?

  • The pool is organised into lanes
  • It is 33 meters long
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