Student and staff perks

Discounted swimming at HMS Temeraire

The University of Portsmouth Sport and Recreation department have entered an exciting new partnership with HMS Temeraire, providing students and staff access to discounted swimming sessions.

Starting from Wednesday 1 November for a trial period until Friday 15 December, students and staff will be able to swim at HMS Temeraire for £2 per session.

This offer is part of the Get Active, Stay Active programme, and can be accessed by the following types of memberships:

  • 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

Click here to find out more about Get Active, Stay 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
For more information, please contact

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