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Our water is warm,
whatever the weather
Welcome to the heated water of our open
air pools. Hampton Pool, known as “South West London's
best kept secret” is situated
in two acres of woodland next
to Royal Bushy Park. Our main pool is
36 metres long and we also have
a learner pool
dedicated to children and their parents.
In a recent article, The Sunday Times described us as "one of Britain's coolest, biggest, hippest pools".
The water in our pools is heated throughout the year. We provide for
community 365 days of outdoor swimming, yes,
you can even have a swim on Christmas Day! more...
Our pools are monitored by a team of professional
lifeguards, providing a safe environment for
swimmers of all ages and abilities.
The main pool is split in half at all times to allow for lane swimming on one side and family swimming and fun on the other.
Spend a day with us swimming and lazing in the sunshine,
remember it’s cheaper and warmer than a
trip to the seaside. Customers even tell us that a day at Hampton Pool is like being
We also offer limited free parking.
OPENING TIMES NOTICES
Class Time Changes for March
Please note that Sam's Spin Class will run from
7.00 - 7.55 a.m. on Sundays 16, 23 and 30 March and Lorna's Studio Swim Conditioning will run from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.
Circuits Saturday 15, 22 and 29 March
Please note that Lorna's circuits will take place
from 1.00 - 2.00 p.m. on Saturdays 15, 22 and 29 March and not 8.30 a.m as advertised. Thank you.
Please note that every Friday from 14 February Thames Turbo will be hiring a lane between 6 and 7 am, until September.
New Studio Classes from January 2014
Studio Swim Conditioning
Improve your swimming performance out of the pool with our new 'Dry side' training class!
7.00-8.00pm Friday and 10.00-10.50am Sunday starting 3 January 2014.
Legs Bums and Tums
Sculpt, tone and strengthen your body fast with this resistance based exercise class!
6.30-7.30pm Wednesday starting 8 January 2014.
New studio cycle
The tried and tested favourite that gets results for weight loss!
7.30-8.30pm Wednesday starting 8 January 2014.
Priority booking Swimming Lessons Summer 2014
Priority booking for Summer 2014 will commence from Monday 10th March - any places left will be available to the rest of the public from Monday 17th March. Bookings can be made at reception or calling 0208 255 1116.
Moonlight Swims 28th March and 20th June 2014
Why not try one of our Moonlight swims! Enjoy a swim at 10pm, 11pm or even midnight! Very popular and great fun - but these sessions do need to be booked. Children are welcome too. £8/£4 please call 8255 1116 to book or come into reception.
One lane closed for private hire on Tuesday and Thursday early mornings
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, GB Canoeing will be hiring a lane between 7.00am to 8.00am until 27 March 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Ruth Thomson's Master Class
Please note that Ruth's classes start again Wednesday 8th January 2014. We look forward to seeing you at either 6.00 or 7.00 p.m.!
HPT Founder Marshall Lees
We are very sad to announce that Marshall Lees died on Sunday 19 January after a brief illness.
Marshall was the project founder of Hampton Pool as a community run venture. It all started in 1983 when he became the prime mover and leader of the Sink or Swim campaign to have Hampton Pool (closed by the Council in 1981) re-opened. By late 1984 some £60,000 had been raised and the Council agreed to transfer the licence to operate the site to the community venture. Hampton Pool Ltd (now Hampton Pool Trust Ltd) was set up and by the summer of 1985 the refurbished and - for the first time - heated pool was re-opened.
Marshall was the Chairman of the Company from the beginning until 1995, after he had become a local councillor. Although he took a break from the Board from 1996 to 2002 he was always deeply involved with the Pool and played a major part in all the milestone events including the renewal of the tank and the roof of the man building in 2004, the refurbishment of the interior in 2006 and bringing in YMCA London South West to be the operator in 2007. No job was ever too big or small for Marshall to get involved and give his all. As a result the struggling campaign of 1983 has blossomed in the last thirty years to be a thriving and important community facility, from 25,000 users in the first season to 250,000 last year.
No project of this magnitude could succeed without a very large number of people giving a great deal of effort and one of Marshall's great talents was to find the right people and persuade them to become involved and he never ceased to be looking for new people and new talent. This thriving community and the community facility they have created will be his lasting legacy. He will be greatly missed.
Marshall Lees: - Resident of Hampton since 1968 - Chartered Accountant - Chief Administrator of the Performing Right Society (retired) - HPT Project Founder in 1983 and Leader of the “Sink or Swim” campaign in 1983-4 - Chairman of HPT Board 1984-1995 - Awarded Freedom of Hampton Pool 1996 - President of Hampton Pool 1996-2010 - HPT Director/Trustee 1985-1996 and 2002-2012 - An elected LBRuT Hampton Councillor 1994-1998
Active in other community organizations during the past 20 years: - Founder Leader of Hampton Riverside Trust - Governor of three local schools
Marshall's funeral took place on Monday 3 February at a packed St Mary's Church in Hampton followed by a reception at Hampton Pool.
Share your thoughts with Hampton Pool Trust in 2014
Do you have an interest in improving the customer experience of Hampton Pool?
Do you lane swim?... use the gym?... go to spin cycle sessions?... use the studio?... Star Fish Swim School?
Why not help make Hampton Pool an even better community resource by joining the Hampton Pool Consultative Group?
The Hampton PoolConsultative Group provides a forum for the views of customers and other stakeholders about the operation of Hampton Pool. The Hampton Pool Consultative Group was set up to hear your views on:
plans that seek to change, modify, enhance or reduce service activity or arrangements
updates on the operations and developments of Hampton Pool
the quality of the services provided
the annual Wet and Dry Side Activity Development Plan for Hampton Pool.
The group meets three times a year and is empowered to make recommendations to the boards of HPT and YMCA LSW. The day and time of the meetings is currently on a Thursday evening. The next meeting will be on Thursday at 6 February 7.30pm.
Hampton Pool Trust and YMCA LSW would very much like you to consider joining this consultative group.
If you require any further information please contact Daphne Wharton, Hampton Pool Chair at or leave your details at reception.
Sport Relief choose Hampton Pool for launch!
Denise Van Outen launched next year's Sport Relief Games at Hampton Pool on Wednesday. The Games will take place over one weekend in March next year (between 21 and 24) where you could be competing in the actual Olympic Park! Please have a look at the video to see how the star of TV, West End and Broadway found her visit to the pool.
Please have a look at the video to see how the star of TV, West End and Broadway found her visit to the pool.
Easter swimming lesson crash courses NOW BOOKING!
We are running several crash courses for young swimmers over the Easter break between 7 - 11 April and 14 - 17 April 2014.
They include the following stages:
Stages 1, 2 and 3 at 9.00, 9.30 and 10.00 am
Stage 4 at 9.00 and 9.30am
Stages 5 at 10.00am
Little Ones classes will also run at 10.00am
Book early to avoid disappointment. Call on 020 8255 1116.
Water Polo's Winter/Spring Season 2013/2014
The winter season will start on Sunday 6th October. Don't forget that the time will be 4.00 - 5.15 p.m!
Waterpolo is very popular at Hampton Pool but we would still like to see new faces – both children and adults – all are welcome.
Come and learn how to play or have a game – it is great fun and good exercise!
STA Pool Emergency Procedures course
We are now booking for the STA Pool Emergency Procedures course on 27 April 2014. PLEASE NOTE that anyone from 14 years and up can register for the Pool Emergency Procedures course!
The cost is £100.00 including exam
If interested call us on 020 8255 1116 to register.
STA Beginner Teachers course in May 2014 now booking
Don't miss out on the BEGINNER TEACHERS Course which is now booking for the 3/4 and 10/11 May..
If you would like to book onto the Full Teachers Course in August 2014 there will be a saving of £50.00 when booking the courses together.
If you would like to become a swim teacher then phone us on 020 8255 1116 for details.
STA Level 2 Certificate March 2014
We are running a STA Level 2 Certificate on 15/16, 22/23 and 29/30 March. If you have your Beginners Certificate why not go on to become a fully qualified teacher to advanced level. £430 for six days inc exam. Call 8255 1116 to book.
Storm closure procedures
In the event of thunder storms we will have to ask you to leave the water immediately. An 'all clear' to re-enter the water will be given once there has been a 20 minute lapse between thunder rolls.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for lost swimming time.