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Hampton Pool - 365 days of outdoor swimming in heated water High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST
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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 the 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 family trip to the seaside. Customers even tell us that a day at Hampton Pool is like being
on holiday!

We also offer limited free parking.

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Summer 2014 Weekend Changes

Don't forget weekend summer hours start Saturday 5 April we open at 9.00 and close at 5.00 pm, Great Whites at 4.00 pm. Cafe open all day!

April Class time changes

Sunday 27/4/14
Studio Cycle 7.00-7.55 a.m.
Yoga 11.05-12.15 a.m.
Studio Swim Conditioning 15.00-16.00

Easter Weekend

Please note that no classes will take place on Easter Sunday 20th April and Easter Monday 21st April. Thank you.

Pool closed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 24 April

After the Easter holidays, the pool will be closed to public swimming from 9.00am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for local school swimming lessons on the following dates:

Thursday 24 April to Thursday 22 May 9.00-11.30am
Tuesday 20 May 9.00-11.30am
Half term 27 and 29 May open as normal
From Tuesday 3 June to Tuesday 22 July (inclusive)
Tuesday AND Thursday 9.00am-12.30pm

The pool will be open as normal between 6.00-9.00am on these days.

Good Friday 18th April and Easter Monday opening times 21st April

Please note that swimming times on Good Friday 18th April and Easter Monday 21st April will be 9.00-5.00pm.

On Monday the car park will only be available from 11.00am as it being used for a triathlon. Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking in the side streets. Thank you.

Thames Turbo

Please note that every Friday from 14 February Thames Turbo will be hiring a lane between 6 and 7 am, until September.

Moonlight Swim 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 23 April 2014. We look forward to seeing you at either 6.00 or 7.00 p.m.!


Artists announced for this year's fundraising Summer Picnic Concerts!

Hampton Pool’s Summer Picnic Concerts return in July 2014, after an amazing 2013 season. The Pool’s beautiful open-air parkside location is the perfect setting to enjoy classic acts and timeless music in an easy-going, high summer atmosphere, with great food and drink available. 

This year’s line-up of world class original artists and top 20 hitmakers playing on your doorstep is perhaps our best yet, and we expect it will sell briskly:

Heaven 17 and Darts
10cc with 10cc's Graham Goldman’s Heart Full of Songs
Chas & Dave and The Blockheads
Average White Band and The James Taylor Quartet

We also have two fantastic tribute evenings featuring the very best of popular music:

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and Nearly Dan
The Bootleg Beatles and The Rollin’ Stoned

Our 2014 line-up brings more household names to Hampton. Click here to buy tickets today. We’ll see you there!

HPT Founder Marshall Lees

We are very sad to announce that Marshall Lees died on Sunday 19 January after a brief illness.

Marshall Lees

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.

We really want to know what you think

Hampton Pool Trust & YMCA LSW would like to know your views about the current mix of activities at Hampton Pool. We want to make sure that you are able to enjoy using Hampton Pool, whatever session and activity you chose. Please help us to make Hampton Pool a great place to swim for everyone by answering the following questions in this short survey:  Please complete by Friday 13th September.

Click here to take survey

Thank you for your help!

Water Polo's Spring/Summer Season 2014

The spring/summer season will start on Sunday 6th April. Don't forget that the time will be 5.00 - 6.15 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 August 2014

We are running a STA Level 2 Certificate 25-30 August. 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.

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