Swimming pool with three students chatting in the backgroundChrist's has an outdoor pool

The Malcolm Bowie Bathing Pool is located at the back of the Fellows Garden at Christ's, and can be accessed by College members with your University Card.

The pool is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, from May to September, and is used by students and staff throughout the summer months. 

"The real selling point of Christ's was the outdoor swimming pool - I spent a lot of my last term in it, and would 100% recommend it to clear away any stresses."

Hannah, currently studying Natural Sciences at Christ's

Pools in Cambridge

Every Friday evening, all Christ’s students are allowed to use a number of lanes at Parkside Pools, next to Kelsey Kerridge fitness centre (on the far side of Parker’s Piece, 10 minutes' walk from Christ's) for free. There is also a pool at the Abbey Leisure Complex on Whitehill Road, and a lido on Jesus Green which is open during the summer months.

The Jesus Green Lido is among the two longest outdoor swimming pools in Europe at 100 yards (91.4 m) in length.

University level swimming

If you're interested in swimming at University level, see the Cambridge University Swimming and Waterpolo Club or Cambridge University Triathlon Club.

Sport at Christ's