Here at St Bees School we have our own 15m swimming pool for use by our pupils and also the wider community. You can book use of the pool on our area of the School Hire website by clicking here.

If you have any queries, please get in touch by email or call on 01946 828094.

We aim to keep the timetable current on here, but it does vary between term and holidays. Our Facebook page is always a good source of up to the minute information, and you can visit our page here.

General Swims

At certain times during the week our pool is available for general and public swims, these times are below:

Alternatively please click here to download the latest copy of our timetable.

11:00 – 11:30 One to Two lessons

11:15 – 12:00 Adults only
14:45 – 15:30 Adults only

18:30 – 19:30 Lane swimming

11:15 – 12:00 Adults only
14:45 – 15:30 Adults only

11:15 – 12:00 Adults only

11:45 – 13:00 Adults only

Pool Parties

We will be reintroducing pool parties here at the swimming pool. This is the perfect children’s party and will allow children to enjoy the water as a group under the supervision of our Leisure Team. Please contact for more information.


Our swimming pool runs a swim academy where learners of all ages can progress through a programme of lessons to become proficient swimmers regardless of their starting ability. The Swim Academy is part of the STA’s (The Swimming Teachers Association) International Learn to Swim Programme. This programme is based on a series of awards ranging from the STARFISH series (designed to introduce your child to the water) to the Platinum Award (combining survival and rescue skills with advanced swimming and water polo).


Baby Water Safety


STAnley Series
First Steps (2 years + / basic swimming and water safety skills)


Octopus Series
Children ages 5 – 8

Goldfish Series
Next stage for swimmers who have progressed through STAnley or Octopus


Angelfish Series
Prepares swimmers to swim 25m unaided, butterfly stroke, entries to water



Shark Series
Educated swimmers in basic water rescue and survival techniques


Advanced Swimmer Series
Develops swimming technique, speed, water polo or synchronised swimming skills

Platinum Award
Combines survival and rescue skills with advanced swimming skills, water polo and synchronised Swimming