If you are University staff or a Sussex student, you can swim from as little as £1 at local pools.

Important COVID-19 information

Our cheap swimming offer may be affected by Covid-19, depending on which leisure centre you plan to use. You can find the latest service information for our facilities and Covid-19 FAQs - including information on swimming - on our dedicated webpage.

Cheap swimming

University of Sussex students and staff can swim from £1 per session at local Freedom Leisure and Wave Leisure pools in Brighton & Hove, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and Ringmer.

A valid University of Sussex staff identity card or in date student ID card must be presented to pool staff at every session.

Participating pools include:

  • Prince Regent (£2 staff / £1 student)
  • King Alfred (£2 staff / £1 student)
  • St Luke’s (£2 staff / £1 student)
  • Lewes (£1 students and staff)
  • Newhaven (£1 students and staff)
  • Seaford Head (£1 students and staff)
  • Ringmer (£1 students and staff)

Check the general/adult swim times at the centres to plan your visits.

Women-only swim sessions are available at pools. Check the timetable of the centre you're visiting for more information.

St Luke’s swimming pool runs regular trans-friendly swim sessions. Days and times can vary so please check with the pool directly for details.

Terms and conditions

  • Discounted swims are available at general adult open swim sessions. Check the individual pool timetables to confirm ahead of your visit
  • This offer is open to staff employed by the University of Sussex only, on presentation of a valid University of Sussex staff ID card at every visit
  • This offer is based on funding for a fixed amount of individual swims per year. The length of this offer in any given year is therefore under regular review
  • Availability of pools is subject to our external partners. Check ahead of visiting that the pool is open and still included in the discounted offer.