Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a beautiful 12m x 5m pool located in the heart of Cambridge.

The peaceful atmosphere here is perfect for students who need a quiet environment to develop their strokes and bolster their confidence. We section of the pool all to ourselves, though there may other pool users present in small numbers, the atmosphere is always nothing short of relaxing and friendly.

Clare Hall remains one of our most popular venues in Cambridge and availability is often limited, so please feel free to get in touch to secure your space right away!

Temp: 30°C
Length/Width: 12m x 5m
Depth: 1m - 2m


  • There is newly-renovated secure changing in both male and female changing rooms.
  • Baby changing facilities are provided at Clare Hall.
  • Clare Hall pool is set in a scenic location in the centre of Cambridge, making it an extremely popular pool.

Parking & Where to Go

  • Free parking spaces are just by the entrance to the West Court area, on the right hand side – However, spaces cannot be guaranteed, so we recommend turning up a little early if possible to make sure you can find alternatives. Parking is not restricted for ESA customers during lesson times.
  • A map of the college can be found here: Clare Hall Map
  • The pool entrance is located at the top left of the map, by the Multi-gym. Once you have entered the West Court Area, go straight up and turn left at the end. Please use the main wooden doors which open into a corridor to gain entry.
  • Please check the map below in order to plan your journey.


Clare Hall
West Court
Herschel Road
Cambridge CB3 9AG

We use the best pools throughout Cambridge and Suffolk

Available Lessons at Clare Hall

Private Swimming Lessons

1-2-1 Coaching


Your own private coach for 30 mins of intense coaching to work on your goals. The fee quoted is for 30 mins but we can also offer 45 mins and 60 minutes pro rata!

School Holiday Courses

All school holidays (5 days)


per course

5 days of intense tuition to transform your children’s swimming ability in 1 week during the school holidays.

Weekly Lessons

Term Time Only


per lesson

A whole term of intense tuition to transform your children’s swimming ability in every area.

Important Rules for Clare Hall

  • As the facility is shared with residents and fellows of Clare Hall, we need to be respectful to other users at all times.
  • Only one adult from each family is allowed on poolside to watch lessons, to avoid overcrowding.
  • Any smaller children and babies that are not being taught must be kept under your control and not be allowed to leave your side.
  • Once you are in on poolside, please remove any outdoor footwear or put on overshoes provided. Buggies are not allowed on poolside to ensure good hygiene.
  • Please use the bins provided for used hand towels and general waste only. Please do not use the bins for soiled nappies, sanitary towels or clinical waste of any kind. These items must be taken off site by you.
  • No students are allowed into the pool outside of designated lesson times. Please do not get in early. When lessons have finished please get changed in the changing rooms (or on poolside) and leave quietly so as not to disrupt the next class or other users.
  • There is strictly no food allowed on poolside to protect our floors and cleanliness standards.
  • Please do not let your children and families run around the swimming pool or changing rooms once in the facility. Children must stay with you at all times, especially in the case of siblings during the lessons. Please do not let them run around outside either as cars will be coming and going and the surrounding areas are privately owned.
  • We take no responsibility for our students, their siblings, or families outside of the actual swimming pool and designated lesson time. It is your responsibility to make sure that your children (and families) obey the pool rules at all times and do not cause danger to themselves or others outside of your lesson tim
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