Swimming

Swimming is available at both clubhouses. The famous pool at Pall Mall was restored in 2015 and retains its original Grecian inspired features, mosaics and marble columns. It is 26.3 metres long, ranges in depth from 1.0 to 2.3 metres and is heated to a temperature of 28°C.

Along with recreational swimming there are training nights, competitions and fixtures against other clubs. Professional coaching is also available.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 9.15pm)

Saturday and Sunday, 8.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 7.15pm)

The swimming pool is available from 5.00am every day. However, if you wish to swim before 6.00am a disclaimer must be signed. These are available from the Hall Porters’ desk.

Please be aware the busier times are as follows:

Weekdays: 6.00-8.30am, 11.30am-2.00pm and 4.00-8.00pm

Weekends: 10.00am-12 noon and 2.00-4.00pm

Timetable

Please click here to view the timetable.

Coaching and lessons

Emile Bitar, the Pall Mall Swimming Coach, runs a training session every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. The session runs with two lanes, one for intermediate swimmers and one for advanced.

Individual lessons are also available.

To enquire about coaching or lessons please email emile.bitar@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or telephone 020 7747 3366.

Prices

Please click here to view the Sports Tariff.

Minimum Age

The minimum age to use the swimming pool is 7.

Competitions

For information about competitions, please visit the swimming page in the Activities section of this site.

Swimming lane etiquette

Monday to Friday from 7.00–9.00am, 11.30am–2.00pm and 4.30–8.00pm the pool is divided into three lanes: slow, medium and fast. Please pick the lane that is appropriate to you and the other swimmers around you. The fast lane is predominantly for swimming consistent front crawl lengths.

If someone is swimming faster than you please let them pass, either by swimming close to the lane rope or by stopping at the end of your length.

During periods when the laning system is not in place, we respectfully ask members to swim along the black lines at the bottom of the pool.

On Wednesdays, the medium and fast lanes will be used for swimming coaching between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.