Swimming Pool for Frenchay Campus

Extra Information: A swimming pool would be a great addition to the existing sports facilities and would enable sports such as Water Polo to train at a fully UWE owned and controlled facility. A 50m pool would be the best option for training future competitive swimmers. 

Actions Taken

  • This Idea opened on 29th September 2017 and closed for voting on 20th October 2017.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting on 28 Nov 2017. Click here for more info

  • November 2017: Student Council agreed to pass this Idea. This Idea has been sent to The Executive for work to begin.

  • April 2021: The VPSH has worked on this and confirmed it is unfortunaly not viable for the forseeable future.


Megan Griffiths
3:06am on 24 Feb 20 I love this idea, I was on student council when this idea was passed! Although I was unsure of where UWE might build a pool or how it could be funded as a waterpolo player myself I would like to know I created some kind of legacy for future players.
Kane Smith
2:26pm on 17 Mar 19 Make it an Olympic sized pool, UWE would be the first University to have a dedicated one in the UK. It would also provide numerous benefits for the University such as. 1) A place for the UWE Swimming/Waterpolo Team to train instead of having to pay UoB to use theirs. 2) Attract more students to UWE as currently the Center of Sports is severely lacking. 3) Improve UWE's university ranking in terms of sports. 4) Allows students and staff to have access to a convenient pool, instead of having to travel to Filton or Horfield. 5) An Olympic pool would attract lots of local clubs and competitions, improving UWE's image as a University that is serious about sports. 6) It would be a great addition for the community around the University providing a place for people to exercise.
Anri Nel
1:01pm on 4 Oct 17 Would love to have a pool at Frenchay Campus I would actually do a sport then, as swimming is the only sport I can do.
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