Health Club


The Marlborough College Health Club allows use of the superb, eight lane, 25 metre, deck level competition swimming pool which is amongst the best in the South-West of England.

The Pool has very high water quality which is primarily disinfected by ultra violet light, thereby eliminating the need for high chlorine levels.

Friendly, highly qualified and experienced staff are always on hand to keep you safe and help you with all your swimming needs. We can provide one to one coaching for those who wish to improve their swimming technique. Masterclass sessions are held to help with swimming technique and staff are always willing to give advice on specific requirements. Additionally, programmes of swimming sessions are available at pool side,

Health club members are allowed to use training aids – fins, paddles, pull buoys etc. – and there is a selection available at the club for member use.

Health Club membership has use of the Swimtag system included which allow swimmers to monitor and record their swims using a simple wrist band. This can then be accessed online to help manage your fitness programme. Use of Swimtag also allows members to take part in regular individual and team challenges which take place throughout the year.

The Health Club has its own dedicated changing facilities


  • Limited membership numbers
  • Swim for £32 per month (plus £15 joining fee)
  • Payment can be annually or by monthly direct debit.
  • 10% discount off all swimming related products at Crosby and Lawrence – the local Marlborough sports shop.

How to join

To join, simply complete the attached forms and hand them in to Crosby and Lawrence, 66 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HF.

Health Club Joining Form

Swimming Pool Joining Form

Opening Times

Swimming Programme




Monday 07:30 – 08:30 18:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 07:30 – 08:30 12:30 – 14:00 18:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 07:30 – 08:30 12:30 – 14:00 18:00 – 19:00
Thursday 07:30 – 08:30 12:30 – 14:00 18:00 – 19:00
Friday 07:30 – 08:30 18:00 – 19:00
Saturday 07:30 – 08:30
Sunday 08:00 -10:00


  • On Wednesday lunchtime the pool barrier is raised with an 18m main pool at 2m depth and smaller section at 1.5m depth.
  • When a split pool is in operation (e.g. Wednesday lunchtime) the Swimtag system will be adjusted to account for shorter lengths.
  • The above times are for pool access. Changing rooms are available 15 minutes before and after these times.
  • On occasions, lunchtime sessions may start at 13:00 hrs owing to College PE lessons. Please check Programme changes.

Programme Changes/Dates for your diary

On occasions sessions may be adjusted when the pool is used by external organisations or additional time becomes available for Health Club members. Any such changes will be email out to members and also listed below so members can check prior to attending.

Bank Holidays 2018

The Swimming Pool will be closed during Bank Holidays that occur outside Marlborough College term time.

For 2018 these are:

01/01/2018 Mon New Year’s Day
30/03/2018 Fri Good Friday
02/04/2018 Mon Easter Monday
07/05/2018 Mon May Day
28/05/2018 Mon Late May Bank Holiday
27/08/2018 Mon August Bank Holiday
25/12/2018 Tue Christmas Day
26/12/2018 Wed Boxing Day

Meet the Team

Martin Shaw – Swimming Pool Manager
ASA level 2 teacher; an experienced coach with an eye for stroke development and improvement. Full First Aid & AED qualified, a qualified Pool Lifeguard and a holder of a Pool Plant Operators certificate.

Andy Hicks – Senior Lifeguard

ASA level 2 teacher and the College swimming and water polo-coach for the Wiltshire county team. Andy is a regular participant with the Swindon water polo team. AED qualified, and a qualified Pool Lifeguard.

Keith DonkinSenior Lifeguard
UKA Level 3 Middle Distance, Road Running and Cross-Country Coach. UKA Jumps Coach and Strength and Conditioning qualified. A Fitness and Personal Trainer with experience in planning fitness and running programmes. Qualified Pool Lifeguard.

Ian ScottSenior Lifeguard
A competitor for GB (age group) at Triathlon. First Aid and AED qualified and a fully qualified Pool Lifeguard.

Keith Bradshaw – Senior Lifeguard
BTF Level 3 Triathlon Coach, a Fitness and Personal Trainer and a regular competitor for GB (age group) at Triathlon and Aquathlon. First Aid and AED qualified and a fully qualified Pool Lifeguard.

Dan Perrins – Lifeguard

Sam Owen – Lifeguard

Sam Miller – Lifeguard

Ayrton Jimenez – Lifeguard

Dylan Jimenez – Lifeguard

Alice Wroth – Lifeguard

Megan Chatterton – Lifeguard

Connie Grove – Domestic Services

Full First Aid & AED qualified.