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Sports facilities

Girton’s main site has the best on-site sports facilities of any Cambridge college.

What facilities do we have onsite?

We have full-size well-maintained football, rugby, and cricket pitches. Hard courts for basketball, netball and tennis are also available. The John Marks Pavilion was opened in 2013, providing enhanced changing facilities and space to socialise. During the summer we also have grass tennis courts available. 

Inside, there is a squash court, an ergo room, a multi-gym equipped with free weights and a range of other equipment. Girton is the only college to have its own heated indoor swimming pool!

 

Who can use them?

Our sports facilities, including the swimming pool, pitches, gyms, tennis and squash court are for use by Girton College members and residential guests only. 

Members of the public can hire the superb facilities. Training and residential packages are available out of term-time and especially during the summer. Please contact conferences@girton.cam.ac.uk for more information.

Gym Memberships

Girton is unusual amongst Colleges in having three on-site gymnasiums. You will need your University Card to gain access.

  • The Multi-Gym is open to Girton College members only.
  • The Ergo Gym is open to the Girton College Boat Club members only.
  • The Weights Gym is open to Girton College members (located near Pear Trees Suite). To gain access you must complete a compulsory induction training and registration form. 

College members that wish to use the Weights Gym must undertake an induction with the Head Groundsman before access will be granted. 

In order to apply for weights gym membership, please complete the online form and medical questionnaire. An induction session can be arranged by the Estate Maintenance Administrator. Induction sessions are approx. 20-30 minutes long. After completing this, members' University Cards will be activated on the door system.

Existing members will automatically have access to the Weights Gym renewed at the beginning of each academic year. 

However, it is the responsibility of the gym member to inform the College if there are any changes in health/medical conditions that may affect your membership of the Weights Gym. If your circumstances have changed, please contact the Estate Maintenance Administrator. 

Girton is the only Cambridge College to have its own heated indoor swimming pool.  Refurbished in 2013, the Grade II listed swimming pool has recently reopened and can only be used by Girton College members and residential guests.

The Indoor Swimming Pool

Girton is the only Cambridge College to have its own heated indoor swimming pool.  Refurbished in 2013, the Grade II listed swimming pool has recently reopened and can only be used by Girton College members and residential guests. 

 

The swimming pool can only be used by Girton College members and residential guests.

Please note the pool is 1.35 meters deep and that there is no Lifeguard on duty at any time. Swimmers must adhere to the rules when using the pool:

Monday – Friday

7:00am – 8:50am

12:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday – Sunday

7:00am – 10:00pm

 

The swimming pool is closed during Formal Hall, closures are at the discretion of the Porters’ Lodge and Girton College Maintenance.
 

There are 4 changing cubicles with showers and a combined wheelchair accessible changing room/shower/toilet.

Lockers are also available for which you will need a £1 coin to lock, which is returned when unlocked. 

These changing and showering facilities are also available for those using the gyms and squash court during pool opening hours.
 

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