The Royal College swimming pool was declared open by the Hon. Dudley Senanayake (Prime Minister of Ceylon) on the 30th of October 1968. Since then it has been maintained by the Board of Management of the Royal College Union. The Royal College Union Aquatic Club is formed by the swimmers ofRoyalCollege with the aim of advising the Board of management.
The swimming pool is used by both students and outsiders. Students considered as beginners, from Grades 1 to 5 learn Swimming as a subject in school. Other students from Grade 6 to 13 use the pool after school hours from Monday to Friday. (5.15 pm to 7.00 pm)
Week Days 5.45 a. m. – 7.00 a. m 5.15 p. m. – 8.30 p. m
Saturdays 6.00 a. m. -12.00 noon 3.00 p. m. – 8.30 p. m.
Sundays/Public Holidays 6.00 a. m. – 1.30 p. m. 4.00 p. m. – 8.30 p. m.
Students of some Government Schools and International Schools have the opportunity to using the swimming pool free of charge.
Obtaining Membership of the of the Royal College Union Aquatic Club
Applications for membership can be obtained from the Pool Office. Duly completed Application forms should be submitted to the Pool Office during office hours along with 2 recently taken Stamp size colour photographs and the respective fees. Entry to the Swimming Pool will only be allowed when the recipient produces the Membership Card.
Mr. R.M. Asoka Kumara
Mr. U.W. Kingsley
Mr. Jullien Bowling
Details of the Pool
Pool Length 33 ⅓ Yards
Deep End 14 Feet
Diving Permitted only when a Coach is available
Mr. P. Abeywickrama