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)

For Members

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.

For Others

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.

Swimming Coaches

Mr. R.M. Asoka Kumara


Mr. U.W. Kingsley


Mr. Jullien Bowling


Details of the Pool

Pool Length        33 ⅓ Yards

Lanes                    7

Deep End            14 Feet

Diving                   Permitted only when a Coach is available

Pool Office

Mr. P. Abeywickrama

011-265664, 0724929902