Plymouth Life Centre

Free swimming and discounted climbing 

Our partnership with Plymouth Life Centre enables our students and staff to access free swim sessions and discounted climbing sessions. To view these sessions and more information please select the links above.

Contact Plymouth Life Centre

Contact Plymouth Life Centre main reception on +44 1752 606900

Contact High Sports on or +44 845 363 1177

How to get there

The Life Centre is located just one mile away from the main University of Plymouth campus.

Milehouse Park and Ride bus service (100) departs daily from Royal Parade stopping at the car park located behind the Life Centre. The X1 also departs from the car park behind the Life Centre – on presentation of student ID there is a discounted fare for students.

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Swimming and Water Polo Varsity

Each year the University of Plymouth competes against the University of St Mark and St John in a Varsity competition.

UPSU and Marjon compete in both swimming and water polo using Plymouth Life Centre's fantastic facilities, enticing supporters to support at the Olympic standard pool.

Alongside competing, Varsity raised over £12,000 for the universities chosen charities, Teenager Cancer Trust and Broadreach House, and supported the Out in Sport campaign ran by the UPSU Executive Officers.

Read more about Varsity

BUCS Southern Regional Team Championship Qualification Round 2015

In 2015 the University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) won the bid to host this event at Plymouth’s Life Centre for the first time. Over 200 individuals from 30 universities took part.

Read more about the Team Championships.