Students using sports science testing equipment

Our home at the Bay Campus

Swansea University is a dual campus university, with the Sport and Exercise Sciences department home being at the Bay Campus 

The main sports facilities for all Swansea University students and staff are those at the Swansea Bay Sports Park, adjacent to the Singleton Park Campus.

The University’s Swansea Bay Sports Park houses numerous sports facilities, including 50m and 25m swimming pools, playing fields, indoor and outdoor athletics facilities, multi-purpose Uni-gym, fitness studios, squash and tennis courts.

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Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

The Exercise Physiology Laboratory is used for measurement in applied physiology. It provides a high quality experience-based learning environment for physiology related modules.

The Research Laboratory has the following facilities:

  • Range of exercise ergometers (e.g., treadmills, cycles, rowing, armcranks, isokinetic)
  • Range of body composition analysis techniques, including the BodPod, bioelectrical impedance analysis, near infra-red analysis and hydrostatic weighing
  • Range of anthropometrical measurement techniques
  • Ambulatory and laboratory-based expired gas analysis, electrocardiographic and haemodynamic analysis
  • Lung function assessment and analysis
  • Muscle function testing using multi-joint isokinetic dynamometry, force platforms and Ballistic Measurement System
  • Range of blood analysis equipment for the determination of metabolites, specific proteins and hormones

Biomechanics Laboratory

Biomechanics Laboratory

Home to a state of the art motion analysis system.

Using the laboratory facilities, full kinematic analysis of various complex movements can be performed.

Current research includes:

  • Biomechanical analysis of the competitive swimming start
  • Knee kinematics associated with ACL injury
  • Monitoring of fatigue and injury by magnetic stimulation and EMG response measurement
  • Post operative weight bearing instructions in orthopaedic patients

World-class sports facilities at Swansea University

Swansea University hosts a £20m sports village at the Swansea Bay Sports Park, adjacent to the Singleton Park Campus, that houses the following:

  • Sports Centre – 80 station modern gym, sports hall, climbing wall, squash courts
  • Indoor Athletics Centre – 6 lane 60m running track, jump pit, high jump, pole vault, throwing cage and javelin net
  • Wales National Pool – 50m and 25m pools
  • Outdoor Facilities – rugby and football pitches, all-weather tennis courts, water based astroturf pitches, 8 lane running track
  • Active Athletic Union – more than 40 Sports Teams who compete across the UK

Find out more on the University's sports village website.

Aerial image of Swansea Bay Sports Park