Sport and recreation

Physical Education and Sports Centre (SWFiS)

2a Banacha St.
02-097 Warsaw

SWFiS Office, tel.: (022) 55 40 851 (room 2.7)
SWFiS Student Affairs Section, tel.: (022) 55 40 856 (room 2.5)
SWFiS Staff Room, tel.: (022) 55 40 855 (room 2.8)


Sports and Recreation Center (CSiR):

  • sports swimming pool (8-lane, 25 x 20 m, depth from 135 to 185 cm),
  • swimming pool for begginers (4-lane, 15 x 8 m, depth 100 cm),
  • jacuzzi,
  • fields for team games (55 x 37 m, height 11,3 m),
  • climbing wall (120 m2).

The facility is fully adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

Swimming pool and climbing wall

Once per semester, employees, retired employees, and pensioners of the UW have the right to a subscription card (worth 160 zł), financed from the Institution’s Social Benefits Fund, entitling them to use the swimming pool (20 times) or the climbing wall (16 classes). Activities on the climbing wall take place under the guidance of an instructor at scheduled times. The swimming pool can be used when there are no PE classes, in the mornings (usually from 6 to 8) and in the afternoons (usually from 5pm  to 8pm ). You can get a subscription card at the Social Affairs Office.

Hours when main pool can be used :

Monday 6:30-8 AM 5-8:30 PM
Tuesday 6:30-8 AM 5-8 PM
Wednesday 6:30-8 AM 5-10 PM
Thursday 6:30-8 AM 3-7:30 & 9-10 PM
Friday 6:30-8 AM 2-5 & 8:30-10 PM
Saturday 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 10 PM

Hours when leisure pool can be used in the academic year 2018/2019:

Monday 6:30-8 AM 5-6:30 PM
Tuesday 6:30-8 AM 5-7 & 8:30-10 PM
Wednesday 6:30-8 AM 5-6:30 & 9-10 PM
Thursday 6:30-8 AM 3-7 & 8:30-10 PM
Friday 6:30-8 AM 2-5 & 8:30-10 PM
Saturday 8-10 AM 12 AM – 2 PM & 2:30-10 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 10 PM


Please be advised that due to the new restrictions on counteracting the spread of COVID-19, from 17th October the operation of the CSiR UW indoor swimming pool at ul. Banacha 2a and a gym at BUW at ul. Dobra 56/66 in Warsaw, are suspended until further notice.

Forms and applications:

Applications must be submitted to the Social Affairs Office.

Other activities

SWFiS offers sport classes, such as badminton, gymnastics, or yoga to employees, retired employees, and pensioners of the University of Warsaw. The offer changes every semester. You can register for the classes by writing an e-mail to during the registration dates and submitting an application (in Polish only) to the Social Affairs Office. You can choose one class; more classes are subject to availability.

You can read more here (in Polish only).

English version prepared by CeNT UW.