Aquatics

Campus Recreation

Pool Features, Accessibility and Locker Rooms

view of the indoor swimming pool area

Pool features

The 11,286 square foot natatorium in the Foster Recreation Center offers a number of great features for swimmers:

  • A 7,000 square foot pool, which can hold more than 450 swimmers
  • Water warmed to 85-86 degrees
  • Lanes for lap swimming
  • Underwater bench seating with hydrotherapy back jets
  • Water-current channel for walking and therapy
  • LED lights that will change color at night
  • A 16-seat spa in pool area
  • A sauna near the pool area
  • A 20 yard zip line

Accessibility features

The Aquatic Center features the following accessibility features:

  • Zero-depth, three-foot wide ramp going into water with hand rails
  • Water wheelchair with shoulder harness and seat belt
  • Power lift, capable of lifting 300-400 pounds., including foot rest and seat belt
  • Universally accessible locker rooms
  • Elevator access to Aquatic Center lower level
  • Trained and friendly aquatic staff on duty during all Aquatic Center hours ready to assist when needed.

Changing areas and lockers

As a member, you have access to lockers with electronic locks, so you don’t need to bring a lock—simply program a combination when you come to the pool.

The pool locker rooms also include hair dryers and SuitMate bathing suit spinners. SuitMate removes up to 95 percent of the water in a suit in 10 seconds while protecting the fabric.

Towels are available to rent for a $1 fee. View the Locker and Towel Rental page for more details.