Missouri State University


Campus Recreation


The Aquatic Center in the Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center supports a wide variety of water-based activities, from dive-in movies to lap swimming to lifeguard certification courses.

Aquatic Center Hours:

The Aquatic Center’s hours of operation are separate from those of the Center. They vary depending on the semester and during breaks; contact the center for up-to-the-minute info about pool hours.

The pool will be open to Foster Recreation Center members even if a water class is in session. Parts of the aquatic center may be in use, but members will be able to access other sections.

****March 10 - 15, 2014, Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:00am & 11:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm*****

*****Sunday, March 16, 2014 - we will resume regular scheduled hours ******



Fall and SpringSummer

Monday – Thursday
7-9 a.m.
11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

7-9 a.m.
11 a.m.–7 p.m.

7-9 a.m.
11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
11 a.m.–7 p.m.

9 a.m.–8 p.m.

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

12 p.m.-10 p.m.

12 p.m.–7p.m.

Fall hours run from the Friday before the first day of fall classes through spring commencement.

The pool at Hammons Student Center is also open to students, faculty and staff for lap swimming at designated times.

Water Fitness Classes: part of BearFit

Swimming Lessons: beginner and intermediate options

Benefits of
aquatic activities

Low-impact water workouts are great for all ages and skill levels. In fact, water-based activities and exercises provide you with great health benefits:

  • Improves your aerobic health as well as strength and flexibility
  • Eases impact of exercise on joints and bones because of the buoyancy of water
  • Tones muscles from resistance of water
  • Prevents overheating
  • Improves mood and relieves stress