About Aquatics


Welcome to Aquatics!

Dive in. Make a splash. It's time to get wet. SouthREC's outdoor pool and pool deck are the place to be. Take advantage of our youth and adult swim lessons; American Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid; or better yet, get in some laps.

Come to have fun. The pool is home to Campus REC's club sport water polo, synchronized swimming and TriCats; plus you can join an intramural pool basketball team, try your hand (or feet) at log rolling, get SCUBA certified, do some slack lining, attend a "dive-in" movie or just lounge around on the pool deck.

Pool Specifications

  • Olympic-sized: 50 meters x 25 yards
  • Open: year round
  • Water temperature range: 81 to 85℉
  • Set up (standard): short course
    • 25-yard lanes
    • North/South orientation
    • Depth 5 to 10 ft
  • Set up (nonstandard): long course 
    • 50-meter lanes
    • East/West orientation
    • Depth 4 to 10 ft

Pool & Pool Deck Features

  • Shallow-end leisure area with basketball hoop
  • Swim equipment available free of charge
  • Lounge chairs
  • Covered sitting areas

Pool Accessibility

  • 2 aquatic lifts (lane 1 and shallow end access points)
  • Built-in stairs with handrails in the shallow end
  • 5 built-in vertical ladders
  • Zero-depth gutter surrounding the perimeter


Connect with us:

Lifeguard Office
(520) 621-8719
Email: CREC-Aquatics@email.arizona.edu
Visit: SouthREC - Room 116/112