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.



CPR, lifeguarding, review and instructor level courses.

Pool Rentals

Pool Rentals

Reserve the pool or part of the pool for your team or a special event.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Group and private lessons available for all ages, experiences and skill levels.

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