Aquatics | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
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Recreational Services offers a variety of aquatics programs at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center and the Field House.  Programs and services include Swim Lessons, open swim, lap swim, Masters Swim, an age group competitive swim club (the Iowa Flyers), and American Red Cross Certification Courses.  We also host a number of special events including all Iowa Hawkeye Swimming and Diving competitions, age-group and club swimming meets, diving competitions, water polo, Division of Student Life activities, and private party events.

Pool Hours - Spring 2021

Lap swim

In order to swim in our indoor facilities, space will need to be reserved in advance via the Recreational Services online registration system. Time slots open 24 hours in advance.

If you need assistance with the online registration process, please visit our Online Registration Info page.

If you need to cancel your registration, please view our instructions for Online Cancellations.

Swim Lessons

It’s never too early (or late) to learn how to swim! We offer youth and adult swim lessons for all levels. We also offer private lessons.

Iowa Flyers Swim Club

IFLY is a competitive age-group swim club open to University of Iowa members and the general public which offers participation levels from developmental through Masters swimming.

Masters Swimming

Our Masters Swimming program is for anyone 18 years or older who wants to improve their swimming skills and use swimming as an aerobic fitness activity. 

Certification Courses

Throughout the year, we offer Red Cross certification courses including Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguarding, and Lifeguarding Instructor courses. 

Contact Us

Emily Downes
Associate Director, Aquatics
Nick Remmes
Assistant Director, Aquatics
Nathan Mundt
Assistant Director, Aquatics & Head Coach, IFLY Swim Club
Tanja Avant
Assistant Coach, IFLY Swim Club
Chris Freeman
Assistant Coach, IFLY Swim Club