Diving Well | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
Open Today
  • 5:45 am – 8:00 amCRWC Diving Well

The Diving Well is used by Recreational Services and the University of Iowa Swimming and Diving Team. 

In order to use the Diving Well everyone visiting will need to have a membership.  There are daily memberships available for purchase upon arrival at the CRWC.  Please note a photo ID is required for anyone 14 and older wishing to enter the facility. 

Diving Well Information

  • Depth: 14 to 17 feet
  • Pool Temp: 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Open Rec. Format: Lap Swim, Open Rec. Diving
  • Features:
    • Springboards: two 3-meter, and two 1-meter
    • Platform boards heights: 10-meter, 7.5-meter, 5-meter, 3-meter, and 1-meter
    • Lap Lanes

Diving Well Rules

  • A Recreational Services lifeguard must be present before entering the water.
  • Emergency Signal—3 whistle blasts. Exit the pool immediately.
  • Proficient swimming ability is required. Flotation devices may be used only during supervised instructional classes or with consent of the aquatic director.
  • Use of diving towers and diving harnesses is restricted to authorized collegiate divers, or approved groups, under the direct supervision of certified diving coaches or instructors.
  • When diving boards and diving towers are in use, swim only in designated areas.
  • Goggles and other eyewear may not be worn while using the diving boards or diving towers.
  • When recreational diving is available:
    • Only the inside 1-meter and inside 3-meter springboards may be used.
    • Springboard fulcrum must be set in the forward-most position.
    • All jumps and dives must be in a straight-forward direction.
    • Back dives, inward dives, reverse dives, spins, handstands, and seat drops are not permitted.
    • Only one person on a diving board at a time.
    • Only one bounce per jump or dive is allowed.
    • Swim directly to the nearest stair and exit the pool after each entry.
  • Activity deemed unsafe by the lifeguard will be prohibited.
  • No horseplay in or around the swimming pool.
  • No running on the deck.
  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open wound.
  • Shower before entering the pool and after use of restroom facilities.
  • Proper swimwear is required.
  • Glass containers are prohibited in the pool area.
  • Do not bring food, drink, gum, alcohol, or tobacco products into the pool.

Swim Suit Policy

Appropriate swimwear is required at all times in all Recreational Services aquatic facilities.


  • Standard swimwear: 
    • Swim trunks, bathing suits, competitive suits, body suits, rash guards and scuba suits.
  • Appropriate coverage:
    • Females: covering breasts, buttocks, genitals and pubic regions.
    •  Males: covering buttocks, genitals, and pubic regions.
  • All swimwear must be dual lined material with inner liner.


  • Items that are not considered swimwear:
    • Compression shorts, sports bras, Under Armour, athletic shorts, thongs, cotton clothing, cut-off jeans or shorts.
  • Inappropriate coverage of body parts as deemed so by our aquatic staff.
  • Worn out materials/transparent materials.

For infants and children:

  • Infants and children that are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers.
  • Infants and children in swim diapers must have a swimsuit over the diaper at all times.
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  • 5:45 am – 8:00 amCRWC Diving Well