Natatorium | Recreational Services
University of Iowa
Open Today
  • 5:30 am – 8:00 amLap Swim (Diving Well)
  • 10:30 am – 1:30 pmLap Swim (Competition Pool)
  • 4:30 pm – 10:00 pmLap Swim (Competition Pool)

The Natatorium is our Olympic sized swimming pool that is used by Recreational Services and the University of Iowa Swimming and Diving Team. 

In order to use the Natatorium 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. 

Natatorium Information

  • Depth: 7ft-9ft
  • Pool Temp: 79-81 Degrees F
  • Open Rec. Format: Lap Swim Only
  • Configuration Schedule:
  • August-March: 25 yard (Short Course) Configuration
  • April-August: 50 meter (Long Course) Configuration

The above are general timelines for the competitive pool configuration. There may be instances within either period of time where the pool is setup in the opposite or another configuration based on the pool programming or special event schedule.

Natatorium Pool Rules

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

Acceptable

  • 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.

Unacceptable

  • 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.

Swim Suit Policy

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

Acceptable

  • 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.

Unacceptable

  • 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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Hours

  • 5:30 am – 8:00 amLap Swim (Diving Well)
  • 10:30 am – 1:30 pmLap Swim (Competition Pool)
  • 4:30 pm – 10:00 pmLap Swim (Competition Pool)