Rec Pool | Recreational Services
University of Iowa
Open Today
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pmOpen Swim
  • 8:00 pm – 9:30 pmOpen Swim

The Rec Pool is one of our favorite features in the CRWC.  With so many options to stay active, we are sure you will enjoy your time here!

In order to use the Rec pool 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. 

    Rec Pool Information

    • Depth: 0ft-8ft
    • Pool Temp: 84-85 degrees F
    • Spa Temp: 101 degrees F
    • Open Rec. Format: Open Swim 
    • Features:
      • Spa
      • Current Channel
      • Vortex
      • Zero depth entry 
      • Water play features
      • Bouldering wall
      • 20 yard lap lanes
      • Basketball hoop

    Rec Pool Rules

    • A Recreational Services lifeguard must be present before entering the water.
    • If you are planning to bring a group of 20 or more, you must contact the Aquatics department at 319-384-3439 two weeks prior.
    • Emergency Signal—3 whistle blasts. Exit the pool immediately.
    • No diving anywhere in the rec pool.
    • Proficient swimming ability is required in deep water areas.
    • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices or those provided by Recreational Services may be used.
    • Proper swimwear is required.
    • Infants and toddlers who are not toilet-trained must wear swim diapers.
    • Responsible supervising adult must be within arms-reach of non-swimmers.
    • Activity deemed unsafe by the lifeguard will be prohibited.
    • 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.
    • Glass containers are prohibited in the pool area.
    • Do not bring food, drink, gum, alcohol, or tobacco products into the pool.
    • Swimming or diving instruction may be provided solely by Recreational Services aquatics staff or approved groups.

    Bouldering Wall Rules

    • Proficient swimming ability is required to use bouldering wall. 
    • No swimming or diving in the bouldering wall area. 
    • No horseplay on or around the bouldering wall.
    • Patrons are prohibited from climbing on top of the bouldering wall. 
    • Activity deemed unsafe by the lifeguard will be prohibited. 
    • All general pool rules and rec pool rules apply. 

    Rec Pool Spa Rules

    • Children shall be accompanied by an adult (persons under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult). 
    • Persons with a medical condition, including pregnancy, should not use the spa without first consulting with a physician. 
    • Anyone having a contagious disease shall not use the spa. 
    • Persons shall not use the spa immediately following exercise or while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs. 
    • Persons shall not use the spa alone or without supervision. 
    • Persons shall not use the spa longer than ten minutes. 
    • No one shall dive or jump into the spa. 
    • Do not bring reading materials or toys into the spa. 
    • All general pool rules and rec pool rules apply. 

    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

    • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pmOpen Swim
    • 8:00 pm – 9:30 pmOpen Swim