Rec Pool | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
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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: 0 to 8 feet
    • Pool Temp: 84 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Spa Temp: 101 degrees Fahrenheit
    • 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— three 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.


    • 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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    Rec Pool is Closed