Field House Pool | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
Closed Today

When the swimming pool was built, it was the largest indoor collegiate swimming pool in the United States. The pool was meant to double as a reservoir for fire fighting. Swimming pool users may access the pool directly from the dressing rooms via a tunnel. For route information and information regarding specialized equipment and services for those with disabilities, call Recreational Services at (319) 335-9847.

Field House Pool Information

  • Depth: 4 feet to 17 feet
  • Pool Temp: 81 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Open Rec. Format: Lap Swim, Open Diving

Field House Pool Rules

  • A Recreational Services lifeguard must be present before entering the water.
  • Emergency Signal is three whistle blasts. Exit the pool immediately.
  • No diving in the shallow end of the swimming pool and in other areas where it is marked “NO DIVING”.
  • No horseplay in or around the swimming pool.
  • No running on the deck.
  • Proficient swimming ability is required in deep water areas.
  • No swimming or reaching beneath the moveable bulkhead.
  • The use of starting platforms is limited to approved user groups.
  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open wound.
  • Shower before entering the pool and after the 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.
  • Swimming or diving instruction may be provided solely by Recreational Services aquatics staff or approved groups. 
  • The use of the diving platform is strictly prohibited by all groups. 
  • When recreational diving is available:
    • Only the one-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 ladder and exit the pool after each entry. 
  • Activity deemed unsafe by the lifeguard will be prohibited. 
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Field House Pool is Closed