Downtown Aquatics

Downtown Aquatics houses the Rec Center's three pools and offers time for lap swimming and recreational activity.

Lap Swim

Lap swim is a dedicated time for members to use the pool to swim laps. At least six lanes are available for lap swim. Kick boards, pull buoys, and fins are available for use. Water jogging is available during this time.

Reservations will no longer be available after March 24, 2023. Drop-in swimming only. Lap swim lanes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open Rec Swim: Saturdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Open Rec Swim is a dedicated time for recreational use of the pools. Water volleyball and water basketball, toys, balls, inner tubes, and life jackets are available during this time. The diving boards are open from 2:30–4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Family Swim: Saturdays from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Family Swim is a dedicated time for members to use the pool with their families. Children under 16 years old must always be accompanied by an adult (18+ years). Water volleyball and basketball, toys, balls, inner tubes, and life jackets are available. The diving boards are open from 2:30–4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All family members must have a Rec Center membership or day pass.

Non-swimmers must always be accompanied in the water by an adult. Lifejackets are available, as well.

Youth Swim Lessons

Lap Pool

  • Twelve 25-yard lanes
  • Water depth 3.5–12 feet
  • Water temperature 80˚F
  • Two 1-meter diving boards

Rec Pool

  • Three 25-yard lanes
  • Water depth 3.5–4.5 feet
  • Water temperature 86–87 ˚F
  • Water volleyball and basketball available during open rec hours

Hot Tub

  • Holds eight (8) people
  • Water temperature 100 ˚F

All pools are ADA accessible with ramp, stair, and chair lift entries. An aquatic wheelchair is also available.

StarGuard-certified lifeguards staff the pools during all open hours.

We use a liquid chlorine system to disinfect the pool.

Aquatic merchandise such as goggles, swim caps, and ear and nose plugs are available for purchase at the Rec Duck Store.

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.