Downtown Aquatics houses the Rec Center's three pools and offers time for lap swimming, recreational activity, and family swim. Our programming includes youth swim lessons and aquatic classes, such as scuba diving and H2O barre, for UO students.

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.

Open Rec Swim

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 on weekends.

Family Swim

Family Swim is a dedicated time for members to use the pool with their family. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years) at all times. Water volleyball and basketball, toys, balls, inner tubes, and life jackets are available. The diving boards are open on weekends. All family members must have a Rec Center membership or day pass.

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 16 people
  • Water temperature 102 ˚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.