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FAQs

Where is the pool located?

The pools are located in the HPER Building at 850 E 700 N just East of the Aggie Recreation Center. If you go in the front doors, walk down the set of stairs and the pool is located just through the locker rooms. The East door of the HPER is ADA accessible.

Campus Recreation Aquatic Programs manages the HPER Pools, as well as the HPER Service Desk. Campus Recreation has an Aquatics Coordinator who oversees aquatic operations and all programming.

We are happy to help you hold your event in the HPER Pools! Please visit our scheduling page for reservation and cost details https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/rec_facilites/Schedule_home

Both swimming pools are 25 yards long and 6 lanes wide. The Large Pool also has a high and low diving board.

The Large Pool is kept at 79 degrees, and the Small Pool is kept at 86 degrees. Pool temperatures may vary, and can seem warmer or colder depending on the air temperature.

Calcium is the primary reason why people’s skin itches after they swim. Taking a shower before and after swimming will help. Also, using lotion after showering can help

USU staffs full time water quality technicians that take pride in cleaning our pools. They clean spa tiles, backwash the filters and at times, drain and clean if needed. If the pool is closed for maintenance or cleaning it is for your safety, and we will work hard to get it back up and keep it running.

Yes. Please shower before you swim with soap and water. This helps keep our pools clean and reduces chloramines.

All of our pool staff members are certified through the American Red Cross as Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. They all have the expertise needed to keep our patrons safe in and around the water.

Children under 3 years old, or who have not been potty trained for more than 6 months must wear swim diapers and plastic pants in the pool. Plastic pants or reusable swim diapers are acceptable.

Swimming suits are required when swimming in the pool. T-shirts and shorts are allowed over a swimsuit if preferred. Wearing street clothes or underwear including sport bras, compression shorts, basketball shorts and similar clothes are not considered proper swim attire.

Aquatic merchandise including goggles, swim caps, nose plugs, ear plugs and children’s swim diapers are available for sale at the HPER Service Desk.

Yes! We offer swim lessons during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Check out our Learn-to-Swim page for more details!

Please see our Learn-to-Swim page for pricing.

You can register online or you can register in-person or over the phone at the HPER service desk.

We do offer private swimming lessons through our Learn-to-Swim program. We do not offer any lessons outside of the scheduled lessons in our program due to pool and instructor availability.

Unfortunately due to pool and instructor availability, we cannot do makeup lessons unless Aquatic Programs has to cancel your lesson for some reason.

Group lessons are 40 minutes, Private lessons are 30 minutes.

Campus Recreation has a Swim Team that is a Club Sport. You can find more information on our Club Sports webpage https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/club_sports/club_sports.

The USU Swim Club practices Mon-Fri from 3-5PM in the Large Pool during Fall and Spring semesters. The swim team takes the summers off.

We do not have a Club Sport water polo team. All approved clubs under USUSA can be found here http://www.usu.edu/ususa/clubsandorgs/

The Water Fitness classes provided by Campus Recreation are included in the Fitness pass which you can purchase at the ARC, HPER or Fieldhouse service desks or online.

Aquatic Programs works closely with Fitness Programs to offer personal training in the pools. If you are interested in having a personal trainer work with you in the water please visit the Fitness Programs website to learn more about the personal trainers who specialize in water.