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FAQs

Where are the pools 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.

Where should I park?

Visitors can find parking locations and rates here.


Campus Recreation Aquatics manages the HPER Pools, as well as the HPER Service Desk. Campus Recreation has an Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety and an Aquatics Graduate Assistant who oversee 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 high and low diving boards.

The Large Pool is kept at 80 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. Lifeguards cannot control the temperature of the pools, steam rooms, or 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 the pools when 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. For info on obtaining a certification click here.

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. These can be purchased at the HPER Service Desk.

Swimming suits are required when swimming in the pool. T-shirts and shorts are allowed over a swimsuit if preferred, not cut-offs will be allowed. 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. For details on which products are currently stocked please call 435-797-1785 during operating hours.

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

You can register online or register in-person at the HPER Service Desk or over the phone at 435-797-1785 during operating hours.

We do offer private swimming lessons through our Learn-to-Swim program. We do not offer any "private 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, Evening Private lessons are 30 minutes & Saturday Morning Private lessons are 55 minutes. Register online here.

Campus Recreation has both a Swim and Dive Team and a Water Polo Team that are Club Sports.  You can find more information on our Club Sports webpage.

The USU Swim Club and Water Polo Club practice weekly in the Large Pool during Fall and Spring semesters. Check for times on the Club Sport webpage. Both teams typically take the summers off.

We currently do not offer Master's swimming or a youth swim club. These may be options in the future. Please check back for more info.

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. Info on Employee Wellness (noon) water aerobics can be found here.

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.