Tuesday, July 25, 2017
College Park, MD ()
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Facility Natatorium Image
University of Maryland's state-of-art Natatorium

Located in the Eppley Recreation Center, the Natatorium features a instructional pool, a competition pool, diving boards, a steam-room and a sauna.

The instructional pool is a 25yd x 25yd pool with a zero-grade handicap ramp. The depths range from 3 to 4 1/2 ft. Temperature is maintained between 85 and 86 degrees, except during events.

The competition pool is a 50m x 25yd all deep-water pool. This pool also has two 1m diving boards and two 3m diving boards. The depths range from 8 feet to 13 1/2 feet. Temperature is maintained between 78-80 degrees year round.

The Natatorium is home to UMAC, University of Maryland Aquatic Club.

Outdoor Aquatic Center

Outdoor Aquatics Center Image
The OAC is located adjacent to the ERC.

The Outdoor Aquatic Center features a recreational pool, a splash pool, vast deck space with deck and lounge chairs, and women's and men's locker rooms. The recreational pool dimensions are 25yd x 25m and ranges in depth from 3 1/2 to 13ft. This pool also has one 1m diving board. The splash pool is 40ft in diameter and goes from 1 to 2 1/2 ft deep. Its outstanding feature is a cascading mushroom fountain at the center.


OAC Hours of Operation, 2017 (extended hours due to Natatorium closure)
April 29 - May 11
Monday - Sunday, 12 PM - 7 PM

May 12 - May 28
Monday - Friday, 6 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, 8 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10 AM - 7:30 PM

May 30 - August 22
Monday - Friday, 6 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, 8 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, 10 AM - 8:30 PM

Holiday Hours
May 29, 10 AM - 7:30 PM
July 4, 8 AM - 5:30 PM

Outdoor Aquatic Center Weather Policies

PLEASE NOTE:  During the 2017 summer Natatorium closure, the temperature policy listed below will not be in effect; there will be no temperature-related OAC closures from May 12 through the completion of the indoor pool project in August.


The Outdoor Aquatic Center will open if the air temperature is forecasted to be 65 degrees or higher for the day.

The Weather Channel (www.weather.com) will be used for determining forecast and temperature.
Pools will close for 30 minutes and reopen 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.  Pools will be cleared and patrons can remain on deck.
Pools will close for 30 minutes and reopen 30 minutes after last bolt of lightning. All staff and patrons should exit the deck and seek shelter in the OAC locker rooms or the ERC. DO NOT USE THE SHOWERS!
Pools will remain open as long as main drains are visible from lifeguard stand
After hearing the tornado sirens, quickly evacuate to the ERC basement (by Equipment Issue). Patrons are strongly encouraged to go inside the ERC but are not required and may leave on their own recognizance.

The ERC Natatorium (indoor pool area) will be closed this summer from May 12 - August 25 due to a pool renovation project.  The Outdoor Aquatic Center will have extended hours during this time frame.  Please visit the Natatorium project updates page for more details.

The group fitness spaces in Regents Drive Garage is now open. Visit the Regents Updates page for more details.


Rental Contact

Please direct all facility rental questions to recwellreservations@umd.edu or (301) 226-4404.  All formal requests should be submitted using Virtual EMS.

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