Come enjoy the aquatic environment with us.
For a nice alternative to working out in the fitness area, patrons are encouraged to explore our aquatics facilities that include the ERC Natatorium and the Outdoor Aquatic Center (OAC).
Inside the Natatorium, you can enjoy the warmer water of the instructional pool, sauna, steam room, and our Olympic-size competition pool. The semi-weighlesness of water allows relief for folks with arthritis, or joint issues. It can also be meditative to swim laps or water walk while listening to the rhythmic nature of water's movement. Enjoy open lap swimming, club sports (swimming, water polo, triathlon) or get involved with the facility’s group activities, such as our youth recreational swim program, masters swimming, swim lessons, or one of the many special events such as the Maryland State Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by RecWell Aquatics.
The ERC Natatorium closes several times during the academic year for large swim meets and aquatic events. Please check the schedule below for specific dates and times.
Swimming is a life skill that can be learned or refined at any age. At RecWell, we want every individual to be able to enjoy swimming and to be safe in, on and around bodies of water. Our classes and lessons are available for ages 6 months to adult. Some of the benefits of swimming include: improved cardiovascular health, improved mood, relief of joint pain, and decreased risk of drowning.
Become a certified lifeguard, lifeguard instructor or water safety instructor. Learn CPR or First Aid. These American Red Cross, and other courses are offered at various times a year through RecWell Community Programs. All classes are open to the public.
A U.S. Masters Swim team hosted by the University of Maryland to help adult swimmers improve fitness and/or pursue specific swimming goals. Under the direction of a coach, members train together for fitness, open water swimming, triathlons, swim meets and other events and offer each other active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship and camaraderie. Students, faculty/staff, alumni and members of the community may join.
A NEW youth program for swimmers ages 6 to 16 who wish to work on stroke development, endurance, and having fun in the water.