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7.30.20 to 12.23.20
Required reservations for recreation
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To comply with State guided capacity limitations and safe physical distancing as detailed in the 4MARYLAND campaign, RecWell members are required to use our new online reservation system for facility usage, pool access, and group fitness programs. Members without reservations will not be permitted into the facility for drop-in play.

Reservations become available 1-day in advance at 6am. To learn more and reserve: www.recwell.umd.edu/reservations

8.7.20 to 12.23.20
Facility Policies & Procedures
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Some of our policies and procedures have changed in alignment with state, local, and University guidelines. Certain activities, amenities, and facilities may be unavailable or available in a modified capacity. Please visit recwell.umd.edu/keepmoving for the most up-to-date information on our facilities. 

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RecWell is now accepting event requests for the Fall 2020 semester. Please note that we have made some changes to our policies, procedures, and facilities to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety of our campus community. As a result, certain facilities and types of events are unavailable.

 
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Due to campus restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are not currently accepting rental requests from non-UMD groups.

 

9.23.20
Eppley Hot Water Outage
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Due to emergency repairs, the Eppley Recreation Center will be without hot water Wednesday, September 23rd. 

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Badminton
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Saturday10am - 10pm
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Sneakers Cafe
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Sneakers Cafe
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Mon-FriOutdoor pool will be closed for the season beginning October 12.
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Outdoor pool will be closed for the season.
Outdoor pool opens for the season April 25.
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Mon-FriThe Climbing Wall closes for the season beginning November 14
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Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.23.20
Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.23.20
Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.23.20
Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.23.20
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Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.23.204pm - 8pm
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Please note: The Armory may be unavailable for walking at some times and on some days without notice pending other schedules.
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Required reservations for recreation

To comply with State guided capacity limitations and safe physical distancing as detailed in the 4MARYLAND campaign, RecWell members are required to use our new online reservation system for facility usage, pool access, and group fitness programs. Members without reservations will not be permitted into the facility for drop-in play.

Reservations become available 1-day in advance at 6am. To learn more and reserve: www.recwell.umd.edu/reservations

Aquatics FAQs

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When is the outdoor pool open? Toggle Accordion

The Outdoor Aquatic Center (OAC) opens on Maryland Day (April) and closes in mid-October.

What dictates if the outdoor pool will be open on any day? Toggle Accordion

The OAC is open during the months of April through October. During that time, if the weather forecast calls for temperatures below 65 degrees with clouds or rain, the OAC will be closed. The decision will be made at least one hour prior to the scheduled opening time.

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  • Rain
Pools will remain open as long as main drains are visible from lifeguard stand.  
  • Thunder 
Pools will close for 30 minutes and reopen 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder. The pools and deck will be cleared. Patrons may remain in the locker rooms or vestibule of the OAC.  
  • Lightning  
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.   
  • Tornado   
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.
Why must I wear a “regulation” bathing suit rather than a t-shirt and shorts? Toggle Accordion

The Health Code states that swim suits must be worn when participating in swim activities in public pools. There are also certain dyes in non-regulation materials that may bleed, and certain fibers in non-regulation materials may not interact well with the filtration system. Some T-shirts may hinder a swimmer's ability in the water. T-shirts worn with no undergarments may be offensive to other patrons.

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Certain additional restrictions apply to dependent members and guests under 18 years of age using indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities.

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied, and directly supervised by an adult parent/guardian at all times on the pool deck or in the water. If the child can swim, the adult parent/ guardian must be at the poolside. If the child cannot swim, the adult parent/guardian must be in the water at arms length.

  • Children and youth are permitted to participate in activities in deep water, provided they can swim adequately. Individuals of any age who appear to lack adequate swimming skills may be required, by a lifeguard, to pass the following skills test to enter a deep water pool:  Swim successfully for 25 yards without stopping, and tread water for one minute.

  • Flotation devices are permitted in the Instructional Pool only and must be coast guard approved. Certain large flotation devices may not be permitted.

  • Children requiring the use of diapers during their normal daily activities must wear disposable swim diapers while using RecWell aquatic facilities.

What is the difference between short course and long course? Toggle Accordion

Short course (SC) refers to either the 25 meter or 25 yard swim distance while long course (LC) refers to the 50 meter distance that is swam at the Olympics.

How many lengths of the pool equals a mile? Toggle Accordion

66 short course lengths will equal a mile.

What is the pool water temperature? Toggle Accordion

You can find this on a sign located directly above the lifeguard table at the indoor pool and at the check-in counter at the Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Why is the pool water temperature cooler when there’s a swim meet? Toggle Accordion

For competitive swimmers, the ideal temperature is 78-80 degrees. It generally takes four days for the pools to drop to the desired temperature, and two days to heat back up.

Can I use the facility outside of my swim lesson times? Toggle Accordion

Only RecWell members are permitted to use the pool outside of swim lesson times. Practice before or after your swim lesson is not permitted without a RecWell membership.

Where is the steam room? Where is the sauna? Toggle Accordion

The steam room and sauna are located on the natatorium deck next to the lifeguard station. The steam and sauna are closed when the Natatorium is closed for swim meets or special events.

What attire is required to use the steam room or sauna? Toggle Accordion

Proper swim attire is required. Workout clothing, such as gym shorts, sports bras & t-shirts are acceptable. Underwear, compression shorts, sweatpants, leggings, weight loss suits, or see through attire is not allowed.

Can I drop-in to a Masters workout? Toggle Accordion

Yes. Currently registered USMS members may show thier membership card at the Member Ship desk and purchase a guest pass. Others may contact Stpehanie Draminski at stephd@umd.edu or 301-314-1184 prior to dropping in.

Do you need to be a RecWell member to participate in Masters Swimming? Toggle Accordion

No. You must be a US Masters Swimming member, but not a RecWell member.