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Steam Room Closed for Repair Toggle Accordion

The steam room is now projected to re-open sometime by January 19. 

1.20.18 to 1.23.18
Winter Interim Hours
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The RecWell hours of operation for January 20 - 23 are below.  All other facilities not listed are closed.
 
There are no group fitness classes scheduled from January 21 - 23.
 
Regular spring facility hours and programming resume on January 24.
 
Eppley Recreation Center
January 20, 8am - 8pm
January 21, 10am - 12am
January 22 - 23, 6am - 12am
 
The Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.
 
Ritchie Coliseum
January 20, 8am - 6pm
January 21, 10am - 12am
January 22 - 23, 6am - 12am
 
Reckord Armory
January 20 - 21, closed
January 22 - 23, 3:30pm - 9pm
 
SPH 0101
January 20 - 21, closed
January 22 - 23, 6am - 6:30pm*
 
*Faculty/staff only:  6am - 9am, 11:30am - 1pm, and 4:30pm - 6:30pm
 
1.26.18 to 1.28.18
Pool(s) closed for an event
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The pool closure schedule for the weekend of January 26 - 28 is as follows:
 
January 26
50M pool closed, 12pm - 10pm
Instructional Pool, Steam Room, and Sauna closed, 2pm - 10pm
 
January 27
ERC Natatorium* closed all day
 
January 28
ERC Natatorium* closed all day
 
For more details and the full spring semester pool closure schedule, please visit the Pool Closures webpage.
 
*all indoor pools and sauna/steam room
 
Eppley Recreation Center Toggle Accordion
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Thurs6am - 9pm
Friday6am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 8pm
Sunday10am - 8pm
Member Services Desk
Mon - Thurs8am - 8pm
Friday8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 7pm
Sunday10am - 7pm
Badminton
Mon - ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 8pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - ThursTBD
FridayTBD
SaturdayTBD
SundayTBD
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 8:30pm
Friday6am - 8:30pm
Saturday8am - 7:30pm
Sunday10am - 7:30pm
Natatorium Dive Well
Mon - Thurs1pm - 3pm
Friday6pm - 8pm
Saturday12pm - 3pm
Sunday6pm - 7:30pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Thurs6am - 12am
Friday6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Member Services Desk
Mon - Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon - ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 10pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - Thurs7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Natatorium Dive Well
Mon - Thurs1pm - 3pm
Friday8pm - 10pm
Saturday12pm - 2pm
Sunday12pm - 3pm & 8pm - 10pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Fri6am - 10pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Member Services Desk
Mon - Fri8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 8pm
Sunday10am - 8pm
Badminton
Mon - FriNot Available
Saturday7pm - 9pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - Fri8am - 7pm
Saturday11am - 7pm
Sunday11am - 7pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Thurs6am - 12am
Friday6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Member Services Desk
Mon - Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon - ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 10pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - Thurs7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Natatorium Dive Well
Mon - Thurs1pm - 3pm
Friday8pm - 10pm
Saturday12pm - 3pm
Sunday8pm - 10pm
Natatorium Toggle Accordion
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 8:30pm
Friday6am - 8:30pm
Saturday8am - 7:30pm
Sunday10am - 7:30pm
Dive Well
Mon - Thurs1pm - 3pm
Friday6pm - 8pm
Saturday12pm - 3pm
Sunday6pm - 7:30pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Dive Well
Mon - Thurs1pm - 3pm
Friday8pm - 10pm
Saturday12pm - 2pm
Sunday12pm - 3pm & 8pm - 10pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Fri6am - 9:30pm
Saturday8am - 8:30pm
Sunday10am - 8:30pm
Dive Well
Mon - FriTBD
SaturdayTBD
SundayTBD
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Dive Well
Mon - Thurs1pm - 3pm
Friday8pm - 10pm
Saturday12pm - 3pm
Sunday8pm - 10pm
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Outdoor pool closed for the season.
Outdoor pool closed for the season.
Facility opens for the season on April 28.
Facility opens for the season on April 28.MON - FRI
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
Facility opens for the season on April 28.12pm - 7pm
12pm - 7pm
12pm - 7pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 9:30pm
Saturday8am - 8:30pm
Sunday10am - 8:30pm
Outdoor pool closed for the season.
Outdoor pool closed for the season.
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Climbing Wall closed for the season.
Climbing Wall closed for the season.
Climbing Wall opens for the season on March 26.
Climbing Wall opens for the season on March 26.MON - THURS
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
Climbing Wall opens for the season on March 26.4pm - 8pm
Closed
Closed
4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Climbing Wall closed for the season.
Climbing Wall closed for the season.
Ritchie Coliseum Toggle Accordion
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 8pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 8pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 12am
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Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 9am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 8pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday11am - 4pm
Tuesday11am - 4pm
Wednesday11am - 4pm
Thursday11am - 4pm
Friday11am - 4pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
MondayNot Available
TuesdayNot Available
WednesdayNot Available
ThursdayNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
MondayNot Available
TuesdayNot Available
WednesdayNot Available
ThursdayNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Please note: The Armory may be unavailable for walking at some times and on some days without notice pending other schedules.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday 12pm - 3pm
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
Monday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday12pm - 3pm
Tuesday12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
Monday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Bike Shop Toggle Accordion
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2pm - 6pm (starting April 1)
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri2pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2pm - 6pm
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Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - ThursClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room (1/24 - 3/16)
Mon - Thurs4pm - 7pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Rental Desk & Resource Room (3/26 - 5/10)
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm

Aquatics FAQs

When is the outdoor pool open? Toggle Accordion

The Outdoor Aquatic Center (OAC) opens mid-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 one hour prior to the scheduled opening time.

What happens during bad weather? Toggle Accordion
  • 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

There are 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.

Are there special rules for children & youth using the pools? Toggle Accordion

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.

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. Contact Natalie Taylor at nferdina@umd.edu or 301-226-5382 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.