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Steam Room Closed for Repair Toggle Accordion

The steam room in the ERC natatorium is currently closed for repair.

Outdoor Pool Closes for Season Toggle Accordion

The outdoor pool will close for the season on October 8, 2017.

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Friday6am - 12am
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Member Services Desk
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Friday8am - 9pm
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Badminton
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Sneakers Cafe
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Natatorium
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Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
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Sneakers Cafe
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Natatorium
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Member Services Desk
Mon-Fri8am - 8pm
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Badminton
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Sneakers Cafe
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Dive Well
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Dive Well
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Facility closes for the season on October 8
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Walking
Monday12pm - 3pm
Tuesday12pm - 3pm
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Basketball
MondayNot Available
Tuesday4pm - 5:30pm
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Rental Desk & Resource Room
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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.