A great low-key location to take a dip in the pool, the Aquatic Center hosts swimmers seeking a workout. The Aquatic Center is home to the University of Alabama Swimming and Diving team and is complete with an Olympic pool and diving platforms. The Aquatic Center also offers:

  • The Natatorium, which houses an eight-lane 25-yard pool available in the morning and evenings for recreation swim
  • Aquatics programming, which includes swim lessons for all ages and abilities, lifeguard training, CPR/AED training, First Aid training, lifeguard instructor training, and Water Safety Instructor training.

Aquatic Center Renovation

As of August 17, 2018, the weight room and 25-yard pool at the Aquatic Center closed to prepare for a renovation that is anticipated to begin Fall 2018. This project will be completed in two phases with phase one including the renovation of the existing 25-yard pool to an open air 25-yards by 25-meters facility with expanded diving area and new patron locker rooms. Phase two includes upgrades to the air-conditioning for the 50-meter natatorium, as well as deck, lighting and diving area improvements. The renovation will also include a new team suite for Alabama Swimming and Diving. During phase one of the renovation, locker rooms will be closed and only the restrooms on the north side of the facility, near the Hall of Fame will be available. Pool deck showers are available for pre and post swim rinse only. Once construction begins, the primary entrance for the facility will temporarily move to the North Lobby off Paul W Bryant Drive. Parking spaces will be reduced but still available in the Aquatic Center lot.

While the Aquatic Center has remained a preferred choice of many patrons, these extensive renovations will allow us to provide an exceptional aquatic experience to our valued members. During the renovation period, we apologize for any inconvenience and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support.

Aquatic Center Facility Reservation Requests

Applicants requesting an aquatic facility reservation must submit the Aquatic Facility Reservation Application form, associated forms, and all applicable fees at least 10 University working days before the event. All requests will be reviewed, and the individual responsible for coordinating the event will be contacted regarding the status of the request, as well as all pertinent instructions regarding policies and procedures that may affect the proposed event. Review the Healthy Swim Packet, and ensure invited guests are aware of the safety guidelines.

University departments and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) must submit an application to Zack Tolbert at ztolbert@ua.edu. RSOs must be registered with the Office of Dean of Students.

For questions or more information about Aquatic Center reservations and special events, please call the Aquatic Center Membership Office at 205-348-6156 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at or email ztolbert@ua.edu.