The University of Alabama has four swimming pools located on campus to serve the students, faculty and staff of the University as well as the surrounding community. 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 Natatorium houses an 8 lane 25yd pool that is available in the morning and evenings for recreation swim. The Aquatic Center also has a 3,000 sq.ft weight room with free weights, Cybex Selectorized machines and cardio equipment. These facilities allow University Recreation to offer a variety of aquatic programming including: Swim lessons for all ages and abilities, lifeguard training, CPR/AED training, First Aid training, lifeguard instructor training, Master’s Swimming, and Water Safety Instructor training.

Reservation Request

Download the Aquatic Facility Reservation Application form and submit at least 10 University working days in advance of the requested date(s) to be considered. Review the Healthy Swim Packet and ensure that your invited guests are aware of the safety guidelines.

Applicants requesting to reserve an aquatic facility must submit this application, applicable forms, and all applicable fees at least 10 University working days before the event. University Departments and Registered Student Organizations submit application to Zack Tolbert at ztolbert@ua.edu. Registered Student Organizations (RSO) must be registered with the Office of Dean of Students. 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.

Still Have Questions?
For questions or more information about aquatic facility reservations, please contact us during regular business hours (8 – 5 p.m.) at 205-348-5244.

Healthy Swimming

Remember, you share the pool water with everyone. You can help keep germs from causing recreational water illnesses by practicing good hygiene and not swimming when sick. Additional practices to help keep germs out of the pool include ensuring your kids take restroom breaks, changing diapers at diaper-changing areas only, and showering before swimming.  Limited handouts are available at the Outdoor Pool Welcome Station/Check-in Counter. For additional information, visit the CDC website for Healthy Swimming. See Hours of Operation for scheduled closures. Closures and/or schedule modifications may occur as needed.