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.

Educational Opportunities

University Recreation Aquatics offers a wide selection of American Red Cross Health and Safety Training Courses for students, faculty, staff, and the general community.

Masters Swim

Masters Swim is an adult swimming program registered with U.S. Masters Swimming. The program is open to swimmers age 18 and older for fitness swimmers, triathletes, and competitive swimmers.

Swim Lessons

University Recreation’s Swim Lessons is open to full-time UA students and current University Recreation Members. We offer familiarization classes for toddlers 19 months to 3 years old, a pre-swim development class for preschoolers 3-5 years old, and swim lessons for youth age 6 years old through adults.