University Recreation consists of three facilities: Student Recreation Center with the Outdoor Pool Complex, Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center and the Aquatic Center. All facilities employee well-trained students and professional staff members who provide excellent customer service, risk management, and conflict resolution. We strive for clean and maintained facilities that provide an enhanced patron experience.
As of July 8, 2019, the Aquatic Center entered phase two of construction.
The newly renovated 25-yard by 25-meter pool (AC 25) has reopened with a chiller and heater to keep the water temperature desirable year-round. This outdoor pool will be shared by University Recreation patrons and Alabama Swimming and Diving while the 50-meter pool is closed for renovation. Limited lap swim hours are available and may be found on our facility hours page.
The general locker rooms have limited amenities during this phase; therefore, patrons may use the staff locker rooms for toilet and shower access.
Lockers are currently unavailable; however, locker rentals and day-use lockers will be available after completion of the renovation.
The primary entrance for phase two has moved slightly down the sidewalk but remains off Paul W. Bryant Drive. The Aquatic Center parking lot is closed during phase two renovations; however, parking is available to those with a valid parking permit in the “Gertrude” lot at the corner of Bryant and Hackberry.
We appreciate your continued patience as we work towards creating
an outstanding facility and we hope you enjoy this newly renovated space.
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.
The Student Recreation Center is the perfect place to mingle in the weight room, catch a Group Ex class, or plan a weekend getaway with Outdoor Recreation. The Student Recreation Center is the main recreation hub for UA and is home to Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Recreation, Group Exercise, Fitness Services, and Drayer Physical Therapy.
The Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center offers a scenic setting to catch lofty views from the 40-foot climbing wall or sights of the Black Warrior River through floor-to-ceiling windows from the cardio floor. The Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center invites all students and patrons to enjoy working out in this aesthetic location.