Open swim is available during all hours of operation of the natatorium. We are committed to providing a minimum of 2 lanes for lap swimming during open hours of operation.

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Aquatics FAQs

Are private or group swim lessons available?

Private adult lessons will be available during the Fall semester. Visit the Swim Lessons page to fill out the interest form.

Will Lifeguard or CPR courses be available?

Currently, CPR for the professional rescuer courses are available to potential RecWell employees.

Lifeguard courses are available to students, members, and non members. Please find more information about lifeguard courses at the safety courses tab.

Will there be equipment available to use?

Swim equipment (kickboards, swim buoys, aqua joggers, pool noodles, etc.) will be available for use.

Natatorium Fall 2022 Hours of Operation

  • Monday & Wednesday: 6:30 am – 9:00 am, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday: 6:30 am – 9:00 am, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Kaplan Natatorium by the numbers: Lap Pool

  • 25 yard lanes
  • 10 lanes
  • 7 feet max depth
  • 33 laps = 1 mile swim (1 lap = 50 yards)
  • 66 lengths = 1 mile swim (1 length = 25 yards)
  • The metric mile is used for competitive swimming, and is a total of 1,650 yards.

Kaplan Natatorium by the numbers: Activity Pool

  • 4 feet max depth
  • Zero depth entry ramp
  • 7 inch lounging section
  • Vortex
  • Basketball Hoop

The Natatorium is available for reservations. We can host swim practices, swim meets, camps, and more. For any questions with rentals, please contact us at aquatics@uncg.edu.