student swimming at the hper pool

COVID-19 Update:

The UREC pool offers space for lap swimming, aquatic fitness classes, and swim lessons.  This Olympic-sized pool offers short- and long-course lap swim sessions, a shallow area for lessons and leisure use, and a diving well with 1, 3, and 5-meter boards.  University of Arkansas students and UREC members can utilize the Natatorium for open swim, as well as register for a variety of structured programs including swim lessons or water fitness classes. 

Student and UREC members are able to reserve a time slot every hour on the hour for the duration of the day for 50 minute time slots. This is available on the member portal. Reservations can be made 7 days in advance, and up to 1 minute before the reservation time. Walk ups are accepted 10 minutes into the reservation time. Reservations are highly recommended.  Face coverings must be worn on the deck, and at all times within UREC facilities.

Reserve your swim time online at the  UREC member portal


Swimming Pool Hours
Natatorium HPER 208
Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Aquatics Programs

Swim Lessons

University Recreation offers group swim lessons for adults and children five years and older during the Spring semester. Private lessons are available year around. Classes focus on swimming basics including breathing, floating, gliding, basic strokes, and water safety skills.


Lifeguard Certification

American Red Cross Lifeguard certification courses are available during the Spring semesters.