student swimming at the hper pool

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. 


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