Aquatic Center

The six lane pool includes both shallow and deep sections, beginning at 4 feet and increasing to just over 12 feet. Available for recreational swimming, lap swimming, and Learn to Swim classes.

Policies & Rules


  1. Access to the Aquatics Center is controlled by card access. Members must use their UAlbany ID or Membership Card to enter the facility.

  2. The Aquatics Center is open to University at Albany students, faculty, staff, alumni and current community member cardholders.

  3. Patrons demonstrating inappropriate behavior which jeopardies the health and safety of the individual or other members will be denied admission to the pool at the discretion of the Aquatics Staff.

  4. No person will be permitted in the pool having: skin lesions, sores, or inflamed eyes, mouth, nose, or ear discharge, carrying communicable disease or having any type of bandage, adhesive tape, etc., on their body.

  5. All patrons must shower with soap in the locker room before entering the pool.

General Facility Rules

  1. No person may use the pool unless it is officially open and the lifeguards are on duty.

  2. The Aquatics Staff on duty is ultimately responsible for enforcing all rules, regulations, and procedures. If at any time a member does not comply with the rules and/or the staff on duty, the member will be asked to leave, and/or his/her Aquatic Center privileges will be revoked. The Aquatic Staff on duty has the right to enlist the help of University Police Department whenever these situations arise.

  3. The Office of Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse service to any member who violates any rule or regulation, or engages in any verbal and/or physical abuse of the Aquatic Center staff or members.

  4. The Aquatics Staff may close any portions of or the entire pool complex for any safety or maintenance reason.

  5. No food or beverage is allowed on deck, with the exception of water in a shatter proof container.

  6. Dangerous practices are prohibited. Including, but not limited to diving, jumping, dropping, horse-playing, etc. into the pool.

  7.  Patrons must not run on decks or in locker rooms.

  8. Urinating, discharge of fecal matter, spitting, spouting or nose-blowing in the pool or onto deck are strictly prohibited.

  9. Animals are not allowed in the building or pool area, with the exception of guide dogs. Guide dogs are allowed on deck, but not in the water.

  10.  Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) must be U.S Coastguard approved. Use of PFDs and other swimming aids and toys is at the discretion of the Aquatics Staff.

Personal Belongings

  1. Campus Recreation assumes no liability for the loss or theft of members’ personal belongings.

  2. Items left in pool area at the end of the day will be bought to Recreation Services Office, in the Physical Education Building, Room 110A.

  3. Members are required to pick-up after themselves and discard trash and remove personal items.

  4. Electronic equipment, including radios, cameras, and cellular phones, are not allowed on pool deck.

  5. For safety reasons, personal items, bags and other items are to be stored in lockers and not on the Aquatic Center deck.

Proper Attire

  1. Acceptable swim attire must be worn by patrons on the deck and in the water. Swim caps are optional.

  2. Plain T-shirts may be worn over bathing suits if desired.

  3. Hats, jeans and sneakers are not allowed in the water.

  4. Rubber flip flops or water shoes are permitted on deck only.

  5. Patrons with religious concerns regarding modesty may wear clean, covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water.

  6. Children who are not toilet-trained will be allowed in the pool only if they wear a swimsuit diaper. Cloth or disposable diapers are not accepted.