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About Aquatics


The University Aquatic Center features a 50-meter competition pool and adjacent diving well, both of which are accessed by athletes and recreational swimmers alike. Other aquatic facilities managed by Rec Sports are the St. Paul Gymnasium Pool and the Cooke Hall Pools. These four aquatic facilities serve the entire University of Minnesota community through their high quality events, programming, and open recreational opportunities.

Open Recreation Lap Swim

Open recreation lap swimming is offered daily on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.

Learn to Swim

The Learn to Swim program focuses on water safety and fun for all ages. Participants learn a solid foundation of swimming skills and build upon them throughout the program.

Water Aerobics

Water aerobics offers the essentials of cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and flexibility in a warm water environment. Instructors utilize an assortment of equipment and techniques to accommodate all ability levels. No swimming experience is needed.

Twin Cities Swim Team (TWIN)

TWIN provides a comprehensive competitive swim program from the developmental through Masters swimming levels. TWIN uses the sport of swimming to teach the importance of hard work, dedication, team building, and individual improvement to maximize the potential of each member.

Minneapolis Pools

St. Paul Pool

Pool Rentals

Interested in reserving one of our pools for an event? For rental information email Linda McKee or call (612) 624-6349. (612) 624-6349