Recreation Department

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Rec Cen Pools

The Recreation Center Aquatics Complex is available to registered UCSB students, Rec Cen members and day-pass holders. Day pass entry is $15 ($8 children) and can be purchased at the Rec Cen front desk. During the school year (September-May), children are allowed entry only on weekends and must be accompanied by a Rec Cen Member that is their legal guardian/parent (other restrictions apply). During the summer, non-members (community) may bring children every day with a day pass or Summer Family Membership purchase. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.
See guidelines for other restrictions in the Child Use Policies sheet available in the Downloads Section to the right.

Pool A

50-meter x 25-yard x 30-meter "L" pool including a diving well featuring one 1-meter and one 3-meter diving board.
Pool temperature= 80°

Pool B

25-yard pool with attached 0-3 foot depth teaching area and handicap access ramp.
Pool temperature= 82°


Monday-Thursday – 6:30am-9:00pm

Friday – 6:30am-8:30pm
Saturday – 9:00am-8:30pm
Sunday – 9:00am-8:30pm

See Rec Cen Operations Calendar for closures and reduced hours.

Long Course Swimming (50 meters) available: Weekdays – 6:30am-8:00am and 7:30pm-9:00pm
Weekends – All Day

Campus Pool

Campus Pool is an outdoor 50-meter x 25-yard pool which includes a diving tank with one 1-meter and one 3-meter diving board.
Pool temperature= 80°

Fitness Swim

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays – 11:30am-1:00pm at Campus Pool

Tuesdays & Thursdays– 11:30am-1:00pm at the Rec Cen Pools

$40 for a 20-swim punch card available at the Rec Cen Cashier's Office or at Campus Pool. (Checks only-no cash accepted-at Campus Pool.)
Fitness Swim is a great opportunity for faculty, staff and community adults to work out or just relax in the pool; kickboards and pull buoys are available. Not available on weekends or campus holidays.

Intercollegiate Athletics 

Campus Pool is home to the Men's & Women's Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Teams.

Youth Water Polo & Swimming

Santa Barbara Waterpolo Foundation Age Group, High School and Masters Water Polo programs. For more information visit or contact

Aquatics Info Debbie Miles-Dutton  (805) 893-7616

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Summer 2015 Group Swim Lessons Click Here for schedule.

Fall Gaucho REC Classes are on sale now.
Click Here to browse courses.

Fall Swim Lessons
On sale beginning September 1st at 10am.


Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Application

Rec Cen 2015 Calendar

Waiver of Liability & Policies Agreement