Aquatics Center FAQs

Get to know more about Aquatics.

What size is the HPER Aquatic Center pool?

The HPER pool is a 6 lane 25 yard pool.  The shallow end is 4.5 feet and the deep end is 12 feet deep.

Can we do anything else in the pool besides swim?

Yes.  The pool also has a one meter diving board, a water climbing wall.

How do we gain entrance to the pool?

To gain entrance to the pool, students, faculty, or staff members must come in through the HPER main entrance. Once in the building, they will turn right, walk through the weight room, and enter through either the locker rooms or the hallway on their left. 

Are children allowed to swim in the HPER Aquatic Center pool?

No one under the age of 18, who is not a student, will be permitted to use the HPER Aquatic Center pool.

What is the proper attire for the HPER Aquatic Center pool?

Swimmers must wear a ‘swim suit.’ T-shirts, cutoff shorts, or non-swimming attire are NOT allowed.

Is the HPER Aquatic Center pool available for rental?

Yes.  You can rent the pool for personal use.  To rent the pool, you need to contact the Aquatics Director for more details.

What is the temperature of the pool water?

The pool temperature is set to stay between 83-86 degrees.  According to USA Swimming, the national organization for Aquatics:

“Water varying from 83-86 degrees Farenheit (28-30 degrees Celsius) is the most comfortable temperature for typical water fitness classes and general aquatic programming.  This allows the body to react and respond normally to the onset of exercise and the accompanying increase in the body temperature.  Cooling benefits are still felt and there is little risk of overheating.  Program modifications will be required for water temperature outside the recommended range.  Aquatic Fitness Professionals should know the water temperature and modify the program accordingly based upon the population and the program format.”

Can we bring our own rafts and floatation devices?

No, unless permission is granted (by the Aquatics Director) before you visit the facility.  The HPER Aquatics Center provides floatation tubes, noodles, and other recreational items for your use.