What programs are available at the Rec Pool?

All organized programming is on-hold until further notice.

Private Swim Lessons

If you wish to take Swim Lessons but would prefer one-on-one instruction, Private Swim Lessons are the way to go. Campus Recreation have instructors that that will work with you towards your specific goals. Aquatics offer Private Swim Lessons to Children and Adults - click here for more information. 

Group Swim Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or looking to improve your stroke, Campus Recreation have instructors that will work with you towards your specific goals. These group lessons mainly cater to non-swimmers and beginners; however, Aquatics will also assist intermediate swimmers with technique. Aquatics offer Private Swim Lessons to Children and Adults - click here for more information.


If you're a Student Organization or an on-campus group looking to rent out a Pool for your event then you're in luck! There are two Facilities on Campus that are currently accepting Reservation Requests: Hickey Pool and The Rec Pool. For more information on reserving a pool, click here.

Sports Clubs and Student Organizations

Campus Recreations' Sport Clubs program promotes student participation in a wide range of athletic competition. Aquatics partners with Men’s and Women’s Water Polo, Swim Club and Triathlon club. For more information, click here and for Aquatic Student Organizations click here.

Fitness Classes

Aquatics collaborates with the ARC and Living Well in running water aerobics classes. Our knowledgeable instructors create challenging and engaging workouts that stimulate all levels of participants. Click to here visit Living Well!

Lifeguard Classes

Ever wanted to become a lifeguard? Are you looking for a part-time job during the school season? Aquatics routinely offers life guard classes and successful participants may have the opportunity to join the UC Davis Aquatics Life Guard staff.  Click here for more information on Student Employment. 

Kayak Rolling and Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The aquatics unit works closely with Outdoor adventure to run Kayak Rolling drills and Stand Up Paddle Boarding at the Rec Pool. For more information, click here.

Rec Pool Features

The Rec Pool facility features an enhanced activity pool, a new competition pool, renovated locker rooms and a sand volleyball court. The Rec Pool is fully Wi-Fi enabled and utilizes solar energy to assist with heating. Have questions? Please email aquatics@campusrec.ucdavis.edu or click here for more information.