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Aquatic Center

Fall 2021

Lap Swim  
August 23 – December 18  
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rec Swim  
Beginning September 18  
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Holiday Hours and Closures    
September 11 Home Football OHIO vs. Duquesne CLOSED
October 8 OHIO Swimming and Diving Green/White Swim Meet Open Swim 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Facility closes at 2 p.m.
October 9 Home Football OHIO vs. Central Michigan CLOSED
October 23 Home Football OHIO vs. Kent State & Bobcat Swim Invitational CLOSED
October 24 Bobcat Swim Club Invitational CLOSED
November 2 Home Football OHIO vs. Miami Open Swim 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Facility closes at 5:30 p.m.
November 6 Home Football OHIO vs. Buffalo & OHIO Swimming and Diving Event CLOSED
November 11 Veterans Day Open Swim 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
November 16 Home Football OHIO vs. Toledo Open Swim 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Facility closes at 5:30 p.m.
November 19 Bobcat Swim Club Age Group Invitational Open Swim 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Facility closes at 5:30 p.m.
November 20 – 21 Bobcat Swim Club Age Group Invitational CLOSED
November 24 Thanksgiving Break Open Swim 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Facility closes at 5:30 p.m.
November 25 – 28 Thanksgiving Break CLOSED
December 4 Athens High School Invitational Swimming Meet CLOSED
December 11 – 12 End of Semester CLOSED
December 13 Holiday Open Swim hours begin until December 22 Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday: 7 – 9 p.m.
December 22 Winter Closure Facility closes at 5:30 p.m.
December 23 – January 2 Winter Closure CLOSED
January 3 Winter Break Hours Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
January 7 OHIO Swimming and Diving Event, OHIO vs. Marshall CLOSED

See the Presidential Health Directives for more details on OHIO’s masking policy. Employees, students, and visitors who are unable to wear a face covering due to a disability may request reasonable accommodations through the Office for University AccessibilityMasks are required for all students, members and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn until entering the pool. 

 Updated Protocol for COVID-19:

  • There will be lap swim only
  • Credit, debit, check or Bobcat Cash only. No cash sales available
  • Check-in will occur on the pool deck. Please note there will be a separate door for entering and exiting the pool deck
  • Locker rooms are open. Gender neutral locker rooms will be available on the pool deck. The showers will be offline.
  • Daily Lockers will be offline. Rental lockers are available to purchase at the check-in desk. 
  • No towel service or resale available 
  • Enter the facility through the doors by Grover Center or the walkway between Bird Arena and Grover center
  • Exit the facility at the doors leading Oxbow Trail
  • Entrance to even and odd lanes will be on opposite sides of the pool deck

The Ohio University Aquatic Center provides academic, recreational and athletic opportunities for OHIO students and the surrounding communities.

The Aquatic Center is an indoor Olympic size pool (50 meters x 25 yards) with two diving boards at both the 1-meter and the 3-meter levels. The pool ranges in depth from 3½ feet in the shallow end, 7 feet in most lap lanes, to 12 feet under the diving boards. There is ample space for creative programming. Trained and certified through American Red Cross and National Recreation and Parks Association certification programs, the Aquatic Center staff operate the facility and programming within the facility.  In support of our mission, our student staff design a variety of programs and events for the communities we serve.  As we continue to develop and grow, we welcome you to be part of the Aquatic Center and participate in a lifelong sport.


Facility Calendar 

The Aquatic Center supports University programs, Academics and Athletics. Regular programming may be cancelled, and the facility closed to support these events. This calendar will be updated as event details are finalized. 

Aquatic Center Facility Calendar

Lifeguard and Emergency Response Certifications 

The Ohio University Aquatic Center provides American Red Cross and National Parks and Recreation training in lifeguarding and emergency response and safety skills. From education in recognizing and responding to aquatic emergencies to administration of CPR, first aid, and AED, the Aquatic Center can help you earn your certifications! Learn more on our Lifeguard and Emergency Response Certifications page.