The University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports Aquatics offers recreational swimming at two campus locations. The Florida Pool is an outdoor facility located behind the Student Recreation & Fitness Center. During the winter months, this heated pool provides an opportunity for year-round swimming. In addition to recreational swimming, this pool provides practice space for many of our Sport Clubs, such as Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo and Underwater Hockey. Home to the Men's and Women's UF swim teams, the O'Connell Center Pool is an indoor facility located between Gates 2 and 3 on the lower level of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
An aquatic lift is available at both pools for swimmers who may need additional assistance entering and leaving the pools.
Patrons must present a valid student, faculty, staff or spouse/partner Gator 1 Card to enter the pools.
The Florida Pool will be closed based on calculations that consider: air temperature, wind chill temperature, wind speed and water temperature. Please check Pool Hours for cancellation information when air temperatures are predicted to drop below 45 degrees.
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