Pearson Hall Pools

SUMMER 2021 UPDATES--Campus Recreation facilities will be open during the summer, please check out Hours of Operation page for the most up to date schedule.  Group Fitness will be offering in-person, outdoor sessions during the summer, please visit the Summer 2021 page for the schedule.  To stay up to date on our full complement of virtual programming, visit our Virtual Recreation page.  Lastly for current information regarding Campus Recreation check back to the Campus Rec COVID-19 Updates page or our social media platforms.

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1800 North Broad Street (Located in the basement of Pearson McGonigle Halls)

Pool 30 is a six-lane, 25-meter pool. Walking through the men's or women's general locker rooms in the basement of Pearson McGonigle Hall will provide you access to this pool. 

The Campus Recreation Aquatics program provides informal recreational opportunities, such as lap swim in Pool 30, and structured group fitness programs, special events, and certifications in Pool 31. Professionally certified staff members are always on duty during all of our recreational aquatic programs and events

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At a Glance

The Aquatics facility is located in the basement of Pearson and McGonigle Halls; 1800 North Broad Street. Recreational and lap swimming is available in Pool 30. 

If you have any questions about the Aquatics Department, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Joe Wolgast:

General Policies for Indoor Spaces

  • Reservation requests are handled on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be managed based on available lanes and max occupancy standards for indoor spaces.

  • Your reservation is for a time block. Once you enter Pool 30, please sign-in with the lifeguards and proceed to your designated lane. Stay in that lane throughout the duration of your reservation. Do not swim in a lane that someone is already using.

  • Reservations may only be made, and utilized, by matriculated Temple students, as well as Temple Faculty & Staff who have paid their recreation membership fee.

  • Please remember to bring your Temple Owlcard (Physical ID or via SmartPhone App) with you to be able to tap the card reader at the entrance to Pool 30.

    • Failure to have a valid OwlCard will result in your inability to access the facility.

    • After tapping in with your Temple Owlcard or SmartPhone, please take them with you and put them with your belongings at the end of your lane. You are not allowed to leave your Temple Owlcard or SmartPhone with the lifeguards.

  • Please arrive promptly at your reservation start time and check-in with Campus Rec staff at the area entrance once access has been verified.

  • Your reservation block is only good for the duration of your original request, and will not be adjusted due to late arrival.

  • Please be respectful of our reservation blocking system.  Your adherence to your reservation end time is greatly appreciated in order to prep the area for the following reservation block.

Activity Policies for Indoor Spaces

  • Please adhere to the university’s guidance on their 4-Pillars of Public Health for COVID-19 prior to coming to your reservation.
    • Face Coverings - Please ensure you are wearing a mask before and after your swim.
      • Face coverings are to be worn while on the deck to Pool 30.
      • Before entering the water, please take off your mask and leave it at the end of your lane.
      • After the completion of your swim, please exit the pool, dry-off, and put your mask back on before leaving the pool deck.
      • Please refer to the university protocol document on TUPortal for detailed information on this protocol: Use of Masks or Face Coverings During Exercise.
    • Physical Distancing - Please ensure you are maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others while on deck, in the water, and in locker rooms.
    • Hand Hygiene - Hand sanitizer, restrooms, and locker rooms are all available options for patrons to keep hands clean before, during, and after your reservation/swim.
    • Personal Health Monitoring - Please be sure to monitor your own health prior to coming to any recreation facility.  If you don’t feel well - please stay home.
  • In order to maintain safety and reservation efficiency, access to locker rooms will be limited to just restroom use and changing.  There will be no locker rentals, locker usage, or shower usage. 
  • Please bring your belongings with you out on deck to Pool 30. Designating chairs and benches are placed at the end of each lane for you to place your belongings. 
  • There is no towel service at Pearson Pools. Please bring your own towel with you for each swim.
  • No swimming equipment will be made available to check out or use. You are more than welcome to bring your own swimming equipment. But kickboards, pull buoys, hand paddles, fins, and floatation belts are not available to borrow during your swim.
  • Always bring your own pair of goggles. Lifeguards will not provide you with a spare pair if you happen to forget to bring your own during your reservation.
  • An ADA lift is available for use to enter/exit the pool

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