1800 North Broad Street

Regular Semester Hours of Operation

(Begins Monday, January 13th)

*Hours will be modified over the spring break


Days Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 2:30pm (L) and 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday 6:30am - 2:30pm (L) and 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 3:30pm

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.

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. Hours of operation for this pool are listed above, as well as on the informal rec schedule, updated each semester. Specific hours are identified for lap swim only (L), allowing for productive workouts. All of the other hours are identified as open swimming.

Facility Policies:

  1. Patrons must carry a valid Temple University issued identification card at all times.
  2. No one is allowed in the pool area without the presence of a Temple University Lifeguard.
  3. Use of Campus Recreation facilities and programs is voluntary.  Patrons assume all risk associated with participation.
  4. The following actions are cause for immediate dismissal from the facility and may result in temporary or permanent loss of privileges:
    • Disorderly conduct
    • Inappropriate behavior
    • Abuse of facility or equipment
    • Abuse of staff members
    • Disregard for Campus Recreation policies
    • Violation of university policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the Student Conduct Code
  5. Diving is strictly prohibited.
  6. Food, gum, non-sealed beverages and glass bottles are prohibited.  Only water is allowed while in the pool area.
  7. Unauthorized use of camera/video/audio recording devices is prohibited.  Authorization must be in writing and may only be provided by Camus Recreation full-time staff.
  8. Swimsuits are required.  Cut off, mesh, and undergarment shorts are prohibited.
  9. Individuals with band-aids, open cuts/sores or rashes are not permitted in the pool.
  10. No underwater breath holding activities are permitted.
  11. Guards may require testing to determine swim capability and limit access based on results.  Anyone not satisfactorily passing the test MUST be kept in the shallow end.
  12. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  13. Circle swimming is recommended when sharing a lane.
  14. Please have respect for others and do not interfere with their activity in the pool especially if they've entered the pool before you.  Failure to do so may result in removal from the facility.


A life size Battleship event is taking place at Pool 31 in Pearson and McGonigle Halls from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M.  It will be a night of excitement and competition!  To register contact Aquatics Coordinator, Joe Wolgast at joe.wolgast@temple.edu or speak with one of the lifeguards in Pearson and McGonigle Halls pools for more information prior to the day of the event.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Swim lessons are available for the children of Temple students and employees ages 5 and up. These lessons are also available to current students, employees, and alumni with paid rec access. Classes are split into two age groups: 5-11 and 12+. Classes are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors at Pool 31 in Pearson and McGonigle Halls. Space is limited to 20 participants per class. Participants or sponsors must have rec access. Register at the Main Office, Suite 303 in Pearson and McGonigle Halls, by March 13th. Cost: $70/session.

Lessons begin on March 14th and end on April 18th.

Ages 5-11:

Two separate class times are available for Saturdays. The first runs from 10:00am to 11:00am. The second runs from 11:15am to 12:15pm.

Ages 12+:

Classes are available Saturdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Friday, March 13, 2020 (All day)
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Patrons with recreation access can come during any open Pearson and McGonigle Halls Pool 30 shifts to Swim Into Shape this semester!  As you swim in Pool 30 this semeseter you can log your laps with the lifeguards on the pool deck.  To complete a mile you must swim the length of the pool 72 times.  If you log 20 miles worth of laps in the pool by April 27th you will win a campus recreation prize!

Monday, April 6, 2020 (All day)
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US