Pools

1800 North Broad Street

Regular Semester Hours of Operation

(Begins Monday, August 26th)

*Hours will be modified over fall and winter break

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

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

The Aquatics program is located in Pearson and McGonigle Halls Pool 30 and 31. Recreational swimming is available in Pool 30. Hours of operation are listed on the informal rec schedule each semester. Specific hours are identified for lap swim only (L), allowing for productive workouts, with other hours 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.

Events

Team of three or four take place in a life-sized Battleship Competition!  The goal is to sink your opponents canoe and be the last team floating to become Battleship Champions!  The event will take place from 7 to 10pm on October 23rd in Pearson and McGonigle Halls Pool 31.  Register with a lifeguard at the pools in Pearson and McGonigle Halls between October 1st and 22nd.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (All day)
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. Space is limited to 20 participants per class. Participants or sponsors must have rec access. Register at the Main Office, Suite 303 between September 4th and October 4th. Cost: $70/participant.

Lessons begin on October 5th and end on November 9th.

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, October 4, 2019 (All day)
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Pearson and McGonigle Halls Pool 31 will host an Inner Tube Water Polo Tournament on November 13th from 7 to 10pm.  This is a leisurely non-contact sport.  Teams float on inner-tubes and try and score on the opponent's net.  It is a commical and exciting version of water polo that both swimmers and non-swimmers can enjoy!  Teams consist of 4-6 players, register with the lifeguards at the pools in Pearson and McGonigle Halls or with Aquatics Coordinator Joe Wolgast by November 12th.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30am
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Teams of three or four take part in a life-sized battleship competition!  The goal is to sink your opponent's canoe in an alloted time frame to try and be the last team remaining.  The event will take place in the shallow section of Pool 31 in Pearson and McGonigle Halls from 7 to 10pm on October 23rd.  Register by October 22nd with a lifeguard at the pools in Pearson and McGongile Halls or by contacting Aquatics Coordinator Joe Wolgast.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Campus Recreation is hosting an Inner Tube Water Polo tournament from 7 to 10pm in Pearson and McGongile Halls Pool 31.  This is a leisurely non-contact sport.  Teams float on inner-tubes and try and score on the opponent's net.  It is a commical and exciting version of water polo that both swimmers and non-swimmers can enjoy!  Teams consist of 4-6 players, register with the lifeguards at the pools in Pearson and McGonigle Halls or with Aquatics Coordinator Joe Wolgast by November 12th.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Private and semiprivate swim lessons taught by Certified Water Safety Instructors are available for purchase by students, employees, and alumni with Campus Recreation access. Employees and students with rec access are also permitted to register their children (children of alumni are not eligible).

If you are interested in signing up or finding out more information, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Joe Wolgast at 215-204-1675 or joe.wolgast@temple.edu.

Monday, December 2, 2019 (All day)
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US

Stay motivated and fit by logging your lengths at Pearson and McGonnigle Halls Pool 30 each time you come in for a swim. Complete 20 miles by the end of the semester and receive a Campus Recreation prize! Visit the pool during hours of operation to participate all semester long. A binder is kept on deck for all patrons to log their distances after each swim in Pool 30.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (All day)
Pearson Hall
1800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
Pennsylvania US