Lap Swim

SmallThe pool is designed for lap swimming. From the time that we open until we close, you are able to swim laps.  Regardless of what is going on in the pool, we will never close down lap swimming. 

We offer the following equipment: 

  • Kick Boards
  • Different size fins (16 years and older),
  • Pull Buoys
  • Swim Belts
  • We DO NOT provide goggles

The temperature of our pool is kept around 81- 83 degrees.  We keep it at this temperature for the comfort of our lap swimmers.
Our lap lanes are set up width wise across the pool. 

Laps Lengths Yards Distance
  1 (wall to wall) 25 25 yards
1 2 (up and back) 50 50 yards
2 4 100 100 yards
9 18 440 1/4 mile
18 35 880 1/2 mile
35 70 1760 1 mile
53 106 2640 1.5 miles

The pool is OPEN for recreational swim in the shallow end whenever the pool is open EXCEPT for the following times:

  • Swim lessons Mondays-Thursdays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (see swim class schedule for specific dates)
  • Kayak Roll Clinics 8 PM Wednesdays (Fall and Spring Semesters)
  • Camps during the summer
  • Other specialized aquatic programming

Children under 12, who are less than 5 feet tall and are non-swimmers or have limited swimming ability (use flotation devices) must be supervised within 5 yards by an adult who is in the water.

The following equipment is available to all users: noodles, water toys, and fins. However, only those 16 and over may retrieve the equipment from the supply closet.

Contact Us

Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone , NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-8707


SRC Office: (828) 262-2100
UREC Hotline (828) 262-UREC
(for game schedules and cancellations)
SRC Console: (828) 262-8704
Quinn Rec Center: (828) 262-3035

A department of UREC in the division of Student Affairs.