Coronavirus information:
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 7/3/2020 at 10:55 a.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated June 10, 2020 at 8:20 a.m.

Welcome to App State Aquatics!

App State is Now a Fish Out of Water!

(see 'out of water' activities and more information below)

Fish out of water

The pool in the Student Recreation Center is closed until further notice. Please stay safe and wash your hands!

More information

The CDC has released guidance on COVID-19 and water transmission. For more information, other water-related guidance can be found at


Visit U.S. Masters Swimming for ways to exercise out of the water. Dryland workouts are also offered and are updated twice a week.

Article on How to Get a Workout without Swimming

Article on How to Train Without a Pool

Article on how to do Triathlete Swim Training Outside the Pool

Article on Can COVID-19 Spread Via Swimming Pools?


Stretches for Swimmers (video below)


Practice Swim Strokes on Land (video below)


We may not be able to go to the beach but we can listen to it! For 25 seconds take a deep relaxing breath and listen to the waves. Video below to listen now!

Learn Hands-Only CPR with American Red Cross (video below)


Below is a video for swim workouts the do not require a pool.



Appalachian State University's natatorium offers a 50-meter pool within the Student Recreation Center. Our primary goal is to provide students with a safe, clean, and hospitable environment to enjoy Aquatics Recreation.

Any time the pool is open, lap swim is available. At varying times and dates, the SRC pool offers other activities such as recreational swim, aqua fitness, swim lessons, kayak polo, and kayak roll clinics.

Aquatics Programs Rules and Regulations

The Student Recreation Center and the Quinn Recreation Center are Closed until further notice.  Mt. Mitchell fitness facility is closed until further notice. 

This decision was made in efforts to limit exposure to, and spread of, illness associated with COVID-19.  If there are questions or concerns please direct your inquiries to Dr. Alex F. Howard,

Currently, all programs are postponed.

This is an evolving situation, and we will provide updates specifically about University Recreation operations and programs as soon as we can.  Please continue to check our website for all updates for University Recreation operations.


**Disclaimer: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other aquatics program to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this aquatics program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. You should understand that when participating in any exercise, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this aquatics program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Appalachian State University from any and all claims or causes of action arising out of your participation in this program.

Contact Us

Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, NC 28608

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.