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Aquatic Center

Fall 2018 Quarter Hours - Aquatics

*Lap Swim:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday | 6:00 am - 7:30 am

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Lap swim will begin at 6:00 pm on the following dates:

September 20, October 9, and October 16.


*Open Swim:

Monday - Thursday | 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Friday | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Sunday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 15 | 7PM-8:45PM Open Swim will be canceled

Holiday & Closures:

Due to previously scheduled events at the Aquatic Center, Recreation swim will end early on the following nights:

  • Thanksgiving Break -- November 22
  • Holiday Break -- December 16-26
  • New Years Eve & Day -- December 31 & January 1
*Family swim is available during both open & lap swim, but encouraged 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Families must abide by the lap swim designation & policies during lap swim times.
CWU Pool Children’s Policies:
Children ages 6 months - 13 years are allowed to join their parent, who is a current Recreation Center member, for aquatic activities in the CWU Pool during designated Family Hours & Open Recreation swim sessions.

During Family Hours Children may join their parents at no additional cost.

During Open Rec Hours that are outside of Family Hours each child must purchase a daily guest pass ($3) for each swim session.

The parent must be present and actively involved with the child in the Pool at all times. If the Pool occupancy reaches 20, parents and children may be asked to refrain from entering until the occupancy decreases, so that adequate Lifeguard supervision is maintained.

Children age 14-17 may participate in Aquatic activities at the CWU Pool, with a parent on site at no additional cost during family hours and with the purchase of a daily guest pass or current Recreation Center membership during all other operational hours.

Dependents age 18 years and older may participate in designated Open Recreation and Lap Swim sessions by purchasing a daily guest pass or Recreation Center membership. Dependents age 18 years and older may participate in Family Hours at no additional cost.

Pool Specifications:
• 10 lanes with starting blocks (except for official meets)
• 3 meter Springboard
• 1 meter Spring Board
• Water Polo capabilities
• 25 yards X 25 meters
• 4 to 15 feet in depth

Equipment for Use:
• Kickboards
• Fins
• Water Basketball
• Pull Buoys

Locker Rental
Lockers are available for use in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. For day use, bring your own lock.

Towel Service
There isn't a towel service available, you should bring your own towel .

Walnut street adjacent to the football field

To view the map of the exact location of the Aquatic Center CLICK HERE! (PDF)

The Ellensburg Memorial Pool and Fitness Facility is also available for water enthusiasts in the community. Please check their website for Rates and Hours of Operation.

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