Open Swim

Open Swim is for Recreation Members, including Students, Fac/Staff and the Community.

Membership is required.

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Diving Well

Come plunge from the diving towers at Alumni Arena!

The Diving Tower has a 1, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10 meter platforms and is generally open:

  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm*
  • Sundays, 12pm-3pm*
 
Diving Well Policies
  • All swimmers in the diving well must pass a swim test prior to swimming.
  • Use of springboards are reserved for diving practices and meets.  (Coaches must be present)
  • Use of 7 Meter and 10 Meter platforms are reserved for diving practices and meets.  (Coaches must be present)
  • Divers must wait for the last diver to clear the entry area before jumping.
  • 1 diver on the diving board at a time.
  • No double bouncing.
  • Divers must jump straight off the board or platform
  • The diving well must be observed by at least 1 lifeguard when swimmers are swimming or diving in the diving well.

*schedule subject to change.

Policies

General Policies

  • Alumni Arena Natatorium will open no sooner than 5 minutes prior to Recreation Swim.
  • 1 Lifeguard is required for every 4.25 swimming lanes that are open for swimming at Alumni Arena Natatorium.
  • Minimum of 1 Lifeguard is required for the Clark Hall Natatorium.
  • Swimmers must present their Student ID or Recreation Pass prior to swimming.
  • Swimmers must wear a swim cap when hair exceeds the length of 1 inch.
  • Inflatables are absolutely NOT PERMITTED.
  • All flotation devices must be US Coast Guard Approved.
  • Diving is not permitted in depths less than 8 feet (except competitions).
  • Use of starting blocks is reserved for competition only.
  • The pool deck shall not be used as a hallway.
  • Patrons must obey all Lifeguard Directions.

Lap Swim Policies

  • Circle Swimming is required when 3 or more swimmers are present in a lane or when lane is designated Circle Swim Only.
  • Walking is only permitted in the first lane at the far end of the Main Pool.
  • Please swim in lanes with people of similar swimming speeds.

Contact a Professional

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Nathan Bourke

Aquatics Director

Recreation

93 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-5599

Email: nabourke@buffalo.edu