Open Swim

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

Membership is required.

Open Swim Schedule

Following Regular Hours 8/27/2018 - 12/7/2018.

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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