Aquatics

Rec Center COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
To view the Marshall Rec Center reopen plan and for full details on policies & procedures, safety protocol, facility hours and more, visit the COVID-19 Reopen Plan.

The centerpiece of the Aquatic Center is our 100,000 gallon leisure pool. It has a multi-use design incorporating three 25 yard lap lanes, sweeping-stair entry, water-basketball hoop, a vortex and area for instruction, therapy and leisure swimming. To better suit a wide variety of uses, the water temperature is kept at 83 degrees.

The aquatic area also features a 3,000 gallon, 20 person hot water spa and an adjacent outdoor patio. Water exercise equipment is available for participant usage, including kickboards, and pull buoys.

In addition to recreational and lap swimming, aquatic programs include the Marshall Rec Swim School, private swim lessons, aqua-fitness and lifeguard training.

Pool Hours

The Pools Hours at the Recreation Center vary depending on the semester and day of the week. For the most up to date information see: Aquatics Center Hours of Operation


Vortex Hours

During the times listed below, the vortex can be turned on by staff for 30 minutes at the top of every hour. During group swim lessons, private swim lessons, or Aquatics Fitness classes, the vortex shall not be turned on. During other open pool times, the vortex can be turned on if there are no lap swimmers in the pool. Outside of rentals and birthday parties, the vortex should be turned on for a maximum of 30 minutes during the hour. Please ask a member of the Aquatic Staff to turn on the vortex. If there is no one utilizing the vortex, the current will be turned off.

Standard Hours:
Monday – Friday
 

4PM – CLOSE

Saturday & Sunday 1PM – CLOSE
During Birthday Parties/Rentals:
Friday
 

5PM – 7PM

Saturday & Sunday 12:30PM – 2:30PM & 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Marshall Recreation Center Swim School


Our goal is to provide quality instruction in a safe and comfortable environment. Although we are using the newly updated American Red Cross Swim Instructional program, we take it a step farther by maintaining a low student to instructor ratio, following a set curriculum, and assessing each student every session. We emphasize proper technique providing skills for a future of satisfying and safe aquatic pursuits whether it be for leisure or competition. Instruction is available for all ages and ability levels beginning at age 1 year. We offer group and private swim lessons year round.

Marshall Rec Swim School: Which Class Should I Register for?

Marshall Rec Swim School Program Guide (PDF)

Swim Lessons


Group Swim Lessons


From toddlers to teens, group swim lessons offer basic swim lessons including the necessary swim and stroke techniques

Private Swim Lessons


Private Lessons are available for individuals who would like to request a specific instructor, need more flexibility in scheduling, cannot make the scheduled times of lessons, need special accommodations, or just prefer one on one instruction.

 

For more information about aquatics, please contact:


Eric Becker
Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety
Email: beckere@marshall.edu
Telephone: 304-696-3653