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, an instructional swim program for youth and adult, 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


*Monday – Thursday 4PM – 10PM
*Friday 4PM – 9PM
*Saturday 1PM – 6PM
*Sunday 1PM – 7PM

*The vortex will be turned on during all parties and rentals on Friday evenings 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 PM, and 4:30 – 6:30 PM. The vortex will be turned on by request to the lifeguards during the above times. If no one is in the vortex area, and there are not rentals using the pool, the vortex may be requested to be turned off by lap swimmers.


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.

Spring 2019 Swim School (PDF)

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

Marshall Rec Swim School Program Guide (PDF)

Our Instructors

Our swim instructors are passionate about teaching swimming. They go through an initial training as well as continuous coaching and instruction to improve their teaching skills. Instructors are not assigned classes until the week prior to the start of classes and instructor choice is not an option. Although we aim to have the same instructor for five consecutive classes, there are times when we will have to substitute. If you prefer a particular instructor, we recommend private lessons.

Learn more about our highly-qualified Swim Instructors.

Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons

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

Adult Swim Lessons

For ages 14 and over this class has no prerequisites. Participants will gain comfort in the water, learn basic aquatic safety skills and develop swimming strokes

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.

  • Group Lessons can be registered for in person at the Pro shop off the lobby in the Recreation Center or register online.
  • For questions on appropriate class to register for take our online quiz or contact Eric Becker the Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety 304-696-3653.
  • Participants new to the program are assessed on the first day of class to determine their comfort and current swimming abilities to be placed into the appropriate level.
  • Participants who have been in our program before should register for the level stated on the progress report received at the end of each session, or contact Assistant Director of Aquatics to determine the appropriate class.

(If a program is only scheduled for 4 classes the price will be adjusted)

  • Members $40
  • Non Members $55

For more information about Aquatics, please contact:

Eric Becker
Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety


Telephone: (304) 696-3653