Campus Recreation



Campus Recreation offers recreational swim opportunities for UNCW Faculty, Staff, and Students. Our aquatic staff is composed of UNCW students.

We encourage those individuals interested in Aquatic Programming to join our Swimmer List-Serve for email updates about operating schedule changes and general programming information.

*Registration for new clients in the Learn-to-Swim Program has closed for the remainder of the summer in order to allow our Water Safety Instructors to complete their current Learn-to-Swim Packages and to allow us to prepare for our August closure (August 4th through August 12th).  Learn-to-Swim registration will resume on Wednesday, August 16th.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.*

Indoor lap/recreational swimming will not be available the following days/times due to Campus Recreation Programming:

Competitive Sports Programming

Sport Club Practices - Monday through Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • All semester

Intramural Water Volleyball - Mondays and Thursdays from 9 - 11 p.m.

  • TBA

Intramural Battleship - Mondays and Thursdays from 9 - 11 p.m.

  • TBA

Intramural Inner Tube Water Polo - Mondays and Thursdays from 9 - 11 p.m.

  • TBA

Seahawk Adventures Programming

Introduction to Kayaking Pool Clinics and Trip Trainings - Sundays from 1 - 3 p.m. (Only Lanes 1-4 will be unavailable, Lanes 5-8 are still available for Lap Swim)

  • TBA

Kayak Water Polo - Fridays from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • TBA

Student Recreation Center Aquatics Facility

The UNCW Student Recreation Center Aquatics Facility includes an Indoor Pool, an Outdoor Leisure Pool, and Patio Deck.

The Indoor Pool is an 8-lane, 25 yard multi-functional facility which can offer a wide variety of aquatic exercise and recreational activities.

The Leisure Pool is a seasonal facility (April through September) that is in the shape of the Seahawk. It is a leisure pool equipped with built in benches and bubble jets. Included on the patio deck is plenty of furniture for lounging, ideal for a quick break between classes!

Lap and Recreational Swimming Schedule

The Indoor Pool offers lap swimming and recreational swimming hours throughout each day. Please see below for lap and recreational swimming descriptions.

Lap Swimming Hours - During Lap Swim hours, all 8 lanes will be utilized for traditional fitness swimming, including the shallow area.

Lap Swimming and Recreational Swimming Hours - During Lap and Recreational Swimming hours, 6 lanes will remain in the pool to be utilized for traditional fitness swimming. The rest of the pool can be utilized for open, informal recreational swimming, including the shallow area where water basketball will be permitted.