Aquatics



The Wade King Student Recreation Center features a 25 yard, six lane pool with activity area as well as a relaxing 32-person spa.  The pool temperature is set at 81°F and the spa temperature at 101°F.

Equipment available for member use includes: towels, kickboards, pull buoys, water aerobics belts and dumbbells, noodles, lifejackets, inner tubes, etc.

Goggles are available for purchase at the Equipment Desk.


Operating Hours

While classes are in session, the pool opens 30 minutes after the building opens and closes one hour before the building closes. At least two lanes will be open for lap swim at all times.

Fall Quarter (beginning September 24) pool hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm
  • Friday: 6:30am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11 Only: 8:30am - 7:00pm

For intersession, holiday and summer pool hours, as well as days that the facility and pool are closed, please see our Facility Schedule Page.


Activity Schedule

A minimum of two lanes will be available for lap swim whenever the pool is open, depending on scheduled activities.

For a detailed listing of pool activities throughout the day please see our Fall Quarter Pool Schedule.

Note: Beginning September 8 and continuing through Fall and Winter Quarters, from 2:45pm-5:00pm on Monday through Friday, the Bellingham School District swim teams will use four lap lanes.  Two lap lanes will remain open for Student Recreation Center members.


Swim Lessons

We are pleased to offer youth swim lessons throughout the year, as well as adult swim lessons during the academic year. For more information, including lesson schedules and registration forms, click the following link:

Please note that availability is limited and classes fill up quickly. Your spot in a class is not reserved until both the registration form and payment are received.


Pool Rentals

The Student Recreation Center swimming pool is available for rentals by university and outside groups during limited times throughout the year.

Please visit our Youth Programs page or call Audrey Andersen at (360) 650-4310 for more information about reserving the pool for your group.

Page Updated 11.07.2014