Campus Recreation


The Aquatics Center is a fully accessible facility staffed with friendly, professional lifeguards who ensure a safe and positive aquatic environment. We are open in the early morning, at noon, and in the late afternoon/early evening for your convenience. The facility includes a 25-yard pool, an 8-person hot tub, a sauna, and adjacent locker rooms. Informal recreation activities such as water basketball, open swimming, aqua classes, and lap swimming are offered. The Aquatics Center provides a variety of water fitness equipment and is ADA compliant.

Aquatics Center


Aquatic Center Hours

This schedule does not reflect breaks, holidays or finals week.

SUMMER SCHEDULE - Summer 2016 (print)

Group Fitness Schedule Summer 2016 (July-Aug 19)


Party at the Pool

Planning something special? Host your event in the Aquatics Center at the Rec Center! Call Nick Knowles, 309-298-1228 ext 237, for details and to book your party!

Contact Nick Knowles at 309-298-1228 for pool party details




  • 25 yards longPool
  • 6 Lanes wide
  • ADA Lift Accessible
  • Average Temperature: 80 - 82° F
  • 4 feet to 12 feet deep




Aqua Climb Poolside Climbing Wall

  • Our NEWEST feature!
  • Climb heights almost 16 feet above the water!
  • Enjoy the plunge into the deep end of the pool!





  • Open as long as the Aquatics Center is open.
  • Add small amounts of water to reach your desired temperature.
  • Maximum capacity: 16 people
  • Long sleeves or pants are not allowed.





Hot Tub

  • Relax or Rehab in our Hot 
  • ADA Lift accessible
  • Maximum Capacity: 8 people
  • Average Temperature: 103° F


Water Fitness Equipment



Family Swim (Free)


Fall & Spring Semesters: 1 pm - 3 pm
Summer Term: 11 am - 1 pm

  • Students and University employees are invited to bring their immediate families and must be present during Family Swim.
  • A Spencer Student Recreation Center membership is not required; however, a signed waiver with the WIU affiliate and their valid WIU ID is needed.
  • Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at all times and must also remain one arm's distance from their child and in the water at all times.
  • Immediate family members who are under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign a Family Swim Waiver . No exceptions.
  • No one under the age of 16 is allowed to use the whirlpool or sauna. No exceptions.
  • Please note the schedule does not reflect breaks, holidays, or finals week. 

Lap/ Open Swim (Fall Hours)

  • Morning Hours (Monday- Friday)
    • 5:30 am - 9 am  |  4 lanes will be open, and AquaClimb use available upon request
      • 9 am - 11 am  (Saturday) 4 lanes will be open, and Aquaclimb available upon request
  • Lunch Hours
    • 11 am - 1 pm  |  4 lanes will be open
  • Evening Hours
    • 3 pm -9 pm  |  4 lanes will be open (Monday-Thursday)
    • 5 pm - 6 pm  |  Tuesday/Thursday - Aqua Dance class, 2 lanes will be open for lap swim
    • 1 pm - 5 pm (Saturday) 
    • 3 pm - 7 pm (Friday, Sunday)  4 lanes will be open

NEW! Adult Swim Lessons

    • American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor
      Learning the Basics or Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes

Group Prices  (space & dates are limited)
Student - $30
Member - $30

Private Prices
Student - $100
Member - $110
Non-Member - $125

Courses will consist of eight 45-minute lessons.   Call Nick Knowles, Director of  Facilities, Aquatics and Sport Clubs, at (309) 298-1228, Ext. 237, to register.  To register today, our Swim Lesson Registration Form is now available. Simply return it to the Campus Recreation Office when completed.

Space is limited, priority will be given to the following:  

1) WIU students

2) WIU faculty & staff

3) Retired WIU faculty staff or spouses  

If interested in applying for the Adam Fox Adult Swim Lessons Grant , click here for additional information.

Spring 2016 Group Lessons Classes 

  • Adult Learn to Swim Program on Tuesday/Thursday evenings beginning March 29. (course lasts 5 weeks)
  • The course will have 2 classes:
    • Purple Class: Tues/Thurs, 8 pm - 9 pm
    • Gold Class:   Tues/Thurs, 9 pm - 10 pm
  • Each class will be capped at 10 participants
  • The cost for the entire course is $30 per person
  • Register for this class in the Campus Recreation Office (payment due upon registration to secure a spot in the class)


Private Rentals

      • Pool rentals are available throughout the semester, pending approval.
      • Fees are associated with the rental of the Aquatics Center and lifeguards.
      • Requests for the Aquatics Center may be made by filling out a Campus Recreation Facility Request Form at least 72 hours prior to the requested time



Free Personal Training or Adult Swim Lessons - Apply Here

Contact Info

Campus Recreation
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, 200A
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224