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Aquatics

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.

Fall & Spring Hours

  Lap/Open Swim H2O Challenge* Family Swim
Monday 5:30-9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 3:00-9:00 p.m.    
Tuesday 5:30-9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 3:00-9:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m.  
Wednesday 5:30-9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 3:00-9:00 p.m.    
Thursday 5:30-9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 3:00-9:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m.  
Friday 5:30-9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 3:00-7:00 p.m.    
Saturday 9:00-11:00 a.m.; 1:00-5:00 p.m.    
Sunday 3:00-7:00 p.m.   1:00-3:00 p.m.

*H2O Challenge classes take precedence over Lap/Open Swim

Features

Pool

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

 

 

 AquaClimb Poolside Climbing Wall

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

 

 

Sauna

  • 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.

 

Sauna

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Tub

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


 

Water Fitness Equipment

Programs

Mile High Club

  • Scale the AquaClimb 330 times and you will have climbed a total of ONE MILE!
  • Climb as many times as you want each day
  • Your climbs carry over semester to semester so you won't lose your total
  • Sign up and record your climbs with the lifeguard on duty

If there are accommodations we can provide to facilitate your full participation in this program/event, contact the Campus Recreation Office at (309) 298-1228.
Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Family Swim (Free)

Sundays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Students and University employees are invited to bring their immediate families and must be present during Family Swim.
  • A Spencer SRC 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

  • Morning Hours
    • 5:30-7:45 a.m.  |  4 lanes will be open, and AquaClimb use available upon request
  • Lunch Hours
    • 11:00-1:00 p.m.  |  4 lanes will be open
  • Evening Hours
    • 3:00-5:00 p.m.  |  4 lanes will be open
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m.  |   H20 Challenge class, 2 lanes will be open for lap swim
    • 6:00-9:00 p.m.  |   2 lanes with be open

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.
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Contact Info

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

Email: C-Recreation@wiu.edu
Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224