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.



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




AquaClimb 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


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.


Swim for the Gold

Swimming Incentive Program, if you can swim the following distances you will earn a promotional item from Campus Recreation. (Each level is a different promotional item)  Begins 08/24/15 and ends on 12/18/15.

Gold = 2,000 laps 

Silver = 1500 laps

Bronze  = 1000 laps


Family Swim (Free)

Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Summer Semester)    

1:00-3:00 p.m. (Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • 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)
    • 5:30-9:00 a.m.  |  4 lanes will be open, and AquaClimb use available upon request
      • 9:00 am - 11:00 am  (Saturday) 4 lanes will be open, and Aquaclimb available upon request
  • Lunch Hours
    • 11:00-1:00 p.m.  |  4 lanes will be open
  • Evening Hours
    • 3:00-9:00 p.m.  |  4 lanes will be open (Monday-Thursday))
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m.  |  Tuesday/Thursday - Aqua Dance class, 2 lanes will be open for lap swim
    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm (Saturday) 
    • 3:00 -7:00 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
Student - $25
Member - $30
Non-Member - $35

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

Courses will consist of eight 45-minute lessons, available on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 am -8:00 am.  Call Nick Knowles, Director of  Facilities, Aquatics and Sport Clubs, at (309) 298-1228, Ext. 237, to register. Online registration coming soon. To register today, our Swim Lesson Registration Form is now available. Simply return it to the Campus Recreation Office when completed.   

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

Coming in Spring of 2016 ... "The Leatherneck Swim League" & "Dive in Movie"


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