Campus Recreation

Aquatics Center

Aquatics Center

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.

Dress Code

  • Swim trunks or swimsuits are required for swimming.
  • Non-swimming attire is allowable only in the sauna.
  • No sweatshirts, sweatpants or hats.
  • Leggings must be rolled up to calf length.


  • 25 yards longPool
  • 6 lanes wide
  • ADA lift accessible
  • Average temperature: 80-82° F
  • 4 feet to 12 feet deep
AquaClimb - Poolside Climbing Wall
Aqua Climb Wall
  • Climb heights almost 16 feet above the water
  • Plunge into the deep end of the pool
Hot Tub
  • Relax or rehab in our hot yub
  • ADA lift accessible
  • Maximum capacity: 8 people
  • Average temperature: 103° F

Water Fitness Equipment


Family Swim - Sundays 1:00-3:00pm

Email Brian Thomas at for more information about family swim!

  • Students and University employees are invited to bring their immediate families (spouses and children)
  • The WIU affiliate must be present during Family Swim
  • 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 also must remain one arm's distance from their child in the water at all times
  • Immediate family members 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
  • Schedule does not reflect breaks, holidays, or finals week (see for current center hours)
Lap/Open Swim Hours 

Monday & Thursday: 7:00-9:00am, 11:00-1:00pm, 3:00-7:30pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:00-9:00am, 11:00-1:00pm, 3:00-9:00pm

Friday: 7:00-9:00am, 11:00-1:00pm, 3:00-7:00pm

Saturday: 9:00-11:00am, 1:00-5:00pm

Sunday: 1:00-7:00pm


Private Rentals

  • Pool rentals available throughout the semester, pending approval
  • Fees 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 which can be found at Campus Scheduling and must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the requested time

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