Pool Rules

Cal Rec Policies

Golden Bear Pool

The Golden Bear Rec Center pool has six 25 yard lanes. The rec pool is located on Sports Lane adjacent to the campus intercollegiate gymnastics building overlooking the bay. Golden Bear pool is home to the Aquatics Masters Swim Team.

Safety
Swim Attire
Swim Etiquette
Lifeguards

 

Hearst Pool

The marble pool and intricate decking make Hearst pool an architectural landmark. The thirty three and one-third foot, four lane pool is available to campus and community adult rec swimmers year around. This pool is utilized by physical education classes during the academic year as well.

Safety
Swim Attire
Swim Etiquette
Lifeguards

 

Strawberry Canyon Pool

The natural beauty of the canyon provides a picturesque setting for the two pools, Bay Region style clubhouse, and team building ropes course. The recreational design of the Lucie Stern Pool easily accommodates recreational play and lap swim. The four lap lanes can be configured to 33 1/3 yards or 20 – 25 yards (variable with each lane) depending on the swimming season.

Safety
Swim Attire
Children and Swim Toys
Lifeguards

 

Spieker Aquatic Complex

The Spieker Aquatic Complex houses a fifty meter swimming pool, sun decks and bleachers. It is shared by the intercollegiate aquatic teams: men’s and women’s waterpolo, swimming and diving, and rec swimmers on campus. Rec swimmers must be 16 years or older to swim in Spieker pool.

Safety
Swim Attire
Swim Etiquette
Lifeguards

*Please note: Lifeguards have TOTAL authority over those using any pool and pool area and may enforce rules as situations warrant