Hearst Gym has three pools, one of which (the North Pool) is open for lap swimming. The two smaller pools (the East and West Pools) are open for instructional classes only.
To ensure the safety of our patrons, swimmers will now be required to circle swim at all of our lap pools.
- North Pool: 4 Lanes, 33 1/3 yard length, 81-82 F temp.
- East Pool: 2 Lanes, 20 yard length, 81-82 F temp.
- West Pool: 2 Lanes, 20 yard length, 81-82 F temp.
Amenities include locker rooms, hot showers, day locks, swim suit spinners, kickboards, pool lift, wheelchair access, and towel service.
The Hearst pools are in Hearst Gym, which is located on the south side of campus on Bancroft Way at Bowditch Street, just across from the University Art Museum.
To access the Hearst pools, present a current Cal Rec Club membership card or Day Pass (available for purchase at the Recreational Sports Facility) to the Hearst Service Center attendant in exchange for a swim tag.
Street parking and local paid lots are both available along Bancroft Way.
There is a pool lift for those needing assistance getting into pool. To access the locker room and pools, enter from the east door and proceed down the main corridor. The locker rooms and service center are located on the main level. The main swimming pool is located on the second level. The elevator is located near the service counter.
Day Passes to Hearst pool are available for $12, but must be purchased at the RSF at 2301 Bancroft Way.