UC Pool

The Whitten University Center (UC) Swimming Pool is an Olympic-sized outdoor pool located beside the Lakeside Patio. The temperature is kept at 83 degrees with +/- 2 degrees of variance, it is chilled during the summer and heated in the winter. The UC Pool offers short-course lap lanes, a low-board diving area, and of course a great deck for sunning, studying, or listening to music while enjoying the beautiful weather.

UC Pool Hours

Hours are subject to change as a result of swim meets or special events. A sign will be posted at least 48-hours in advance if hours will be affected.

Monday-Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 5:00pm

University Breaks & Holidays:

Noon – 5:00pm

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Admission is by 'Cane Card access only:

Entrance is limited to current students, faculty, and staff free of charge. A valid ’Cane Card is required for entry.

Additional Information

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  • COVID-19 Patron Policies

    To reserve a lap lane or a lounger up to 48 hours in advance, call 305-284-5625 during operating hours.

    • A mask must be worn at all times unless actively lap swimming.
    • A towel is required to enter the facility. Before using, place the towel on the chair/lounger so that it is covered.
    • Entrance is limited to current students, faculty, and staff.
    • Locker rooms are off-limits except for using the restroom:
      • No showering
      • Limit Changing
      • Lockers are off-limits
      • 2 patrons at a time in the locker room
    • Do not move loungers
    • If you are getting in the pool to cool off, you must do so in the diving well or in an empty lap lane on the rec side.
    • When lap swimming:
      • Use the chair at the end of the lane for your belongings instead of a lounger
      • Use the lanes on the rec side of the pool. If they are all being used, you may use the lap lanes in the competition side of the pool.
    • Between 1:30-5:00pm, the competition (south) side of the pool will be off-limits and loungers will be cleared for UM Athletics swim practice.

  • Pool Reservations

    Interested in hosting an event at the UC Pool? COVID-19 policies and procedures for event reservations

    Request a Space

    Reservation Rates

    The pdf below is a breakdown of pricing based on the category of user (i.e. student organization, campus department, community organization). The Aquatics Manager will determine the number of lifeguards required; the chart provides the average numbers. 

    Reservation Rates[PDF]

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

    Interested in becoming a lifeguard? The University Center Pool offers American Red Cross Deep-water lifeguard certification right on the Coral Gables campus.


    Learn More

  • Recreation and Leisure

    Aquatics Club Sports at the UC Pool

    • Club Swimming
    • Tri-Canes
    • Scuba Club
    • Club Water Polo

    Click here for more information about the UM Club Sports Program

    General UC Pool Events, Recreation, and Leisure

    At this time, the UC Pool does not have any recreational events occurring on a weekly basis due to COVID-19 but check back in the Fall of 2021 as we are looking forward to some new and exciting recreational activities to bring to the UC Pool each week, designed for our students, faculty, and staff.

    In the meantime, enjoy soaking up the sun in one of our physically distanced loungers or take a dip in the pool and make the most of the beautiful Miami weather!

  • Additional Programs

    Hurricane Aquatics - Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19

    The Hurricane Aquatics program offers anyone an opportunity to be trained by professional coaches. Learn-to-Swim, Master's Swimming, and age-grouped Diving programs all draw hundreds of people a year to the pool.

    For more information on these specialized programs call (305) 284-4713.

    Miami Hurricanes Swimming & Diving

    The UC Pool is the competition training facility for the Miami Hurricanes Swimming & Diving program. The Miami Hurricanes swimming & diving program has been a force in national and international waters for longer than a half-century. Miami has totaled 34 Olympians as a program: four women’s swimmers, nine men’s divers, nine women’s divers and 12 men’s swimmers.

    For the competition schedule, visit www.miamihurricanes.com.

Contact Information

Pool Desk: (305) 284-5625

Email: UCpoolreservations@miami.edu

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