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

View our Hours of Operation page for complete information. UC Pool 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.

Join the email list for advanced notice of UC Pool special events, closures, and other information.

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Admission and Memberships

Entrance to the UC Pool is free for current students, faculty, and staff with a valid 'Cane Card.

Alumni, dependents* of faculty/staff, and community members are eligible to use the UC Pool by purchasing a monthly membership or with a daily guest pass purchased by a current student or UC Pool member. Guest passes cost $8 per guest per day.

Membership Information

You can purchase a membership at any point during a month, and it will be valid through the 15th of the following month. To renew your membership, please call 305-284-5625 between the 1st and 15th of each month or visit the UC Pool front desk. All non-renewed memberships will expire on the 15th of each month. Members may cancel their membership at any time, however, all payments are final. Therefore, once a payment is made, refunds will not be issued for that month. 

  • Alumni Membership: $35 per month
  • Faculty/Staff Dependent Membership: $35 per month
  • Community Member Monthly Membership: $40 per month

University alumni must have a valid Alumni 'Cane Card and faculty/staff dependents must have a valid Dependent 'Cane Card in order to purchase a membership at the discounted rate and to enter the facility. Community members must present their membership card upon entry.

The UC Pool Front Desk has officially gone paperless which means that all payments must be made in the form of credit or debit card. Payments in the form of cash and check are no longer accepted under any circumstances.

*Note: Guests who are 13 years of age and older are required to purchase a guest pass or be a member. Those 12 years old and under are permitted to use the UC Pool for free, provided that they are joined by a parent/guardian who is a student who current UC Pool member.

Additional Information

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  • UC Pool Policies

    Lifeguard must be on surveillance duty on deck to use the pool

    No talking or distracting lifeguards on duty
    For all questions and concerns, please ask the front desk attendant or lifeguard inside the office.

    No running, pushing, or other dangerous actions on the pool deck

    No rollerblades, skateboards, or bicycles are allowed on the deck

    No profanity or vulgar actions

    Music from personal devices will be permitted only with headphones

    Only service animals may enter the deck but must be leashed and shall not enter the water
    Management may ask what service the animal provides prior to entrance into the pool area

    Appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times. Management reserves the right to ask patrons to change attire or leave the pool area if attire is deemed inappropriate
    Proper swim attire is defined as clothing that is designed for use in the water; specific items are listed below for reference. In addition, all swimwear must not indecently expose parts of the body, be transparent, or display obscene or offensive pictures and slogans. This list is not exhaustive, and management reserves the right to determine if swimwear is appropriate.

    Not Allowed:

    • Cotton material
    • Bathing suits that do not have proper coverage
    • Undergarments
    • Jeans and clothing with grommets


    No glass containers on the pool deck

    Do not swallow the pool water

    Shower before entering

    No food or beverage in the pool with the exception of water

    Small snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in a sealable container are permitted on the pool deck

    Diving is only permitted in the designated area

    No flips of any kind are allowed off the edge of the pool

    Do not sit, pull, or hang on the lane lines

    Any child under the age of 13 may not swim without adult supervision

    Children who are not potty trained must wear disposable swim diapers

    Patrons with open wounds, sores, or evidence of infectious diseases shall not enter the pool regardless if there is a dressing or band-aid covering said wound.

    The University Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items

    Management has the right to close the facility for safety reasons
    Management may close the pool for reasons such as but are not limited to lightning, lack of chlorine in water, accidental fecal matter release, etc.

    Diving Board Rules

    No more than one person on the diving board at a time

    No more than one bounce on the diving board

    No backflips or “trick dives” off the diving board

    No goggles or masks on the diving board

    No swimming under the diving board

    No diving from the side of the board

    Swim immediately to the side of the pool after diving

  • 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 provides 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]

    Filming and Photography Rates

    Requests to reserve the UC Pool for filming or photography must be made at least one month in advance. Additionally, full payment is due two weeks prior to the first date of the reservation.

    • 4 hours: $3,000
    • 8 hours: $5,000 (+$1,000 for each additional hour)

    Other fees may apply at the discretion of the Aquatics Manager and the SCC Reservations office based on staff and equipment needs. For more information or to place a request, visit the reservations page or email cxe353@miami.edu

  • 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

    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

Camila P. Espinoza



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