Sunday, December 21, 2014
College Park, MD (Fair / 30.0 F)
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ATTENTION
The temperature in the Instructional Pool is cooler than normal.  We are working on the issue and will update as more relevant information comes available. The pool remains open.

 

FACILITY HOURS DURING FINALS AND COMMENCEMENT
(facilities not listed are closed)

Saturday, December 20

ERC 8am-8pm

Sunday, December 21
ERC 10am-8pm

Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23
ERC 6am-6pm

Wednesday, December 24
SPH0101 6am-1pm; ERC IS CLOSED

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURE
ALL CRS FACILITIES ARE CLOSED BEGINNING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25 THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 4.

WINTER HOURS BEGIN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 5.

 

REC-CHECK

CALL 301.314.5454 for the latest facility hours and closures.

Rental Contact

Please direct all facility rental questions to crsreservations@umd.edu or (301) 226-4404.  All formal requests should be submitted using Virtual EMS.

Virtual EMS - Facility Reservation Request

Natatorium

University of Maryland's state-of-art Natatorium

Located in the Eppley Recreation Center, the Natatorium features a instructional pool, a competition pool, diving boards, a steam-room and a sauna.

The instructional pool is a 25yd x 25yd pool with a zero-grade handicap ramp. The depths range from 3 to 4 1/2 ft. Temperature is maintained between 85 and 86 degrees, except during events.

The competition pool is a 50m x 25yd all deep-water pool. This pool also has two 1m diving boards and two 3m diving boards. The depths range from 8 feet to 13 1/2 feet. Temperature is maintained between 78-80 degrees year round.

The Natatorium is home to UMAC, University of Maryland Aquatic Club.


Outdoor Aquatic Center

The OAC is located adjacent to the ERC.

The Outdoor Aquatic Center features a recreational pool, a splash pool, vast deck space with deck and lounge chairs, and women's and men's locker rooms. The recreational pool dimensions are 25yd x 25m and ranges in depth from 3 1/2 to 13ft. This pool also has one 1m diving board. The splash pool is 40ft in diameter and goes from 1 to 2 1/2 ft deep. Its outstanding feature is a cascading mushroom fountain at the center.

OAC Hours of Operation
CLOSED until the end of April (Maryland Day)

Summer Semester
Sunday-Saturday 11a-8p

Outdoor Aquatic Center Weather Policies

The Outdoor Aquatic Center will open if the air temperature is forecasted to be 65 degrees or higher for the day.
The Weather Channel (www.weather.com) will be used for determining forecast and temperature.
Pools will close for 30 minutes and reopen 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.  Pools will be cleared and patrons can remain on deck.
Pools will close for 30 minutes and reopen 30 minutes after last bolt of lightning. All staff and patrons should exit the deck and seek shelter in the OAC locker rooms or the ERC. DO NOT USE THE SHOWERS!
Pools will remain open as long as main drains are visible from lifeguard stand
After hearing the tornado sirens, quickly evacuate to the ERC basement (by Equipment Issue). Patrons are strongly encouraged to go inside the ERC but are not required and may leave on their own recognizance.