The University Aquatic Center features a 50-meter competition pool and adjacent diving well, both of which are accessed by athletes and recreational swimmers alike. Other aquatic facilities managed by Rec Sports are the St. Paul Gymnasium Pool and the Cooke Hall Pools. These four aquatic facilities serve the entire University of Minnesota community through their high quality events, programming, and open recreational opportunities.
Open Recreation Lap Swim
Open recreation lap swimming is offered daily on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
Learn to Swim
The Learn to Swim program focuses on water safety and fun for all ages. Participants learn a solid foundation of swimming skills and build upon them throughout the program.
Water aerobics offers the essentials of cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and flexibility in a warm water environment. Instructors utilize an assortment of equipment and techniques to accommodate all ability levels. No swimming experience is needed.
Twin Cities Swim Team (TWIN)
TWIN provides a comprehensive competitive swim program from the developmental through Masters swimming levels. TWIN uses the sport of swimming to teach the importance of hard work, dedication, team building, and individual improvement to maximize the potential of each member.
St. Paul Pools
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The Tri-U-Mah! Indoor Triathlon will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014. It consists of 30 minute swimming, biking, and running sections. Participants will have 30 minutes to complete each individual section. Where does the event take place? The 2014 Tri-U-Mah! Indoor Triathlon will take place in the University Aquatic Center (Dorothy L. Shepard Natatorium) and the University Recreation Center. These facilities are connected, so participants will cross into the University Recreation Center to reach the next section of the triathlon. For directions and parking information, visit the Aquatic Events page. How are heats scheduled? Heats will consist of 20 participants. Each heat will have 10 minutes of transition time from the swim/bike sections and 5 minutes of transition time from the bike/run sections. For more information, visit the Tri-U-Mah page.