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The swimming pool features four 20-yard lanes and is furnished with a variety of recreational and aqua workout equipment. Although the pool isn't located in the recreation center, it is a short distance away in the basement of the Edgar Fine Arts building on Upper Iowa University's campus. The pool area is secluded and has locker rooms available.

The pool is available for a number of activities for customers and students. Whether it's water aerobics, private swimming lessons, lifeguard training, or even pool parties, the UIU aquatic center can meet your needs.

Pool Hours

Sundays: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Mondays: 6:00 am – 8:00 am/ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesdays: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:00am – 8:00am/ 1:00pm – 3:00pm/ 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursdays: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Fridays: 6:00am – 8:00am









Water Aerobics Fitness Class



Water Aerobics Fitness Class



Water Aerobics Fitness Class



Private Swimming Lessons (Available from September to May)

Our experienced swim instructors can cater to the individual needs of a swimmer in a fun and safe environment in a private lessons. These lessons are a great option for accelerated learning, working around a tight schedule, or as an alternative to our group classes which can fill up fast. To arrange a private lesson, call the UIU Recreation Center for more details at 563.425.5669. Lessons are not available during the summer months. Private lessons fill quickly and students may be placed on a waiting list until instructors are available. 

Each session is 30 minutes

  • 1 session: $15/child
  • 10 sessions: $80/child

Private swimming lesson registration form >

Water Aerobics

Whether you are looking to kick-start your fitness journey, increase flexibility and joint mobility, lose weight, or just have some fun, water aerobics is ideal for all fitness levels, non-swimmers included. Working out in the pool is an excellent non-impact way to build strength, reduce body fat, and increase flexibility while not putting any stress on joints. Instructors lead small groups that focus on both cardiovascular and strength benefits. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants per class. To register contact the UIU Recreation Center at 563.425.5669.

  • Term (7 weeks): $32 for members and $52 for nonmembers
  • Semester (14 weeks): $58 for members and $98 for nonmembers

Pool Parties

The UIU aquatic center is the perfect environment for all ages to enjoy a fun and safe party. Our staff will assist you in all aspects of your party, from set up to take down. Whether it's a birthday party, office party, or just an excuse to have a good time, the UIU rec center can help to meet your needs. Planning your party is easy. Fill out an application (online or visit the UIU Rec Center). You will be contacted within 72 business hours with confirmation and more details. If the date or time is not available, we will provide alternatives that will hopefully work for you.

  • 1 hour pool rental and lifeguard staff: $75
  • 2 hour pool rental and lifeguard staff: $140

Please complete the following rental agreement. We also have forms available at the UIU Recreation Center.