Campus Recreation

Aquatics

Aquatics Center

The Aquatics Center is a fully accessible facility staffed with friendly, professional lifeguards who ensure a safe and positive aquatic environment. We are open in the early morning, at noon, and in the late afternoon/early evening for your convenience. The facility includes a 25-yard pool, an 8-person hot tub, a sauna, and adjacent locker rooms. Informal recreation activities such as water basketball, open swimming, aqua classes, and lap swimming are offered. The Aquatics Center provides a variety of water fitness equipment and is ADA compliant.

Aquatic Center Hours

This schedule does not reflect breaks, holidays or finals week.

FALL 2016 HOURS
WIU Campus Recreation Fall 2016 Hours

Party at the Pool

Planning something special? Host your event in the Aquatics Center at the Rec Center! Call Nick Knowles, 309-298-1228 ext 237, for details and to book your party!

Contact Nick Knowles at 309-298-1228 for pool party details

Features

Pool
  • 25 yards longPool
  • 6 Lanes wide
  • ADA Lift Accessible
  • Average Temperature: 80 - 82° F
  • 4 feet to 12 feet deep
Aqua Climb - Poolside Climbing Wall
AquaClimb
  • Our NEWEST feature!
  • Climb heights almost 16 feet above the water!
  • Enjoy the plunge into the deep end of the pool!
Sauna
Sauna
  • Open as long as the Aquatics Center is open.
  • Add small amounts of water to reach your desired temperature.
  • Maximum capacity: 16 people
  • Long sleeves or pants are not allowed.
Hot Tub
HotTub
  • Relax or Rehab in our Hot Tub!
  • ADA Lift accessible
  • Maximum Capacity: 8 people
  • Average Temperature: 103° F

Water Fitness Equipment

Programs

Family Swim(Free)
Sundays

Fall & Spring Semesters: 1 pm - 3 pm

Summer Term: 11 am - 1 pm

  • Students and University employees are invited to bring their immediate families and must be present during Family Swim.
  • A Spencer Student Recreation Center membership is not required; however, a signed waiver with the WIU affiliate and their valid WIU ID is needed.
  • Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at all times and must also remain one arm's distance from their child and in the water at all times.
  • Immediate family members who are under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign a Family Swim Waiver. No exceptions.
  • No one under the age of 16 is allowed to use the whirlpool or sauna. No exceptions.
  • Please note the schedule does not reflect breaks, holidays, or finals week.
Lap/ Open Swim (Fall Hours)
  • Morning Hours (Monday- Friday)
    • 5:30 am - 9 am  |  4 lanes will be open, and AquaClimb use available upon request
    • 9 am - 11 am  (Saturday) 4 lanes will be open, and Aquaclimb available upon request
  • Lunch Hours
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 PM | 4:00 PM lanes will be open
  • Evening Hours
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM | 4 lanes will be open (Monday-Thursday)
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday/Thursday - Aqua Dance class, 2 lanes will be open for lap swim
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Saturday)
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Friday, Sunday) 4 lanes will be open
Group Lessons
NEW! Adult Swim Lessons

American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor - Learning the Basics or Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes

Group Lessons Prices
  • Student - $30
  • Member - $30
Fall 2016 Group Classes are as follows: (each class is limited to 5 participants and last 6 weeks)
  • Purple Session
    • Sunday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Starting on October 2
  • Gold Session
    • Wednesday evenings from 9:00 PM- 10:00 PM
    • Starting on October 5
Group Lessons Registration

Registration can be done in the Campus Recreation Office. Payment is due upon registration to secure a spot in the class.

Private Lessons
Private Lessons Prices
  • Student - $100
  • Member - $110
  • Non-Member - $125

Courses will consist of eight 45-minute lessons.

Private Lessons Registration

Call:

Nick Knowles
Director of Facilities, Aquatics and Sport Clubs
(309) 298-1228, Ext. 237

or fill out the following Swim Lesson Registration Form and return it to the Campus Recreation Office.

Space is limited, priority will be given to the following:

  1. WIU students
  2. WIU faculty & staff
  3. Retired WIU faculty staff or spouses
Private Lessons Grants
Private Rentals

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Contact Info

Campus Recreation
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, 200A
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: C-Recreation@wiu.edu
Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224