Campus Recreation



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.

Aquatics Center


Aquatic Center Hours

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

FALL 2016 HOURS  (print)

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




  • 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

  • Our NEWEST feature!
  • Climb heights almost 16 feet above the water!
  • Enjoy the plunge into the deep end of the pool!





  • 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

  • Relax or Rehab in our Hot 
  • ADA Lift accessible
  • Maximum Capacity: 8 people
  • Average Temperature: 103° F


Water Fitness Equipment



Family Swim (Free)


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 am - 1 pm  |  4 lanes will be open
  • Evening Hours
    • 3 pm -9 pm  |  4 lanes will be open (Monday-Thursday)
    • 5 pm - 6 pm  |  Tuesday/Thursday - Aqua Dance class, 2 lanes will be open for lap swim
    • 1 pm - 5 pm (Saturday) 
    • 3 pm - 7 pm (Friday, Sunday)  4 lanes will be open

NEW! Adult Swim Lessons

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

Group 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  pm - 8 pm starting on October 2.

Gold Session:   Wednesday evenings from 9 pm- 10 pm starting on October 5.

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


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

Courses will consist of eight 45-minute lessons.   Call Nick Knowles, Director of  Facilities, Aquatics and Sport Clubs, at (309) 298-1228, Ext. 237, to register.  To register today, our Swim Lesson Registration Form is now available. Simply return it to the Campus Recreation Office when completed.

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

1) WIU students

2) WIU faculty & staff

3) Retired WIU faculty staff or spouses  

If interested in applying for the Adam Fox Adult Swim Lessons Grant , click here for additional information.



Private Rentals

      • Pool rentals are available throughout the semester, pending approval.
      • Fees are associated with the rental of the Aquatics Center and lifeguards.
      • Requests for the Aquatics Center may be made by filling out a Campus Recreation Facility Request Form at least 72 hours prior to the requested time



Free Personal Training or Adult Swim Lessons - Apply Here

Contact Info

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

Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224