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About Aquatics

UREC Indoor Pool Photo

Aquatic Facilities

UREC Pools

Both UREC Pools, the indoor pool and outdoor pool, are filled with unique features to accommodate all users!

Features in the indoor pool include a maximum depth of 5 feet, 4 lap lanes, 2 underwater half basketball courts, vortex features to swim against the current, and zero-entry ramp to provide easy entry for our pool access chair. The outdoor pool has a leisure space with in-water lounge chairs as well as space to play a friendly game of pool volleyball. 

Did you know the sunscreen dispensers on the outdoor pool deck were made possible by Students Against Melanoma, a student organization here at UNC Charlotte? Here is more information!

The Roy R. Fielding Aquatic Center

The Roy R. Fielding Aquatic Center in Belk Gym includes the pool, which measures 25-meters by 25-yards with the deepest part being 13 feet deep, and is home to club sports practice, such as Swim Club and Water Polo Club. Special programming and events are offered in this pool on select days and times.

Fielding was a fixture at UNC Charlotte from 1977 through his retirement, serving as lecturer, aquatics director and senior lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology. 

Program Offerings  

Open Swim

Come during any time of the day to either the UREC indoor pool (open year round) or the outdoor pool (March-October) to swim laps or just have fun. Kickboards, fins, and buoys are available for use. We also provide towels and goggles for rent. 

Log Roll

RETURNING SOON! This event typically occurs Monday nights in the UREC indoor pool from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Drop in for a little friendly competition. Prizes are awarded each month for the best times in the different categories (Mens - Beginner; Men’s - Advanced; Women’s - Beginner; Women’s - Advanced).