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Aquatics at the Recreation Center take place in our outdoor, Olympic-size swimming pool. The pool is heated and is open year-round. The pool is always open for lap swimming during open facility hours; however, it closes 30 minutes prior to the facility. We also offer a variety of year-round and seasonal programs.

Children under 16 must be accompanied AND supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.

The pool always closes 30 minutes prior to the facility.
Monday—Friday: 5:30am—9:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am—7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am—7:30pm

Monday—Friday: 12:00pm—8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am—7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am—7:30pm

When the weather is consistently warmer, the blankets are removed and SUMMER HOURS are in effect.
During SUMMER HOURS, families with children may swim during posted hours only.
SUMMER HOURS are typically from March to November, depending on the weather.

When the weather gets consistently cooler, blankets are installed and WINTER HOURS are in effect.
During WINTER HOURS, no one under 16 is allowed in the pool or on the pool deck area.
WINTER HOURS are usually November to March.

Swim Lessons

Private or semi-private swim lessons are available during the summer for children (must be at least 4 years old and potty-trained) or adults.  Lessons are designed for all levels!  From basic skills + water safety to transitioning to defined strokes or advanced stroke refinement.  Participants do not need to be current members of the Recreation Center, but must meet eligibility requirements  Lessons are open to all Texas Medical Center faculty, staff, residents, students and families and UT System alumni.

Note: We are no longer offering group swim lessons.

Employment Opportunities

Each summer we hire Swim Instructors and Pool Attendants.  Individuals may be employed both a Swim Instructor and Pool Attendant or assigned to just one position.  Employment is for late May through August and we begin accepting applications in March. Ideal position for teachers, college students and high school students with an aquatic background.  To teach group swim lessons, employees must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate.  Those ages 16-17 may be employed as Pool Attendants or Assistant Swim Instructors, when needed.

Water Polo

Underwater Hockey

Seasonal Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:15-9:15pm

If interested, please contact:
Rick Church at or Nicole VanHood at

Underwater Hockey has no employment affiliation with UTHealth.



Sarah Galecki
Recreational + Intramural Program Manager
Offfice: 713.500.8422


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Auxiliary Enterprises is a division within University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston comprised of all its business entities. This family of fifteen-plus divisions plays a vital role providing a wide variety of essential services and support to UTHealth students, faculty and staff and often the Texas Medical Center community. These departments offer extremely competitive pricing and value added services.


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