Pool Hours

ALL SWIMMERS MUST HAVE A POOL TAG AND SHOW IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.
All swimmers must also follow these General Pool Rules.

Adult Open lap swim times are open to Wellness Recreation Members, campus club members and students. No children under the age of 16 are permitted in open lap swimming. Children may use the pools during family swim times. Family Swim is held during the academic year only; please click on the family swim link to view policies and fees.

Please note: Pool hours are subject to change. We try to post changes two weeks in advance, however, due to circumstances outside of our control, sometimes that is not possible. Please check back to this site frequently to view the most up-to-date hours of operation. Hours of operation are also posted outside HNH and Teagle Issue Room windows. Teagle Issue Room number (607) 255-1318. Helen Newman Hall Issue Room number (607) 255-8164.

Special hours will be posted on this Pool Special Hours Page leading up to and after break periods, during summer, and at the end of Fall and Spring semesters:

 

Spring 2019 Regular Hours for Open Lap Swim Hours (starting 1/28)

 

Monday***

Tuesday***

Wednesday

  Thursday

  Friday***

Saturday***

Sunday***

Helen Newman

6-8:45 AM
*9-9:50 AM hydro PT
11 AM-1:30 PM

6-8:45 AM
10-11 AM W only 
11-1:30 PM
10-11:15 PM

7-7:45 AM [3 lanes during Aqua FIT**]
8-8:45 AM
*9-9:50 AM hydro PT
11 AM-1:30 PM
8:30-10:00 PM

6-8:45 AM
10-11 AM W only
11-1:30 PM
10-11:15 PM

7-8:45 AM
*9-9:50 AM hydro PT
11-1:30 PM
2-3:15 PM
5:30-7:00 PM

12:30-1:45 PM W only
2-4:00 PM
4:15-5:15 PM Family Swim

CLOSED

Teagle Large

 9:45-11:15 AM
12:15-1:30 PM

9:45-11:15 AM
12:15-1:30 PM

6-8:30 AM
9:45-11:15 AM
12:15-1:30 PM

9:45-11:15 AM
12:15-1:30 PM

6-8:30 AM
9:45-11:15 AM
12:15-1:30 PM

CLOSED

12-2 PM
2:15-3:15 PM Family Swim

Teagle small
 
[11:30-12:15 PM Aqua Zumba**]
12:15-1:30 PM
12:15-1:30 PM [11:30-12:15 PM Aqua Zumba**]
12:15-1:30 PM
12:15-1:30 PM 12:15-1:30 PM CLOSED 12-2 PM
2:15-3:15 PM Family Swim

 

General Information About The Pools:

  • The big pools (25 yards at HNH and Teagle) are treated with Bromine; the small pool at Teagle (20 yards) is Chlorine.
  • Approximate temperatures in degrees fahrenheit: Teagle large pool 78 degrees; Teagle small pool 80 degrees; Helen Newman Hall pool 82 degrees.
  • Equipment available for use during open lap swim: kick boards and pull buoys.
  • Teagle small pool will be open depending on lifeguard availability (need 2nd guard).

Updates: ***See special hours link above for February Break changes in schedule (2/22-2/26)

* Hydro PT is for differently-abled swimmers, non-traditional lap swimming, and those needing physical therapy pool time. Hydro PT may also be done during any HNH open swim time in lane 6 (3 mesh bags available w/ gear).

** All students get FREE access to the pools during open swim and aqua group fitness classes. Faculty and Staff need a Wellness Recreation Membership or purchase a day/guest pass to swim or attend classes. For more info about CFC group fitness, including up-to-date schedule, please visit: https://recreation.athletics.cornell.edu/fitness-centers/group-fitness-classes

Additional Notes: 

  • "W only" refers to Women Only Open Lap Time
  • Please note change in morning swim locations and times
  • If there are limited lanes during the morning, swimming is limited to experienced swimmers only
  • PLEASE NOTE START TIMES and SEE UPDATED POLICIES for Family Swim

Aquatic Employment Opportunities:

  • Want be part of our student lifeguard team at Cornell? We will be hiring for Spring of 2019 soon, so please fill out and return this Lifeguard Application by 1/17/19. Applicants must be currently certified in lifeguarding (every 2 years) and CPR/AED (every year), and attend Guard Tryouts on Friday, January 18 at the HNH pool (more info will be emailed to those who submit applications). If you are interested in getting certified or renewing expired certs, the YMCA of Ithaca is offering courses: http://www.ithacaymca.com/redcross.html