Starting January 6th, the Avery Rec Pool at the AOERC will no longer be keeping ID cards to check out equipment. You may still bring your ID card so we can scan it. This will make the equipment checkout process faster. If you don’t have your ID card, you will still be able to check out equipment, however, it will take longer.

Stanford Aquatics

Recreational aquatics provides a safe and inclusive environment for all, and we promote private swim lessons, recreation classes, special events, open rec swim, as well as job opportunities.

Rec Swim is offered at two outdoor locations on the Stanford campus; the Avery Aquatic Center and Avery Recreation Pool at the AOERC.

The Avery Aquatic Center is a 50 meter pool setup in long course meters or short course yards depending on the season. Avery Recreation Pool is a 50-meter pool setup in short course yards, located on the west side of campus at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center

  • AOERC Avery Recreation Pool – 285 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Avery Aquatic Center – 235 Sam MacDonald Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Offerings and programs can change each quarter so be sure to check back frequently for any additions or changes. 

Stanford Pool Hours

View Academic Year 2019-2020 Rec Swim Hours

Academic Year Rec Swim Pool Hours

Academic Year Pool Hours    

Avery Aquatic Center

Avery Rec Pool @AOERC

Monday - Friday
10AM - 2PM
7AM - 8PM
9AM - 5PM
Family Swim : 12PM-5PM
12PM - 5PM
Family Swim : 12PM-5PM

*Hours Subject to Change

Upcoming Pool Closures and Hour Changes

FacilityDateHour Change 
Avery Aquatic Center1/20On Holiday Hours: 10AM - 2PM
Avery Rec Pool (@ AOERC)1/20CLOSED: MLK day

During school breaks and holidays when the Avery Rec Pool is open, Family Swim Hours are from 10am – 2pm.

Eligible Stanford Affiliates can use our swim facilities during set hours throughout the year. We also host “family swim hours” for those with children under 18 years old. For youth access information, visit this page.

For standard operating hours, visit the facility hours page:

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Stanford Students, Faculty/Staff, Fellow/Visiting Scholar/Post Doc, Community

Other Rec Swim Opportunities

Stanford Affiliates and Community Members can also join the Masters Swimming Program at the Avery Aquatic Center. For more information, visit their website.


Interested in working with Stanford Aquatics? We’re currently hiring lifeguards and swim instructors! Visit our employment page for more details.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Avery Recreation Pool (ARP)
285 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA
(650) 498-0756

Avery Aquatic Center (AAC)
235 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford, CA
(650) 498-0756

Jennifer Cobarrubias
Assistant Director of Aquatics